inktober 2022: week 2

Week 2 of Inktober 2022 features the 1986 Oscar winner for “Best Makeup” – David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly. Starring the always interesting, always quirky Jeff Goldblum, this version is more intense and decidedly more gory than the campy, but effective, original. Goldblum’s “Seth Brundle,” a preoccupied scientist, is believable, but the special effects …

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inktober 2022: week1

Wow! It’s already October! And you know what that means. Well, it might mean something different to you, but for a bunch of artists (and me), it means another round of Inktober. Based on a set of suggestions from the official Inktober website, artists (whom I selfishly and preposterously number myself among) create special works daily …

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DCS: robert sorrells

Robert Sorrells made his acting debut in  a first season episode of the anthology series Twilight Zone. In “The Might Casey,” Robert played an emotionless robot recruited by a losing baseball team as their pitching “secret weapon.” In typical Twilight Zone fashion, Robert’s robot was, at first effective, but gained human sensitivity and felt bad …

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DCS: norman “dinky” diamond

Ron and Russell Mael moved to England in 1973 with plans to conquer the United Kingdom. The brothers placed an ad in Melody Maker to fill out the new incarnation of their band Sparks. Along with bassist Martin Gordon and guitarist Adrian Fisher, they signed self-taught drummer “Dinky” Diamond. The newly-formed band recorded and released …

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DCS: marsha hunt

Not wanting to interrupt her modeling career, 17-year old Marsha Hunt reluctantly accepted a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures. She made 12 movies in her first three years at Paramount, before her contract was terminated early. She headed to the smaller studios, appearing in run-of-the-mill Westerns. Growing impatient with Hollywood, Marsha headed for New York …

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DCS: norm macdonald

Norm Macdonald told this joke often… A moth goes into a podiatrist’s office. “What’s wrong?” asks the podiatrist. The moth replies: “Doc, I hate my career. My marriage is failing. My family is exhausting. My relationships with my children are terrible. Sometimes it’s all too much to bear. I don’t know where to turn.” “You …

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