The Pencilneck’s ® Disjointed Musings on Life, Music, Food, Books, Movies, and Art


A 21st Century Hemingway: part James Bond, part Nero Wolfe, part that Interesting Dos Equis beer guy.

But when the delusions pass, he’s a doting father, hectored husband, and man-child who occasionally draws things.

The Prestige

The Prestige isn’t “Batman VS Wolverine with Black Widow as the romantic interest”, it’s a ripping tale of revenge & jealousy between Victorian magicians!

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War is an Oscar Winning Documentary, and one of the most interesting movies I’ve ever seen.

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Assassinating Stanley

Dad’s riding mower was his pride and joy, but he made the mistake of teaching me to drive at a young age. It’s how I got embroiled in the affair of Assassinating Stanley.

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Zenyatta Mondatta

Every Police album was different, and are all excellent, but the one that had the most influence on me was Zenyatta Mondatta.

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Broken Music A Memoir

I’m a biased Sting fan, but I’m not an automatic fan; Sting has laid his share of eggs. Fortunately, Broken Music isn’t a misstep: it’s terrific!

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Taylor Hicks

Like all of you, I first heard Taylor Hicks during his audition on American Idol 5, and he passed the litmus test; The Mighty Goosebump.

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Flushed Away

Flushed Away is a tremendous 2006 release from Aardman Studios that uses CGI to look like claymation, and it’s a nice, seamless upgrade!

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