Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fangs for Nothing is now Free!!!

That's right. For a limited time you can download a copy of Fangs for Nothing onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad, whatever you like, for FREE. Yes, it's a little holiday present for you to enjoy in the coming new year.



And wherever else you seek it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fixing Congress

Okay, I don't normally write about politics on my blog, but I just received this chain letter and thought it was too good to ignore.:

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.”

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution (Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress), seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.

Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.


If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.
You are one of my 20+.. Please keep it going.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

North by North,,, Huh?

I turned on North by Northwest for a few minutes while having lunch. I haven't seen the movie in years, but remembered the general gist. It was the part where Grant has been arrested for drunk driving and he takes the police to the house where he was held captive, but everything is different. There's a woman with him who at first I took to be his wife. But then I remembered that Eva Marie Saint is his love interest in the movie, so who was the woman? That's when I heard Grant's character refer to her as Mother. I thought I must be mistaken, but he said it again. Yes, the woman, played by Jessie Royce Landis, was only eight years older than Grant but cast as his mother. E.M Saint, who played his love interest, was twenty years his junior. Yuck! I don't care how debonair Grant was, just yuck.

North by Northwest Poster

I remember watching About Schmidt and being confused by a scene where Nicholson was seated next to a slightly frumpy woman. I thought, they can't possibly have cast her as his mother, can they? But then I realized that she was cast as his wife. It's just so rare to see an aging actor paired with a woman his actual age it threw me off for several seconds. But then they killed the wife character off rather quickly so there wasn't that to worry about anymore.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fab New Gig

Looks like Ted Naifeh and I will be writing a couple of Labyrinth graphic novels for Archaia and the Henson Co.. Check out this new press release.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

I committed Facebook suicide

I just committed Facebook suicide. The company itself made it very hard to figure out how to shut down my account, but a little Googling around gave me a link that made it quite simple. Now, as long as I don't log onto Facebook for the next two weeks, my account should be terminated. Yay!
After the suicide, I received this lovely email from my friend Lou:

Welcome to the club!

This month we're voting on mottoes. The finalists are:

"You don't need to know that"


"Sorry, you're just not that interesting"

Leave it to Lou to so eloquently and hilariously summarize why I left Facebook. That and Facebook's need to harangue me every day demanding to know why I hadn't logged on.

Goodbye cruel Facebook!