Author Archives: theragingcelt

About theragingcelt

Actor/Writer/Homegrown Pundit/Cranky Progressive/Sometimes Filmmaker. talesofthegeeknation.com

Vladimir Putin and the limits of machoism.

Mostly, What Josh Marshall said…(Via Talking Points Memo.) The audio tapes posted by The New York Times might as well be from some future Russia-based version of Waiting for Guffman or Best in Show, a comical rendering of rustics and … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby, my mother and the many faces of happiness.

-I’m going to have to start this with some very uncomfortable autobiographical material. I’m not crazy about getting this personal. However, my experiences are germane to the topic at hand. My mom had me when she was eighteen. I forget … Continue reading

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Weather Report for my heart. June 12th, 2014.

EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE: 93 Degrees. INTERNAL TEMPERATURE: 94 Degrees with isolated cold spots. HUMIDITY: 23% SELF LOATHING INDEX: 68% Due to lack of productivity. CONDITION OF SURROUNDING AREA: Music is “She & Him, Vol I”. Computer screen has TweetDeck. Primary subject, … Continue reading

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Life is what happens…

Yeah. it’s been quiet here. But with reason. 1. Working on a new script. 2. Tending to the other blog at the Book Site. 3. Working on upgrading my workspace. 4. Trying to inject some life into my life. The … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Road.

I’m in a hotel room in Seattle, feeling kind of lonely. I’m in Seattle today because tonight, my short, “Glengarry Glen Styx: Redux” is being shown as part of a comedy show called LAUGH! RIOT and I have traveled about … Continue reading

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Eric Cantor and the Midlife Crisis that saves America…

Today, the dust settled has settled over Virginia and Washington and everyone has absorbed the news that Eric Cantor, The Majority Leader of the House, the terribly named “young gun”, the man whom John Boehner daily fantasizes about dipping in … Continue reading

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A note about the future of both my blogs.

Okay, here’s the thing. As some of you know, I currently have two blogs.  This one and the NERD ALERT! blog over at the official website of the book. And both blogs have been suffering as of late. The book one … Continue reading

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“GLENGARRY GLEN STYX” SCREENING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SEATTLE!!! (Link Added.)

(Crossposted from my NERD ALERT! Blog.) “Glengarry Glen Styx: Redux” is going to be screened as part of LAUGH! RIOT, a new monthly Stand-Up/Short Film/Sing Along Comedy Show at the Naked City Brewery in Seattle, Wa, hosted by Derek Sheen … Continue reading

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Trying to get back in the flow…

You know, I figured that post vacation I’d have this sudden burst of creative energy and just start churning stuff out. Turns out, not so much. First off, it turns out that when you reach reach a certain age and … Continue reading

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Disneyland or Bust!

Well, I’m happy to report that the vacation to Disneyland was (Plus or minus the odd hiccup.) a success. Four days of thrill rides, fatty foods and Disney Princesses ogled from a respectful distance. I can honestly say that the … Continue reading

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