My name is Tony Medeiros. I am a blogger. I am not a writer. Words intimidate me at times. I envy people who easily use words to conjure landscapes of wonder. Here you will find non-sequential rants and findings that come to my mind. Semi-autobiographical at times. This is not for profit, it is a place where I can rest my ideas. Good, bad and ugly at times. Ideas can germinate out of nothing. Who knows what they will grow into. Be it a flower or a weed.
Zombies do not interest me. From Bela Lugosi's White Zombie to the slew of movies that encompass the walking dead phenomena. The idea of soulless decaying creatures that feed on brains is too much to suspend my disbelieve. Scientifically they are impossible to exist. If it is a metaphor for lost souls then I can buy it. But feeding on brains is a bit too much. I do not think they would be able to chew on Gerber baby food if they would try. It is always the case where a sluggish zombie is able to catch up with a fast human. The zombie always finds a way to capture his victims. I refuse to watch The Walking Dead! It is a soap opera for geeks. Some could say Stefano DiMera might be a zombie too. How many times has this guy resurrected from the dead? It is all mindless entertainment, but I … [Read More...]
The oldest story is not in a book but in the sky. When our ancestors were able to utter the first words they spoke of the stars that stared down at them. Their vessel was the earth they walked on as it spun into darkness every night and the universe opened up the mystery still unsolved. What were those specks of light in a tapestry enveloped in darkness? Men fashioned religion on the light and darkness looking to the heavens for salvation. Edison's light hides the stars from us. Seems the light is fading or is that the darkness is overtaking our lives. The oldest battle has always been between the light and the darkness. Today I see more darkness than ever. Maybe the universe has always been dark. There is very little light in the universe. Wherever there is a spark there is a … [Read More...]
If there is anything a friend can do to me to irate the hell out of me is not to return a book, DVD and CD. A friend who borrows and does not return stuff is not a friend. I have a few ex-friends who still have a few of my things. I know who you are. Each book is an extension of me. Maybe you still want to have a piece of me perhaps? Every time I replace a lost book, it reminds me of your thievery and misguided trust. You can stiff me for a few bucks but do not stiff me on my books. “There is a simple rule: practice a kind of generous selfishness. Give a book to a friend, but don't lend it, because you will never get it back. - James Wood … [Read More...]
To some clowns are not funny. They are scary to others. Those who are scared will happy to know that there is a North American clown shortage. It is not as lucrative to be a clown as it used to be in the halcyon days of early TV where it seemed almost every town had their own clown who had their own TV show. Kids loved them and TV stations loved them because it was easy on the budget. Bozo is perhaps the most famous generational clown after Krusty the Clown. Seems every other day there is some kind of shortage from peanut butter to tomatoes. I think there are more clowns in the stock market who control commodities. I am not going to lose any sleep over the clown shortage. Word has it that Chinese clowns are taking business away from regular clowns who work for cheap. When there … [Read More...]
The reason I watched Rawhide was because of Gil Favor. He was a true man in every sense. Rawhide is better known for being Clint Eastwood's launching pad for his career. Eric Fleming played the part of trail boss Gil Favor. The series was simple. Gil Favor assembled a group of workers (rovers) to bring cattle across America after the Civil War. Along the way they met a collection of unsavory characters who undermined the cattle drive. Sometimes the rogues were part of his team. Eric Fleming died on the same date I was born. He was swept away by a current and drowned in Lima, Peru. His career took a different turn, he was relegated to B-movies. He was filming High Jungle, an MGM adventure film shot in Peru. He had plans to marry and become a film teacher after the film. Recently I … [Read More...]