March 27th, 2006


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There is a worldwide sales meetiong happening in the training room, which is a straight shot from my cube. There are more people than the room can hold, so they have the door open, and it's rather loud and distracting.
Then one of the guys gets a phone call, so to not disrupt the meeting he stands outside my cube to chat.

I am living the day in headphones.
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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - A movie set at the downtown post office turned all too real for a group of high school filmmakers. Members of the high school Spanish club were shooting a movie Thursday night when the police showed up believing a hostage crisis was going on inside the post office.


But apparently, someone saw the teens carrying toy guns into the building on Centre Street, which is the heart of the town's historical district. When they couldn't get an answer to calls placed inside the building, they assumed the worst.

Police cordoned off the block, cleared nearby buildings and surrounded the post office ready for a hostage crisis. When a group of students left the post office, they were ordered to get on the ground, face down.

Postmaster Ron Steedley had given permission for the school group to use the post office after hours to make a movie, "Rolling Thunder." Steedley said he didn't think the student's movie would frighten anyone.

Devon Menendez, the film's director, said his film career is over.

"I'm not accepting any more offers to direct a movie," he said.

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Horror. It's a particular fetish of mine; not in the latex-and-leather sense, but in the thing that calls back to me certain feelings of wonder and amazement that I can trace back to the early days of my childhood when I managed to somehow get a hold of some EC Comics that were still on sale in a store while my family was on vacation. I was young: maybe six or seven years old, and I was scared enough that I had nightmares for a very long time afterwards.

Yet I was fascinated, and that fascination has never really left.

When I imagine horror scenes in my mind, they are heavily influenced by elements of the EC Comics artwork.

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