Sleep? In Your Dreams…

A few nights ago at our killer Trivia Team party (Our team name’s Quiz in My Pants if you’re interested), I was reminded of a thought I once had in my youth. A friend and I were discussing how tired we were when he had mentioned a study from a book on sleep deprivation.Read More »

If I Were a Kid For the Force Awakens…

Growing up I never had a plan and certainly wasn’t one to change my desired profession willy-nilly from firefighter to astronaut like most young boys; I just lived day to day.

One without ambition has to wind up without success, right? This is the way we were taught. My father was and still is a master diesel mechanic, oft-explained by a few peers, much like Luke Skywalker amongst once great Jedi. But that kind of job never appealed to me, and it isn’t the fact that it’s dirty, hands-on work, but it’s a job with a plain ceiling.Read More »

F My Nursehole- “The Writer’s Mind”

First off, yeah, dirty title. But go on Youtube and search for that (somehow on the second page of results). It’s been a secret keyword for all of The Guttersnipes videos ever since I’d posted the very first one. It’s also my first mention on the podcast Game Scoop! (here’s the story) in which I told my Knockin Boots tale that led to that phrase.

Ok, now onto the newest Writer’s Mind. On second thought, that title may have been a huuuge stretch. Read More »

Learn Your Three “Rs”: Reboots, Remakes, and Re-imaginings (MyIGN Post)

*Originally posted on MyIGN Blog on February 7th, 2015

In the past fifteen years or so, we’ve seen a groundswell of projects retool old films or television shows in order to make an entirely “new” product.

Now with the recent news of the all-female Ghostbusters remake, and the reboot of the Terminator timeline in Terminator Genisys [(sp?)], I figured it was time to discuss how remakes are not a new concept, how some remakes can even be better than the original, and how important remakes are in Hollywood.

What many of you may not know is that the act of a remake is nothing new. Movies have been remade almost since they’ve existed. In the past, movies were remade years after the original.

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