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Why We Want The Walking Dead To Come For Real

Several years ago I wrote a blog post that explored the American fascination with zombies.  I linked zombie entertainment (books, movies, games, dressing up like a zombie and rolling in the mud for charity, etc.) with the lack of control Americans … Continue reading

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The Scattershot Approach To Focus In Writing

I wish I had more time to write.  I wish I didn’t have to brave the outside world to make my living.  Leaving the house is good for me, of course.  There is a lot to be said for staying … Continue reading

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Who Will Die In The Walking Dead’s Season Five Mid-season Finale?

There are two more episodes of The Walking Dead before the horrible mid-season dry spell begins.  A bright spot is that the mid-season finale always offers us cliffhanging suspense to agonize over while our families agonize over Christmas.  There are … Continue reading

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American Horror Story Freak Show and Freaks Past

American Horror Story: Freak Show has rekindled an American interest in the old tradition of freak shows.  Some of us have been there all along.  I’ve been pissed off most of my life that I missed out on seeing the … Continue reading

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Little Angels: A Freak Show Story

The following story was inspired by the 1944 Ringling Brothers circus tent fire in Hartford.  The body of one young girl went unclaimed and unidentified, although her face was virtually undamaged.  She was called, for lack of a better name, … Continue reading

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AMC’s Freakshow Goes To Gibtown! (Gibsonton, FL)

I’m jealous that “Freakshow” went to Gibtown. I wish I could have lived in Gibsonton, Florida in the 1940s and ’50s.  Half girl Jeannie Tomani and her giant husband Al ran the Giant’s Fishing Camp, which was a trailer park … Continue reading

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Freakshow on AMC- Tattoos and The Shock Of A Lifetime

A Jersey City tattoo artist put Coney Island’s Luna Park on my left bicep a number of years ago.  Before that, I let a hairy man with jewelry stuck all over his bare chest stick a big needle through my … Continue reading

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Freakshow, Season Two Premiere

Life isn’t always a bed of roses at the Venice Beach Freakshow.  Sometimes it’s a bed of nails.  The second season of “Freakshow” debuted on AMC Tuesday night with two new dramatic episodes.  Some of the drama felt a little … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead, Season Four Finale Predictions

Spring is here. In spite of a terrible winter for most of the country, we’ll soon be seeing flowers, and the weedy mess I call a lawn is already looking shaggy.  The really bad news is that we’ll have to … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead And The Luxury Of The Helpless, Mid-season Finale, Season 4

Well, The Governor is dead.  I would ask for a show of hands to see who is happy, but the entire country would cease to function, for a moment.  The Governor died as he lived, nonsensically, and he went out … Continue reading

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