James Bond Movie/Book or Soap Opera

Ian Fleming, former spy and novelist, wrote a whole big bunch of books centered around protagonist James Bond, Agent 007. He also wrote the novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang which like many of his James Bond novels was made into a movie. Independent of Ian Fleming, television networks across the world produced countless…

Captain Hongo Hawkes: Unfinished Thoughts of Her (Vol. I)

The following is excerpted from the journal of Captain Hongo Hawkes of the "Bonhomme Leroux," a sword boat once docked in Mississippi's ports. Hawkes' had several journals but never dated the journals or the journal entries. I've done my best to extract what I've found and presented them in segments…

A Short Story About Time

There's this picture of Pablo Picasso that I'm obsessed with. I used to spend hours staring at it. I said picture but I really should have said photograph. There's this photograph of Pablo Picasso that I used to be obsessed with. I changed that end bit. I'm not still obsessed…

Remembrance: Roddy Piper (1954-2015)

Growing up watching professional wrestling was second best only to re-enacting professional wrestling with my brothers. There were a few competing leagues vying to gain the stronghold of an emerging sport, or entertainment. The leader among several of those leagues was the World Wrestling Federation, the WWF (now known as…

Serena Williams Does Not Own A Candy Store

Written by The Spaced Invader All-time great tennis player Serena Williams mounted a third round comeback that would have otherwise seen her ousted from the Wimbledon Championship, one of tennis’ four annual grand slams. It wasn’t really a big deal that Williams came back after staring down elimination; she’…

The Sad States of the American South

Written by Tyrone and dedicate to the potential that the American South has to be a great region. I grew up and still live in Starkville, Mississippi. It's the only place I've ever called home and really the only place I truly know. I've traveled around a bit, even lived…

America The Holiday

My former homeland, the country of my birth, the reason for my exile. America. So hubristic a nation they took the name America all for themselves. But hey, it's America's birthday, the biggest circle-jerk holiday of them all. Happy Fourth of July, Happy Anniversary. One's relationship with a country should…

God Bless the United States...Women's National Soccer Team

If you watched the 2011 World Cup Final between the US and Japan you saw probably the most heartbreaking game in the history of US soccer, men or women. Abby Wambach puts one in during extra time, in the 104th minute, and the US take the lead. And it looks…