August 12, 2020: Not giving up my day job! The Crime Club convenes to discuss Three Kings!

Hey, have you noticed how those financial gurus on youtube all dress like they shop at Goodwill?  Would you take investment advice from someone who looks like your uncle from his vacation photos in Boca Rotan? No, it would seem the only one you can rely on to make sound financial decisions in your interest…

August 11, 2020: Chocolate covered jalapeños, bunker-mode, and the Crime Club convenes to discussion Confessions!

Whoa.  How's this for a culinary Yes/No? https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1293197073639264257 Now as much as I love chocolate and jalapeños and peanut butter (Yes, that's a peanut butter liquid center and not cheese) I'm not sure I can get behind this.  The combination is weird.  Apple pie and cheddar cheese slice weird. (Hmm.  I seemed to have lost…

August 10, 2020: Heroes, Villains, and Hot Cheetos King Crab Legs! The Crime Club convenes to discuss Hard Boiled!

So, Yes/No? https://twitter.com/foodhip/status/1291239345593159680 As much as I admire the ingenuity - and love spicy - I think it's a terrible injustice done to those sweet crab legs.  So, no. Question: If you finish something early, do you deliver early?  Or do you sit on it until the deadline? Film-themed questions! https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1292238266784243712 A hero's private life…

August 8, 2020: Choose your universe! Zoom chatting! And the Crime Club reconvenes to discuss Kahaani!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1291866753434255368 So, what do you think? Good zoom chat last night with boo readers Lori, Kevin, and Shane.  Topics covered included Stargate's SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe, Dark Matter, writing, and standing out on your lawn under the sprinklers on a hot summer's day.  A great time was had by all (I can only assume!). The…

August 7, 2020: Fruit Loop doughnuts, great comedians who are no longer with us, and the Crime Club reconvenes to discuss Reservoir Dogs.

Well, today's the day of our big group zoom chat.  Because all four participants are in four different time zones, looks like we'll be kicking things off at 9:00 p.m. my time.  Yes, we'll be eating into my bedtime, but I'm sure it'll be worth it! This morning, Akemi was incensed to learn that despite…

August 6, 2020: Hostage messages, floral doughnuts, and the Crime Club convenes to discuss Green Room!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1291349393703084034 So, what's your secret hostage message? Received word today on one of the pitches.  We're graduating to full take (!) meaning I'll be fleshing out that original 5 page summary into a full 12-15 page overview covering the pilot, the series, the world and its characters, and, of course, my vision for season 1…

August 5, 2020: Checking in with Robert Picardo. And our Crime Club convenes to discuss The Invisible Guest!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1291055216629100545 I come firmly down on the side of maybe.  Seems more of a side dish to be enjoyed with a good smashburger which is, by the way, my latest food craze.  I flatten the burgers with a heavy saucepan, then pinch the edges (as per the advice garnered from the internet) and fry them…

Welcome to the Joseph Mallozzi Crime Club!

So, yesterday, I posted the following film-themed question to twitter: https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1290432469079031808 The responses I received were so great that it has inspired me to start The Joseph Mallozzi Crime Club! Moving forward (for as long as I'm able to maintain my viewing discipline)  I'll be announcing a new crime-themed movie every blog entry covering everything…

August 3, 2020: Ugly Mugs, Rom Coms, and Suji celebrity impressions!

I do love me a good midday dark cloud heavy rainstorm! Today's burning question... What is the worst mug you own? That mug that's so ugly or ill-designed you keep it in the back of the cupboard for dire emergencies only? Check out this cumbersome monstrosity. Its forward-weighted for easy tipping and the lip is…

August 1, 2020: Wow. This year is just speeding by!

Yesterday, I sent off emails to all three zoom chat winners in order to arrange a good time to convene, but only heard back from two.  Line Noise, where're you at? This pandemic has eroded my patience with people. Either that, or I've come to the revelatory realization that I don't care for them. Yesterday's…

July 31, 2020: Zoom Chat Winners Announced!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1289203019544846336 I mean, I'm a pretty adventurous eater but I would probably draw the line here. Things still simmering away on the projects front.  Positive baby steps with my sci-fi series, TimEscape, which is currently in network hands while another time travel-themed series overview was delivered to a different broadcaster.  Finally finished up and delivered…

July 29, 2020: It takes me three times as long to come up with a blog entry title as it does to write the actual damn entry!

Akemi: How do people get superpowers?  Do they inherit them from their parents? Me: Usually, superpowers are the result of an accident. Akemi: So, more clumsy people are superheroes? Me:  I...guess so. https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1288475203757117443 Start your kid's day off right.  This cereal will give them the energy they need to power through to recess! Yesterday's film-themed…