Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
Go to "Random quotations" or click
Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friend and Ace Researcher Derek Tague at Martin Grams' Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention from, I believe, 2007, interviewing Larry Storch (dressed in his F-TROOP finery) and Edd "Kookie" Byrnes. Look for more of Derek's cool celeb interviews now on YouTube and try to make Martin's convention if you can. I hear it's wonderful fun!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
He wasn't always there a lot as I was growing up. He worked odd hours at foundries, liquor stores, paper plants, and selling insurance. Anything to make ends meet. Finally, he settled into a comfortable and ridiculously high-paying job as a Post Office janitor from which he was able to retire with full government benefits after being struck by a car in 1978. He himself never drove again after that. After my mother died of cancer in late 1981, I decided against a planned move to my own apartment and he and I became like bachelor roommates throughout my twenties (even to the point where I once snuck a girl into my room after hours!). For the next nine years, I really got to know my dad and I liked him a lot. Then he had a stroke which completely incapacitated him for 16 months, turned my own life upside down just as I had fallen in love for the first real time and ate away all of the money he had been saving to pass on to me someday.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Even before that, however, Farmer had dealt with the characters, albeit in pastiche, in the X-rated novel A FEAST UNKNOWN and it's PG-rated double spin-off, LORD OF THE TREES and THE MAD GOBLIN.
Release in late 1970 as an Ace double--two generally unrelated genre titles that can be flipped--the two books were actually in a strange way only one. At the end of the previous book, both characters head off in search of a mysterious organization (you know the type). In THE MAD GOBLIN, we see Doc's take on what happened next. LORD OF THE TREES presents the Tarzan character's version. The two meet up at the end as the stage is set for the inevitable sequel...that never came. Both volumes, according to Farmer, are actually memoirs from the main characters, "Lord Grandrith" and "Doc Caliban."
Farmer 's eclectic career has embraced everything from high class speculative fiction to flat out unapologetic pornography (his book IMAGE OF THE BEAST was incredibly disturbing to my 15 year old brain!) but at his heart, he's a pulp writer and with these two books, he runs with it!
Farmer would later create the pulp-ish character Greatheart Silver for the WEIRD HEROES paperback series and ultimately was able to write a REAL Doc Savage novel when the long-running paperback series ran out of stories to reprint!