Author Profile: Geoff Carter

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Every single thing Geoff Carter does serves his abiding love of those mushy Swedish Meatballs from the IKEA snack bar. Boy, what he wouldn't do for a lifetime supply. Malm!
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Things We Like: “Assault on Precinct 13″ and Haunted Las Vegas
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Posted in Things We Like on 30 October 2010
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John Carpenter’s first “real” movie remains one of his best. Also: The ghosts of Las Vegas live in plain sight … for now.

A Caveman’s Halloween
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 27 October 2010
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Don’t ask me if I get excited for Halloween. I spent pretty much every Halloween from birth through age 16 hiding in a cave.

Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
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Posted in One Million Watts on 25 October 2010
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This is exactly what you think it is: A list of 50 things that tickle my geek reflex. The scary part is that I could probably make 50 more lists like this one.

Come On Home, Chuck Barris
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 October 2010
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If you watch “The Apprentice” or “The Biggest Loser” or any of those other reality-based “game shows,” you may owe the host of “The Gong Show” a belated apology.

An Open Letter to Robert Smith of The Cure
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 October 2010
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I own just three Cure albums, one of which is a greatest hits. Yet your band has had a profound impact on my life by being in the right place at the right time.

The Night I Joined the Rolling Stones (Sales Team)
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 October 2010
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We were told to suggest-sell the living hell out of the Rolling Stones’ new album. Inspired, I went to the magazine rack with a pair of scissors

You Are Listening to Los Angeles: On Defunct Radio
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 5 October 2010
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Funny, isn’t it? That I could outlive something like free-form FM radio?

A Perfect Hair Interlude
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 September 2010
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In 1990 I met the captain of David Copperfield’s dance team. She was shopping for atmospheric music to back up the boss’ vanishing-widget shtick, and I volunteered to make him a tape.

In My Day, The Web Was…
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 29 September 2010
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In my day, the web was small. It wasn’t even a billion pages yet. You could surf the entire thing in under a hundred years. And it was a kinder, more homey place; you knew all your neighbors.

Stupid Dreams I Have Had About Celebrities
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 September 2010
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Cloris Leachman appeared in my dreams last night. I’m always happy to see her, and heaven knows she deserves as many roles as she can get.