Did I forget to mention this? That I also write One Minute Movie Reviews?
And this one can’t wait, because it’s new on Hulu, and there are NO reviews there, and only one (fake?) one up on Amazon and only one on IMDB! And nothing on Rotten Tomatoes!
Hunting Buddies - Brandon Van Vliet, Pete Duffy, by John Karsko
You think a cover doesn’t sell movies or books? You are a fool!!!! The only reason I picked this to watch on Hulu is because of the great red, black and white photo for the movie – and there were many other great shots and scenes in it, too.
Otherwise…I hate hunters. I despise them. I lose friends on Facebook when I say I hate states that allow hunting. I loathe the USDA and Fish & Game. I can give you dozens of essays and reasons why hunting is the work of the devil – and worse.
So the only reason I picked this movie to watch in Hulu was 1) the cover and 2) the hope that all the hunters would die at the hand of a serial killer or monster, and then I would feel very satisfied.
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Another in my series of Tech Tips for Artists.
It’s not that you’re materialistic, or G*d forbid, a selfish bugger, but everyone wants something. And what’s more fun than writing a Christmas list to Santa? Writing an ongoing, ever-updating list of things you really really need (or want)? on Amazon, so your kind and generous readers will know what to get you for all your hard work.
I tried to find how to add a Wishlist 3 years ago. I even called Amazon Associates, but they were dense. Finally, I found a link for the strange cousin of WordPress, WordPressMu: http://wpmu.org/how-to-add-an-amazon-wishlist-to-your-wordpress-blog/
Works with straight WordPress just fine. The trick was to find where it was hidden on Amazon’s site; as the author says there, it’s not easy to find! If you’re an Amazon Associate, it’s listed under Widgets>Other Widgets. https://widgets.amazon.com/Amazon-Wishlist-Widget/ If you’re not an Amazon Associate, lay down and die. JK.
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Naked Prey, by John Sandford
I had given up on the Lucas Davenport series. I didn’t even finish the last couple I started, but I spied an old Sanford paperback someone was getting rid of, and I reluctantly picked it up to put aside for a rainy day.
Well, it never rains here in LA anymore, but I picked it up one sunny day and in just a couple of pages, I thought, WOW, he’s great again! I think it’s because this one is NOT about the superhero videogame designer/detective lucas Davenport and his doctor beautiful wife – I have no interest in their boring perfect life. (He started to become tedious even when he was single.)
This Sandford episode (what’s a book that’s part of a series called?!) of the series is written from the point of view of a whole other group of people, a small strange town way up in the tip of Minnesota, so dysfunctional, yet understandable, and I couldn’t wait to find out more about each one of them. I even started to study it, to see how to write about a nonchalant killer for a screenplay idea I have!
A big yes on this one.
This took me a long time to find, but now I have it bookmarked in my Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar, at the very top, so you know it’s important to me!
Send bad sites to Google here. They recently changed the description to Malicious Software. This is one of the few good things I have to say about Google, so take note.
It’s a short, simple page. Then they reply:
Thanks for sending a report to Google. Now that you’ve done your good deed for the day, feel free to:
1. Take a second to rejoice merrily for doing your part in making the web a safer place.
Here’s one I recently reported. (That means do NOT click on it!!!!) http://maketecheasier.com/organize-windows-folders-and-applications-in-multiple-tabs/2009/10/10