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A very kind mention on The Incomparable

A very kind mention on The Incomparable

A few weeks back, I was a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, The Flop House. Now, Jason Snell, on my other favorite podcast, The Incomparable, was kind enough to mention this website in a non-sponsored, just-as-a-favor interstitial. That this was during their wrap...

Launch Event on Zoom

We officially launched the site on Friday, Oct. 8th, 2021 (Terry’s birthday). It was great seeing old friends and a new face or two. I gave a quick tour of the site, and read aloud a story about Terry and I meeting Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel for the first time —...
Meeting the Morton-Jankels

Meeting the Morton-Jankels

Chicago, October, 1991 The leaves were dying, spiraling to the earth in deference to our career, which had seemingly sputtered with the release of Mystery Date in August. Late summer is typically a graveyard for movie releases, and we had shared the marquee with V.I....
Guesting on The Flop House

Guesting on The Flop House

Hey, I was a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, The Flop House! We talked about Super Mario Bros. It was tons of fun! Click below to listen…...
Parking Ticket Letter from Terry

Parking Ticket Letter from Terry

January 10, 1994 Dear Steve, Sorry about the bounced check.  I just wanted to drop you a note, however, to say that $34.00 seems a bit steep for a bounced check. I’m also getting a little sick of the current administration’s use of parking as a source of revenue. I...
Super Mario Bros. Pitch

Super Mario Bros. Pitch

Download the pitch… Dear Rocky and Annabel, et al: It was great to meet you last week — there was certainly no shortage of good ideas flying around, and we got the sense it would be fun working with you. We hope you feel the same. However, we didn’t get to nail...
Omni – Flipper, Washed Up

Omni – Flipper, Washed Up

Download scan of original column. Omni, February, 1989 Flipper, Washed Up Last Word Column by Terry Runté “Flipper became a joke in the Hollywood community, reduced to pathetic appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, where he performed tricks from his earlier days as a...
Today’s Chicago Womanizer

Today’s Chicago Womanizer

View & Download the PDF… (download the print version) In spring of 1987, Terry served as the Editor in Chief of Today’s Chicago Womanizer — an April Fool’s Day parody of Today’s Chicago Woman, where he was a regular contributor. It is just as puerile and...
Omni – The Immortal Bud Carter

Omni – The Immortal Bud Carter

Download scan of original column. Omni, October, 1986 The Immortal Bud Carter Last Word Column by Terry Runté “I want to do all the old-people things I see on TV. I want to be set in my ways. I want to repeat myself a lot. Old age is wasted on the elderly.” The...
Omni – The Wrong Stuff

Omni – The Wrong Stuff

Download scan of original column. Omni, September, 1986 The Wrong Stuff Last Word Column by Terry Runté “He possesses that elusive, nameless substance that no one talks about, thinks about, or even thinks about talking about. He has a major helping of the wrong...