Why I’m Breaking My No-Voting Rule This Season

November 6, 2016 MGP 0

For the last 30 years during which I’ve been eligible to vote in any election, I’d never done so. I’d never so much as registered to vote. I’d never thought about voting or wanted to vote or felt there was any reason to vote. My view on the political system was that there would never be a candidate who would represent (or even appear to represent) enough or even some […]

Screw Christmas… Except For The Cookies

December 23, 2011 MGP 0

Long ago, in a childhood far, far away, Christmas meant one thing and one thing only for me: presents. I recognized very early on that there was no worth to be found in the Christian residue of this holiday nor in its manipulatively sentimental trappings. I was neither a true believer nor a witless consumer-in-training. But, if you wanted to give me free things, I was certainly in the market […]

Carolla on “Self-Entitled Monsters”

December 2, 2011 MGP 0

Sure he’s a cranky mofo and he might be somewhat painting with broad strokes, but a whole lot of that paint is rightfully landing on a whole lot of people. Oh, and this is certainly NSFW. Thanks again, Dave.

MGP on Digital Media

January 11, 2011 MGP 2

I am a consumer of digital media — movies, TV shows, books, music, games, magazines, etc. But, there was a time when I was stubbornly resistant to such a changeover. Believe it or not, I was a tad slow to move from vinyl albums to their then-new CD counterparts. In the mid- to late-1980s, it was unimaginable for me to want to pay more than $7.99 for an album and […]

Successfully Coping With The Natural Demise of Peter Steele

April 16, 2010 MGP 6

So, Peter Steele is, purportedly, quite dead. (Have no idea who he is? Click here if you need to.) And my lack of surprise is about on par with my lack of being affected by it. That is to say not at all. But I understand a number of you (especially if you are female and in your 30s) thought the world of the guy, so I’ll be nice. Oh, […]

The New Sofa Dilemma

March 30, 2010 MGP 5

That $3,500 beauty above is not it. Don’t be dumb. But, for regular visitors to my abode, I am getting a new one. Newer, better, softer, same size, and it’s a sleeper sofa, too. Would order it tomorrow, but I’m currently plotting on the best way to cat-proof my $1,100 investment. Choices are faux-leather or upholstery. And, yes, I’ve measured the space. It’s been weeks now. Still thinking. Thinking. Thinking. […]

FIX – Ministry Documentary Trailer

January 6, 2010 MGP 1

FIX – THE MINISTRY MOVIE TRAILER #1 from Gigantic Pictures on Vimeo. Separating the fact that I’ve more or less enjoyed the music of Ministry in the past, this trailer reminds me of so many reasons why I bailed out on music scene nonsense, being in bands, putting up with clubs, etc. Throughout the above clip, there is that desperate attempt to appear “cool” through abhorrent behavior that should impress […]