31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 2 — October Movies

October is always a boon month for horror movies for reasons no one needs spell out. The crop coming out this year is your usual assortment of concept horror films with a Name staring, an entry in a popular franchise, family friendly themely animation, and film festival wide releases. Read More 31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 2 — October Movies

The VHS Experiment

It’s a strange idiosyncrasy of folks my age to keep a stash of VHS tapes secreted somewhere in their house, no matter how technologically advanced they may be. Seriously, I don’t think I have one friend who doesn’t still own a beat-up 1989 copy of Tim Burton’s Batman, or the original Little Mermaid tape with the hidden penis on the cover, or a frayed Addams Family tape that McDonald’s sold for $5 in the mid-1990’s as part of some long-forgotten marketing initiative.

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Watching TV: Then and Now

Pull up a seat, chid’rens, and let me tell you a little story that starts way back when. Way back when we said “way back when” instead of “back in the day.” Way back when we walked 5 miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways. Way back when in order to watch your favorite show, you actually had to (i) know when it aired every week and (ii) park your ass in front of the TV at that time or (iii) wait for summer and try to catch the reruns. Read More Watching TV: Then and Now