Here are the people who make The Buzz Kill what it is today. These people are the authors of The Smartest Dumbest Website On The Net.
I am Richard and I have a problem. A problem with entertaining people. I have been in the comedy world for over 10 years. I started out as an improv actor making fun and light of everything. Doing that felt rewarding, but I have to admit, I wanted more. I couldn’t get the taste of performing out of my mouth. Does that not sound a little creepy? I decided to start doing my own stand up show. I love to make fun of my family and anything that will make a normal person say what the fuck. The journey still continues, in 2009, I had a dream to create my own online magazine. This is the beautiful corner of craziness in front of you. I have been through hell in my life but being stopped is something that I will not let happen. I am a fighter and hope to make people realize it is ok to smile and think from time to time. It also helps being a nerd.
Stick Figure Dan
Stick Figure Dan is the resident loud foul mouthed prick of The Buzz Kill. He is a loud mouth who will say anything at any given moment. He hates the world and everything in it. Dan came into the society as a writer in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. He likes to write open letters to famous people, putting them in their place.
August Dawn is replacing her twin sister as a writer here on the The Buzz Kill. Her sister is Whitney and she just gave birth and will not be able to contribute. However, for all of you that are worried that your dating advice will not be answered, you must think again. August is a performer and a heart of gold. She will give you the shirt off her back and try to do anything she can to make you smile. August is trying to live a normal life in a world that does not accept her.
E.D. Wilson is a wandering spirit. She has traveled across our good nation, jumped the pond to hobnob with our distant relatives once or twice, and then got bored and relaxed with the islanders in Hawaii, where she had an epiphany; it was time to quit procrastinating and go back to school. Like most things in life, she submersed herself, dug in amongst her laptop and books, and remained there for two years. Finally, after graduating in 2012, she has emerged again among the rest of civilization. Wider, brighter, and full of Graphic Design knowledge that remains somewhat useless without a job, she dusts herself off and has a look around; and she realizes she has missed much entertainment. Like, what the heck is “Inception”, who are “X-Men, First Class” (do they have classes, I thought they were an anarcho-syndicalist commune?), and why did they make another “Pirates of Caribbean?” So my friends, as a favor to a friend, and a desperate need to live “Mystery Science Theatre 3000” she has locked herself in front of several movies, and vows to review the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I was told I had to write a bio, and my first thought was I should just copy and paste from my online dating profile, but that wouldn’t work because I am sure ya’ll don’t want to know what I look for in a guy, and that I enjoy Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. So, Anyways, my name is Amee. I am 31, I grew up in beautiful northern California, and I was living the last 3 years in this hillbilly forsaken place… Ahem… I mean this lovely Natural State, Arkansas! I am divorced and currently trying to get back into the dating game, hence the online dating profile. I have come to realize that online dating websites are kind of like the movie Ground Hogs Day. The same weirdo guys are on all the sites, and I keep going on really bad dates over and over again, and by bad dates I mean, where I sneak into the bathroom call my sister and tell her to call me in 5 minutes with a “Family emergency” kind of bad. Just in case this bio doesn’t give you enough about me here has been a rundown….. I like the color green, I enjoy Mexican food, and my voice gets really twangy when I sing along to country music.
So you’re reading the buzz kill. Mostly about a self-deprecating (defecating is more accurate) comedian named Richard. I have known Richie for many years. (Even pity dated him in high school. But I’d rather kiss a bulldog puppy, it’s less wet and I don’t feel as dirty.) So boy was I surprised when he asked me if I wanted to write for the blog. Of course at first I thought he was kidding, but then I realized he was serious. And I said heck ya and a side of tators.
What swayed me? He said he was doing breast cancer awareness this month. As a founding member of BBFFF I had to do my civic duty. BBFFF? What’s that? Well, since the twigs have the IBTC I thought those of us blessed with endowment should have our own group. I present you with Big Boobies For Freedom Front. Our purpose encouraging those who are stuck in shirts three sizes too tight, just around the boobies to fight the power. Don’t let blood flow be blocked just because you don’t want to wear a men’s size XL fight the power sista!
