The Curator of Schlock #420: The Stepfather
The Revenging Manta, the ninja vigilante of downtown Orlando, lay in a crumpled heap on the floor of the Battle Beyond the Stars exhibit in the Museum of Schlock. I was still cradling my bleeding hand as my finger had been just bitten off by Count Zarth Arn from Starcrash. “Take care of him,” Count Zarth Arn said… Continue reading
Video: Joy Baglio’s Residency Farewell Reading at The Kerouac Project of Orlando.
On May 20, 2023, Joy Baglio ended her residency at the Kerouac Project of Orlando by reading from a works in progress.. The Kerouac Project of Orlando includes a residency program in which one writer each season gets to live and work in the house where Jack Kerouac lived when On the Road came out,… Continue reading
Episode 578: Bob Kealing!
This week journalist and cultural historian Bob Kealing returns to The Drunken Odyssey to discuss the Beatles’s two momentous visits to Florida in 1964. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES TDO listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go here while still logged in to upgrade… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #419: Run All Night
I stared at the life-like statue of Count Zarth Arn, the spitting image of Joe Spinell. How it ended up in the Battle Beyond the Stars exhibit was beyond me. I inched my index finger toward the face of Count Earth Arn. And then his mouth snapped on my finger. He wouldn’t let go. I… Continue reading
The Perfect Life #56
Dear Dr. Perfect, If you heat up peanut butter at 105 degrees, does it cure Alzheimer’s? My mom’s friend’s boyfriend, whose daughter is a doctor, told me that’s preposterous. Can you settle this debate whether this is true or not? Signed, Curious Individual ———— You’ve come to the right place. Dr. Perfect is here to… Continue reading
Episode 577: Sarai Walker interviewed by Samantha Nickerson!
This week Samantha Nickerson returns to guest-hosting duties with a fabulous conversation with novelist writer Sarai Walker. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES TDO listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go here while still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount. If you… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #418: The Manitou
The Revenging Manta, the ninja vigilante of downtown Orlando, and myself were traipsing through the upper floors of the Museum of Schlock. The next room we passed through was the Battle Beyond the Stars exhibit. A wide array of wax statues stood before us. There was Richard Thomas’s Shad, George Peppard’s Cowboy, Robert Vaughn’s Gelt, John Saxon’s… Continue reading
The Perfect Life #55
Dear Dr. Perfect, I’m in love with my cousin. Only thing is, I’m afraid to tell him because he might think I’m a cliché. Do I risk it to get the biscuit? Signed, Family over Everything ————— Dear FoE, Is this Jerry Lee Lewis? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I’ll save the Woody Allen jokes for… Continue reading
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