Astroworld

REVISAL OF SITE

The site was revised as of 06/23/2016 to reflect that my book, “Western Legend” is not currently available.  All clickbait on the right of the page referencing sites wherein the book was available — as well as the cover — have been removed.

More information will be available regarding this book if and when it sees publication in the foreseeable future.

Thank you to everyone who supported my book.

Currently, I am working on other projects.  Another book, two screenplays, and seeking financing to the “AstroWorld” project.

~ Jim


Collage of Nonsensical Absurdity from Epsilon 5

ASTROWORLD is nearing completion, yet still in progress.  So, in the meantime, I thought perhaps I would post something here just to gather attention.  Ladies and Gentlemen, without further adieu … an interesting assortment of random crap from the Internet, which I found to be interesting, curious, entertaining, or simply prosaically mesmerizing.

Yo Mamma So Fat Aha Helium Jokegood pointWizard of Oz LOL

Jurassic Park gates today
The Original Jurassic Park Gate on the Island of Kauai

A Little Kelly Humor this Morning

Happiest Fairy

Shark !

Mad Men Set 16
One of the Offices on the set of Mad Men, fully lit as it would have been in reality. As opposed to the darker look used on the show.

 

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Wouldn’t it have been COOL to have THIS on your wall when you were 8
An Ellison is Like, from Starlog
An Interesting Cartoon Depicting the Many Moods of One Mr. Harlan Ellison, Esq.

If You Stare

Spell it right or not at all

They Live

Dr. Putin

The Red Barron 1917
The Actual “Red Barron.” Colorized.

You can Drink at 7AM

Listen Up Mega Tweeters

Home Theater, Batman Style Part 2
A Real Home Theater, Somewhere North of “Only Extremely Wealthy People Allowed.”

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Ninjas and Pirates and Lasers and Shit

Crayon stuff

John Lennon on the set of Happy Days

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Indy Flashes Past Boba Fett on his way out of the Temple

Astrodome
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN … YOUR HOUSTON ASTRODOME !

Esc

Dave

Colin Powell 1950's selfie
Colin Powell May Have Invented the Selfie in the Late 1950’s
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You’re on Mars. And one of those bright lights, is Earth. No shit.

Shhhhhh Almost Now You May Speak

Sat in Tex

Roy Scheider with Nick Marra's sculpture of Chief Brody
Roy Scheider Holding Roy Scheider. Whatever Argument You Got. You Just Lost It.
Windows XP Operating System, Oct. 25th, 2001
It Really Wasn’t So Long Ago That THIS Was A Big Deal

Spielberg and Fox back to the future

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Robert Cornelius, believed to be the first photographic image
Believed to be the First Photograph Ever Taken of a Human Being. (Robert Cornelius)

Imagine Going to this Bathroom Drunk

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It stuns me that someone somewhere thinks this is safe for Re-entry.

Mom - Chuck Lorre Productions, #418

Fan-made Corridor, Starship Interior Redesign
A very nice rendering of one of those corridors on those Star Trek Next Gen. type shows. I believe had this been the width of the corridors on Voyager, that the show would have been more popular. I’ve talked to a number of people who eventually stopped watching due to claustrophobia.
Portland, Maine, State Street looking toward Longfellow Square, 1907 Colorized
Colorized Photo Taken in Maine, in 1907, of State Street looking toward Longfellow Square.

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If they make a third movie without Bill Murray, it has the validity of this.

I Ate Mom's Best Shoes

Neil Gaiman Quote

Aliens Attack Stormtroopers

Doggie Style SPider-WEB If you think Dogs can't count Raising a Teenager

Harlan and the Barber Shop
When Harlan Ellison shows up at a barber shop … Interesting people surround him.
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Can you imagine if you could take this photo back in time and show it to a Cowboy in 1860. “Why that thar is prettier than one of them ‘Painted Ladies.'”
Union Officers, 4th Pennsylvania Calvalry at Westover Landing, August of 1862 colorized
Actual Civil War Photo, Colorized.
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Greatest Halloween Costume EVER !
TheQueen
Truly Amazing.
TexasEarth
This is what people who live in Texas think of Texas.
.....and not a single Yub Nub was given that day.
…..and not a single Yub Nub was given that day.

jello puddin ain't no joke to me

Welcome Here

Plymouth Rock via John Lander
Photo of Actual Plymouth Rock, taken by radio disc jockey, John Lander, while on vacation. Rather small, isn’t it.

