T. J. Brumfield

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T. J. is a human being residing on the planet Earth. He enjoys converting oxygen to carbon-dioxide and carbonated beverages to urine. He is tolerated (barely) by a wife and child. If you can't tell by the snark, he doesn't like writing bios. He feels real people aren't easily labeled.
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Heroes Assemble, But Where's Charles Xavier?

Heroes Assemble, But Where’s Charles Xavier?

The Avengers are assembling on movie screens. Comic book fans are assembling for Free Comic Book Day. And real life superheroes are gathering in the streets. What I’m wondering is where is our Charles Xavier? It’s hard to shoehorn the entire real life superhero subculture into any one definition. As I’ve stated before, I’m not [...]

May Brain Nuggets

May Brain Nuggets

Here is your latest helping of brain nuggets; dipping sauce is optional. The Avengers has made a billion dollars in record time. I see fans on the internet asking if Joss Whedon will use the money he made from this movie to make a second season of Firefly. Sadly, that won’t happen because Nathan Fillion [...]

Bring Out Your Dead: On Deceased Celebrity Endorsements & Performances

Bring Out Your Dead: On Deceased Celebrity Endorsements & Performances

Since a deceased Tupac artificially performed at Coachella via hologram, similar performances are being discussed with other deceased artists. TLC has confirmed that “Left Eye” Lopez will join their tour. The Beach Boys will be playing alongside videos of Carl and Dennis Wilson. Queen is thankfully turning down requests to perform with a virtual Freddy [...]

Interview: Max Allan Collins

Interview: Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins is an extremely talented, prolific, and influential writer. He has been nominated an unprecedented 16 times for the Private Eye Writers of America “Shamus” award. He was also given their lifetime achievement award, The Eye. Collins was asked to finish several of (equally influential author) Mickey Spillane’s unfinished manuscripts upon his passing. I [...]

Interview: Comedian Jimmy Pardo

Interview: Comedian Jimmy Pardo

Jimmy Pardo is an established and well-respected stand-up comedian who has been performing since 1988. He currently opens for Conan O’Brien and also films Pardo Patrol videos for Team Coco, as well as hosting the popular Never Not Funny podcast. The news hadn’t broke at the time of the interview, but it has just been [...]

Jock, Geek, or Unlabled?

Jock, Geek, or Unlabled?

In high school I was often asked if I considered myself a jock or a geek. I spent time in both circles and participated in both sports and more geeky activities. Even today, some of my sports fans judge my friends who are geeks and vice-versa. I could answer the question with a single word [...]

Auteur Theory and Co-Directors

Auteur Theory and Co-Directors

There are no perfect films. There are some exceptional films, and some films that are exceptional examples of the traditional Hollywood three act format that get paraded in front of students as how to make films (Casablanca and Chinatown most notably). But every film ultimately has flaws. These flaws vary in severity. But frequently these [...]

Interview: Randy Milholland, creator of Something*Positive

Interview: Randy Milholland, creator of Something*Positive

When I first discussed writing for the site with Chief Geek Jennifer, she suggested I could help out with the television and comics sections. As a rule, I don’t watch television or read comics. Both mediums tend to tell incomplete stories, focusing on getting their audience to come back for the next installment. I do [...]

Lena Headey Needs You

Lena Headey Needs You

Lena Headey has signed on with Zenescope Productions to play Dr. Sela Mathers in the Grimm Fairy Tales animated series. Grimm Fairy Tales is currently the longest-running independent color comic being published today, with over one million copies in print and had two spin-offs. They’ve reached out to the fans via Kickstarter to help fund [...]

April Brain Nuggets

April Brain Nuggets

As a postscript to last month’s grunge category, I wonder if Hole is the most fitting band name of all time. Hollywood has officially reached creative bankruptcy. At this point it might be better to nuke from orbit and start society over again from scratch. At the age of 61, Arnold Schwarzenegger might be better [...]

BDSM Takes a Beating

BDSM Takes a Beating

Two weeks ago, EL James’ Fifty Shades trilogy was in sole possession of the top three spots on the New York Time’s Best Seller’s list. Clearly its dominance is slipping. Today it only holds the first, second and fourth spot. The first novel started as erotic fanfiction and was then printed on demand through a virtual [...]

Interview: Kim Evey of Geek & Sundry

Interview: Kim Evey of Geek & Sundry

Kim Evey was born in South Korea and led a fairly nomadic childhood. She has been working in Los Angeles since 2000 as an actress, writer and web series producer. On Monday, she launched Geek & Sundry with Sheri Bryant, and long-time associate Felicia Day. Only two days old, the channel has already had over two [...]