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Talking Out Fear The Walking Dead: "Not Fade Away"

I've been watching Fear The Walking Dead and the last episode finally hooked me after three previous episodes of boredom and hating on the characters. There’s still a lot of things I hate (I really have to force myself to just go with it – word to Derrick and Tom) but now that the government is showing a tiny bit of its hand, I’m intrigued. So with less than 3 weeks until The Walking Dead returns (!) and Talking Out The Dead the week after the first episode of Season 6, here’s Talking Out Fear The Walking Dead!

#Thoro Podcast - Ep 2: Champion Sounds

This is what your radio should sound like.

RE: We're Giving You Half a Billion Dollars to Spend on Pop Culture.Don't F*ck It Up.

Heather sent me this as I was leaving Friday. I gave it a quick glance and knew I had to read the whole thing in it's entirety. It was more than a pleasant surprise when I opened it up this morning considering I'm sleepy and fighting an oncoming cold.

The premise is simple: You have 500,000,000.00 "to spend on whatever entertainment properties you choose". The only catch? 1. That's it's fictional. 2. You have to spend it all. The comments section on Pajiba is filled with all kinds of ideas so of course I had to take my shot at it.

Feel free to chime in but beware: I am fully and readily prepared to debate your ideas ad nauseum. Also, I didn't think too hard on the budgets so I don't wanna hear that something isn't enough money. Money is money dammit.$200 M – A big screen adaptation of Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt$45 M – Renew Better Off Ted on Netflix$45 M – A final season of My Name Is Earl$35 M – Film based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots which…

The Brave & The Bold #7 - "Words" (September 11th Remembered)

A month after the September 11th attacks, I was fully engrossed in running and writing for my two fanfiction sites, Marvel Anthology & DC Anthology. Since Marvel had used Amazing Spider-Man #36 as its response to the tragedy, I wrote my first and so far only Batman story dealing with it as well. Originally released on October 16th, 2001, I give you issue #7 of DCA's anthology series, The Brave & The Bold: "Words".The wind cut into the large looming skyscrapers; skyscrapers designed to look sleek, yet powerful. And the buildings did their job well, casting an imposing shadow upon men who soon realized just how small they are in the world. In Gotham City, skyscrapers have become more than another amazing structure. They have become passageways to a person's soul, as the true thoughts within will always surface. Even though few have been able to accomplish the feat of conquering the beasts, the few who have are special within their own right.

Each has bettered th…

Why Do I Need To Like It?

Before I get into this, I was wrong. I said an artist sucked purely because I didn’t enjoy their music. As an artist myself, I should know better than to throw around such words just because I don’t like someone’s music. Just because I don’t like their music doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty of people out there who love their music.

Victory Jumpoff Radio Rises Again (on iTunes)

After leaving U92's The Urban Diner the first time in 2008 (I returned for a year with E from 2010-2011), I really wanted to continue doing radio but without the restrictions of terrestial radio, so I knew starting a music podcast was the best route to go. Thus, Victory Jumpoff Radio was born in 2009!

Since then, I managed to do 13 shows over 6 years (1 was by Chiv and the other by Strizy) but I keep coming back to it when I feel inspired to "do radio" so to speak. I've been working with Elliott Wilson again on getting his #Thoro Podcast up on iTunes and just to test it, I resubmitted VJR just to see if the feed would get rejected like it did a few years ago.

Instead, VJR is now on iTunes. Prompting me to maybe start doing the show at least monthly again. It's 25 songs and 6 breaks fer cryin' out loud.

Here's the most recent episode.

The Piece Within The Piece

So after two weeks’ worth of work, the final Promos By Hyphen column, featuring the 2015 WWE Year End Awards, is now out. I can’t remember if I started it exactly on a Monday but I know that I spent a great deal of time on it and there had to be at least two weeks in there somewhere. I just feel a bit of shame for delaying the column five months for what only took me two weeks to complete. Two weeks out of the 52 in a year. Yeah, I feel some kind of way about that.

#Thoro Podcast - Ep 1: Life So Trill

This is what your radio should sound like.

The Promos By Hyphen 2015 WWE Year End Awards

This is the final Promos By Hyphen column. When I first started, this wasn’t called Promos By Hyphen and it was only because Mike Asti needed a new wrestling writer for BDL Sports that I even started writing about the WWE on a (semi) monthly basis.