Thursday, November 5, 2009

Regarding the Cake Boss, Army of Darkness and Shameless Self-Promotion

Before you begin reading this post, I'm going to warn you that the entire thing is really shameless self-promotion with very little (and I mean by the smallest amount) pay off.

Of the few people who read my blog, most of you probably don't know that I work as a full-time freelance writer for Discovery Channel through HowStuffWorks and TLC. I know, who cares, right? And what the hell could either HowStuffWorks or TLC have anything to do with mosters, mutants or aliens? Well, truth is, not much. But a little -- so bear with me.

Anyway, so I recently had the opportunity to interview Buddy Valastro, a.k.a. TLC's Cake Boss, for an article on Christmas cookies. I'm not going to get into why the Cake Boss was answering questions about cookies, but I do get the irony. But, honestly, it's cool, cause I'll take cookies over cakes any day. I fucking love a good cookie. Seriously.

So, to try and bring this post back to something relevant to this blog, I also love Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy (as I'm sure most of you do). In fact, I think it's safe to say that I care more for Mr. Campbell and those ever-persistent deadites than even the most delicious batch of cookies, and that's really saying something.

Now, I don't know about you, but I also consider myself a bit of a film connoisseur. I love all film, from the great silent pics of the teens and 20s, to the dark noir of the 40s to the gritty, balls-out, bad ass flicks of the 70s. And in all my cinematic undertakings, I have never heard a better one-liner than that which is spoken by Mr. Campbell in Army of Darkness.

So, drum roll, please … check out the title of this page.

Yep, that's it. You just read all that to find out that I titled one of the pages of my Cake Boss interview after the greatest line in cinema history.

However, if you want more, I did also mention the Troma-classic Rabid Grannies in How Rabies Works (it's in the sidebar on the Bats vs. Dogs page).

Yep, that's all I got for ya today. That's it. Nothing else. Seriously.



  1. Lol right on. Gimme some sugar baby lol. That cool that you write for Howstuffworks. Do you have a degree in journalism or something of th sort?

    Don't worry we will get you some more readers :D Just go on peoples blogs and sift through people you think are interesting and comment randomly on their posts :D

  2. Na, I just have an English degree. I actually started working for HSW as a script writer (writing narrative scripts for Discovery and HSW videos), but I got laid off when the economy went south. However, I started doing freelance work for them a month later, and now it's how I pay the bills. It's a pretty cool gig and I get to learn about a bunch of different stuff, which is great.

    Thanks for the advice about getting more readers. I've been meaning to get out and hit the blogosphere, I'm just so damn busy. Regardless, thank you for being a steady reader and commenter!