Author Archive for D P

I'm a geologist living in the great state of California.

Top Ten Movies….?

Now that Trump has won the presidency, and America has officially reached DOOM II: Hell On Earth status, I’m ready for a Pain Elemental to come and fucking kill me. Because really. Donald fucking Trump is going to be president. In celebration of this monumental failure of Democracy, I’m going to count down the Top Ten Worst movies of all…

Celebrity Presidential Debate 3: Vivacious in Vegas

TIG: WHO IS READY FOR THE DEBATE!? DP: I’m ready for a history of the Debate Commission! Let’s get those old white dudes up there! DP: Hillary is in the house! DP: Here we go! The ACTION! DP: This debate finally came out west. To…..LAS VEGAS! This debate commission should be introduced by Don King. And then Hillary should bite off Trump’s…

Eat and Drink PDX: A Memoir

A friend is traveling to Portland soon, and I told her I would compile a list of my favorite PDX places to eat and drink.  The list is hardly exhaustive, and it’s mostly just places I either got drunk or ate breakfast while hungover.  I haven’t visited a lot of these places in over a decade, so maybe don’t hang…

TV Shows Set in LA and NY by Decade

I recently moved to Burbank, California.  I like Burbank – it’s got a great history of television production, it’s relatively clean, and it’s in The Valley (As in The All Valley Karate Championship). Figure 1 – Sweep the leg. While I moved the 40 or so miles to Burbank, my job did not move with me, and I’m now driving…

An Odd Turn…

My Spotify playlist just took me on an Expected Journey. I just Took a trip from Footloose to Country Roads. To be clear, that’s from Kevin Bacon dancing for FREEDOM, all the way to John Denver singing about how country roads are taking him home, and to his…like…past…or something?  Let’s take a CLOSER look! In 1985 or so, my mom…

300 Albums: Tool – Opiate

Tool – Opiate Opiate is a badass album, and it was my first real introduction to Tool.  I distinctly remember purchasing Opiate in the electronics section at our local FRED MEYER when I was 16 years old.  It was only $10, while most CDs at the time (including the other Tool albums on the shelf) were $15.  The reason it…