Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, Where Are You? (R)

by Velma Dinkley     Originally serialized in the August ~November 1995 issues of Vanity Fair magazine   It’s one of those days where I hate both Smith and Corona. Though they produce fine products for those of us who so unwisely decided we had something to say and needed tools with which to say […]

A Long Night of Masks (PG)

Excerpt from Reid’s journals: “August 13, 1875. Reina de Los Angeles seems little different from all of these other California pueblos. Pretty, dry, and old. Hardly likely the site of such near-mythical exploits as I have heard whispered across the plains, and with worse cantinas than San Diego. My brother tells me I do not […]

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in Line at the DMV (PG)

I look at their faces and I pity them and I envy them and I know more than anything that I can’t be one of them. Not any­more. Still, I can wait in line with the best of them. It’s a skill like any other. Like whistling or making macaroni and cheese or de­signing a […]

The Halfback by Night (PG-13)

With its familiar click-CHUNK the answering machine picked up the incoming call he’d chosen to ignore. After his outgoing mes­sage and accompanying beep came a voice – a very nice female voice, but unfamiliar. “Jim?” she cooed in such a pleasing way that he nearly rose to take up the phone, but he waited. “Jim […]

Magnum Opie (PG-13)

“Ooohh, well now that is surprising,” the old man said as he swept a comb through the slick hair of the customer seated in one of the shop’s creaking barber chairs, “I can’t believe you wouldn’t have heard the story yet. It’s a – a real doozy, that’s for sure.” Without waiting for a go-ahead […]

The McConell Transcript (PG)

Compiled and Edited by Daniel Funderburke (MUFON) Editor’s note: What follows is an abridged transcript of a panel dis­cussion which occurred on July 1st, 1990 at the Pensacola Hilton Hotel in Pensacola, Florida as part of the Mutual UFO Network’s Annual Symposium. MUFON’s symposium theme that year was “UFOs: The Impact of E.T. Contact upon […]

Not Fade Away (PG)

Clipping from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 7, 1999: LOCAL MAN, 63, SLAIN IN GANG ASSAULT Paramedics were called to Fonzarelli’s Garage at Alton and Kings Way at 11:50 last night in response to a neighbor’s frantic 911 call. Upon arrival they found Mr. Arthur Fonzarelli, 63, collapsed on the sidewalk severely beaten and in […]

The Tale of a Fateful Trip Epilogue: 1978 (R)

Associated Press article October 17, 1978 SHIPWRECK SURVIVORS FOUND AFTER 14 YEARS (AP) — In a scenario worthy of author Daniel Dafoe, survivors of the ill-fated cruise of the SS Minnow were discovered on an uncharted Pacific island early Saturday evening by a deep-sea fishing crew. The Minnow, an island-hopping charter boat, left Honolulu Harbor […]

The Tale of a Fateful Trip Pt. 4: 1967 (R)

Log of the Minnow: Jonas Grumby, Cptn. Jan. 3, 1967 I talk to her when she comes. Tell her what she needs and how its going to be and she knows it. She never answers but I know shes listening. She lingers. It chose her for me – it wants her to stay. Where does […]

The Tale of a Fateful Trip Pt. 3: 1966 (R)

Log of the Minnow: Jonas Grumby, Cptn. Feb. 22, 1966 The thing is if I say ‘this needs to be done’ – whatever it is – then you better do it. I know Hinkley’s sneaking off into the jungle to build something. Its bound to be a raft. Whatever. He can chop down every last […]

The Tale of a Fateful Trip Pt. 2: 1965 (R)

Prof. Roy Hinkley’s journal. 1/01/65 Happy New Year. I haven’t written in this journal in some time but I have two reasons for this, one mundane and the other quite extraordinary. Firstly, my ballpoint pen ran out of ink weeks ago and I have just now perfected the right blend of plant dye and pigment […]

The Tale of a Fateful Trip Pt. 1: 1964 (R)

Log of the Minnow; Jonas Grumby, Cptn. Sept. 26, 1964: Shipwrecked. What looked like a squall three days ago turned into a tropical storm. Was able to maintain some course tho instruments were useless. Hull smashed to hell on the reefs out from shore. When night comes should be able to figure out where we […]

A Worthy Dream (R)

She would have attracted attention even if she were mortal. She stepped through the gate with her husband and the other passen­gers of Flight 191 from Laguardia though she seemed…apart; insu­lated from the crush of bodies as if an imperceptible bubble surrounded her modestly-attired form, purpose concealed in chance. Pure supernatural subtlety. Heads turned, male […]