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40 Days of Halloween Day 22: The Howling (1981)

Posted by invizweb on October 14, 2012

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Director: Joe Dante

Starring: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Belinda Balaski and Christopher Stone

Writers: John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless

Producers: Michael Finnell and Jack Conrad

Studio: Avco Embassy Pictures

Run Time: 1 hr 31 min (91 min)

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Dwayne McDuffie Passes Away (Februay 20 1962 – February 21 2011)

Posted by invizweb on February 26, 2011

(C) Dwayne McDuffie via Official Website

Dwayne McDuffie, creator of Static (the character, the comic, and the Static Shock animated program) passed away February 21, 2011, due to complications stemming from emergency heart surgery.  He was also the creator of Milestone Comics, a label which focused on African American, Latino, and other minority characters, in the 1990s, and the Marvel’s Damage Control, which has a cult following.  In addition, he was a staff writer for the animated series Justice League,  the producer and story editor of the spin-off Justice League Unlimited,  creator/producer and writer for Ben 10:  Alien Force, creator/producer of the series’ sequel Ben 10:  Ultimate Alien, and the writer for the movies Justice League:  Crisis on Two Earths and All-Star Superman (which was released a day after his passing).

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Frank Frazetta (Feb 09, 1928 – May 10, 2010)

Posted by invizweb on May 10, 2010

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Minority Religions and the Media – A Short Tirade

Posted by invizweb on April 25, 2010

Last week, there was much uproar over Muhammad and Islam on South Park, (which I did watch after a long ban, since I wanted to find out about Cartman’s real father since I felt that storyline was not properly resolved when i watched it as a kid), which prompted Jon Stewart to make this rebuttal on the Daily Show.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Disney, the Academy and Co Paves the Way Against Vodou

Posted by invizweb on March 7, 2010

Tonight Disney’s  the Princess and the Frog is up for an Academy Award.  It is too bad the Academy probably did not read up on what the real critics had to say about the film.  The following is from an article written by Jason Pitzl-Waters on the Wild Hunt blog: Read the rest of this entry »

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Paul Karasik presents the Fletcher Hank Experience @ Strands in NYC

Posted by invizweb on September 14, 2009

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MARVEL Comics merges with DISNEY

Posted by invizweb on August 31, 2009

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Happy Birthday King~!!

Posted by invizweb on August 28, 2009

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WE SHALL CONFOUND ALL THE LISTENERS~! (Invisible Web the Podcast Season 4 Episode One)

Posted by invizweb on July 20, 2009

Season 4 Episode One – We Shall Confound All the Listeners~!

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Grant Morrison on Batman and Robin

Posted by invizweb on May 23, 2009

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YuleTide: Santa Klaus and His Companions #5 – REINDEER(and the YULE GOAT)

Posted by invizweb on December 24, 2008

The Santa Klaus’ most renowned companions are the reindeer who make up his team. This was not always the case as the official animal mascot of the Winter Solstice in most of the Euro-Western world was the Yule Goat. Originally two goat whom were named Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr were the mounts of Thunder God, Thor and his hammer Mjonir. It is theorized that these two are the origins of the Yule Goat (note I do not claim Santa is Thor). The function of the goat is to signify the coming feast when a goat (suprise~!) would be sacrificed to diners via roasting. The iconography of the goat lost its prominence since supposedly the tradition of men dressed as a goat for the Yule celebration, knocking on doors to sing carols, spooked small children. Thus the goat is mostly an ornament or a straw effigy to be burned nowadays.

And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
“Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer and Vixen,
“On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixem;
“To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
“Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

excerpt from “A Visit from Santa Klaus (aka, Twas the Night Before Christmas),” Anonymous (1823)

The above poem marked the rise in the reindeer as Santa’s steed of choice in popular culture. As stated yesterday, as there are no reindeer to be found in the North Pole, in Europe, many traditions hold that Santa’s reindeer reside in Lapland, Finland.  In Australia, the traditional story is that Santa unreins the reindeer for  a team of kangaroo as reindeer would overheat in sub equatorial running.

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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry passes away at age 76

Posted by invizweb on December 20, 2008

Star Trek the Next Generation was one of my favorite weekly shows during its final three seasons, and one of my favorite weekday shows when the WB was still the WPIX.  One of the premiere charcaters on the show as the mother of Counselor Deanna Troi, Lwaxana.  She was played by Majel Barret, who was married to Gene Roddenberry in 1969, but did not have the Roddenberry surname during much of the credits.  I would later find out she was also the voice of the all the Enterprise and most of the starships on Stra Trek and its spin-offs.  She first started as the Number One officer of Captain Christipher Pike in the pilot episode of the original series.  However, as stated above the recurring character of Lwaxana was one of my favorites because she was in stark contarst to my own parents and upbringing. Except for one or two other actresses, I don’t know if the Lwaxana Troi chracter would have been portrayed right by any others.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the First Lady of Star Trek, passed away at the age of 76 to Leukmia December 18, 2008.  She had finished taping the voice-acting work for the upcoming Star Trek prequel.

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Newsarama and the Daily Grail both cover the life and times of Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

Farewell First Lady Majel.  Thank you for the memories.

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