Oh I should probably introduce myself. Jane…Jane Williams. Married, sometimes even happily, mother (don’t ask how many I’ve lost count somewhere around the G names) and zookeeper (at least last I checked some of them were alive.) Oh and brilliant writer on top of BBFFF chairman. Someone has to balance out the testosterone on this site.
Amber “Blur” McQuade
Hi, my name is Amber aka blur. Blur is a childhood nickname my dad gave me because of my ADHD and that’s all he ever saw of me. I like to call myself a nerd gamer extraordinaire. I spend most of my time writing, gaming, and watching TV. I have a huge addiction to British television. My obsessions are Doctor Who, Sherlock, & Orphan Black. I am happily married to the love of my life and we have two cats named Charlotte & Mina. We also have a huge dog who thinks he’s a baby named Maximus. Our idea of a good weekend is lots of coffee, big bowls of cereal, and gaming on our separate TVs that are in the same room with separate headsets. I have way too many talents and not enough outlets. Not only do I write, but I sing, draw, play guitar, sew, craft, cut hair, dye hair, and many more. I’ve heard that genius borders insanity and I tend to cross between the two constantly. Other than that I love music, my furbabies, and documenting everyday life .I believe that if you aren’t living life if you hate your job so find something you love and stick with it and your happy ending will soon follow behind. Don’t take life so seriously, No one makes it out alive anyway.
Trying to sum myself up in a short bio is hard for me, but, I’ll give it a go. My name is Brad Tillery and curiosity is what makes me tick. As far back as I can remember, I have always been interested in the bizarre aspects of reality. The paranormal, conspiracies, the unexplained, and the world of the supernatural are what drives me to want to understand the world. Besides the oddities of the world, I enjoy Classic Rock music, tv shows like Tales from the Crypt, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zones and other anthology style shows. I also have a love for writing and reading original horror stories. This is just a piece of my strange life. I hope to add a bit wonderful oddness to this unusual, peculiar (and good) magazine.
Bill is the guy your friends and parents warned you about. He’s the artist/writer/photographer with an attitude. He writes from the hip, shoots photos like he owns the place, and draws whatever the hell he wants. His favorite topics include (but are not limited to) art, anime, good food, cold beer, and just plain having fun. His observations about life, government, and the entertainment world only feed his slightly offbeat sense of humor-woe be to us all. His favorite reaction to his work-“OMG, I can’t believe they let you get away with that!”
Hey there, my name is Brandi. I grew up in a small town in BFE Missouri. I spend most of my time reading paranormal romance novels. Yes, I am somewhat of a Twilight fan. (Team Jacob!!!) When I’m not reading I like to break out the NES and play it old school style. Some of my favorite NES games include Guardian Legend, Faxanadu, and of course Super Mario Bros. I have been known to watch a few movies here and there, however, I must admit that I am somewhat stuck in the 80’s era. My favorite movie of all time is The Breakfast Club. Judd Nelson is such a panty dropping stud! I also enjoy listening, playing, and singing music. I was a music major in college and I appreciate most genres, with an exception of a few that will remain nameless. In the summer, I enjoy packing up the tent, fishing poles, and hot dog roasters and making my way down to the river for a weekend. Yes, boys, I can bait a hook and take my own fish off it as well! 😉 I dream about settling down and starting a family, returning to college to pursue a career doing something ;), finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and making people in my life smile
Hi, I’m Leann. I’m known as the resident weird one in my close knit group of friends. We used to be mortal enemies, like, die wench die kind of enemies, but we bonded over Inuyasha and wine coolers. Now we’re the best of “die wench die” friends. Writing is my drug. Humor is my go-to for keeping life, not so serious. You’ll catch me jumping between the post-Apoc (post-apocalyptic world for those who don’t know) of my creation and the world of angels and demons in another story. I’m one of those random ones that a lot people think has a mental disorder, but I’m actually quite sane most of the time. You’ll catch me at Buzz Kill well killing time and dare I say, bemoaning the fact that I’m not a gamer in a very game filled household. So ta da! And have fun!
