You never fully appreciate what a crucial role the sense of smell plays in the tasting process – until its compromised and everything you eat tastes like my aunt’s half-the-sugar cookies. This became clear to me yesterday, two days into my killer cold, when I went out for Italian and: a) didn’t have a second helping of pasta or, more alarmingly, b) finish dessert. Hmmmm. I may be on to something here for anyone looking to lose some weight. It’s simple really. Before you sit down to a meal, stuff your nostrils with either tobacco, sardines or crushed charcoal briquettes, then proceed to eat as your normally would. I guarantee the pounds will melt away in no time.
So, I’ve started work on that feature script I mentioned the other day. Six pages in and it’s smooooooooth sailing.
My comic book series, Dark Matter, launches tomorrow with its very first issue. Do me a favor and get the word out…and then pick up a copy, either at your local comic book store or digitally here (digital.darkhorse.com), through your smart phones here (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dark-horse-comics/id415378623?mt=8) or here(https://market.android.com/details?id=com.darkhorse.digital), and/or order yourself an online copy here (TFAW.com)! And tell me what you think!
The lovely Marjorie M. Liu (author of The Dirk and Steele series, the Hunter Kiss series, NYX, X-23, Dark Wolverine, and, in a few months, The Astonishing X-Men) was kind enough to invite me over to her blog for a little chat. Head on over and check it out, then leave a comment for a chance to win an iTune download of Stargate: Universe’s first season! An interview with Joseph Mallozzi!
You can also check out another Dark Matter-related interview I did, this one with ComicBook Therapy: http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=26889
Also today, I chatted with the ever-so-genial Tony Tellado over at Sci-Fi Talk (Sci-Fi Talk Official Blog | Multi-Media Site On SF,Fantasy And Horror). We discussed Dark Matter and (of course) Stargate for an upcoming podcast. I’ll let you know once he lets me know when it’s up!
Boy is Cookie Monster pissed. He was expecting all of you to weigh in with your thoughts on our first Superfilm of the Week Club selection (Superman and the Mole-Men), but it turns out most of you took a pass – meaning he sat through the movie and now has to make conversation with himself. What is he, Big Bird?! He was so mad that he trashed Mr. Hooper’s store, then kicked Oscar’s garbage can down the block. With Oscar in it! Just thought I’d warn you before we head into the Superfilm of the Week discussion…
kluseklan writes: “At the very least Superman should have been mighty pi$$ed at all the murder attempts directed at him by the townspeople. I mean, really, how many times must the man step in front of a gun before people figure out bullets aren’t cutting it?”
Cookie Monster: Forget townspeople shooting at him. Monster surprised Superman not hurl Lois Lane into rezervoir. She belittle Clark so much, me almost expekt her to kick him in de graypes!
Sparrow_hawk writes: “However, I could not bring myself to watch the Superman movie. Just couldn’t do it. Sorry, Joe and Cookie Monster.”
Cookie Monster: Monster very disappointed in sparkle-hawk. Not feel dis let down since Blues Brothers 2000.
gforce writes: “I actually agree with most of your review – except for the hats! They were the best part!”
Cookie Monster: Hats best part of movie in same way turn-and-cough best part of annual monster physical.
Bloomgate writes: “When the molemen were pointing their weapon at Superman, he insisted that Lois go inside to safety. She then proceeded indoors to a location near the line of fire, and directly visible in a picture window. Did Lois think that whatever their weapon shot out of it, it could not somehow penetrate glass?”
Cookie Monster: Or her icy exterior.
Bloomgate also writes: “When the molemen were returning to their realm at the well cap, the final moleman to descend was carrying their weapon and handed it to Superman so he could properly navigate the ladder. Once inside Superman handed it back to him. Evidently, the molemen have a need for advanced weaponry within their own society, but had somehow after only a few minutes of pantomime had come to believe Superman trustworthy enough to allow him to do them that favor.”
Cookie Monster: Maybe he have one of dose “trust me wit your weapon” faces. Happen to monster all da time.
Bloomgate also writes: “Although no aspersions toward Watergate, but the realization that they just wanted their people back as the resolution seemed vaguely familiar. ”
Cookie Monster: Wow! Dat true! Robert Cooper rip off Mole Man movie plot for episode! What next? Bigscreen 3D scifi version of Dances wit Wolves?
DP writes: “Why did it have to be harmless phosphorescence and not cryptonitish, moppet-melting radiation?”
Cookie Monster: Yep. Mole men go back. Everyone happy because dey learn valuable lesson. Den dey die of radiation poizoning. No one see dat ending coming!
DP also writes: “Why was Lois suddenly concerned when the milk hit Superman instead of Luke?”
Cookie Monster: Monster tink Lois major groupie skank.
DP also writes: “How DID the orange sack get over here?”
Cookie Monster: Yeah! Dat never explained! How DID orange sack get over here?!! Me smell sequel!!!
Airelle writes: “I just wish Superman had flown more than he did.”
Cookie Monster: Monster tink just the right amount of bad stunt flying to compliment bad acting.
Airelle also writes: “it seemed the little guy inside had more than ample time to figure out the loose floorboard strategy.”
Cookie Monster: What me want to know if why tunnel under shack? Once hiding place for French resistance? Monster very confused.
Patricia Stewart-Bertrand writes: “Is there a way we could get the very first Dark Matter Comic/graphic novel autographed by you and Paul?”
Cookie Monster: Monster not want to speak for Joe and Paul but Sure! Dey be delighted! Bring comical book next time you see dem and dey write heartwarming message inside like Best Kawoo-ishes or Keep Your Feet on de Ground and Keep Reaching for da Stargate or Get Better Harold!
Line Noise writes: “There must be something wrong with me. I didn’t think the movie was THAT bad.”
Cookie Monster: It relative. Compared to hernia surgery footage, movie very watchable!
Anne writes: “…the way Luke Benson throw punches to Superman after the bullets bounced.”
Cookie Monster: He punch like Monster’s mommy. All ouchy knuckles!