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2017 in Review

What a crazy year!  In 2017, I released books (Home Street, Sick Day, Drunken Cat Presents: Sheepdogs), the fourth Chalkskin album (The Whitey Album), three DVD collections (Chalkskin 10: Season One, Narcissist: An Autobiography, Never Classic: A Wolf in Wool Anthology), and started a podcast (#Matters).  I’ll be writing a new entry soon that will outline my plans for 2018, but before we do that, let’s take a look at the blog entries that were the biggest hits of the year!

NOTE: I will not be counting the ever-successful “The Greatest Depictions of Single-Minded Emotion” or “Predator Vs. ‘Predator’,” because those seem to be mainly viewed for the images.

10. Prologue for “Home Street” – A Preorder Update

The gripping introduction of Paul Squall and his compelling tale.  I hope.

9. Cover Reveal – A Preorder Update

Drunken Cat Presents: Sheepdogs

8. What makes a great romance.  An exploration of ‘LA LA Land’

My review of the best picture of 2017…  that wasn’t “Moonlight?”

7. Sheepdog David Grant’s 19th Annual Academy Awards Contest Results!!!

This one’s kind of a cheat, I suppose.  I mean, if you wanted to see how you fared in my annual contest, then you HAD TO look at the blog post.

6. The DOs and DON’Ts of Action Films: A Tale of Skyfall and Jack Reacher

From January 2013, I compare and contrast an action film that got it right and one that absolutely did not.

5. How to Spot a Racist

From September 2013, my response to the growing presence of racism in the presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney became very popular this year for some reason.

4. ‘Fear of Flying’ is a Delightfully Pretense Free Journal Comic from Drunken Cat

I review my friend Brian Canini’s award-winning graphic novel.

3. Acknowledgements from the pages of “Home Street” – The First Preorder Update

The novel was thirty years in the making, so it’s no surprise the gratitude goes so deep.

2. A Shocking Epidemic We’re Not Talking About Enough

From March 2014, the ongoing epidemic discussed here has become a national media sensation this year after allegations of sexual misconduct began to more publicly expose men in positions of power in various industries and politics.

1. Preface for “Sick Day” – A Preorder Update

This is the introduction to Buster Benjamin and his gang of colorful friends.

 

BTW, if you’re interested in picking up any of the aforementioned stories, just head on over to wolfinwool.com and shop away your worries!

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Top Posts of 2016

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10. Keanu!!!, in which I review the Key and Peele film.

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9. How Should I Spend My Lottery Winnings, in which I make plans for a couple million bucks

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8. The DO’s and DON’T’s of Action Flicks, in which I compare and contrast the original Jack Reacher film with Skyfall

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7. How to Spot a Racist, a post that is even more important today than it was when I wrote it in 2013

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6. The Greatest Depictions of Single-Minded Emotion, a continuously popular blog

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5. VOTER’S GUIDE: California Propositions and Measures, a helpful voting tool

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4. Back Story, the story of my debilitating back injury and the miracle that went with it

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3. Ghostbusters (2016): A Superfan’s Perspective, my thoughts on the reboot

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2. Going Long: Reviews for “Kill Me Now” and “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie,” reviews of a couple of independent films made by popular Youtube artists

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1. Predator versus “Predator,” my take on female teacher sexual scandals

 

 

Top 10 Posts of 2013

10. “i own that movie!”

9. Star Gazing

8. Hollywood’s History Lessons: Argo and Lincoln

7. Here Comes the Cries

6. How to Spot a Racist

5. Star Wars: An Even Newer Hope

4. The DOs and DON’Ts of Action Flicks: A Tale of Skyfall and Jack Reacher

3. String Theory (My first entry from 2011!)

2. The Greatest Depictions of Single-Minded Emotion

1. Three Families: The Guilt Trip, Silver Linings Playbook, The Impossible

And an honorable mention, because even though it did not get the views, it’s one of my favorite entries of the year:
A Startling Conversation about Gays and God

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