How to make a summer pun without referencing GREASE

The new fall TV season is bearing down, so it’s well past time to get caught up on all the summer things I meant to do.

First, I’ll be traveling to San Francisco the week of 9/13, and am lucky enough to have some free time to do research for a few in-progress writing projects. If you or anyone you know meets any of the following and would be open to a conversation by phone, email, or in person, please let me know! Comment below or you can leave a message on the contact form here.

  • working on/studying seawall repair
  • familiar with/studying indigenous Pacific cultures’ textiles
  • a clerk, manager, or driver for an MMJ dispensary or delivery service
  • an MMJ patient prior to 2003 OR someone who used cannabis therapeutically before SB 420 in 1996

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Fear the Walking Dead getting underway and I’m recapping the collapse (literal and figurative?) over at The Televixen! The first and second episodes are up now, and the show returns to AMC on the 13th. Will it realize its true potential as a vehicle for the kid who plays Tobias, the best character in the whole thing? I’m guessing not, but we’ll see.

After a brief summer hiatus, my speculative fiction short story column, Beyond the Binary System, will be back later this month on Luna Station Quarterly. There was a ton of great new fiction over the summer, and I can’t wait to share some of it with you there.

Thanks to a weird confluence of a summer illness and remembering that Amazon Video is a thing that exists, I fell face-first into a Veronica Mars rewatch, which will be a new semi-regular column eventually. Lots and lots of thoughts about how successful it was as a mystery, as noir, as a high school drama, as an antihero narrative, &c. More to come with that, or possibly just me standing outside Rob Thomas’s office in a downpour with a poster pleading for more VMars novels? Stay tuned!

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Going for the Goldblum: Vibes

All right, everybody, time to get out your Jeff Goldblum “From Zero to Hero” Sliding Scale.

Good. Now, cross out whatever you have down for the absolute worst piece of garbage thing you’ve ever seen Jeff Goldblum in, because this week’s movie is our new low!

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Going for the Goldblum: Earth Girls Are Easy

Tell me, do you like the eighties? Los Angeles? Valley girl musicals?

Great! Me, too. Which makes Jeff Goldblum’s next starring role, in Earth Girls Are Easy, perfect for us.

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Going for the Goldblum: The Fly

If at some point in the last forty years you have seen Jeff Goldblum in something and thought, well, that’s an attractive man, which of course you have, then let me assure you that in this movie you will witness at least one moment that will surpass even the greatest of those.

As long as you don’t have a problem with near-mullets, anyway.

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Jupiter Ascending

A lot of people are going to tell you that Jupiter Ascending, the new movie by the Wachowskis that debuted this weekend, is stupid and not very good. You should ignore those people and listen to me instead! Sure, it’s not a brain-buster of a movie. You will probably not walk away from it with a new insight into humanity or various cultures or even the mechanics of interplanetary travel. But, good god, is it fun.

Let me give you the quick sell:

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