?When the Retroist?
I started the Retroist to take the place of an older site that was a general blog about whatever. What I discovered after blogging (weird – the word blogging wasn’t in my Firefox dictionary) for a year is that I preferred posting about pop culture and nostalgia. I quick visit to my local registrar and The Retroist was born.
?Why don’t you do the podcast this way?
I don’t know? I get a lot of people emailing me about the format of the show with suggestions to change it to X or Y. I tend to do the show the way I do it because I am most comfortable doing it that way. That probably means it is not for everyone. Rest assured if I could make the show you wanted I probably would, but this is the me I am saddled with.
I grew up in 1970s/1980s New Jersey. I lived in the swamps outside of New York and was raised under the watchful eye of my mother and an old black & white RCA television. I am fairly tall. I attribute this height to a steady diet of cola and Keebler Potato Skins.
Computers have been pretty important to me since I got my first Vic-20. Save for a brief foray into film and television I have made my adult living tied to a computer and could not be happier about it.
What else. Uhm. I like to read. Mostly classic horror (Lovecraft, Derleth), but I also enjoy the work of Dan Simmons and James Ellroy. Funny story about Lovecraft. I was reading a Lovecraft book in a little office area up the block from me and some homeless guy approached me. I assumed he was going to ask for money, but instead I saw he had the exact same book in his hand. We discussed how to pronounce Cthulhu and he tried to get me to read more Heinlein. I tried to get him to read August Derleth. He didn’t like Derleth, so I tried to pretend I didn’t like Heinlein. Sadly this was the one and only meeting of the Market Street Lovecraft Book Club.
Many years ago I started reading comic books again after a few years off. I even tried writing a few on my own. One day I will learn to draw and get a few done until then I will have to be content reading other peoples work.
TV has always been a big part of my life, but I have definitely cutback in the last few years. Not for any moral reason like I think its rots your brain or is too base a pleasure. I just spend way too much time on my computer. Still I record most of my favorite shows and I usually squeeze in an hour a day on weekdays and 2 on weekends if I can. I do miss the days of sitting in front of the tube for 6 hours at a stretch, but if the Internet existed back then I imagine I wouldn’t have memories of doing that.
That’s about all I got about me for now. Weird that people even come to this page, but they do. Maybe they are expecting nude pics of your truly. Sorry, but that is a pay service. If their is one thing I learned in this life – “Money up front.”
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