- Pacifica, California, USA
- June 18
- Bob Calhoun is a regular contributor to Film Salon and observer of offbeat media. His 2008 punk-wrestling memoir "Beer, Blood and Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling" (ECW Press) has spent one entire week on the San Francisco Chronicle's Bay Area bestseller list.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Jimmy Stewart's Porn Mag
January 24, 2013 07:42PM
- Thanks General Petraeus.
Thanks Paula Broadwell.
November 13, 2012 02:47PM
- Rain delays, robot rabbits and
October 18, 2012 12:55AM
- Cogito ergo Sheik: Iron Sheik
tweet redefines space itself
October 15, 2012 02:16PM
- The Cat in the Hate: the
Bizarro Birther Dr. Seuss
September 24, 2012 03:55AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “@ChillerPop, It's almost
crazier than a Chick tract, if
a thing is
September 24, 2012 01:04PM
- “@Mike, Damn. It's almost
the best part of the
May 10, 2012 05:48PM
- “And the pizza! If you
stick around for the extra
at the very end on
May 10, 2012 02:34PM
- “It's sad and terrifying
how Zimmerman has no remorse
the act of
April 24, 2012 07:25PM
- “@John Rampton, Oh now
"Snow White: A Deadly Summer"
April 16, 2012 03:36PM
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Me with "Judo" Gene LeBell in 2003.
I have never had sexual relations with “Judo” Gene LeBell. Thanks to General Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, I actually have to say this.
Way back in May 2002, I began working on LeBell’s autobiography, titled “The Godfather of Grappl… Read full post »
The ball was grounded to second with the bases loaded. It picked up water as it skidded across the damp St. Louis infield, causing Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to double-clutch the ball as he pulled it from his glove. That small delay allowed David Freese, the Cardinals’
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I may have found the most twisted piece of conservative propaganda print matter out there. I know this is saying a lot with those Nancy Pelosi hunting licenses and the targets with Al Gore’s face in them that you can get at gun shows,… Read full post »
California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton got in some hot water over the weekend for comparing the Republicans'…
The first time that Giants fans paid any real attention to Melky Cabrera, he was on the Atlanta Braves. It was the… Read full post »
Mitt Romney and George Bush at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. I couldn't find any pics of Mitt sitting in front of Kobe Bryant.
Mitt Romney has been running for president for quite a while now, and he’s been making gaffes for as long as he’s been on this extended… Read full post »
It's "Superman II." General Zod and his renegade Kryptonians have seemingly put Superman down for good. The Kryptonians are all powerful, but this doesn’t matter to the Metropol… Read full post »
For reasons unknown, 2012 is the year that the cumulative efforts of so many Hollywood lunches and industry cocktail parties have resulted in the release of several live action retellings of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves." Currently, there's the light-hearted "Mirror, Mirror" with Julia… Read full post »
Sister Sarah deals out righteous vengeance in "Nude Nuns with Big Guns."
"Nude Nuns with Big Guns" and its 90-minutes of blood soaked blasphemy couldn't have picked a better time to thunder onto Netflix. With the Catholic Church losing its collective mind over the thought of millions… Read full post »
Andrew Breitbart standing against the Tea Party Express Bus at the 2010 California Republican Convention in Santa Clara. He actually posed while I snapped this shot.
The last time I saw Andrew Breitbart was Saturday morning. I'd just pulled into the parking garage of the Burlingame Hyatt fo… Read full post »
I was able to get some decent shots of Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich as they were making their way out of the California Republican Convention yesterday. Please appreciate that I don't have one of those long-assed lenses (nor would I know how to use one if I did), so I… Read full post »
Newt Gingrich talks algae at the 2012 California Republican Convention in Burlingame on February 25, 2012. (Photo: Bob Calhoun)
Newt Gingrich is re… Read full post »
Herman Cain being Herman Cain at the California Repubican Convention in Burlingame on February 25, 2012.
I'm at the California Republican Convention at the beautiful Burlingame Hyatt right by the San Francisco Airport down the road from Benihana. Another reporter in the pressroom just told me… Read full post »
Director Kyle Broom wanted to take "Prevention of Injury (POI)" through the film festival circuit just like every other independent filmmaker, but this 20-minute film has the burden of being about something. The film's main character doesn't have a name. He's referred to in the credits on… Read full post »
Herman Cain is done reassessing his presidential campaign. He's out. Now this doesn't mean he won't reassess his reassessment at some later time and jump in the race again in a few weeks only to reassess all over again. This is Herman Cain we're talking about here. My one regret… Read full post »
I'm toying with starting a new blog series where I analyze inane old TV shows with the same attention to detail that today's pop culture bloggers and critics (myself included) lavish on dense cable dramas such as "Mad Men," "Game of Thrones" or "Walking Dead." To kick… Read full post »
Frank Miller, the comic book writer/artist… Read full post »
Of all the things for Jerry Sandusky to have named his 2001 autobiography, he had to name it "Touched." No really, the creepy Penn State football coach who's been indicted for molesting boys in the showers, titled his book "Touched." I know I've said this twice alreadly (thrice if you count… Read full post »
In pro wrestling, victory isn't making your big comeback—it's staying away. I've dispersed this pearl of wisdom here and there since my last show with Incredibly Strange Wrestling in Bologna, Italy back in 2003. Bologna was an unusually glamorous destination for a low-rent, punk rock… Read full post »
Meg Whitman meets the media head on during an impromptu press conference at the 2010 California Republican Party Spring Convention in Santa Clara, Calif. (photo: Bob Calhoun).
Last year I went to as many conventions and trade shows as I could talk my way into. One of these cons was… Read full post »
A day of debt cieling sellouts has made my brain hurt. I'm tired of thinking about it, but I can't stop thinking about it. Just the way I couldn't stop thinking about the Florida recount. Just the way I couldn't stop thinking about those long-assed lines at the polls in… Read full post »
There was a guy in a Captain America suit staking out his space on the lawn of the National Mall in Washington DC waiting for Jon… Read full post »
For Superman's live action cinema debut, the first image that flickered onto the screen wasn't a star's name or a movie studio's emblem. It was the cover of a ten…