Raiders Image

Celebs and their antique Counter Parts

Clouds Vs. Idiots

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Controversial Movie Poster for the forthcoming sequel to Sin City, banned by the MPAA. Which only made it more alluring.

Wife with a Nerf Gun

Queen Lego

Quarters !  I Need More Quarters !
Quarters ! I Need More Quarters !

Top Secret Progress report D-Day

LOLLLLLL Too Soon

If the Script had been better, he would have been in it along with an animated Duck
Mark Hamill in 1977

Gimme Some of Dat, Say De Vemen You're Kidding, Right Fake Dinklage and Grumpy Cat Photo Abbey Roadsters

I'm all Out of Fucks To Give, But Here's A Rat's Ass

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Grounded

California to Texas Translator

Mr. Grey's wife writes a letter to Dr. RuthCar W.

STar Wars toystore, possibly Howards

climate change political cartoon

Really

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Rialto-Bridge-(Venice,-Italy)
Magical, isn’t it ? I look at this and I have to wonder, why didn’t Steven Spielberg shoot those Venice scenes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade like this ?

Because Shit is About to Get Real

H. FORDISMS

Seinfeld quote

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Space Shuttle Discovery transport 5

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we have landed. Welcome to the Future.
Reeve in Henry's duds
… and somewhere in an alternate reality …
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LOL !

B-Day Cake

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I miss these so much. Never forget when these tapes were released. $20 well spent.
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Check the reflection
Interesting
Fascinating Debate

T2

Osprey helicopter and U.S. Marines

Universal Monster wallpaper

Titanic
Real Historical Photo. Colorized.

Installing Spring in Canada

Letter sent by George R.R. Martin to Marvel, printed in FF17
Letter sent by George R.R. Martin to Marvel, printed in Fantastic Four #17

 

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Yea … speaking of which … scroll down:

 

Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull by Drew Struzan 2
It is a beautiful image, though. Too bad the Movie wasn’t this intriguing. Please don’t blame ME, I didn’t write the F’ing thing.

AstroWorld

Astroworld The Middle of Fun

So I’m now deep into research and interviews for the purpose of bringing a film to the screen about the teen and young adult employees of a theme park in Houston, Texas called AstroWorld, in the summer of 1979.

A comedy in the vein of Meatballs (1979) meets a bit of Dazed and Confused (1993,) but also a tribute to the park’s hard-working staff, the people who loved AstroWorld, and the park itself.

At this stage this is merely a screenplay with no real money behind it, and there are several hurdles yet to dealt with.  The first, of course, would be getting permission from Six Flags to use the name and logo of “AstroWorld,” and portray 1970’s era employees in one of their former parks.  The second would be financing, which is difficult in that several things have to be in place before you get financing for such a project.  The third would be finding a defunct amusement park which could be redressed and stand in for AstroWorld.   … and that’s only the beginning.

However, I’m on it.  I’m writing it.  And we’ll see what happens.

Wish me luck, and remember … the show must go on.

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01/07/2013 Working it out

It astounds me that I’ve not updated this blog since October of last year.  I’ve been so busy at work and with revising this book and working on a screenplay, that I haven’t even remembered to pay more attention to this blog.  For that, I deeply apologize.  I am currently working on a new blog post to further upate you on the status of Western Legend revisions, as well as other adventurous writing endeavors. 

In the meantime, please enjoy the following image, taken in the late 1960’s, of “The Lost World Riverboat Ride” at Astroworld in Houston, Texas. 

 

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