Hey! Most people know me as Bobbie Lynne. I grew up in a small town in the fields of Arkansas and now live in a small town in the trees of Tennessee. I am a mother of three wonderful, very energetic kids. I pay the bills as a full time construction worker. I am an absolute clean freak (most say I have OCD). Imagine Super Woman on crack meets bipolar book worm… Yep, that’s me! I’m addicted to chocolate, Netflix, adult romance novels, and poetry. I’m a huge Edgar Allen Poe and Maya Angelou fan! I’m just a small town southern girl at heart. I enjoy camping, fishing, ATVs, anything outdoors, writing, shooting pool, cooking, and cleaning. Yes, you read it right… I enjoy cleaning. To sum it up, I am just a small town girl trying to live a small town life… The southern way! I hope you enjoy what I bring to the table!
Hi. My name is Michelle and I like to read things and play video games and watch movies. Terry Brooks, Anne Bishop, and Robert Jordan changed my life with each new book they released. I love Star Wars, Zelda, Bioshock, LoTR, and absolutely anything Joss Whedon. I’m crafty and love to tangle with yarn for knitting or fabric for sewing.
I recently moved to Jonesboro, AR from Phoenix, AZ. While I lived in Phoenix, I worked for Phoenix ComiCon as a programming coordinator. My area was Whedonverse and I was responsible for all things Whedon. I worked closely with the Arizona Browncoats and I was responsible for coming up with all the panel ideas for Whedonverse, staffing those panels with panelists, and recruiting and maintaining several minions (otherwise known as volunteers). One of my favorite responsibilities was writing up the descriptions for each panel. It was so much fun thinking up creative ways to say “This panel is about who’s better: Angel or Spike.” As I’m sure you know, Spike is totally the better vampire.
I’ve also begun exploring cosplay. I started off simple with a Faith costume one year. I look enough like Eliza Dushku (though without the banging bod) that it was pretty easy to manage. I’ve done a custom Sith Lord costume in recent years, as well. Before I learned to sew, my fiancée made the skirts for me. I was ashamed that he could sew and I couldn’t, so I learned by making my own Elizabeth Comstock costume. I did everything but the corset and I’m still receiving compliments for that project.
Writing is something I’ve always been interested in pursing, but I’ve never had the guts. I think I’d like to change that. If you stick around and read the articles Buzz Kill has been kind enough to post, I promise to try to entertain and inform. We’ll talk about life, the universe, hobbies, games, and general geekery. Maybe, if you’re good, I’ll even throw in some original writing. Care to take me up on it?
Hello people! I am Emerson and I am a geek. I enjoy making people laugh and don’t mind being the butt of the joke. Though I usually make others the butt of jokes. Well, enough about butts. I have two kids who are my whole world and are commonly referred to as Luke and Leia. My love life is laughable and I don’t see an end to that any time soon. So if you think I’m pathetic, just keep reading what I write cause it gets worse. You may end up feeling better about yourself.
I am a mostly misunderstood child of the corn, born and raised in rural Illinois turned self-proclaimed writer with random, yet passionate opinions and views. It seems that I am self-taught because I was a stoner slack ass in high school who thought it’d be better to fuck around and see what kind of trouble I could make rather than to concentrate on a formal education. Who uses algebra in a corn field anyway?
My mission in life is to be me, be happy, and FTW if they don’t like it. I used to know what I really wanted in life. Since I was 5 years old, all I wanted was to be married to the same woman my entire life, be a doctor, a writer, to have a litter all my own, and to be the “token ‘hot’ Asian” in most settings. I just wasn’t sure how I felt about being a boy, because girls were just so much prettier. Now, as I approach my dirty 30, I have accomplished only one of those things successfully because, well, I’m Asian and we breed like rabbits, resulting in my litter of 5.
I aim to please, entertain and boggle with “WTF?!” moments. I even throw around a little poetry. Some will find me apPAULing, others hilarious, and some would maybe even call me a messed up kind of special. Those are the ones nearest and dearest to me who paid for all of those bibs, large crayons, and the occasional straight jacket to provide my short bus driver with for her own protection. Oh, and the ones who supported me through the transformational surgeries from Paul to Peony. I just wanted to be a delicate fucking flower, is that so wrong? P.S. I love my new tits!
