Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
August 20
Craig Johnson is an actor and sometime writer for the internet series "Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager." He dreams of someday writing Nantucket related trivia to be printed on Nantucket Nectar juice caps.


Craig Johnson's Links
FEBRUARY 12, 2009 12:00PM

Brett and Me

Here's something I wrote last time that Brett Favre retired.  The real retirement.  I haven't altered the career stats and other details from last year, because if I do it now, I'll have to readjust them next year when he retires again.  I can't be spending my life updatRead full post »

JANUARY 15, 2009 11:54PM

My Best Pictures- 1990-1998

Recap: Reaction to S.T. Wonderhorse's series on Best Picture Oscar
winners. These are my favorite movies since the year of my birth.
Just my opinion. On to the 90's.

In politics, we had Clinton; in music, grunge; and in movies we had
the Indie film movement. It's been reported ad infinitum how these
three… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2009 10:15PM

My Best Pictures- 1981 through 1989

Recap: Reaction to S.T. Wonderhorse's series on Best Picture Oscar
winners. These are my favorite movies since the year of my birth.
Moving on to the 80's.

The much derided 80's. After the Auteur Revolution of the 70's,
before the Indie Revolution of the 90's, maybe it was the only time
since the early… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2009 6:51PM

My Best Pictures- 1972 through 1980

Sheldon the Wonderhorse is doing a series talking about the Oscar Winners for Best Picture since the year of his birth (1969).  This got me thinking.  In response, I present the best pictures from the year of my birth (1973). It's really a favorite's list, and favorite does not eq… Read full post »

[There's a Spoiler in here, movie fans.]  

I have to stand up for Tropic Thunder.  

On January 7, Scott Mendelson posted a brief piece called "Best Moment in Gay-Friendly Cinema? Not in Milk..." in which he said how he liked how one character in TT talks about how h… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2008 7:51PM

What's all this about 25 things?

Does this all seem like a writing class exercise to you?  Here's the subject of 25 potential OSalon articles.  Let me know if any sound interesting enough to warrant developing into a whole entry.

 1- My parents met on a beach at Cape Lookout, Oregon. She was travelling from Long Islan… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2008 11:19AM

Of Time and Ticket Stubs

Some time back, around the time Led Zepellin held their reunion concert, a friend of mine asked me a question.  The question started as all good questions should, with the phrase "If you had a time machine..." 


"If you had a time machine, and could go see any rock band in… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2008 3:19PM

2 Sick Men-Zodiac and Me

Waking up, it felt like my sinuses were bulging out of my head.  In the kitchen I grabbed a glass for some orange juice, and there was another ant.  A new one shows up every few days.  Barely larger than a comma, it crawled along the kitchen counter, same spot I/… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 19, 2008 11:25AM

"You saw who? Doing what? Where?"

It's such a bad song.  The music is over-simple.  The rhymes aren’t fun or clever. The song crawls into the ear early in the Christmas season and refuses to leave until well after the tree is down, and like that other horrible mid-century bit of secular Christmas triteness “All/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2008 11:13AM

The Trillion Dollar Woman

Over the last couple months, the government has been scrambling to save the economy.  The only plan we have so far instated is to dump money on the problem in hopes that it will just go away.  I don't know if this is going to work, but it’s the solution that/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2008 6:30PM

No sex please, we're undead

Vampires are supposed to be scary, but as long as I can recall they have tended to come out sexy.  This can hardly be counted a flaw, except for the fact that they are supposed to be, you know, monsters.


I'm not talking the Nosferatu type, of course, but practically… Read full post »

Some people, too many people, can’t get past the fact that Barack Obama’s middle name happens to be, through a curious bit of historical serendipity, Hussein.  I have no problem with this name, though to be honest, I can understand how it might be a problem for some people, being thaRead full post »