Paddles and Joysticks… But Not So Naughty

June 24, 2008 MGP 1

Long before the time of Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, and Halo, there were home console video games with insane premises (birthed from their arcade counterparts) that children today couldn’t possibly fathom. Imagine explaining to a youngster today that the big game at the arcade consisted of a roaming yellow circle with a mouth chasing pellets around a maze and running from multi-colored ghosts… all to eat the big […]

George Carlin (1937-2008)

June 23, 2008 MGP 2

A publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John’s Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT. He was 71. (Story continues here). I’m sitting here, about to get ready for work, and I simply cannot move. I am in shock. And I […]

Christian Teacher Accused of
‘Branding’ Crosses on Students

June 21, 2008 MGP 0

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) – A public school teacher preached his Christian beliefs despite complaints by other teachers and administrators and used a device to burn the image of a cross on students’ arms, according to a report by independent investigators. (Full story is here).

General Zod: A Third Side Candidate

June 10, 2008 MGP 1

Those who have read my first book are well aware of my view on politics, particularly on the entirely pointless practice of presidential voting. History has shown us that the people need their bread and circuses, so I gain some perverse amusement in the whole charade. And since it’s all a joke, why not throw in a candidate that would actually bring some real change, albeit in a brutal and […]

Review: Inside The Church of Satan

May 14, 2008 MGP 1

I had heard about this project sometime back in its early production stages and, upon hearing that it was to be handled by an outsider, I immediately had my suspicions. I’ve done enough media appearances throughout the last 20 years, both mainstream and independent, to know that what many producers, show hosts, interviewers, and journalists want is an enticing and provocative story — especially one they can distort and spin […]

The Making Of A KISS Fan

November 25, 2006 MGP 0

New blog category! Break out the bubbly! For those random strangers who don’t know this about me, I am, without stinting, an ardent KISS fan. And I have the encyclopediac knowledge on the band and a nice collection of KISS stuff (much of which in storage) to back it up… a collection I had to slow down on after it got a little out of hand in the early-90s. I’m […]

The Golden Age of Independent TV

August 25, 2004 MGP 0

Before the rise of The Little Three (UPN, WB, and FOX), there were once independently-owned television stations in the United States. If you were an American born in the 1980s or later, you probably either never saw them or never even heard of them, but they actually existed — no network, no affiliation — and they were wonderful! My favorite as an occasional resident of Massachusetts was WLVI-56. (They are […]