What Makes Brachish Run?

Scattered points of interest slapped down on the page like a fictional hooker slapped down by her pimp...

Yes, it's true—I haven't posted on this blog for a long time (regrettably) and I won’t have time to post much in the near future.

I’ve been too busy with work crap (one day I might have to rant here about how ridiculously low-paying the publishing industry can be, and how outrageous it is that the media world can get away with screwing so many people out of overtime pay), I'm constantly noodling with a screenplay in my spare time, and I’ve been spending inordinate amounts of time losing money by investing what little capital I have in companies like the following: AMRE, DWCH, KNOS, ICMH, NNOS, and WDAM (all of which have serious, exponential growth potential—if they don’t go of out of business first—and are currently available at knock-on-wood “rock-bottom” prices, meaning they’re highly speculative penny stocks and could very well ruin me if they don’t kick it in gear soon. These are mostly cutting-edge technology companies with ideas that caught my eye first, my imagination second, and my wallet last).

I've linked some of my favorite stock-research websites on the sidebar of Celebrity Cola, so have a look if you have a thirst for high-stakes gambling.

Anyway, lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Brendan Benson, New Pornographers, Matisyahu (the Hassidic-convert reggae rapper-singer), the new Gorillaz album (not as catchy as the first album, but a good record nonetheless), and Aussies like The Waifs and Missy Higgins. I’ve also rediscovered the joys of old Missy Elliot, and I finally got a copy of “Without Earth and the Moon” by The Moon and “Resurrection” by the Aerovons (both very good, if not as mind-blowing as I’d hoped considering the high-pedigrees and/or amazing origin stories behind these almost-lost masterworks).

I’ve fallen behind when it comes to seeing current films, but on the comic-book front I finally got around to reading some of the graphic novels collecting the work of Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Allred (primary artist), and Laura Allred (colorist) on the 2000-2004 X-Force/X-Statix run. Others have said it before, but I’ll reiterate: Stupendous art; cynical but emotionally and socially relevant story; unarguably violent, sexy, smart, and funny. This is unlike any X-Men-related comic you’ll ever read, it’s a limited commitment of your time (since it has a clear beginning and end), and it’s just a beautifully done piece all in all. Don’t miss it. Wait till you see what happens to the rambunctious Edie Sawyer/U-Go Girl. You'll cry like a baby. Great news: the X-Statix (aka, X-Statics) are being brought back in small doses with X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl and Mike Allred has a few cool projects in the works, including his groovy issue of DC's Solo (out now!).


I came across this Warhol-inspired piece of pop art by an artist named Euria, and since it’s related in name and theme (in a way) to this Celebrity Cola blog, I thought I’d share the image here:

Celeb-Cola (pop art by Euria)


This month’s Shout-Outs go to: Wendy (Tales From the Dorkside and Film Geeks 2.0), Eric Berlin (Dumpster Bust), Sequential Tart, my old pal Susan, and the new Google Blog Search.

And Will Brady recommends CronyJobs.com.

Now please go and visit the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which notes the important fact that "global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s." It's the truth!


This makes me blush:
"... Several months ago, one of the most talented and creative members of the blogging community had featured Alexa's site in a posting. Lucas Brachish is the pseudonym used by a magazine editor and well-known, published writer, living in New York city...." -- David Harper, SpaceCoastWeb (Sunday, October 9, 2005)

Nice, right? But even better yet, this quote is from another fine and informative SpaceCoastWeb blog article, "A nod to link exchange schemes." Disclosure: I lived in Florida for many, many years, and I love checking out Mr. Harper's SpaceCoastWeb for news on my old state, as well as insightful and literary posts involving everything under the sun of the ol' planet Earth. (For instance, SpaceCoastWeb turned me on to the Eggcorn Database, another site worthy of multiple visits.)


Eric Berlin said...

Always good to have stuff to read of yours Lucas, and thanks for the shout out (mostly talking about TV these days over at Dumpster Bust... guy's gotta make a living right?).

Agreed on the Gorillaz album...

I'm impressed a) that you have money to invest in anything and b) that you have the balls to go after penny stocks!

Wendy said...

I'm so glad to have you back Lucas! I really missed reading new things at your blog.