Indy Euphoria!

This weekend (Sunday June 27th) is Indy Euphoria in Sacramento, California. I’ll be there along with Theo Ellsworth, Tom Neely, Skinner, Jordan Crane, Tim Vigil (yes!), Dan O’neil, Johnny Ryan, Steve Weissman, Alex Chiu, Ann...

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Rest in Peace Frank Sidebottom

Rest in Peace Frank Sidebottom

When I first saw a tweet of the news that Frank Sidebottom had left us today, I was pretty sure it could not mean that Chris Sievey, the man behind the enormous head, was actually dead. Maybe just taking a break or retiring the character...

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Mara: Interview

I totally love Benjamin Mara and his comics. He just got interviewed in some trashy men’s magazine called GQ: www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/06/pain-is-the-best-teacher-an-interview-with-night-business-creator-benjamin-marra.html

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R.I.P. Jimmy Dean

I mourn the loss of any of the pioneers of TV variety very greatly and closely. Jimmy was one of the last of the greats of the golden (OK, black and white) era. Jimmy and Rowlf the dog (Jim Henson on voice and one hand and head and Frank Oz on...

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R.I.P. Joseph Strick

R.I.P. Joseph Strick

One of the most memorable scenes in all of cinema for me is that in Joseph Strick’s version of James Joyce’s Ulysses of the tower and the famous breakfast scene. This maverick of independent cinema has left us aged 86.

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