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Mar 31, 2015

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. I was already a college graduate by the time it appeared in the mid-1980s, but so what? It was the movie that spoke to my inner narrator like no other. I didn’t necessarily want to be Ferris, I just wanted a day off like his. Who wouldn’t?

Mar 28, 2015

There’s nothing worse than a cold, cold room in late night television. I said “cold” the first time because the air conditioning in TV show studios is set notoriously low to keep everyone alert. I said “cold” the second time because the audience usually comes in mentally cold. They’ve been standing outside,...

Mar 25, 2015

Nazis ain’t funny. Most of the time. Two exceptions come immediately to mind, though. One is the Internet subtitling meme based on the 2004 Hitler film Downfall, which has parodied Der Fuhrer endlessly and to great effect. (Watch it below.)

ROBERT CRANE podcast excerpt: "My stepmother, Patti, and her son had gone on...

Mar 20, 2015

 Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of socially irrelevant filmmakers trying to put on a brave face in hopes of being reevaluated for next year’s Socially Relevant Film Festival … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

There is a film festival these days for every...

Mar 13, 2015

Amy Rose is a flirt. She’s also blind as a bat. I know this because every text message from her addresses me as “Handsome.” I’d complain but, well, she may be blind, but I’m not stupid. A little flattery goes a long way in life.

AMY ROSE podcast excerpt: "'Show Up Naked and Bring Beer' is a song that fell in...