Re-Imagining the Olympics

The 2012 Olympics are over. If you weren’t in the UK you might not have been aware of just how transformative these two weeks were. That I’m even talking about it is evidence enough. Like many of my geek and writer friends I’ve often found myself in the position of fighting against the popular attention…

Hello and Goodbye Again in Boston

I made a quick run to Boston today to meet up with my pal, Aalya, who was giving a paper at MAPACA on fan reception of horror film remakes. Aalya is another member of the Horror List and is currently writing a dissertation on horror (which I’m being allowed to read — it’s good!). Her…

North Carolina Redux

Susan’s got her pictures on-line from the Three Mothers reunion in North Carolina back in July. Stop by and see all the lovely fun we had. Yes, there’s even a picture or two of me (recognizably so in two of them, not so much in a third because I’m perched far out on the rocks…

Wonderful WINO off the air

Waah — George Carlin has died. A beautiful user of language, he will be much missed (and already is by many). He was just about to receive a (much overdue) Twain Prize. Perhaps it was this final acknowledgment of his iconic status that made that rebel give up the ghost. I remember memorizing Carlin’s routines…