The Latest Episode of “The Temple of Bad” Wherein We Talk About “Patch Town”

The Temple of Bad: Patch Town

As Dan says: “Go ahead, The Flop House and How Did This Get Made, go ahead and snark on the likes of The Apple or Jem and the Holograms.  It takes some next-level kung fu to take on the profoundly odd and deeply disturbing dark fantasy comedy, Patch Town, and with the latest episode of Temple of Bad, the team of Andrea Lipinski, Orenthal V. Hawkins, Kevin Lauderdale, and Dan Persons prove they’ve got it.”

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My Turn to Talk About…”Batman V. Superman”…

My Turn to Talk About…”Batman V. Superman”…

Welcome to what I am sure is going to be my most controversial and divisive post ever.   I say that without a hint of hyperbole.   It will be even more controversial than this item I wrote about The Superbowl a few years ago.  This film is about as divisive as it gets and as this is less a review and more of a meta commentary on the commentary surrounding this film.  I just might be making a big mistake here.


Oh, Hi inner monologue.  You gonna be here for the duration?


Oh.  Goody.

Anyway, if all the writing devices have finished having their say, I’ll get on with my mistake…

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I Don’t Always Make Blog Posts, But When I Do…

I Don’t Always Make Blog Posts, But When I Do…

If you couldn’t figure it out from the title of this post, this is going to be about The Most Interesting Man in the World.

For those of you who don’t know, Dos Equis a division of Heineken has retired The Most Interesting Man in the World, essentially because the actor who plays him, Jonathan Goldsmith, is 77 years old.   In fact, they sent him to Mars.  And apparently “his only regret is not knowing what regret feels like.”

They will be replacing him with a younger actor so they can market to a younger crowd.

This is not only stupid.  It is male bovine excrement.   And proof that the marketing “geniuses” at Heineken don’t understand what made their own campaign work.

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4 Years

4 Years

One Year, Two Years, Three Years…Four.

Four Years a widower and I’m still here.   I always believed I would.  I knew with absolute certainty that I would survive.   What I didn’t know was how.   Just like I knew I had a future, I just didn’t know what it was.

And in all honesty, I still don’t know how and I still don’t know what it is.   Somehow the future just ends up becoming the present and I happen to be in it.

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The 100 Pushupdate (Week 4 version)

The 100 Pushupdate (Week 4 version)

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’re aware of the fact that I’ve been doing The Hundred Pushup Challenge, and you’re also probably aware as to why.

I figured as I hit certain milestones, I’d put them here as both an update and a pat on the back for myself, because what use is having a blog if you can’t be a little self-indulgent from time-to-time.  *cough*

And today’s milestone (actually Monday’s) is that I have officially done *100* pushups.

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And I Shall Rise (and Lower):  The Hundred Pushup Challenge

And I Shall Rise (and Lower): The Hundred Pushup Challenge

A little over 2 weeks ago, I started The Hundred Pushup Challenge.  The goal of the challenge is “to train the body to go from just one pushup to 100 consecutive reps in less than two months — sculpting muscles in the chest, abs, back, glutes and arms without a single piece of unwieldy equipment.”

A friend of mine suggested this a while back and when I read about it recently, I immediately thought “that’s so me”and jumped at the opportunity to do it.

And by “jumped at the opportunity”, I mean I resisted with every fiber of my being.

Not quite, but it makes for a better story that way.  ;)

Actually, to explain how I got here, I have to take you back there where it all began.

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My David Bowie Story

My David Bowie Story

Apparently it’s David Bowie’s 69th birthday today and I figured I should share with everyone my 1 actual real life “encounter” with Mr. Bowie.

Actually, this is slightly more of an Iman story, but no one is really going to hold that against me.

Also, I may not be remembering all the details correctly as it was 20 years ago, but this is how it more or less happened.

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Loneliness, Inspiration, Pie & Hope

Loneliness, Inspiration, Pie & Hope

Sometimes I am lonely because I miss Lisa. But sometimes I miss Lisa because I’m lonely. It may sound the same, but the different paths invoke different feelings and responses. Recently, I have spent a lot of time in the latter camp. Strangely enough that (in conjunction with the unofficial beginning of Fall) have inspired me to try something. I’m noting it here to hold myself to it. We shall see how it goes.

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More Good Than Not

Some words I shared in a comment on a friend’s FB page. Edited slightly for clarity and context…

“After Lisa died, I started seeing a therapist to deal with the grief. Still seeing her.

And while we still touch on grief it has mostly been about rebuilding my life as a solo act in the past 2 years or so. And about dealing with leftover issues made more intense by grieving. Short story longish: I never thought of myself as particularly attractive or sexy. Not in any way.

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Yoga Me Is Smarter Than The Average Me

Yoga Me Is Smarter Than The Average Me

Since last year, I have been taking yoga.   One organized class a week and DVDs (generally) 2 more times a week.

Last year I was looking for an exercise routine and I wanted something low impact.   I settled on yoga.  I didn’t realize that it would be as hard as it has been, but that difficulty has been a good thing.  It’s hard work that has brought me rewards.

Ain’t nothing wrong with that.

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Jumping the Sharknado

Jumping the Sharknado

So first things first.

The title of this post has probably been used elsewhere before.  There is no way I’m that original.  But I like it and I’m sticking with it, so deal.

Anyway, I was just reading this article: Has Sharknado Jumped the Shark? ‘Oh Hell No!’ Ratings Drop 31% But there will be a fourth installment

And I had a ready and simple response…Yes, it has.  Or course it has.   Why would you think anything else?

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The Broken Things

Curiously, I have an unplanned follow-up to yesterday’s post.  Had another moment where something Lisa gave to/shared with me said “goodbye”.

Many, many, many years ago Lisa gave me a money clip.  She gave it to me because it was a way of keeping me organized and she thought it was pretty.   If you know anything about Lisa, you know she was a function over form person so while the pretty was nice and she wanted it to be good looking…it was all about the organization.

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