I don’t know if you heard, but we’ve been working on this Kickstarter thing and it got funded yesterday afternoon. We are currently celebrating, sleeping and celebrating sleep – something we’ve not had a lot of recently – but we will be back next week with the great stories you’ve come to expect. I formally thanked the Internet on Wednesday when we raised our goal, and I reprinted it yesterday when the campaign closed. That stands as a good representation of how I feel about the Kickstarter and its success, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank some
Unwinnable isn’t just a website or a weekly magazine – it’s a belief in a different kind of internet.
Stu Horvath gets some of that old time diabolical religion at a Ghost B.C. concert.
Today, it is a great pleasure to finally announce Unwinnable Weekly, a subscription-driven digital magazine.
We are almost ready to tell you a secret. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been working on something. We’ve hunched over our computers and lost countless hours of sleep making sure we’ve gotten everything right. Change can be a scary thing, especially when you’re thinking about changing something we love as much as we do Unwinnable. But we think we’ve figured it out, and we can’t wait to show you. Today. At 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Come back then, darlings. Maybe I’ve already said too much…
I just watched Ghostbusters again, for the umpteenth time. It’s just as funny as it ever was, but now there is a hint of sadness mixed in as well. Harold Ramis had an astounding career beside Ghostbusters, but that is the movie I will always go back to. I always identified with Egon. It is strange to see him on the screen, to hear his deadpan voice and to also know he’s passed on. It doesn’t seem right.
In 1938, Raymond Chandler published a short detective story called “The King in Yellow.” It takes its name from the victim, a musician named King Leopardi. When the hotel dick, Steve Grayce, finds the man shot to death in his bed, clothed in yellow silk pajamas, he remarks, “The King in Yellow. I read a book with that title once.”
In 1998, someone gave Roland Emmerich $130,000,000 to make a Godzilla movie. This was not because Emmerich was a fan of the storied Japanese Kaiju film franchise, but rather was down to the fact that he had earned a reputation for producing popcorn spectacles in less time and with smaller budgets than other directors.