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The story of how I got to meet Dr. J

Samuel:

What a great experience for me.

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It was a true honor to meet Dr. J, shake his hand and get his autograph.

It was a true honor to meet Dr. J, shake his hand and get his autograph.

Several weeks ago I found out too late about a Stevie Nicks signing at a Barnes & Noble in LA. That devastated me because I love Fleetwood Mac and she’s my favorite. However that day, I also found out that Julius Erving would be signing his new autobiography a couple weeks later. I knew for sure that I could not miss it.

For these kind of events, it’s actually free. Of course, you have to pay a price for waiting in line and buying the book to sign. But other than that, it’s a pretty great deal.

I woke up at 6AM this morning to make sure that I was in line when the store opened at 9AM to get a wristband that secured a signed copy of the book. 6AM is early but…

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Two new book ideas

I just came up with two new book ideas. I don’t want to share too much about them, so I’ll put them in bullet points

Book 1

  • Wedding cake
  • sad obsession
  • pineapple
  • Bakery has new owner
  • Finds previous baker
  • old towne
  • The right ingredients
  • Decision on baker

Book 2

  • Superman voice actor on radio
  • No idea about him
  • Dream journals
  • House fire
  • Memorial, family crazy
  • Closed
  • What’s next?

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Celebrating The Room, buying ‘The Disaster Artist’ book and meeting the cast for a huge laugh

I was rushing to get off work in hopes of making this event. Greg Sestero wrote a book about his experience in filming The Room. They were having a book launch in LA and he was going to be there along with the author. The event started at 7PM and I was able to get there at 8PM. Luckily, they started late which was OK by me.

I got there and just stood in the aisle for about 10 minutes as they played the documentary of the making of the movie. We learned a few things such as the breast cancer scene and how there was no conclusion to it, so it was just determined that it was a lie the whole time.

Following the documentary, Sestero and the author Tom Bissell took some Q&As from the audience. Shortly afterward, he invited the rest of the cast of the movie to join him onstage. Juliette Danielle (Lisa), Robyn Paris (Michelle), Kyle Vogt (Peter) and Carolyn Minnott (Claudette) joined Greg on stage to entertain questions. It was great, lots of laughs.

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Getting ‘Holy Toledo’ weeks after its release even though I helped Kickstart it

Months ago I invested money into the new “Holy Toledo” book by Ken Korach. It was by my donation and those of many others, that the book’s project was funded. But because of the poor planning, I never got the book prior to release as promised. Instead, it was a couple weeks after its release that I got it.

That sucks for someone who actually invested in it and receive no benefits. I was told that I would get a shirt as compensation. OK, I can do that.

But anyway, I got the book now and I will get into reading it real soon. And I got it signed!

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Yes! ‘Under the Dome’ is coming back for season 2 in 2014

I am so excited! I loved the book and despite the show being different from the book now, I am still excited to see this grow.

I loved the story and even though people will say The Simpsons did it first, this idea was born in the 1970s and now has taken a life of its own.

It’s a perfect summer series. I dig it. I’m happy! Maybe they’ll incorporate some of the stuff they eliminated from the book. Like the kids calling Julia “Miss Shumway” or maybe even some more evil from Junior and Big Jim.

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Comic-Con: ‘Under the Dome’ Screens Upcoming Fifth Episode at Panel

Samuel:

That’s dirty. They screen it without me. Then they tell me that what I read in the book will be completely different in the show. How dare you do this to me?

Originally posted on Variety:

CBS gave fans of their new hit series “Under the Dome” a screening of the show’s fifth episode over 24 hours in advance of the rest of the country on the last day of Comic-Con.

In short, the episode continues to flesh-out the mysteries surrounding the many characters that inhabit the town of Chester’s Mill, this time within the context of the military bringing family members and friends to visit their loved ones who are still captive under the dome. But this welcome development actually has a sinister purpose, and this provides the central conflict that drives the drama for the main characters. A blooming romance between Barbie (Mike Vogel) and Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) is heavily implied, while the relationship between Big Jim (Dean Norris) and his son, Junior (Alexander Koch), continues to be a perfect example of father-son dysfunction in the extreme. Teenager Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz)…

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First episode of “Under the Dome” was great and I want more

So far, so good.

As you know, I read the book not too long ago and I was really excited when I found out they were doing this series. I just watched the first episode and I could not be happier with it. It has everything that the first part of the book featured and it was gripping.

Much like the book, you are wondering what’s going on and who the characters were all about. This show has it. I don’t expect it to follow everything to the book exact, so but so far it’s been pretty accurate. Who knows what they’ll have for the rest of the summer? But so far, in comparison to the book, it’s good and I like what I’ve seen so far.

 

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“Under the Dome” trailer looks really good

Simpsons did!

Actually, no they didn’t. Stephen King came up with the idea during the 70s, put it on hold, then resumed and finished it in 2009. I’ve read the book. The book is really good.

Now this is coming out? I can’t wait!!!

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A book on the questions I’ve wondered about “The Room”

YES!

So this post happened on Facebook.

Whoa! The worst movie ever made is going to have a book detailing the way the movie was even conceived. From tuxedo football to the hospital on Guerrero Street, there is a lot of unanswered questions about this book.

Why does Lisa have to be so evil?

What about Claudette’s breast cancer?

What happened to Stephen?

Why is this movie the greatest thing ever made?

I cannot wait for this book to come out. I bet I could finish it in one sitting… if I can understand any of it.

You know what they say? This book is blahnd!

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Just finished “Under the Dome” and it was pretty good

Because of my move and time to read, Stephen King has been my author of choice. I read “11/22/63″, which was a book about time traveling to save JFK from death. It was a huge book but I think it was one of the best books I’ve ever read.

I finished “Under the Dome” today which was another heavy novel. It wasn’t as good as “11/22/63″ but it was still a great read. A heavy duty book that took me a couple months to finish but it was just a compelling story.

I bought three more King books (“The Stand, “Dreamcatcher” and “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon”) and I will dive into those soon.

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