victim guest is the Johnny Storm of WordPress, Tom Lucas.
Tom is a true original. I realize we bandy that word about with little regard for its true value, but trust me, kids, I fully appreciate how much this world of imitators needs writers like Tom Lucas. He is the Tasmanian Devil crossed with the Reverse-Flash – on Red Bull mixed with eight pounds of uncut cocaine. In a good way, of course.
Click on the image above, partake of the free preview offered by Amazon and prepare to be mystified by the Word of Lucas.
- A master wordsmith.
- Capable of breathing new life into the tired business of reviewing tomes.
- Fully versed in the art of cross-promotion.
- Smarter than me.
- The perfect blogger to have here for 5×5; he puts negativity in a choke hold.
And that’s all I have, kids. Continue reading and thank me later.
1) Childhood is the oven in which our adult selves are cooked; our childhood viewing choices can be quite telling. What was the one cartoon that held you in its sway as a child?
Growing up in the late 70s, Saturday morning cartoons were what I lived for. What a glorious time to be a kid. Much less complicated than today.
So many favorites, but I’ll target Scooby Doo. Never missed an episode. As a fan of kid mystery books like the Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown, I would watch each episode closely in a futile attempt to solve the mystery before they did. It was impossible to do so, because they never put enough valid clues in the story. Screw you, Scooby Doo.
It was many years later that I understood the real reason behind Shaggy’s need for snacks in a haunted house at 3 in the morning or what the hell was in a Scooby snack.
I bailed when Scrappy Doo made his appearance. That unnatural little mutant. Just weird.
2) Your favorite place in the world is…
Detroit. Born and raised. Although I have lived in Florida for the last ten years, it’s a vital part of my DNA. Sadly, Detroit is a mess right now and that’s grabbing national attention. People that aren’t from Detroit just don’t know. No documentary or news special or bestselling book will ever capture the truth of it.
Detroiters are the most resilient, kickass, toughest people you’ll ever meet. I don’t get up there enough, but I think about it nearly every day. I will be a Detroiter in heart and spirit until I’m buried and gone.
3) Guilty pleasure: music?
I am going to completely lose my punk/metal lifetime membership by revealing this, but Steely Dan. I have no defense for this. I don’t even know why I like them, but I find it relaxing.
By the way, if anyone comes at me to cut my membership card, I WILL CRUSH YOU.
4) You have a TARDIS. You can go anywhere in the universe in any time period. Where do you go?
I’m going to assume a complete indulgence and abuse of this powerful technology and choose the summer of 1991. At that time, my father would have been 43 years old, the age I am now.
He’s been gone for over three years now, and I’d just like to sit down with him. I know that much of him carried through to me. I’m a lot like him in many ways. If I visited with him as a peer, an age equal, I imagine I could learn a lot.
Ok, now I’m sad. I really want this. Sigh.
5) Watches: a stylish, useful accessory or a symbol of man’s enslavement to convention?
Stylish, AWESOME accessory. I have a watch fetish but I don’t have the budget to entertain it. If anyone cares to send me groovy men’s watches, I will be happy to review them on my blog. No joke.
You heard the man, people. Ship those watches ASAP!
I want to thank Tom for being such a cool guest and a blogging warrior of the highest order. That’s it for now, boy and girls.
Be well and I’ll see you in the lobby…