- Pacifica, California, USA
- June 18
- Bob Calhoun is a regular contributor to Film Salon and observer of offbeat media. His 2008 punk-wrestling memoir "Beer, Blood and Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling" (ECW Press) has spent one entire week on the San Francisco Chronicle's Bay Area bestseller list.
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Hitler to Sell Rideshare App
August 05, 2013 11:44PM
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June 05, 2013 02:50AM
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January 24, 2013 07:42PM
- Thanks General Petraeus.
Thanks Paula Broadwell.
November 13, 2012 02:47PM
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October 18, 2012 12:55AM
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crazier than a Chick tract, if
a thing is
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the best part of the
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- “And the pizza! If you
stick around for the extra
at the very end on
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- “It's sad and terrifying
how Zimmerman has no remorse
the act of
April 24, 2012 07:25PM
- “@John Rampton, Oh now
"Snow White: A Deadly Summer"
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Crom! Mitra! What sorcery is this!?! Governor Schwarzenegger is now following me on Twitter. When I first got the email from Twitter informing me of this, I thought it was likely just one… Read full post »
During the weeks running up to today's release of "The Expendables," Lionsgate has flooded the market with Blu-ray editions of its brawny stars' past glories. The centerpiece…
On Saturday morning at the "World's Largest Star Trek Convention" in Las Vegas, 543 Trekkers put on their finest Klingon, Vulcan and United Federation of Planets apparel and crammed themselves int…
It's been a long day at Comic Con. I'm drinking a beer in my hotel room. It's an Arrogant Bastard Ale. It has a devil holding a beer as part of its logo. After yesterday, this seems appropriate. I should be writing about the clones of Stan Lee or the "Spartacus… Read full post »
If Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church had his way, God would be sending Biblical plagues down upon the San Diego Convention Center right about now and turning hundreds of nerds dressed in Batman…
The last time that Lionsgate unleashed a werewolf movie on Redbox patrons, we got the hairless wolf men of the Alan Smithee directed "Neowolf." "If you can't afford a bale of yak hair," I quipped at the time, "you've got no business making a werewolf…
Wonder Woman's previous makeover was as well received as the current one
Okay, so they've burned the star spangled bloomers, crammed Wonder Woman into a tight pair of black workout pants, and now the whole comic book world is in a tizzy. Folks, I may be a… Read full post »
"Hey it's the 80s," Daniel Larusso AKA Daniel-san (Ralph Macchio) says as he hands his car keys over to his girlfriend Ali (Elizabeth Shue) in the original 1984 version of "The Karate Kid." And it is the 80s all right. Daniel-san wears a headband throughout the last half… Read full post »
I've been writing a book about conventions. This means I've been going to a lot of cons, tradeshows and many events that involved some degree of cosplay. I've been to a gun show, the International Cannabis & Hemp Expo, WrestleMania, a "Star Trek" con, a comic book con,… Read full post »
It was only last January that I wrote about the similarities between the closing of President Obama's first State of the Union address and WWE champion John Cena's previous (by about a month) "Never give up" speech. While there can be little doubt that Obama and his speechwriters are looking to… Read full post »
For the Black Sabbath album "Heaven and Hell" (1980), Ronnie James Dio penned a fast-paced metal anthem titled "Die Young." As guitarist Tony Iommi's monster riffage builds to the tune's climax, Dio hammers home the song's refrain by repeating its title (7x according to… Read full post »
There were a few moments of false hope this morning that reports of Ronnie James Dio's death were just a vicious Internet rumor. A UPI article hit the web around 9:30am PST telling…
Frank Frazetta's cover to the Lancer paperback edition of "Conan the Usurper."
Frank Frazetta brought Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian to visual life in a way that director John Milius or Arnold Schwarzenegger could never hope to. Frazetta did it with paint and canvas, perhaps a better m… Read full post »
Image: Rosemary Picado
Tonight, John Cena and the rest of the cast of "Monday Night RAW" ran into a volcano. Despite a near demigod status bestowed on Cena by the son of one my readers, the incredible brawn of the World Wrestling Entertainment champ was no match for the…
In the section of WonderCon in San Francisco reserved for cult TV and movie actors,… Read full post »
It's just getting warmed up here, but Roger Ebert and Andrew Breitbart are getting into it over on Twitter over Tim Treadwell, the sad subject of Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary "Grizzly Man." Ebert tweeted some links to some zany Werner Herzog Internet ephemera as well as a review of "Aguirre, the… Read full post »
Michael Chiklis signs copies of his new comic book "Pantheon" at WonderCon in San Francisco on Friday April 2nd.
Comic books have been steadily losing floor space and prominence at their own conventions to the hyping of Hollywood blockbusters… Read full post »
Legendary Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki and his entourage were sitting in the Max's Diner concession at San Francisco International Airport on…
Lloyd Marcus, the unhyphenated American, sings about a GOP resurgence in 2010 set to the tune of Sinatra's "New York, New York"during the Tea Party Express event at the 2010 California Republican Party Spring Convention.
"I'd hate to take a bite outta you. You're a cookie… Read full post »
Andrew Breitbart in front of the Tea Party Express bus at the 2010 California Republican Party Spring Convention.
The California State Republican Convention was held this weekend at the Santa Clara Hyatt right next to the Great America theme park. The park is closed for the winter, so gu… Read full post »
President Obama sounded strangely familiar as he wrapped up his State of the Union address. It was that mix of mea culpas and defiance. I had heard this somewhere before. Maybe not verbatim, not word for word, but the flow was similar. And… Read full post »
The iPad? Probably the most disgusting name that the unstoppable tech giant has ever dropped on us. It sounds like the name of a virtual maxi. I keep thinking of that famous scene from the movie "Carrie" where cruel high school girls pelt Sissy Spacek with tampons while yelling, "Plug it… Read full post »