Inherently Different

Revisiting this Date in 2004

I’ve been fascinated with storytelling since I was a child. I’ve read more books than I can count and enjoy hearing people tell stories (real life stories as well as fantastical tales). Part of the original reason for this blog was to write more personal stuff. I worked as a copywriter for years at that … Read more

que milagro

Aside from still being in mourning over the loss suffered by my beloved Chargers this past weekend, I am knee deep in trying to get a variety of websites I have been contracted to build into shape. I’m busy, but not so busy that I can’t spend a few hours a day over the next … Read more

gay-tham for statham

Statham’s profile, collectively, is a promise to you, the weary filmgoer. It’s a promise that says, “I promise that you will not FOR ONE SECOND be bored during one of my movies. You won’t learn shit about the human condition, or feel a collective connection with the brotherhood of man. But if you give … Read more


The fact that M. Night Shyamalan is a bankable director (his four previous films have grossed almost 2 billion dollars), can’t really be denied. Yet, Disney execs reportedly balked at Shyamalan’s vision for Lady in the Water. The question behind his quest to get this film made is the subject of The Man Who Heard … Read more


A few weeks ago the Web was astir with conjecture about the identity of the breasts being sold on E-Bay. Well, actually, the breasts themselves weren’t for sale, just the space overlooking the prodiguous, if not slightly leathery, cleavage. The auction claimed that the cleavage belonged to a celebrity. Now, I dislike liars more than … Read more

mothers of the disappeared

Jen Cookie asked me what I thought of Brittany Murphy who is currently in Sin City. Rather than leave my response in the comments, I thought I’d share it with the masses (all five of my regular readers). Let me preface the following comments by saying that I like Brittany Murphy on the whole, but … Read more

The One About Commenting At Your Own Risk

If you don’t keep up with my comments in the HOWLER MONKEYS section to the right, you’re missing out on some really fun stuff. For instance, after my post about ClearPlay, the comments became the platform for an interesting discussion on religion, morals, children, child rearing, and censorship. I think my rebuttal to the latest … Read more


I can’t believe that this is even legal but a company is developing a technology that would pre-edit DVDs that have questionable language or visuals. According to industry reports, ClearPlay lets an adult watch an R-rated film like Gladitor with all the violence, nudity and language edited out. Which means that you can teach your … Read more