Top 25 Reasons Why I’m an Old Geek

Hint: Some Childhood Habits Die Hard

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1. ‘Star Wars’

2. ‘Famous Monsters’

3. ‘Tales from the Crypt’ and ‘Weird Tales’

4. ‘Planet of the Apes’

5. The Single Greatest Crime in Oscar History to Now:

6. I couldn’t sleep for days when Larry Zybysko turned heel on Bruno Sammartino.

7. ‘Mr. Robot’

8. ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘The Bionic Woman’

9. Spoken Word and Horror Albums

10. ‘Daredevil’ #181

11. ‘Heavy Metal’

12. Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

13. I’m still upset at the time my then Rabbi confused Mr. Spock, the Vulcan, with Dr. Spock, the baby doctor.

14. I firmly believe Stephen King deserves a Pulitzer for Lifetime Achievement.

15. ‘Halloween,’ ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

16. ‘The Exorcist’

17. ‘Hulk v Superman’

18. Eminem’s ‘Stan’

19. ‘Rocky’

20. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula are the two greatest novels ever written.

21. When I like a book, I tend to talk about it for weeks.

22. ‘Lestat’

23. I learn more from reading science fiction novels and comic books than I do by watching the television news.

24. Billy Jack

25. Howard Stern

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Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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