So this isn’t related to Trash Culture, or Doctor Who, or Lady Death, but it’s worth posting anyway. See, in my day job I am a historian, and a historian who aspires to reach a broad audience at that. So I decided to self-publish what I hope will become a series called “Scandals.” The first (fingers crossed) is “Scandals of the Ancient World,” which you can buy through Lulu or via Amazon. Go read about some of the most notorious scandals from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome for the low price of $5!
Without going into detail about my day job, let me just say that summers are usually tough for me financially, because I literally don’t get paid from May until August. Now I’ll admit that I’m still able to pay rent with just my savings and I can pick up a few odd jobs to help make sure I don’t starve, but nonetheless money is always really tight this time of year and every little bit of income I can piece together until the end of summer helps tremendously. I don’t like asking for charity, so instead let me just say if you enjoyed my posts at all and you happen to have some money to burn, feel free to throw in a few bucks by clicking on that PayPal icon to the right.
Another thing too is that I really would like to get cracking on things so obscure that you can’t even find it on the Internet. Case in point: Oops!, the crappy sitcom about a post-apocalyptic Earth, only has a couple of episodes up on YouTube. Also I don’t think you can even torrent it. Instead you have to pick up an unofficial DVD made by collectors. So, not to blackmail my five or six readers, but the more donations I get throughout the year obviously the easier it would be for me to justify getting and writing up the obscurest crap imaginable.
Thanks in advance, and expect another installment in the my adventures with a certain horrible Christian Zelda rip-off later this week.
I know so many people, especially from my generation, have already made a hobby, if not a career, out of digging through the cultural trash heap, but, hey, what does it hurt to have just one more archeologist of junky pop culture on the Interwebs?
Well, I do already run (irregularly) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, which is dedicated to the kind of off-Hollywood and off-kilter films that got me through an adolescence spent in Middleburg, Nowhere. So this blog is going to be the vehicle for my obsessive crackpot thoughts about “trash culture” in general, from buff, anti-corporate, motorcycle-riding mice from Mars to trashy ’90s gore comics and everything in-between.
All that said, hello! Hopefully this blog will have a longer lifespan than the vast majority of my projects.