Happy Friday the 13th
POSTED BY NOLAN B. CANOVA, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
I have no real good reason for wishing everyone a happy Friday the 13th except that it feels like the right thing to do, haha. A full moon would've made it much better and creepier, but, hey, you can't have it all. (The full moon for this month passed a few days ago. Fridays on the 13th with a full moon are rather rare affairs, it seems.)
Hopefully, eveyone can stay out of trouble today. For those of us who deal with the public as part of our jobs (like I do), full moons usually signify an increase in street-crazies. I don't seem to link Friday the 13th the same way, but they don't happen often enough for me to gage. Anything traditionally regarded as unlucky can't be helping though, haha.
Looks like I won't make it to the movies in time to see the remake of Friday the 13 on Friday the 13th (dammit), but I wasn't planning to anyway before I read Mike's review.
Anyway, I did have some good luck today -- but if I talk about it, I'll jinx myself. Hey, who's superstitious?
POSTED BY NOLAN B. CANOVA, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
This has been another screwy week for Ye Olde Editor, so things are running a bit behind again, sorry to say.
I had another root canal job done Monday. I hadn't planned on setting that appointment for another month or so or whenever I got some income tax money back, but the tooth in question had other plans. After getting home from work Monday morning, the sore spot I'd been tolerating for weeks suddenly -- and I mean suddenly -- became throbbing, then stabbing, then excrutiating all in a few hours. An emergency call to the endodontist had me in his chair early that afternoon. Thank god he could see me -- normally these things happen to me on holidays, on weekends, or at two in the morning when no one is available. I'd never had a root canal in my entire life and now I've had two in thirty days!
I'm glad to see Terence finally post his Top 20 albums of 2008. His Audio Philes recap is a feature I look forward to every year. This week counts down 20 -- 11, next week will complete the Top 10.
Chris Woods has indicated that his original plans for his Growing Up Fanboy column is likely to extend beyond the one-year limit he originally planned for it, and that's great news for us! This week's column about the Encylopedia of Horror Movies was the first one in the door this week.
This Week's Movie Review on the Friday the 13th remake resulted in a surprising three-star rating from columnist Mike Smith. This was not originally a film I planned to see. Terence suggested that although the original was insanely popular, technically it wasn't all that well-made, so a remake would address those rough edges. Well, maybe the original wasn't an Oscar-winner, but it impressed the sh*t out of me! That said, Mike's comments made me re-think my plans on avoiding the remake.
‹ber-columnists Ed Tucker (Retrorama) and Will Moriaty (La Floridiana) will appear here Thursday. Starting next week, Retrorama graduates to the Content Management System I've spent nearly two years developing, with La Floridiana soon to follow. These were the last two columns still being hand-formatted by yours truly, so unfortunately, saw frequent delays in posting, mostly due to their image-intensive nature and my unpredictable work schedule. Now, that's about to change so these punctual writers' always impressive output can post Wednesday (or Tuesday night), not have to wait on me, and help bring our publishing schedule back under control!
Well, I'm off to pick up my pain medication for dozens of various ailments, so I'll bid you adieu for the moment. See you Thursday.