Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Steve McQueen, Curly Search and Scorpion Wars

THE EIGHT FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON, a kooky collection of quirky stories based on true  events will be available for purchase at this site or at GELI Book Store in Bangkok, Thailand and Tempe Auto Repair in Tempe, Arizona in November. We'll be announcing two new venues this week and promotional video number three is in the works. Stay tuned for more information...

Watch the epic book promo for The Eight Fingered Criminal's Son here:

Jim Carrey has backed out of the role of Curly in The Three Stooges Movie. Benicio del Toro is set to play Moe while Paul Giamatti has replaced Sean Penn to play Larry.
My family and I have been waging all out war against the bark scorpions of Arizona for a little over a month. We’ve eviscerated upwards of 150 of the diabolical creatures. And still, they keep coming. My eight year-old was stung a couple of weeks ago. She took a stinger to the knee. It scared the macaroni and cheese out of her, but she was fine in half an hour.

And so the conflict rages on. Every night we head out to the perimeter of the house with a can of Raid, a hammer and a black light flashlight. The family that eradicates scorpions together stays together. Joe, the neighbor on the other side of the wall hunts scorpions too. He uses a blow torch to take the little bastards out. Joe seems to enjoy the process a little too much. Every time he makes a kill, the other side of the wall lights up and we hear Joe laughing diabolically. I accidentally squirted him with Raid last week. I suppose I’m lucky he didn’t lose his cool and let me have it with the blow torch.

This shot of the King of Cool is from the film, Le Mans and it's nothing short of epic. The finger gesture, known as “the two finger salute,” goes back to the Hundred Years’ War. Legend has it that prior to the Battle of Agincourt, the French knights bragged they would cut off the string pulling fingers of the heavily outnumbered English and Welsh bowmen. After soundly thrashing the French army with their longbows, the English and Welsh bowmen raised their intact bow fingers in celebration.