It's been another fun year for me in running this site, and I'd like to thank all of you who visit regularly, irregularly, or even once. I'd also like to thank everyone who has helped by contributing comments and post ideas. It's good to know there's at least a few people out there who enjoy my little corner of the intertubes. Since we're in the midst of year-end review season, let's take a quick look back at the posting year that was 2010 for The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Most Popular Posts This is really what it's all about right? It's always interesting to me to see what content takes off and what content gets largely ignored. Since I want to stay positive I'll focus on the former. So here are the eleven most-popular posts on the site for 2010. #11. Happy Hoff-Day! - Davi
Having only read one other Anne Rice novel (you guessed it, Interview With the Vampire), I learned some interesting things about her from reading her beefy 1990 tome, The Witching Hour. I learned that she can make a book interesting even if there are actually no vampires in it. I learned that New Orleans, in addition to being a magical place indeed, has some really beautiful flowers. And I learned that Anne Rice sure knows a lot of different ways to describe human genitalia. So yes, the book is interesting and even engrossing in parts and starts off with real promise. In the bar of a New York hotel a doctor remembers a most disturbing assignment - administering tranquilizing drugs to a young, catatonic woman named Deirdre. But rather than living as a patient in a mental hospital, De
It wasn't all that long ago that the Star Trek brand was about as interesting and relevant as...well, let's just say I can't have been the only one who left Gene Roddenberry's creation for dead after their last outings on the big screen and the boob tube. Turns out it just needed a bit of a breather (not to mention some fresh creative blood). Putting aside painful cliches like "set phasers for stunning!" or "Star Trek will now live long and prosper", I'll just say that J.J. Abrams's Star Trek takes its place among the greatest realizations of Roddenberry's franchise in any medium. The film succeeded on nearly every level possible, not the least of which was making it resonate with longtime fans - who, let's face it, are probably the most fanatical and detail-obsessed of any fictio
We're just 10 days away from the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, and I'd be remiss if I didn't do something to commemorate the event. Many other sites are already going overboard in the celebration, but I'm going to keep it simple. This list of six applies to anything in the Star Wars universe, and is not just exclusive to the movies. Why six instead of ten? Because that's what my heart says is a good number. Also I couldn't think of anything else, so feel free to add to the list! Timothy Zahn publishes the Thrawn trilogy: Nine years after the release of what we thought was the last movie, Return of the Jedi, the franchise was reinvigorated with the release of these three books. They introduced a slew of fascinating characters, but the coolest of all was Grand Admiral Thra...