Here are some samples of my writing. I particularly liked these. I hope you do too.
11 humorous horror movies
Horror movies can be damned horrific, what with all the entrails and the screaming. Sometimes we need a good laugh to take the edge off. That’s where humorous horror movies come in.
Blood, gore and suspense are awesome. But after watching these movies, we’ve decided that we like our horror best when it’s laugh-out-loud funny. It’s as if humor and horror are better together than they are apart. Kind of like chocolate and peanut butter.
12 types of bad tech names
Life is too short to want to punch a website in the face, but there I was, staring at Apple.com, feeling the rage. I was struck for the nth time by the sheer badness of the name iPad when I realized there were worse names of tech companies, products, and services. In fact, there are entire categories of bad.
6 reasons UK version of Planet of the Apes trailer OWNS the US one
The U.K. trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes has just been released, and when we looked at the British and American versions side by side, we were struck by the differences between the two. The U.K. trailer looks like something we’d want to watch. The U.S. one … not so much.
The 12 most egregious lies in sci-fi
Sci-fi movies and TV are FILLED with lies—and we don’t just mean the ones that Kirk told to get some of those green-skinned women into bed. No, we mean the kind of lies with devastating results and entire worlds at stake. (Sci-fi is epic that way.) Here are some of the biggest whoppers told on-screen, plus a few more subtle ones.
The 12 greatest Spock moments
Today is April 5, four days too late for April Fools’ and 13 days before U.S. taxes are due. But April 5 is just as important as those two dates, because it’s the anniversary of First Contact, the day that Vulcans came to planet Earth in 2063 and gave us their high-five. And in honor of the occasion, we’re highlighting our favorite Vulcan, Mr. Spock.
8 reasons why we fall for Summer Glau
When most people hear the word “summer,” they think “vacation” or “hot weather.” When we hear the word “summer,” we think, “Run!” That’s because whenever Summer Glau appears on TV, she’s either threatening to kill with her brain or using her ballerina-trained legs to back-kick her opponents in the face.
13 kick-ass sci-fi princesses
Leia Organa, who graced the Star Wars universe with a no-nonsense attitude and a killer set of hair buns, is the most famous sci-fi princess in history. While Luke was shooting womp rats, Leia was busy learning to braid hair … and to plot a rebellion. All in the life of a princess, right?
British vs. American cover art
What I don’t know about art can fill a book entitled, “I don’t know if it’s art, but I know what I like.” But on a recent trip to England, even I, the artistically challenged, noticed that British and American cover art was decidedly different: American book covers were more colorful, almost garish, while British book covers were more austere and muted. Big empty swathes of negative space filled the British covers, and they looked practically empty next to their busy American counterparts.
Why the difference?