I put a couple more videos up on YouTube.

This was a skit I wrote and directed for a company trip in the Spring of 2003 (I think, or it could be 2002 or even ’04). There never was a real script as such. I just assembled the cast, gave them the basic storyline and had them make up their own parts. Most of the cast were members of the company’s events division and had a lot of experience putting on superhero action shows for children. This was sort of a mix of a MAD magazine type parody of The Last Samurai, Kill Bill and The Matrix mixed with a Japanese superhero action show and my own twisted fantasies. You’ll see…

The subtitles are approximates. I couldn’t really hear what was being said with the bad audio and besides that a lot of the dialog is in-jokes that nobody outside the company would get. The references to me leaving at 6 o’clock have to do with my American style work habits which don’t really match how they do things in Japan. It wasn’t entirely true. I did work late lots of nights. Just not every night like most of the rest of the company.

I dearly love all these people.


This is my appearance circa 1983 or ’84 on The Ghoul show. The Ghoul was a late-night horror movie host in Cleveland and Detroit whose hey-day was a decade before this. He was still cool in the eighties. He was a lot more low key when I watched him as a kid. Back then his show was a revelation.

This is seriously goofy.


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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 13, 2008 at 8:45 pm |

    Brad the Warner from Kent! Jeff the Sickie from Lorain looks more like you than you.. What a Knif!

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 14, 2008 at 12:09 am |

    Brad the Warner indeed!

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 14, 2008 at 12:10 am |

    And second to the last samurai as well!

  4. Rick
    Rick November 14, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    The Ghoul! Now that’s a blast from the past. Thanks!

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 15, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Thanks for recommending ‘To Meet the Real Dragon’ a few back. I really enjoy it.

  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    jordan said…
    > Covey, that Seven Habits guy…
    > we like to think we see the world as it is,
    > but really, we see the world as we are

    Taxi to the Dark Side
    makes me proud to be American.

  7. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    ah, nostalgia!
    nothing’s quite like it ever again

  8. The Kentralia Kid
    The Kentralia Kid November 16, 2008 at 12:23 am |

    But… I wanted to hear Satire.

  9. eddie "wantds to be chris cornell" vedder
    eddie "wantds to be chris cornell" vedder November 16, 2008 at 3:07 am |




    fuck you all

  10. tattoozen
    tattoozen November 16, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    Stay Sick! Turn Blue! I miss those goofy horror host days. . .

  11. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm |

    Brad. Stay sick you Knif!

  12. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 16, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    buddhism protects itself from all violence by being utterly defenseless

    it doesn’t matter what side anyone is on; buddhism is on all sides, and inside and outside too

    buddhism is all sides and all sides of all sides, front and backsides too

    buddhism is the bu of all ddhisms

    (sorry I got late to posting this on your Thank a Veteran entry, but here, actually anywhere, will do)

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