The Studio Apartment in Brooklyn Where HP Lovecraft Lost His Mind

View Larger Map In the now fashionable area of Brooklyn Heights where dodging oncoming strollers is the sport of pedestrians lies a first floor studio apartment where horror author HP Lovecraft lost his mind. 169 Clinton Street, on the corner of Clinton and State in Brooklyn, New York to be percise. Lovecraft, best known for his “Cthulu Mythos” lived there for several years in the mid 1920’s. What we now call Brooklyn Heights– then part of a larger neighborhood called Red Hook– was the first suburb in the United States and a frequent residential destination for immigrants. Lovecraft, desperate for any work took his frustration out on every race, creed, and color including his own. As what happens with many people who move to New York from elsewhere he felt more alone than ever. Even though he was surrounded by millions of people. Lovecraft would later return to his native […]

Friendly Reminder: Worldwide UFO Sightings Tomorrow

Update: Looks like the aliens took a wrong turn at Saturn. They were a no show yesterday October 13, 2010. Just a friendly reminder: tomorrow October 13, 2010 we’ll know for certain there are extraterrestrials among us! So make sure that fits in with dinner plans tomorrow. That is according to former NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham. He claims tomorrow has “a massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities” in store for us. Not excited? Not pumped? It’s probably because you are sane and may have thought you heard about disclosure about UFOs and extraterrestials before. Here’s a hint to those promising UFO disclosure: don’t be precise on your dates. You don’t want you kookiness to have a shelf date. Fulham’s website for Challenges of Change, the 352 book outlining what will go down tomorrow, October 10, 2010 has an olde-tyme Geocities feel. You’ll swear you’re back in 1997 catching up […]

The Squeeze: This Movie Won’t Get Rereleased (with the same poster) Anytime Soon

This 1987 $11 million dollar over the budget flop with Michael Keaton in some 1980’s “My Life is Bonkers!” comedy in the vain of The Man with the one Red Shoe, Three Men and a Baby, and Quick Change will not see a DVD (or poster) rerelease anytime soon. Roger Ebert said: Sometimes they hold sneak previews for movies, and ask the audience to rate the picture on a scale ranging from “excellent” to “poor.” I’ve got an idea for “The Squeeze.” They should hand the audience postcards and ask them to mail them back a week after seeing the movie – if they can recall anything about the plot. I’m serious. This movie isn’t about anything or anybody, and to remember it is an act of the will. I think there’s one thing memorable about that cover: its never going to be forgotten today. If Sarah Palin ever wants […]

RIP Jack Horkheimer, Star Hustler

If you live in the United States, there’s a fairly good chance you have seen Jack Horkheimer’s Star Hustler or recently dubbed Star Gazer. He delightfully explained constellations seeming something like Carl Sagan’s Uncle Buck. Low budget, outdatted effects and cheesy deliver no matter when it aired. It was a Tim & Eric skit but with a genuine passion for the stars. Horkheimer passed away at age 72 according to the Miami Dade Herald. His later life was surrounded in some controversy but he will be missed.

Dave Valentine’s £10,000 ($15,671) Crisp (Chip) Packet Collection

Dave Valentine loves crisps, or more specifically crisp packers from the 1980’s. Accoring to his 1980’s Crisp Packet group on Facebook he started the hobby as family was poor and he could not afford to collect the usual childhood staples. His parents encouraged him to “keep Britain tidy” and the net result is he has a £10,000 collection. Unlike stickers or trading cards, this hobby paid off. Does he plan on selling them? No. According to Children’s BBC (always a good source): Dave Valentine has more than 500 different packets which he holds on to after he’s eaten the snacks inside. Most of them you can’t buy any more, and they’ve been valued at thousands of pounds. But although they may be worth a small fortune but Dave says he’s not planning on selling them and wants to keep collecting even more! Those interested in crisps, package design, or 1980’s […]

The Future is Now and Attached to Your Neck Like a Vise of Icy Comfort

Now this isn’t some kind of  blog where you come and ooh and the shiny bullshit that the machine keeps spurting out onto the shocked and adoring faces of the consuming, swollen masses. But… Well, I’ve spent half this goddamn summer completely incoherent, stumbling around the streets gibbering at the bodega men to hydrate me in a desperate attempt to cool down the internal temperature so as to birth a single thought that isn’t half boiled and wrung out of all meaning. ISN’T THIS WHAT WE WERE PROMISED??? SOME SORTA GEORGE JETSON WAY TO CONQUER THE CLIMATE AND SMILE OUR WAY THROUGH OUR INDIFFERENT SCORCHING OF THE PLANET??? I mean, just look at that chief!  He looks happy right?  Like some panting dog, cool and safe and digging that breeze those jet engines or whatever are blowing on his meaty all-American neck.  Seriously, it’s time we just admit it: our […]

Get Your Secret Space Colony Fix in SciFi Video Form

With NASA’s budget constantly getting the axe wouldn’t it be fun if somone else had an established space colony? Well, what if they were Fascist or Communist? That’s the premise of this potential movie, this movie, and this potential series. This movie Iron Sky in the works from the people behind Star Wreck is a fan funded effort to make a comedy– about Nazis on the moon. These people have experience making movies with fan contributions alone from their Star Wreck series, but this is fairly ambitious. Iron Sky Trailer 1 Iron Sky Trailer 2 Also on the lighter side of Fascists-in-space comes this comedy from Italy based on a 2002 sketch comedy series. It’s about a band of Mussolini flavored Fascists roughing it on Mars with no food, no water, and no oxygen. Fascisti Su Marte (Part 1, English Subtitles) Most recently is the pilot episode for a series […]