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    I Wrote A Novel And I Would Like You To Purchase It

    Hi there. If I am posting on the Existential Parachute Pants blog, you know something is afoot. In this instance, I have something to promote. That thing is a novel. The novel is entitled The Ash Heap of History. I like to call it a somewhat comedic detective novel, because that what it is. It’s about a private eye and it has a mystery element, but it’s more about the characters and stuff, and also a lot of it is about pop culture. I am sure this is shocking coming from a man who had a podcast and blog dedicated to ’90s pop culture (although this book takes place in…

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    Cereal, Promotional Gifts, And Life On The Internet

    Today, March 7, is National Cereal Day. This may seem like an odd thing to know, and indeed I’ve only known this to be the case for a couple of weeks. I was informed by a publicist for General Mills, the cereal conglomerate, and that’s why I am writing this today. A little while back, I wrote an article for Paste Magazine about 10 Discontinued Cereals That Should Return. It did pretty well. I enjoyed writing it. There are a lot of odd defunct cereal types out there. Urkel-Os and the like. It was a little frivolous, but it was fun to do. This article apparently drew the attention of…

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    Two Very Important and Significant TV Scripts

    I will keep the preamble short and get right to the heat of the meat. In the Simpsons episode “Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)” the action begins with Smithers having a dream wherein he and Mr. Burns star in a show called Speedway Squad! where they are undercover detective on the hot rod circuit in 1965. I decided to write a pilot for Speedway Squad! because I thought it would be fun, and also because maybe some people out there are weird like me and would enjoy it. However, it’s really more of a “pilot” for the show. It’s something of a parody of ’80s action TV shows, and…

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    A Great Work Of Literary Importance

    There is a novel called Gadsby that does not make use of the letter “e,” the most used letter in the English language. There is also a French novel that does the same thing. It is known, in English, as A Void. I look at those novels and I scoff. I have limited my letter usage even more greatly than either of those novels. And yet, I think the result is something beautiful that really tells a story about the way we live now. I present to you The Sleeping Man, by Chris Morgan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1h-Fxs8WCEKck0tSFJnSjJrbVk/view?usp=sharing

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    The Joys of Josie and the Pussycats

      A while back, I wrote an article about the movie Josie and the Pussycats for a website that I write for. The reason? Rachael Leigh Cook’s birthday. However, after I wrote it, there was an editor change at said website, and the new editor wasn’t interested in the piece. I tried, briefly, to find a home for it, and then figured I’d just post it here. Obviously, Sunday is no longer Cook’s birthday. Nevertheless, enjoy please.   Sunday is the actress Rachael Leigh Cook’s birthday. This may not mean a lot to you, unless you are familiar with the 2001 moving picture Josie and the Pussycats. In that case……

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    Rachael Leigh Cook: I’m From Hollywood

    Once again, I have decided to take a thing I did for no reason and put it online on this blog for a project that is no longer active. This is the way to do things, in this life and the next. On a lark, I decided to write a pilot for a TV show called Rachel Leigh Cook: I’m From Hollywood. It’s about the actress Rachael Leigh Cook trying to remake herself as an Andy Kaufman style performance artist. Why did I do this? Well, as previously discussed on the Existential Parachute Pants podcast, I love Rachael Leigh Cook. I think she’s a great actress, I think Josie and…

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    Another Inexplicable Post On A Dead Blog Born Solely Out Of Shameless Self-Promotion

    Hello internet. I trust you have been well. Have I told you lately that I love you? Existential Parachute Pants is still dead. However, sometimes in the course of human events, I still need a blog space to post stuff, and then I come on over to here and, you know, pimp myself as if though I am both a ride and Xhibit. The reason this time? Plays! In short, a little while back I wrote three one-act comedy plays for a local comedy theater. I was quite enthused about it. A guy who I knew from back when The Second City Detroit existed is their producer now and he…

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    A Fitting Rising From The Dead

    What’s this? What do we have here? A new Existential Parachute Pants post? Is this some sort of Monkey’s Paw, or Pet Semetary, situation? Sort of, but also no, inasmuch as there was no supernatural evil involved in the resurrection of this blog. No, it is much more tedious than that. You may remember that I wrote a book about Mystery Science Theater 3000. Well, me and the publisher of that book then got into a tentative agreement for me to write a book that was an encyclopedia of horror hosts. However, that ended up falling through, namely because they didn’t like my brand of writing, all in all. I…

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    Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 105: The Final Episode

    This is it. The final episode of Existential Parachute Pants: A 90’s Pop Culture Podcast. For the occasion, we talked about whatever we wanted to. We touched on topics we hadn’t gotten to but wanted to. We talk mission statements. We also spend an inordinate amount of time talking about “The Principal and the Pauper” for, like, the fifth time. For the last time, links! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 I guess there’s not much of a reason to comment or rate anymore. Twitter: @ExistentialPant, @ChrisXMorgan, @SethMacy You can still tweet at us. We are still available for chit chat. The theme song, one more time, is “Her Favorite Bra” by Dan Emery…

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    The Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Life

    It was two years ago that I begun the Existential Parachute Pants blog. I wrote a little introduction post, and I wrote a thing about Darth Maul. Every single day between then and now I have written a blog post here about 90’s pop culture. That’s, frankly, a lot of writing. However, on this, the two year anniversary of EPP, I am writing what is the last of the consecutive posts on the blog, and one of the last new things that will ever end up here. If you listen to the podcast, you know that Existential Parachute Pants is, for all intents and purposes, about to shut down shop.…