Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sequins are great, but....

For the last several weeks, there hasn't been much else to watch on TV besides Megan's dancing shows. I'm a cultured mofo, so I watch them too. Now there's FINALLY something else to watch! From the Brits, we've got new episodes of Doctor Who (which are few and far between, but still awesome) and the Torchwood miniseries. I've only watched the first episode of Torchwood, but I'm liking it! This weekend, there's another Who plus the premier of Being Human. All very promising. The Sci-Fi Channel (That's how I say it. Spelling Sy Fy just looks stupid) has new episodes of Eureka and Warehouse 13. I like Eureka. It's something different on the genre front. Warehouse 13 picked up a lot in the second episode so it felt more than an hour long version of the last shot in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

And then there's Hell's Kitchen. YES!!!!!!!!! My favorite reality show of all time has a summer season. Although I will admit this first episode feels more staged than usual. For example, you've got the dumb-ass diner cook who made biscuits n' gravy for his signature dish get kicked out during dinner service when his replacement is already in the other room for "a special surprise". Then you've got the gung-ho military dude who's either there specifically to fight with Ramsey and glare menacingly at the camera or as a cleverly placed advertisement for anti-psychotic meds. Of course there are the other must-haves like the cook who doesn't know how to turn the stove on, the cook who serves raw meat and (a new one) the cook who doesn't know the difference between a fridge and a freezer. I say this show felt staged, but I've been served by cooks from all of these categories in several different restaurants so perhaps they're 100% genuine. Either way, it's televised goodness.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.