Apr 122015
 

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When I was doing my own ashcan comic book, ‘Medium Men’, I needed a name for the villain the heroes fight against. I needed a name that would suit an evil mastermind but also fit the theme of the book, which was a spoof on the X-Men or such.

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Baker and Bone, members of the Medium Men

This was a long time ago, but I remember days went by and I could not figure out a good name for the bad guy. This was important stuff, the name of the villain has to be something that informs you about his nature. It has to speak for him like a calling card. 

Then an episode of The Dukes of Hazard came on. I was not a huge fan or anything, but by then it had been in syndication way too long and the Dukes were like TV comfort food. I mean, it might as well have been Gilligan’s Island coming on. So I was basically ignoring the Dukes playing out in the background while I worked away at the drafting table.

Then it happened. As soon as they started chasing the boys, Boss Hogg got on the radio and started calling out to his two deputies, Rosco P. Coltrane and Enos.

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And there it was, the perfect name for my sarcastic madman: Rosco P. Enos. (Sounds like Rosco Penis. LOL?)

Even if I never get around to re-working ‘Medium Men’, James Best will always have a small tribute to his most famous role.

Rosco P. Enos, it’s a funny name.

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Dec 292014
 

Moby is a big fan of Mike Rowe, the former host of TV’s Dirty Jobs. To say he is down to earth and has a great head on his shoulders is an understatement. The man should be elected to office, but we don’t deserve him. 

He has a foundation, mikeroweWORKS, that gives full scholarships to youths willing to work hard and learn a trade. There are literally millions of jobs in this country, the USA, that are high paying but go unfulfilled due to a lack of trained, qualified professionals. And Mike is trying to help America and young people by providing training, all expenses paid. A great American. Continue reading »

Jan 082013
 

Fans of the Original Star Trek have something to be happy about, the wait is finally over! The fan-based Classic Trek Webseries Starship Farragut has released their third full episode, titled ‘The Price Of Anything‘, for free streaming online and for download via an official DVD release. The episode has been a long time coming, and having seen it Moby can say it is a worthy effort and a definite ‘Must-See’ for Trek fans. Continue reading »

May 142012
 

News broke this week that CBS has cancelled a few shows, including Rob. Sad news indeed. The show lasted only 7 episodes despite decent ratings and thus becomes yet another sitcom cancelled too early. In the world of network TV, sitcoms need to either break into the top 10 to be kept around it seems, but this is nothing new. Rob averaged about 10 million viewers per week despite poor reviews and generally negative criticism.

Going back to NBC’s ‘Must See TV’ heyday there has been a pattern of shows lasting a single season and being thrown away if they do not become the next Friends, Frasier, or such. Remember Stark Raving Mad? Just how good does a sitcom have to be in order to get a chance? Let’s look at two of the newest, biggest sitcoms. Perhaps we can figure out why a show like Rob is now gone, shall we? Continue reading »

May 082012
 

I’ve noticed that in addition to all the superhero movies/comic book ideas  that there are also quite a few cartoons to live action films, a la The Chipmunks and Yogi Bear, also in development right now. Some interesting choices, too.  Can you say Hong Kong Fuey? Wow. That was the one that caught Moby’s eye. I mean, if their actually going to do a Hong Kong Fuey film, then Moby can think of all kinds of stuff he would like to see made into feature films. Continue reading »