Saturday, January 30, 2010

David Goodis: To A Pulp

Readers may recall that I went down to Philadelphia back in 2007 for an interview about David Goodis. It was for Larry Wither's documentary, David Goodis: To A Pulp.

Now, I'm happy to announce that the project is complete. It's going to be premiered in March, 2010 in Goodis's native Philadelphia.

Here are the details from "The Writer In The Gutter":

David Goodis: To A Pulp
Produced and Directed by Larry Withers

Friday, March 5th, 2010 @ 8:30 PM

Society Hill Playhouse
507 South 8th Street Philadelphia, PA

How Much:
Tickets are $10.00 at the door
Seating is LIMITED!
Q & A Session will follow the screening of this one-of-a-kind David Goodis Documentary!

If you can't make it to the premiere, be sure to check it out on DVD.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Second Coolest Batman Thing

On Saturday I got rid of a portion of my youth -- purging all of my comic books, collectible cards, and more.

I took three big crates and one smaller box of comix down to Wonder World Comics in Taylor, MI where the guy that runs the store and one of his employees sorted and rated everything in a matter of a half hour. I would occasionally sneak a peak at what books they were going through. Luckily, most of the time, I had no memory of the books or having even bought them. Only rarely would I feel the need to reminisce to Andrea about a particular item.

The comic book guys were nice -- not showing any of the attitude that makes The Simpsons's "Comic Book Guy" such a true stereotype. On the other hand, it was one of the customers that gave me the willies.

A man maybe five or six years older than me came in and his first question to the store's owner was, "What's the coolest Bat Man thing you sell?"

Without missing a beat the owner said, "That has to be our neon Bat symbol which retails for $500."

"What's the second coolest?"

"The smaller version for $100."

The customer didn't bat an eye (pun intended) and asked for one. Rather than paying and leaving, he had quite a few questions for the guys at the store. He started going on about a "rare" version of Death of Superman that was "signed and numbered by the artist." The owner shut him down pretty quickly on that one, "That was the most overproduced comic ever. Did you buy that off QVC?" Sure enough, he had. "Maybe you can get $20 for that on eBay but it's not rare by any means."

Rebuffed only slightly the customer then launched into a one-sided discussion about GI Joe figures and his collection.

He needed validation in the worst way.

I was sad to see him leave, wondering what other topics he might have broached had he stayed a little longer.

In all, I know I didn't get the "true worth" of my books and that I could have sold them for more on eBay or even but I got some cash and I got rid of a lot of stuff that I'd been carrying around for years (some since 7th Grade). It's strange, yes, but also liberating.

The purge continues...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Coming to NYC to Get Kinky!

I'll be taking a bite of the Big Apple in the middle of February when I'm in town for the Cinekink Film Festival. If you're not familiar with the kinkiest film fest in the U.S. be sure to check 'em out:


I'll be blogging about the films while I'm in town. If you can't make the event itself be sure to check out for reviews!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Prestigious Award!

Kimberly Lindbergs over at Cinebeats has awarded ImpossibleFunky Productions with a pair of prestigious awards (really memes pretending to be something their not). I'm honored and thrilled! Rather than go with the "Kreativ Blogger" award or the "Zombie Chicken" award, I've combined the two into the Kreativ Zombie Award.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Zombies.
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Kreativ Zombie Award

Seven Things About Me:

  1. I'm very petty and vindictive.
  2. I was once accused of plagiarism in college... the paper was something I wrote in high school.
  3. I can type at 72 wpm.
  4. My alter ego gets far more attention than I do.
  5. My "to kill" list has gone down significantly in the last three years.
  6. I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom. And by "busy" I don't mean "having sex."
  7. I own thousands of VHS tapes and DVDs and have only watched a fraction (.001%).

Seven Award-Worthy Blogs:

  1. Nate's Plate - He eats things so you won't have to.
  2. Paracinema Blog - The online arm of one of my favorite magazines.
  3. Look At His Butt - It's Shatneriffic.
  4. The Plot Hole - Offbeat cinema.
  5. BadLit - Underground films explored
  6. GoMetric - Or go home!
  7. Mondo Heather - Cinema weirdness