I've inundated my friends and family for years with commentaries on everything from foreign currency transactions to the menu at Taco Bell. Some of my commentaries are funny or insightful. Some are me ranting about something I'm annoyed about. All of them come with "Frank's Blog Guarantee" - if you think I've wasted your time with a blog entry, you have the right to kick me in the shins as hard as you want.
My first draft of The Roswell Chronicles is done. This, of course, is my sci-fi project about a woman who is sworn to protect a family secret against both a greedy corporation and some seriously pissed off aliens.
I will let the first draft digest for a few days. Now comes the really fun part of the process - my second and third drafts.
The fact that Donald Trump owns the Miss Universe pageant has never been more obvious than it was this past week. No one else - for better or worse - would have scheduled Heidi Pratt to do such a provocative pseudo-strip tease during the middle of this pageant.
This is definitely one way to boost the show's ratings.
I'm almost done with my latest screenplay. It's a science fiction piece entitled, The Roswell Chronicles.
One of the unique things about creating these characters is that they almost take on a life of their own in my imagination. Sometimes they even say some of the most interesting things.
Here's an example from Act III, its an exchange between two cousins - Jacob and Mark Haut. MARK Hey, where’s Samantha?
JACOB She’s sitting on the roof.
MARK Um, why?
JACOB Don’t ask me. I live my life by two simple rules: never challenge an Irishman to a drinking contest and never try to understand what a woman is thinking.I feel like, if someone had mentioned this to me a few years ago, my life would've been a lot simpler.
Various members of Congress have had one town hall meeting after another regarding the proposals to reform health care in America. All of them have attracted outspoken opponents and a lot of screaming.
Personally, I believe that this video should be played before every one of these town halls.
And on Valentine's Day? For some reason, that date adds a whole new dimension to my admittedly depraved fantasies.
Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols in bed together.
Oh, and if that wasn't enough, I also found a few photos of them holding hands as they walked through the streets of Prague earlier this year. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that - no matter what happened between Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols while they were in bed - it probably isn't as warped and twisted as the images that keep running around in my head. Yes, I am a pervert. I have come to accept this fact.
As a kid growing up in the 1970s, I had one of the original G.I. Joe action figures.
In the 7th grade, I was excited to find the G.I Joe comic book series. I continued to collect them throughout high school and liked the television series a lot. (The comic books were still better, in my opinion, because their plots always seemed a bit more complex.)
When I found out that they were bringing G.I. Joe to the big screen, I knew that I had to go see it. This weekend, I did just that. Overall, I liked G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra a lot.
The writers made a few changes in the G.I. Joe storyline. Most of the changes, I totally understood and had no problem accepting.
For example, in the comic books, several of the original characters were described as being Vietnam veterans. That worked 27 years ago when the comic books first came out. However, it would make these characters too old to be front line troops in a contemporary story.
I was searching the internet for something completely different when I stumbled upon this.
It's a 24 bottle wine cabinet that is designed to look like an English telephone box. It even features a pull out drawer, storage for glasses and a back mirror.
This was posted on NerdApproved.com two years ago, but it appears that it's no longer made. I suppose I'll just have to brush up on woodworking skills - which I should do anyway since I'm the son of a carpenter - and build my own version of this.