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mcphedran's writing blog · 6d ago

Top Ten Film Disappointments

Life is full of disappointment, people letting you down, letting yourself down. It’s a shame that the place I seek solace from this – film – offers the same: Toklat (Robert Davison, Sweden, ...
mcphedran's writing blog · 2W ago

Make Up Your Mind, Stubhub!

Stubhub messed up. Sold me tickets for the Inter-Milan Derby and then didn’t send anything. After three weeks of emails and one hand-written letter later, I got this: And then I got this: No...
mcphedran's writing blog · 3W ago

My Website’s Huddles

Hi McPhedranbadside Team. It’s a pleasure to be in touch with you. I have observed your website is facing huddles in getting online visibility and traffic. To be honest, this situation is mo...
mcphedran's writing blog · 3W ago

Ash: The Jeeves of Porn

Jerry Seinfeld once quipped that naming your child Jeeves doomed him to the life of a butler. It appears that the prefix of ‘Ash’ predestines one for porn.
mcphedran's writing blog · 3W ago

Duffer Brothers: More Derivative Than Strange

I fell victim to the hype of Stranger Things (Duffer Brothers) which isn’t so much of an homage to the 1980s as a compilation of derivatives. Truth be known it is nothing more than bits of E...
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

“All In” Trilogy: Teetering on the Edge

I titled my second trilogy All In, long before General Petraeus’ ballyhooed biography, Chris Hayes’ tedious MSN programming or the latest Marvel extravaganza. The first section begins on the...
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

Interested?

So, yeah, I’m a bit of a shit-disturber, childish too, but childlike, afraid to fail, freaky, cartoonish, self-serving, self-pleasing, demanding, lying, sinning cheater. I tend toward hyper-...
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

Roman Vespas

When you are stuck Just park it And leave it So that you can get back to it When you can deal with it
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

Daring to Dream – and Write – in Three Parts

Trilogy is not a four-letter word despite the plethora of modern-day abasements – The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Spider/Iron/Super/Bat/X-Men. The format goes back to Ancient Greece whe...
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

You Know How You Are Exactly That…Then Not?

You know that moment where you are at the cusp of something real, where you are wonderfully comfortable and still, where everything seems almost as it should be? You know that clear sense of...