On a cold day in the far north side of Pittsburgh,PA a man takes out his gun and shoots his television after reading his friends post about the Grammys & Royal Rumble. ” In being that I am from Cleveland,Oh I am a bit emotionally emotional at times. Especially when people say Lake Erie caught on fire. I get so fumed at the George W Bush/Barrack H Obama `America! It’s a laziness of mind,soul,body-& of course history, let alone her story! It was the Cuyahoga River that caught on fire,not Lake Erie!” The man from Bellevue,PA said ” …now I am on fire. DANIEL BRYAN is the greatest wrestler at this moment, next to AN STYLES! Bray Wyatt may have won the match, but Bray is no Daniel Bryan! Daniel got cheated out of going to Wrestlmania. It is crap what HHH & Stephanie are doing to wrestling. Though still the best thing about is wrestling is that AJ STYLES is returning to ROH, TNA is a better entertainment product then WWE, and WCW will always be the greatest wrestling organization in the history of wrestling! The WWE will and shall faulter from its own inflated shallow dulled ego!”
The man from Bellevue,PA pulled up the covers over his head on his cracked couch. He pulled the trigger of his gun that layed in his mouth.
The WWE was called for a comment, HHH and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and like zombies on a record on repeat all that was heard “It’s what’s best for business,it’s what’s best for business,it’s what’s best for business(?)!”
The man from Bellevue,PA said while watching the end of ROH “…at least AJ STYLES is coming back to ROH! Finally it’s gonna be the Real Monday Wars!”
“Being that I am from Cleveland,Oh I like to sit back on my couch and just relax while being boisterous and vocal. I have eaten two bags of chips as this conversation has gone. More exciting then anything outta Hollywood!” Said the man from Bellevue,PA.
7. It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time directed by John Trent A fun and happening 70s movie. A blend of sarcasm and pomposity and amziliant Terrorizing the upper class that will leave you wanting more. One of the films to jump start the great force known as John Candy. Sadly a very underrated movie. It definitely deserves an Oscar.
6. BULLSHOT Directed by Dick Clement A genius laugh a second farce! This cinema genius lampoons chasers,bumbling investigators,Germans,the British empire. There is a beautiful love story at the movies core, as well as hilarious ways characters speak. This cinematic joy deserves an Oscar.
5. ISHTAR directed by Elaine May Sadly the history of this film clouds this amziliant cinematic gem. What can be learned from this is to never listen to an idiot film critic. But still, this film is such a joy(hoping one day that there will be a live read of this film at Arcade Comedy Theater). It is a crazy misadventure of two songwriters/performers that end up becoming spys, while singing well crafted by Paul Williams. Long over due for an Oscar!
4. Objects Attack directed by Rona Mark A cinematic joy, that was film in the great city of Pittsburgh,PA. As well as partly filmed at the original Steel City Improv Theater on the North side. A film that will go down in her story as a classic. Hypnotic, and aggressively beautiful. Shot on 16 mm in black and white. A movie that should have graced bigger in the movie houses-Oscar worthy.
3.Fat Head Directed by Tom Naughton Non political film just telling the truth about eating, and the shady politics that go behind it. A glowing stomach is shown that gives the movie heart and depth. Passed up for an Emmy as well as Oscar!
2.Hunter Gatherng by Well Known Strangers No words are needed for this cinematic gem from Improv power houses that split between Pittsburgh,PA-Chicago,Ill-NYC. A film like no other, sadly looked over for an Oscar.
1. Darned To Hell by Hotel Nowhere A cinematic fine of goodness by the amziliant Improv house team from Steel City Improv Theater in Pittsburgh,PA. A short award winning film that spears beyond tigers blood and a shot of Three Wisemen. A film that makes one question what socks do think when no one is watching. It got passed up for an Oscar, but deserves one.
0. Silent Sandwiches by Dominique D Curry A silent film of a fat man, stealing a skinny man’s freshly made sandwiches.
5. TO HEAR HER SING by DJ Kingsbury
Poetry of a self enlightened destructive kind. Words birthed and sharpen by chaos,pain and self torture. A voice in the world of poetics like no other. Just like with Howl, every teenage kid should read this masterful work that strived to destroy the whole of language-only for it to be a seed of rebirth….lost in a hole in a wall, trapped between darkness and light.
4. PATTERSON by William Carlos Williams
A book that is pushing me further to attempt my own book of poetry on my home city (that like Joyce with Dublin) lays strong and growing on my darken heart.
3. A book that I imagine, which is not mine. A book not yet written…but written already. I see it in my dreams…I can taste it…I can smell it. I am bathed in the light ripping joyfully in the words that lay out of reach from me…generations from now, when I shall just be mere dust-and forgotten! I wake up in fits of sweats, hearing words I have yet to dream of contemplating nor could even consciously understand. Lost in ashes of this book that will cleanse the world of our pain,suffering, shallow ignorance. She will write it!
2.ART OF ROZZ WILLIAMS:From Christian Death to Death
“Forget me not, or I’ll forget myself!” As the April 1st draws near, it will be 16 years since(sadly) Rozz Williams hung himself. Rozz, a hero to me always-shed down to the core of his aching bones the flesh of ROGER ALAN PAINTER(of which he felt suffocated by) gave more of himself then churches give to the homeless, and any politician can ever dream and hope to give to the people.
ROZZ WILLIAMS was more then just a voice/force of his generation, he will always be a bridge of those yet to come. For the broken,beaten and damned( and no matter how much Valor Land has stolen from him) for this Romeo may no longer be in distress-free of the constraining and suffocation of this fleeting mortal coil…Rozz is far away from the prison place humans think of heaven/hell-he himself would be the kindest guest. Now absorbed into the shiny,beautiful core fire of the universe, surely a HOLY PLACE TO BE!
1. THE WARTHOG AND CLOSE AIR SUPPORT DEBATE by Dr. Douglas N Campbell
When I was back there in Military Camp at Culver in the 80s, I always dreamed of driving a plane. I would spend long hard hours just starring up into the sky. I found myself (as time went on) dressed in maroon and marching with with drum stocks in my hand-and a Tom Tom drum around my neck. I would keep the beat unconsciously, but still all the while starring up into the sky wishing,hoping,praying one day I could fly a plane-just like my Grandfather did in WWII.
Dr. Campbell’s book is a needed breath of fresh air, as I consciously jump back into learning about my lost drowned love of planes. With each word my naive boyish understanding grows ever so deeper into a world I could never imagine.
“Being that I am from Cleveland,Oh I never expect this kinda stuff! Our lakes catch on fire,our sport teams never win, and I have never gotten the woman of my dreams. But if I have anything I will always have had a moment with UCB 4, I am not sure who the woman was…never see much of women in Improv! It was nice to let her up there!” Said the man from Bellevue,PA.
All other lists are crap, just propaganda to continue the alienating spread of the dull and bland patriarchy!
20. Savannah Brown
19. Sylvia Plath
17. Angela Davis
16. Emma Goldman
15. Does Neale Hurston
14. Anais Nin
13. Joyce Carol Oates
12. Judy Blume
11. Rachel Carson
10. Toni Morrison
9. Mari Evans
8.Noriko Mizuta Kippur
7. Mary Paik Lee
6. Jennifer Finch
5. Adrienne Rich
4. Dorothy Parker
2. Gertrude Stein
1. Courtney Kylie Robison