Zach Galligan Q&A Podcast



Back in 2015 my friend and colleague Stuart Andrews invited me to host a Q&A with Gremlins star Zach Galligan as part of the fantastic FanExpo festivities. At long last I have finally gotten off my ass and edited together the recording into a little podcast which I think fans will enjoy – insights into acting, cult classic Nothing Lasts Forever and of course the history and future of Gremlins are covered.

The Space channel was kind enough to provide some coverage of the talk but now you can listen to the whole thing for free right here!




Jungle Gate III

Jungle Gate III


Feedback and I take another dive into the fetid, malarial waters of the jungle as we accept the challenge posed by The Green Inferno and actually have some conversations about challenging topics like Eli Roth says the film is intended to provoke – indigenous people, racial identity, the Western propaganda model, freedom of expression, genocide, my own struggles with racial identity, respect for cinema as a medium that influences our cultures, native uprisings, dick pics and more.

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This podcast contains alternative perspectives which may be disturbing to Nipple Dippers and Status Quo Warriors. Free thinking contained within! Listener discretion is advised.







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Elevated Content – Yahoo News and the New PR Order

Image from The Baffler

Image from The Baffler


Fascinating look inside Yahoo News from the former editor. It’s a breathtaking display of the dismantling of the idea of “news” at the hands of our new tech overlords. Nothing but a Brand Approved nightmare of corporate synergies.

This concept of “elevated marketing content” is important because it is the soup du jour pretty much everywhere now. Everything is filtered through a PR lens – the idea of news is not only strange to them it is dangerous. Consider a story I once did on haunted doll flick Annabelle – my original pitch on that story was to get the “story behind the film” and reveal the true tale of Annabelle, at least according to whomever I could get roped in to talk on record for the piece.

Turns out nobody was willing to talk about it due to a bitter lawsuit going down between the Warren family biographer Gerald Brittle, Conjuring producer Tony DeRosa Grund and Warner Brothers/New Line. Brittle accused the WB of essentially ripping off his work – The Demonologist – to mine stories for a series of Warren-family supernatural thrillers.

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The Hateful Baggage of the Term SJW

“I wanted to write a movie that was about modern activism. I see that a lot of people want to care and want to help, but in general I feel like people don’t really want to inconvenience their own lives. And I saw a lot of people just reacting to things on social media. These social justice warriors. ‘This is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong.’ And they’re just tweeting and retweeting. They’re not actually doing anything.”

Eli Roth had that to say and more about SJW’s in an interview this past July with the LA Times. He followed up this shot across the bow to online activist types with a poster that could only be described as inflammatory, at least to anyone familiar with the ongoing culture war being waged online. The problem with taking on this term is that Roth also has to take on all the baggage that comes with it – namely an association with misogyny, racism and harassment so strong it has arguably poisoned the well. That is, of course, if you don’t think the water down there wasn’t toxic already.

So what is a Social Justice Warrior? Where did the term come from?

A common belief is that the term SJW arose out of online gamer culture. In 2015, the term is commonly associated with the GamerGate movement and this strange axis of gaming, right-wing libertarianism, pickup artists, white power, mens-rights and Silicon Valley “brogrammer” culture but it’s actual origins give us an important insight into the term and how it was used, then and now.

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