It’s never been easy for me to maintain a constant writing schedule. A lot of it has to do with trying to decide what I want to say, how seriously I want to be considered, and how hard I want to work. I’ve always been a lot more eager about the creation and planning aspect than the hard follow-through, and as a result my contributions have often been separated by weeks or, more often, months. I can’t speak for the other writers on their process, but I do know that the front page would be lifeless if it weren’t for the determination of Nacho Sasha, and I guess that’s really the way it’s always been.
And by his determination, of course, I mean his willingness to post anything, no matter how idiosyncratic or personal. But, hey, that’s why we love the guy.
Continue reading ‘Nacho Supreme’
What I like best about Greatsociety is that consistency has never been a primary concern. In the early days of my readership I came for the Notes on the Margin series but quickly became absorbed by all the posts that described the spermy, freakazoid, booze-addled shadow world in which Nacho Sasha was both prophet and profiteer.
Continue reading ‘We Can Tell People to Go to Hell, and They Just Might Fall Through the Earth’
Cassander’s list can be found here. Yesterday, he discussed Jurassic Park, and earlier today he hit Dark City and Inception. Below is the final part of his defenses – Gattaca.
Continue reading ‘Top 20 Sci-Fi Defenses: Cassander (Gattaca)’
Cassander’s list can be found here. Yesterday, he discussed Jurassic Park, today he’ll hit Dark City, Inception, and, later today Gattaca.
Continue reading ‘Top 20 Sci-Fi Defenses: Cassander (Dark City, Inception)’
Cassander’s list can be found here. Below, he discusses Jurassic Park, tomorrow he’ll hit Dark City, Inception, and Gattaca.
Continue reading ‘Top 20 Sci-Fi Defenses: Cassander (Jurassic Park)’
When we first started talking seriously about this project, I knew that my colleagues Rotting Corpse and Nacho Sasha, slaves to the genre that they are, would be approaching their lists as if trying to whittle a toothpick out of a sequoia. Their depth and breadth of knowledge of not only the movies themselves but of all the stories of the Brave Men Who Made Them is shared only by even older genre enthusiasts, those kind of disheveled, hairy-in-the-wrong-places men who used to sort through pulpy VHS catalogs and wait six to eight weeks for an alien invasion flick produced in Slovenia by Italians simply based on a one sentence description. Faraway worlds were theirs for $29.95 plus S&H. Not to say that RC and Nacho won’t one day become hairy-in-the-wrong places men themselves, but for now in the Pseudo-New Golden Age of Sci-Fi they are fearless samplers with a home forum, and this makes them, in the grand scheme of internet cultivators, not so lonesome or odd.
Continue reading ‘Top 20 Sci-Fi Movies: Cassander’s List’
“I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade.”–Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby
Context is always important.
Continue reading ‘Ceaselessly into the Future’
I’ve noticed a trend in recent years where, as Christmas approaches and I try to come up with lists of things I want for my friends and family, I am reminded of Christmas gifts of past years and my complete lack of utilizing or appreciating them. This stems from two causes. Continue reading ‘Liking Too Much of Everything’
I took this day off months in advance when I knew Nacho was coming down for a long weekend, tacking on an extra day off for recovery that, as it turns out, was hardly necessary. We are not becoming old men, just men more easily affected by the weather. So it’s more than appropriate that during Nacho’s stay a new front seemed to come through every hour on the hour. Winter in New Orleans is like that.
Continue reading ‘It Might as Well Be Spring’