The first title for this post was “10-List: Essential Seinfeld Episodes.” But, that didn’t quite define this compiled list. They’re also not my ten “favorite” episodes. Well, not necessarily. Let me tell you why. As a ground rule for this list, I decided to do something different. There were nine seasons of Seinfeld (all of […]Read more "10-List: A Hearty Sampling of Seinfeld"
I don’t normally participate in these things, but I liked reading Derrick’s responses. I thought I’d give it a try. 1. Do you put ketchup on hot dogs? Sometimes. I’m more a classic mustard, onions, relish guy.2. Choice of soda? Coke is it!3. Do you put salt on watermelon? No, but my wife does.4. Can […]Read more "40 Odd Things About Me (“borrowed” from Derrick Ferguson @ fergusonink.com)"
A better title for this post may have been “Television Series That I Watched Every Episode Produced,” but it was clunky enough already. There are a lot more than ten television series that I’ve watched in their entirety. Like all of my 10-Lists, this one had its own unique set of ground rules. The series […]Read more "10-List: Television Series I’ve Finished"
Here’s a list of my ten all-time favorite comic book artists. As of today. I winnowed down a very large list, cutting out many artists I admire and respect. You can tell that my list is heavily skewed towards older artists, which coincides with the years I was an active comic book reader. I am […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Comic Book Artists"
As always, I give all credit for the idea of this post to the late journalist Sydney J. Harris, who would occasionally include something he called “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things” in his syndicated column. This is a post about words and phrases. As a writer, these are my building blocks, so […]Read more "More Facts About Words and Phrases Learned While Looking Up Other Things"
The only thing that brings me the level of satisfaction that I feel when I finish watching all the episodes of a television series is beginning to watch a new one. The following 10-List is all of the television series (or 10 of them, at least) whose first seasons I have either watched or am […]Read more "10-List: Beginnings (First Seasons 2020)"
The following is a list of 10 corporations that exist only in their fictional universes. Oscorp Technologies (Marvel Comics) — This one is found primarily in Spider-Man comics. It’s founder and CEO was Norman Osborne, who also became the Green Goblin. At least he did back when I was reading comics. LexCorp (DC Comics) — […]Read more "10-List: Fictional Corporations"
The following is a list of drinks—both of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety—that can be found in fictional media. Some of them exist in the real world as well, in one form or another. In no particular order … Duff Beer — Homer Simpson’s favorite beer, brewed in Springfield and served at Moe’s Tavern. Nuka-Cola […]Read more "10-List: Fictional Drinks (well … Mostly Fictional)"
Okay. Maybe the word “essential” is overused. But, this is a more efficient title than “Firewater’s Personal Recommendations of Books for Writers, Limited to 10 of His Nonfictional Favorites.” As with any list of things, your personal mileage may vary. Although I haven’t read every book about writing or every reference book ever published, I […]Read more "10-List: Essential Books for Writers"
This is one I’ve been thinking about, just for fun. I mean, what’s more fun than thinking about ways to die? I can tell you. Thinking about ways I probably will not die. This stems from a conversation—several such conversations, truthfully—that I had with Sharon, my wife. It concerned one of the many tragedies we […]Read more "10-List: 10 Ways That I Will Not Die"