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Tag Archives: Literature
Spy vs. Spy
In this episode, I examine one of the most infamous and protracted intellectual-property battles in entertainment history. The war over the rights to James Bond—specifically, the story and script for Thunderball—took over half a century to resolve fully. Luckily, this podcast … Continue reading
Posted in Literature, Movies, Podcasts Tagged Ian Fleming, Intellectual Property, James Bond, Kevin McClory, Literature, Movies, Never Say Never Again, Podcasts, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Storytelling, Thunderball 1 Comment
(The) Star Wars Revisited
This is an expanded version of an article that appeared on A New Voice last week, regarding the latest iteration of George Lucas’ venerable franchise . . . How a person feels about Star Wars is probably dependent largely upon when that person … Continue reading
Posted in Commentary, Literature, Movies, Reviews Tagged 1970s, 1980's, Annikin Starkiller, Commentary, Dark Horse Comics, George Lucas, Literature, Movies, Reviews, Star Wars, The Star Wars 2 Comments
Christmas Shopping = Complete
Divining gift ideas gets less fun and more difficult as we get older. One reason for this phenomenon is that people get grandfathered into our gift-giving list for years after we stop seeing them on a regular basis. Of the … Continue reading
Posted in Commentary, Literature, Music Tagged Barnes & Noble, Christmas, Commentary, Gifts, Humor, Ke$ha, Literature, Music 1 Comment
Well, THIS is Unfortunate
I wish I were making this up. Nope.
This Would Have Made AP English Even More Fun
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby numbers among the many books assigned to me during my early academic career. As was the case with most of that group, I ended up merely skimming enough to do well on the test or … Continue reading
Posted in Commentary, Gaming, Links, Literature Tagged 8-Bit, AP English, Engrish, Famicom, Fitzgerald, Gaming, Gatsby, Internet, Japan, Literature, NES, Nintendo, The Great Gatsby, Video Games Leave a comment
Review of Books No. 001
Some friends of mine run a blog called The Culturephiles, a link to which may be found on the right sidebar of this site. The aims of that blog are not entirely dissimilar to those in play here. The primary … Continue reading
Posted in Commentary, Literature, Reviews Tagged Culturephiles, Dustin Rhodes, Goldust, Literature, Reviews, Sports Entertainment, Wrestling, WWE 1 Comment
Do People Still Buy These?
I was in the supermarket check-out line last week, and I absent-mindedly glanced at the impulse-buy items as I’ve done hundreds of times. Yet, on this occasion, for some unknown reason, I actually paid attention to what I was seeing. … Continue reading →