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.
There are worse places to spend St. Patrick’s Day than Chicago. A few years ago I spent a whirlwind 48 hours there “on business”…read more
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!read more
The Fog of War is an Oscar Winning Documentary, and one of the most interesting movies I’ve ever seen.read more
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.read more
Every Police album was different, and are all excellent, but the one that had the most influence on me was Zenyatta Mondatta.read more
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!read more
In light of Hudson’s and my little camping adventure I thought I’d profile the latest book in the series: The Worst Case Scenario Book of Survival Questionsread more
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.read more
Don’t try and give me any backchat about how your Mom’s shortbread cookies were good too because they’re not even close. Deal with it.read more
Flushed Away is a tremendous 2006 release from Aardman Studios that uses CGI to look like claymation, and it’s a nice, seamless upgrade!read more