Far from Normal
- Bloomington, Illinois, United States
- April 28
- I am new to OpenSalon. I have been writing pretty much most of my life but only recently have I stumbled onto the whole blog scene. I hope you enjoy my musings. Oh, yeah, I'm an actor, too.
MY RECENT POSTS
- TransFormers Walks The Line
July 18, 2011 01:35PM
- Me in Film
October 01, 2009 03:08AM
- My Contribution to Health Care
September 09, 2009 10:55PM
- If UHC Fails, No One to Blame
But Our Selves
August 18, 2009 02:18PM
August 14, 2009 11:49PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Post all you want! I'll
July 19, 2011 02:00AM
- “The originality of the
movie came not from the plot
October 03, 2009 01:07PM
- “Why thank you very much,
Buffy! Do you have any of
student films to look
October 02, 2009 12:52AM
- “Honestly, Blue, I don't
know what the grade was. I
helping out a friend,
October 01, 2009 07:04PM
- “You're shocked? That a
half-hour sitcome relies on
September 24, 2009 11:14PM
Peter Tenuto's Links
I haven't posted here in quite a while. Possibly, the last time I posted the TransFormers sequel, Revenge of the Fallen was out or just getting ready to be released. I have taken too long of a break from political writing and it's good to be starting up a regular blog… Read full post »
I was surprised today when a friend of mine sent me his youtube posting of a short film I did when I was going to SIU. This was a great short film to be a part of and I hope you all enjoy it. It's called The Box, and is split… Read full post »
The tension of the last few months' worth of health care debate is finally sliding off my back.
To President Obama's credit, I shouldn't have been so worried. The one component of reform that I really was hinging on was the Public Option. But I got so wrapped up in that… Read full post »
Okay, so let me get this straight: A bill that has the public option only has a solid 41 votes in Senate. But if they try to go with a bill that has no public option anywhere from 57 to 100 Dems in the House will vote against it. And through… Read full post »
A recent blog I saw had a woman listing her limited iTunes list of artists. I thought it would be nice to share some playlists for CD mixes I have done recently.
Watching Me Fall
1. Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head) - Ben Folds
2. You Never Know - Wilco… Read full post »
I'd like to take a moment to talk about something dear to me that isn't politics. As you might tell from some of my earlier posts, I am a rabid fan of popular culture. One of my biggest indulgences of pop culture is in the world of comic books. I feel that… Read full post »
In my previous post about town halls and the folks disrupting Democratic Congressmen, I intimated that there are no such town halls near me to go to. I was mistaken, as there was one in my town just last evening.
Unfortunately, it was hosted by Republican Tim Johnson, and held in… Read full post »
How about we just replace American Idol?
Seriously, I hate this show. As a struggling musician, among other artistic pursuits, the likes of shows like American Idol can serve nothing for the music industry except to make success harder for people like me who are struggling from the bottom up.
Is this the face of the new Republican party? Not only are the town hall disruptors shouting down the Senators and Congressmen attempting to inform their constituents about the upcoming healthcare reform, but they are shouting down anyone in the audience not espousing their skewed point of view… Read full post »
So, while this idea isn't my own - I've heard bits and pieces of it in various places and then put it together independently.
Considering first that the stimulus and other bail-out money that has been given to banks isn't being circulated, either through loans, credit cards or other forms of len… Read full post »
I am dismayed by the criticism Obama has been getting recently.
On the one hand you have the Republicans doing exactly the thing one would expect the Republicans to do: Trying to downplay Obama's positive outlook, trying to hammer fear and hate into the American people, trying desperately to ge… Read full post »
So Miss Alaska Caribou Barbie is quitting her job as governor of Alaska.
What could be happening with her? At the risk of being sued for libel, etc. by her lawyers who have warned people not to speculate, I am going to speculate here on her reasons for leaving.
Recently ther… Read full post »
I have pride for my country all year round.
This isn't to imply that folks going out partying on the 4th aren't proud of their country. And over the last four-to-eight years there have been, it seemed, more things to anger me about my country than there were things to be… Read full post »
So I got out to my local theater to see the second TransFormers movie.
Let me start off by saying that I have had TransFormers toys in one form or another since I can remember. When the animated movie came out in 1986 I got my dad to take me, I… Read full post »
I have a friend who keeps insisting I should cut down on red meat in my diet. I have no intention to do so any time soon.
Yes, I am overweight. Yes, I could stand to eat a healthier diet. For me this includes eating less carbs (no, I won't go… Read full post »
So Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett are dead.
I really don't know where to begin about these two cultural icons. On the one hand, I have to wonder why Farrah was so big. I mean, I know she was sexy, but there are lots of sexy women out there. What was… Read full post »
Okay, this is from a while ago on another blog but I thought it would be appreciated here:
His name was George Tiller.
Yes, he performed abortions. He performed in some cases late-term abortions in instances where a mother's life was endangered by her pregnancy. How many mothers'… Read full post »
Why do we Tweet/Twitter?
I really don't undersand it. I'm 29, I know I'm getting up there in years but I'd like to think I'm still young, at heart, if not in body. I still read comic books, I go on nostolgia kicks with cartoons from my youth such as Voltron and… Read full post »
Hello. As promised here is another in my series of pre-OpenSalon blogs. Enjoy!
I work at a Very Big Department Store, who will remain
unnamed for certain purposes like, as much as I dislike it, I'd
actually like to keep my job, or as it is better known, the cash
Let's… Read full post »
What can you really say about the man who brought you up? I was only allowed to see my dad on weekends because he and my mother divorced when I was very young, but my memories of time spent with him is perhaps more vivid than time spent at home (sorry, Mom).… Read full post »
Greetings. It occurs to me that I have a fair backlog of blogs from my other pages. While I plan to make this my primary blogging place in the future, there are some things from the other blogs I feel would be a good fit here. So whenever I post a… Read full post »
I finally have a blog on OpenSalon!
It sure took me long enough to get here. Two months ago I was turned onto OpenSalon by a friend, and I love the articles and other blogs that get posted here. But I have been met with untold difficulty in signing up for… Read full post »
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