Yeah, the movie wasn't really all that, but it had bad-ass Billy Zane and a pre-Zorro Catherine Zeta Jones in it. So, it can't be all that bad. Or maybe it *is* bad, but I give it a pass because I loves me them old school characters. Yeah okay, it's bad. But if they can resurrect the Hulk franchise....maybe.
So I'm posting a bit late in the day because I haven't been sleeping well. I've got this wisdom tooth that has a crater of a cavity in it. It's huge, folks - I can store secret, micro-documents in there were I a spy (and whose to say that I'm not?) and it looks like someone dropped a spot of Alien blood on my tooth and the acid just ate its way all the way to my jaw. Anyhoo... it's done nothing but throb every hour on the hour for the past couple of nights with such ferocity that it numbs my entire face. Last night's episode was so bad that I wish that THE PHANTOM would punch me in the jaw to knock the damn tooth out.
Speaking of episodes and knocking people out, the past few weeks, (and the last couple of nights) all I've been doing is listening to a podcast station called SIDEBAR NATION. The place is run by a pair of really entertaining and enthusiastic gentlemen named DWIGHT CLARK and SWAIN HUNT, both of whom I've had the pleasure of meeting in person at this year's SCAD event in Atlanta. They dropped me a line after the show and asked if they could interview me for a segment. I agreed, but then in a panicked state, went to their blog and crossed my fingers that I just didn't agree to do an interview with a couple of crazies. I am proud to say that the fellas are anything but - they're fans of comics and pop culture, blatantly crass and funny (they respectfully told me that they'd take my lead as to how many F-Bombs I wanted to drop during our segment) and they do their research before their guests get on the air. Like I said, I was praying like crazy that it wasn't going to be like,
"Uh... remember when you drew 'Satanika' for Danzig's VEROTIK books?? You know...with the devil horns and tits? Remember that? Heh-heh-heh-heh-huhuhhuh....that was cool, man."
That would've been worst case scenario. The best case scenario was what actually happened. Dwight and Swain were class acts, they took it easy on me and I had a blast laughing it up with them for the duration of the show. And I'm not the only one, either. Visit their website, check out the roster of people they've had and you'll realize they're creating for themselves a very vaunted and elite guest list. I wanted to drop a line here to tell them, "Thanks!" and to tell all of you who visit this blog to go and check them out.
My personal favorites thus far are the ones with BRIAN STELFREEZE, KEVIN NOWLAN, MARK CHIARELLO and the two-parter with SKOTTIE YOUNG. Skottie cracks me up and makes me mad coz he's raw, insanely talented and has always been as nice a fellow as you will ever meet in this industry; which makes it very difficult to hate on him for anything. And any guy who can go at length about how he wants to respectfully tranq me isn't all that bad. Go listen to the shows - you won't be disappointed. I'm gonna listen to the Jason Pearson one next.
Okay... now where did I put that drill?