Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Some Things Never Change

Two o'clock in the morning. Drunken screaming. Call the cops. Hotel room. Naked man. Woman hiding in bathroom. Oh. Hi, Charlie.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Sherlock Series Tonight

The first of three new SHERLOCK episodes runs tonight on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, SHERLOCK is said to be a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his loyal friend Dr. John Watson, Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade, and most of the important details from Doyle's original books are in tact. The two heros live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them.

Tonight, in "A Study in Pink", Holmes and Watson meet for the first time, according to Omnimystery News. Watson is back in modern-day London after serving in the war in Afghanistan. His therapist, convinced that Watson is plagued by violent memories, urges him to express himself in a blog. But nothing much ever happens to Watson, and it's not that he's haunted by the war — he longs for it. Enter an eccentric roommate — one Sherlock Holmes. He plays the violin when he's thinking, sometimes doesn't talk for days, and has a dubious career as a self-described consulting detective.

When what appear to be serial suicide cases surface in London, a desperate Detective Inspector Lestrade reluctantly consults the freakish Sherlock. To Sherlock, a crime spree is like Christmas — only made better by the possibility that these crimes may be the work of a devious serial killer. The game is on, and before it is over, Sherlock will put his life on the line — all to keep from being bored to death.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Hot Tip That's Working (So Far)

Two months ago (August 26th), I told you the stock market could be ready to turn.

"Hey, I could be wrong. But experience tells me ... 1999 was the time to sell, 2010 is the time to buy. For long term investors, 50 or younger, it's time to bet on the future again. Play it safe and buy SPY ($105 a share) -- an index of the nation's top 500 companies. Or take a shot with TFA and buy OMEX ($1.50 a share). He thinks they're about to discover another $500 million treasure.

OMEX hasn't reported any new treasure yet, but the stock's up over 40% since then. Nice looking chart, eh?

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (OMEX) is engaged in archaeologically sensitive exploration and recovery of shipwrecks worldwide. It employs advanced technology, including side-scan sonar, magnetometers, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and other advanced technology that enables the Company to locate and recover shipwrecks. It's wholly owned subsidiaries include Odyssey Marine, Inc., Odyssey Marine Services, Inc., OVH, Inc., Odyssey Retriever, Inc. and Odyssey Marine Entertainment, Inc. In November 2009, Odyssey acquired a 25% interest in SMM Project LLC.

Oh, yeah, it's a gamble. And I'm a fictional character.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Redhead of the Week a Mystery!

Okay, we need some action around here! A contest! One of our regular visitors here sent me this picture and suggested this lady would make a great Redhead of the Week. But who is this beautiful redhead? Where does she come from? Be the first to leave her correct name in the COMMENTS section and you will win a free book -- a brand new hardback release, an old classic -- anything you want that's available on Amazon.

Ann, you can't play!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tales of Revenge

Thanks to an ungrateful (or just thoughtless) writer, The Famous Author got his editor's dander up a few months ago, complained to his boss Sandra Ruttan, and Spinetingler Magazine's "Pay the Bitch Back" contest was born. Spinetingler readers were invited to write a short story of less than 5,000 words about revenge.

Man, did those boys and girls get into it! Revenge seems to be a common gene running through all human blood.Go check out Spinetingler's contest winners and three honorable mentions, among them Patricia Abbott, Stephen D. Rogers, and Copper Smith. Some really great fast fiction.

I know why the guy who owned the car cheated on her, do you?
(She can't spell.)