In the 1990's, I walked into a thrift shop and walked out with some old typewriter. At the time, I was fascinated by writers like PJ O' Rourke and Hunter Thompson, and the organic nature of writing appealed to me. I also understood that Thompson especially, used a typewriter right up until he typed the word "counselor" on a single page before making a self-inflicted exit.
About that time I picked up Don Novello's "Lazlo letters" a compendium of letter written to all sections of…Continue
Bubba Wallace had a 2nd place finish in the Daytona 500 in 2018. It was the best finish ever for an African-American driver. He posted a photo of an autograph he got of Richard Petty on Twitter, and said if it got 43,000 retweets, he’d get it tattooed on his body. Now, he’s going to get that “champ stamp” as some are calling it (a cute play on the expression “tramp stamp”, bout the tattoos women have right above their butts).…Continue
Having the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in basically your own back yard, has a ton of advantages including meeting artists and getting some autographs.
Not only has the Hall been updated with new exhibits, but they also added an interactive exhibit called The Garage where you can actually play real instruments. They have tutorial videos for…Continue
When I think of the NFL, it’s not what autographs I will be getting. It’s what players I will be getting on my fantasy football team when our draft happens. So when a player like A.J. Green gets hurt, I want to know the extent of the ankle injury. When great running backs like Melvin Gordon or Eziekel Elliott hold out -- I want…Continue
"We all have our hobbies."
That was the response that I gave to an elderly gentleman back in 1999. My best friend and I were waiting on line outside of the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. A new Star Wars movie was about to be released for the first time in sixteen years. The elderly gentleman was with his wife, and he asked me what we were all doing on the sidewalk. After I explained our purpose, he said, "They should get a giant cage and lock you all in it." After I…Continue
There was a video I saw a few years ago where MMA fighter Conor McGregor showed up at a fans house and signed autographs. It turns out, McGregor was working out for a month at a nearby gym. This guy was Irish, and a huge fan, so he hung signs off his balcony wishing him well, and different messages daily. One day McGregor had a film crew follow him, when he decided to go knock on the guys door. It was great to see how thrilled this guy was, and also great to…Continue