My Top 5 TV Show Spinoffs I Would Greenlight If I Were Calling The Shots (in no particular order)

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7 Habits Of The Very, Very Rich And Famous

It should come as no surprise to any of us that the Rich and Famous live in a completely different world than the rest of us. That 1% are able to take their game to a whole new level, and as part of that, they also develop some habits that the rest of us can only dream of having.

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How I Imagine The Past Lives Of Russians That I Meet In America

Have you ever gotten that weird feeling of displacement when you meet a recent immigrant from another country and they are working a service level job and then you find out that they were like a scientist or doctor in their old life, but they came here to have a fresh start for their families and have to start all over again and work their way back up? I get those feelings all of the time and then in I can’t help but imagine what that old life was like.

This is what goes through my mind when I meet recently arrived people from Russia. I blame Hollywood.

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Salt Lake City Weekly Interview With Me About Channel 801

In the interest of self promotion here is a link to an interview with me about the monthly local short film showcase that I co-produce here in Salt Lake City at Brewvies, an awesome brew pub/theater, called Channel 801. To be fair, I am super gabby and talk about a whole lot more than just Channel 801.

“It’s been a while since we’ve chatted about a monthly film festival, but to be fair, many of them have been here — or there — as far as planning and official events. That’s why it was a treat to find a brand-new festival in the format at Brewvies under the title Channel 801. Following in the footsteps of its California-based original, the film series has fans in the audience vote on the films submitted to stick around to the next week with a brand-new episode, or be shot down and forced to submit something entirely new.

Today, I chat with one of the founders, Ben Fuller, about his career in film, starting up Channel 801 and the first few shows, thoughts on the film community and a few other topics. (All pictures courtesy of Fuller and Channel 801.)”

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Reasons For Growing My Hair Out – Twitter

I am trying to grow my hair out. I have never had long hair, though, I have tried to several times but I could never push through that awful distracting mid-length phase and would run to get it cut. This time though, I made it through. However, I am getting a lot of feedback about it so I have put together a Top 10 list of reasons I am growing it out and posted them on Twitter today.

I have arranged these back into the order in which they were originally tweeted:

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The “Art” of Martial Arts by Ben Fuller

(This is a slightly revised version of my essay for my Black Belt/Instructor level examination from the early 90’s in Traditional Northern Style Chinese Martial Arts. The original version of this essay was published in the WuGong: Journal of Chinese Martial Arts, July-August 1998, Vol. 3, #16.)

Originally, in the ancient war torn Asian lands, the martial life was the only life, if indeed you wished to live at all. Over the years and millennia, over the accrued experience of generations, after war after war, the Asian people started turning their combat training into something more.

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