Setting the waaaaay back machine to the year I was born, 1980, we have one of the finest comic based movies to ever be made, Popeye. You might scoff about this film, but look at the cast. You have Robin Williams as Popeye, Shelly Duvall as Olive Oyl, and my favorite Paul L. Smith (remember him as Rabban the Beast from Dune) as Bluto…classic movie.
I was always a fan of the cartoons when I was growing up, but watching this movie, you get a distinct feeling that things aren’t exactly how they appeared in the shorts…and that’s because they made the movie based more on the comic strip from them old-timey-days. This is a good thing. Today’s song is “Everything Is Food” and the song in which Popeye is introduced to the residents of Sweethaven.
I sit upon my throne as the owner/shogun of this site, WatchPlayRead. But it wasn't always so. I too have had blogspots, I've done other community blogs, I've even written professionally for other sites out there...yet none of them provided the content I had a real passion for.
It is then that I became tired of being a small cog in a big machine, and of writing about nothing but game news after game news article and the periphery that comes from such schlock, like knowing who Michael Pachter and Bobby Kotick are.
I decided to start MediaWhoreNetwork.com and ran up my post count there for about 2 years, commenting about any and everything that I wanted to. I even started a weekly podcast that I feel has come into its own.
It wasn't until earlier this year that I realized that having the word "whore" in your URL might be a bit limiting to my potential audience. I then made the website and its branding move over to WatchPlayRead.com.