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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Man, oh man. I am bushed.
The holidays are finally over, and I'm worn out. I apologize that there hasn't been more than an article once a week or so, but it's been a hectic last few weeks. Now that the yuletide season is over, my day job has kicked in to high gear, and I'm even more worn out than I was come Christmas Eve. But not to worry...I have some very cool stuff planned in the weeks to come, so stick around. Remember, for those of you who use a newsreader, you can subscribe to the MCFTR RSS feed by copying this link into your newsfeed, and you can stay abreast of all the lasts goings on and what not around these parts.
A couple of sad notes, as two fine character actors passed away recently. First is 86-year-old actor Patrick Cranshaw, best known for his turn as Blue in Old School. Also departing our world recently is the inimitable Vincent Schiavelli, best known for his roles in Ghost and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Look for some best-of-the-year stuff soon. Hope you are having a happy new year. Before I go, I leave you with this sign that was found not at Dragon*Con, but rather at a local Mexican Restaurant. I was in a sweater and jeans, so I wasn't allowed to go in:
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Not a whole lot going on, but a few notes for you on this fine day.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Okay, a few quick things:
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
See, I told you that we'd be doing something special real soon for Halloweeners. Now that we're knee-deep in zombie maaadness, I hope to see everyone checking back every weekday for a brand new update from now until the end of October. That's right -- five weeks of daily updates, and all on the subject of Zombies!
So check back often, and don't forget to wipe your brain at the door.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I hate to use the phrase "calm before the storm" with the current state of affairs in the world and all, but it really kind of fits here. Lately, the frequency of updates here at MCFTR hasn't been as high as it has been in the past, but that is soon to change.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
And from the obscure celebrity death file...
Rest in Peace, Admiral.
I guess that's what he gets for coming out of hyperspace too close to the system.
And I'm just sad that I didn't realize that he was also Hitler in Indy 3.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Fan Mail? From some Flounder?Okay, I never intended this part of the site to be a place to post the more amusing e-mails I receive in feedback to my site, but this one just was too good not to post. I guess I'll start from the beginning. Here's the e-mail I received:
Nothing I haven't seen before. Well, at least most of it. This is, however, the first time someone has equated the name of my web site with a racial slur. Normally, I have a standard spiel that I copy and paste into a reply when I get this kind of mail. It uses parts of the disclaimer from the "About" portion of this site as well as some other basic information. But today, for some reason, I decide to toss the old e-mail address into Google to see if this person has bothered anyone else before. And, quite frankly, I was astonished at what I discovered.
You see, Ms. Morningstar, if in fact that is her real name...
wait for it...
she writes X-FILES EROTIC FAN FICTION....
I'm fucking serious. I mean it. I didn't think that such a thing ever had a reason to exist, much less draw enough interest to make it on to the web. But sure enough, there it is.
An excerpt, if you will:
By the way, do not click the above link unless you have a strong stomach. And unless you're really brave, do not click the picture of Skinner in the bath.
I decided that this needed a special reply. The standard just would not suffice. So before taking my lunch break, I popped off the following response for the creatie Ms. Morningstar:
I was going to reply with my standard cut-and-paste job about why the term "retarded" is not offensive, and then add my own bit about how ridiculous it is for someone to equate that to using a racial slur that I can't even bring myself to speak or even type...
I did receive a reply, and am considering replying back to her, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that she's calling me out on anything. But I'm sure that eventually I'll compose myself enough to compose a reply.
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