Stephen King’s “IT” Ads (1990)

IT is most likely my favorite book. I’ve read better books, I’ve read more meaningful and profound books, and I’ve read (one or two) longer books, but IT edges them all out as the book that meant most to me at the time I read it (I was eleven) and as the book that grew with me…

Five Things – 09.28.15 – When I’m Not Recognized It Just Kills Me

1. Space Academy – A little bit Star Trek, a little bit Lost in Space, and a whole bunch of camp, Space Academy appeared on CBS’s Saturday Mornings in September 1977 and disappeared shortly thereafter. I went into this expecting to see something like Ender’s Battle School, with cadets and combat and conflict and I was kind of disappointed in that…

Five Things – 11.10.14

1. Fallout – If you watch enough nuclear preparedness films from the 1950s, they have the tendency to turn into white noise.  They’re fascinating, for sure, but it’s basically the same handful of half-baked tips over and over again.  How distinguishable the films are from each other seems to come down to how the producers visualize…

Five Things – 3.3.14

1. Wonderbug – Part of the Krofft Supershow in the back half of the ’70s, Wonderbug was about some kids who find a magical car in a junkyard. In its non-wonder state the car was called Schlepcar and was pretty hideous. Then, when a magical horn was sounded, Schlepcar would turn into Wonderbug, a mildly less…

Five Things – 7.16.12

1. WEDway People Mover – Epcotexplorer’s got a great write up on the history of the PeopleMover. ; ; Conceived in 1974 as a public transit solution the system uses no tires, instead employing magnets to pull cars along a track. The PeopleMover now only resides in three places: Disneyland, The Magic Kingdom, and Houston…

Five Things – 5.7.12

1.  Wind Through the Keyhole – Stephen King’s one of my favorite writers.  Most people, when they hear his name, go to The Shining, The Stand, IT, Cujo, Carrie, and Needful Things.  Okay, maybe not that last one.  For me, though, King’s best works are Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, The Body, The Running Man,…