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Sammy Younan is the program director of Girth Radio: an online radio station that started broadcasting from inside The Pacific Junction Hotel bar (RIP!). At Girth he Hosts My Summer Lair (a pop culture celebration) & In Session… (which features music performances).

An avid writer; Red Letter Nights is his first book. His writing has appeared in the National Post, USA Today, Sole Shift, Relevant and Geek Hard.

Sammy doesn't get along with pants: Down With Pants!

Tim Burton vs Edward Scissorhands

Tim Burton vs Edward Scissorhands

Following the success of Batman in 1990 Tim Burton began working on Edward Scissorhands...I'm reading Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind (no spoilers I don't wanna know how the book ends) by Gavin Edwards.

Burton reached out to River Phoenix to play Edward. S'decent casting...it could work. However they auditioned/talked to other popular actors for Edward Scissorhands including...

Tom Cruise (?? That's so way off it's offensive!)

Tom Hanks (no!)

William Hurt (stop it!)

and Robert Downey, Jr. (that could work but so hard to picture)

Depp's rock solid in this movie and of course that was the beginning of Depp & Burton. So glad they got it "right."

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Ziggy Was Here January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016

Bowie: January 8, 1947 — January 10, 2016

Bowie: January 8, 1947 — January 10, 2016

Conan's Ride Along Gang

Conan's Ride Along Gang