Cornfield Meet

Things collide here.

Two things almost entirely unrelated:

One –

Wired‘s GeekDad writer Curtis Silver reviewed “Collect All 21!” this week:

To be drawn into an author’s brain and immediately associate and sympathize with his point of view – in the introduction – has got to be a sign that the rest of the book is going to be like a nostalgic walk through your childhood and growing up geek. Guess what? It was.

So that’s very cool.

Two –

Yesterday, I learned that Google-wise, my blog provides one of just three hits  (four if you count the original TypePad posting) for the exact phrase “green olive and bacon pizza,” thanks to my friend Keith mentioning it in a comment.

The other two? A women’s professional wrestling manager’s profile page; and (must….contain…utter glee…) a chapter of what appears to be Twilight fanfic.

I love the internet.

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December 16, 2009 Posted by | Books, Food and Drink, geek, Web/Tech, Weblogs, writing | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Collect All 21: Special Garbage Pail Kids Bonus Shout-Out Edition

Thanks to Shawn Kemple for posting this review of “Collect All 21!” which gets bonus points for referencing Garbage Pail Kids. He also mentions his own toy-trading adventures as a kid (seems there was a Transformers Jetfire brouhaha in there) and playing Lucasarts’ “X-Wing” on a computer with no sound card. Schweet!

My favorite bit, though, is this:

I personally don’t think you even need to be a hardcore Star Wars fan to enjoy this book. Many of the memories in here can be related to anything if you were a kid growing up in the late 70’s-80’s.

That sort of thing is awfully humbling and  gratifying to hear.

>runs off grinning and humming “Airwolf” theme.<



August 21, 2009 Posted by | 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, Weblogs, writing | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ha! Someone else DID see “Space Jam!”

It’s a couple months old, but I just found this pretty nice review of “Collect All 21!” today. I think my favorite part is that the writer admits to actually going to see Space Jam almost solely for the purpose of catching the Star Wars: Special Edition trailer and then theater-jumping to watch the preview again. (Which is, of course, exactly what I did.)

July 1, 2009 Posted by | 1980s, Books, eighties, Film, geek, science fiction, Weblogs | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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