Friday, July 18, 2014
Dreams Really Do Come True
Luke, I love the way you say 'Ribald'...
I've been hip-deep in a blog post that has gotten so out of control I am trying to re-structure it before it outright consumes me. Man, it is a long mufugga, even for me. But I wanted to write SOMETHING, and not just toss up another picture of LeBron, and this is as good a reason as any. In fact, it's FANTASTIC.
It seems like a lifetime ago when a group of very generous and outstanding people got together and had an online baby shower in my family's name, raised money and bought be a digital video camera so that I could record the early years of my first son Carter's life. Total strangers, whose only connection was a passion for plastic and felt, back when I was working as the VP of Product Development for Palisades Toys and was heavily involved in an entirely different kind of online community.
A community not of Special Needs Moms and Dads, but of collectors.
That was where I hung my hat, which had hair in it in those days, on the World Wide Web. I wrote articles for the company website back then. My blogging was a regular column called 'Made in China', a production-specific weekly contribution to the website, and then after a while I was doing some fairly regular content and managing contributors. I remember Fan Fridays being one of my favorite things. I dearly loved Luke Milton's 'Punchbunny's Drunken Reviews'.
I don't even REMEMBER how we originally hooked up, Luke and I. But very often, you don't remember how you meet people who just become a regular, or in his case, semi-regular, part of your life.
And although he and I only communicate from time to time these days, I always love it, LOVE IT, when our paths intersect. He helped so much when I tried to launch my own company Creatus Maximus in 2006. Even though I tanked it and only keep the name for use for my freelancing and not for producing my own product anymore, I felt like I let the man down when I failed to get his kockBLOCKerz concept launched into an actual, functional product.
He was kind enough to let me participate in a half-ass way in his website Fruitless Pursuits a while ago. I never could give him the commitment I needed to. I was split between here, Mission: iPossible, struggling with trying to keep the house (which we lost) and write a post there. I had to eventually bail on FP. He was totally understanding.
He's done a ton of cool shit. But this is not a post singing the praises of Luke Milton (or IS it?), though that isn't a bad idea. Though the Special Needs community might say 'Huh? What?', the other types who read this blog would find what he does extremely interesting. I find his latest endeavor very cool.
And although he intends to keep it high-brow and isn't going to be talking about her boobies, his latest Podcast series is all about the work of actress Scarlett Johannson. It's called ScarJo A Go-Go (But don't call her ScarJo, cause that is a No-No!), and you can actually download it directly from iTunes.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!?!?
And yes, it is totally serious. And remarkably interesting, just so you know. He's a smart mufugga, and knows a shitload about film and dissecting film as a whole, definitely worth anyone's time.
Even if he isn't drunk.