My Mushroom Ebook – GET IT HERE!

Also some of you know I am a wild mushroom aficionado and I put together a book of my photos and IDs and a bit of knowledge. It's in PDF format so basically good for the majority of devices. The book is arranged mostly alphabetically for the species, but sections are arranged mainly by ease…

self published

I put together a couple of short books. One a collection of some of my short stories, and another that is basically one novella. They are sometimes sexy, so don't be offended. I'm going for humor and amusement mostly, but some of the stuff is also a little touching. Feels. Get it? Enjoy! https://www.amazon.com/Elsewhere-Next-Time-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B087934TZM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?dchild=1&keywords=Geoff+balme+elsewhere+next+time&qid=1590441430&sr=8-1-fkmr0 https://www.amazon.com/No-Hard-Feelings-Geoffrey-Balme-ebook/dp/B0871S18CW/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1590441502&refinements=p_27%3AGeoffrey+Balme&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Geoffrey+Balme…

This May Be For You

Postulate: A great many films have been made.Postulate: Most of these films I have not yet seen.Conclusion: I will watch some of these missed gems and give my thoughts.Result: Amusement and perhaps something of a guide to these artworks of our entertainment industry. There may be some other thoughts that bubble out amidst the film…

Windrider (1987)

I Saw A Film! A rich kid with a cushy, do-nothing job at his father's very successful manufacturing firm is obsessive about his wind surfing and pitches an idea for a water tank wind-surfing business that the Japanese are crazy about during a corporate meeting. Meanwhile he and his expensive hair-do manage to do some…

Waterworld (1995)

I Saw A Film! Friends, I am here to praise the tremendously moist, post-apocalyptic epic that is Waterworld. What clever ideas. A boss catermaran tricked out with counterweights and harpoons (and a below deck somehow?). A sea of sunken cities. The remains of the floating world collected together on a few atolls. Dry earth a…

The Big Easy (1987)

I Saw A Film! I have always appreciated the jolie laide Ellen Barkin, but this clunker, made to look and sound like it's a New Orleans tale, by having a baby Dennis Quaid speak with a ridiculous faux-Cajun accent, play with plush alligators and blurt "cher" every chance he could, while talking about gumbo did…

Robot Jox (1989)

I Saw A Film! Here's a kind of Transformers cum mech-warriors fantasy (long before Pacific Rim) in stop-motion animation with a bit of an Ender's Game competition fantasy layered on it. From the writer of Re-animator and director of From Beyond, a couple of 80s classics, comes this paean to pro-wrestling style competitive patriotic zeal.…

Wacko (1982)

I Saw a Film! And it's a surprisingly good spoof of a slasher film from schlock-master Greydon Clark, who produced a few films that made Mystery Science Theater 3000 history. It's definitely got a lot of crude humor, and there are a lot of very low-brow jokes, but there's such a range, and so many…

Foxtrot (1976)

I Saw A Film! Half expecting a battlefield war film (my initial reference for Foxtrot was military radio talk for F), I was mildly surprised to realize it was more of a "stranded on a desert isle" sort of film but, wrapped around fleeing the middle of Europe during WWII. Which, I'd have to say…

Top Secret! (1984)

I Saw A Film! Now this is how you do an irreverent, all in, comedy. A couple days ago I watched and lamented the sad lack of humor in Transylvania 6-5000 which was made right around the time this excellent war spoof was put together. Do all the jokes land? No! But there are so…

Black Flag Live (1984)

I Saw A Film! This is just a straight up concert film, mostly a single camera angle from the heyday of Black Flag, by this time in their third or fourth, but many will argue, best iteration. It was right around the time friends and I saw them, and having never actually seen images of…

Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

I Saw A Film! Jeff Goldblum (one of the creepy rapists in Death Wish) and Ed Begley Jr. (Maria Bamford's dad on Lady Dynamite) are sent by Norman Fell (the landlord in The Graduate) to write a crap story for a crap newspaper in Transylvania, which is inhabited by John Byner, the ever cute Carol…

Fear City (1984)

I Saw A Film! A kind of excuse to show off naked ladies and have a thriller, with a killer on the loose, with a sort of karate vs. boxing match for the finale. I often remark that people who enjoy these sorts of action films, that culminate in some variety of fist-fight, but don't…