A long time ago on a cold morning, it was snowing and I was born into this world. Yadda yadda yadda. What an origin story, hoo doggy. Breath taking right? All stories that start with “A long time ago..” are meant to belay a sense of fantastical wonder. Not in this case. My name is Kenneth Cowan and I am 28 years old. Through the years I have gone from a wide eyed child with a surprising life outlook and the taste for fantasy and fiction, to a not so different older version of myself. Maybe with glasses and the propensity to drink booze and sport a rather dapper beard that child me couldn’t sport as well (however, I secretly think about that, and the result is interestingly comical). I tend to gravitate to many things geeky and nerdy. Magic The Gathering, any board games, Farscape, Firefly, Start Treks, Game of Thrones, survival video games (I have to admit that Steam is generally my go-to destination for many PC games), almost anything to do with fantasy, magic and dragons. Basically anything remotely nerdy, I have dipped and dabbled in and more than likely have and will state my opinion on. So that’s me in an electronic, text based, nerdy nutshell. Get ready to be mind-frelled silly.
I’m Shaun, and I’ve spent a majority of my 30 years living in the Midwest writing fictional stories about not being in the Midwest. I’ve traveled a fair share, from living in LA for 2 years, to hitchhiking to Boston, to riding a bicycle to Niagara Falls. I’ve enjoyed writing since my high school days, but never really pursued it with any force or passion until I had already graduated from college. Now I write fictional short stories, and the occasional bit of social commentary. I strive to find things in the world around me, whether an outstanding event or a commonplace occurrence, and give an interesting and unique take on it. I love all forms of entertainment, from video games, to books, to movies, to television shows. I feel that all is an expression and a form of art, and as someone interested in pursuing a particular field of art (writing) I appreciate all forms. In the words of Kurt Vonnegut “Practice any art…not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow…do art and do it for the rest of your lives.”
Scarlett Bellarose is absolutely obsessed with being the first to know anything new going on in the world. Since she was a wee lil‘ tot she wanted to know about everything in the world; always asking questions. Soon she learned when adults were tiring of the Q&A, she could always read books, or get on her aunt’s computer for answers. That’s how it really started.
She loves to read, go to concerts, is an avid gamer, and adores all things cute. Her goal in the world is to help people through the belief that the trends of the world come and go, but the benefit to be gleaned from staying on top of things is constant.
She has two awesomely defective pets. A one eyed cat named Mr. Love, and a beautiful pit who has a liver that is two sizes two small, named Sadie. They all live in a beautiful castle in the middle of The Forbidden Forest. So don’t try to find them.
Howdy, my friends call me the country nerd. I am big on PC games, (Diablo 3, LOTRO, and use to play WOW) I read a lot, (usually a book a day) I can look at something and draw it, (may take me a little while to finish) I like camping, swimming, hunting, fishing, dirt track racing and shooting guns. I can fix a car yet I can still be the girly girl when I need to be. I like to write about whatever pops in my mind. I speak what is on my mind and will never boost an ego unless it is earned. I am usually the one sitting back watching and listening to people just to retain information. I can give good advice yet I find it hard to take my own. I am not good at public speaking and chokes every time I try karaoke. I have a son that I am turning into a country nerd as well. Bless his heart, he is me made all over in boy form. No one would ever guess my favorite color 😉 Hope y’all enjoy reading my articles!
I am a girl pushing against a naturally constructed stone wall and guess what? I will never give up. I am much more of a fighter than, I believe, despite shuffling very little rock in my life, my 31 years. I just want my work out there. The rest will take care of itself.
My name is Melissa McCollum, a poet since the age of 14, born on Bastille Day, 1982. I’ve always thought that was a summary of who I am: Fireworks and the powerful rush and waves overcoming the crowd taking me up with them as my feet are somehow still on the ground and the loss of reserve as my every facet are enmeshed in worship. Of course, we can’t forget the Quaaludes.
Oh, yeah. I have balled my eyes out watching Doctor Who.
I was Born on the South side of Chicago. I Fell in love with writing in 5th grade when he had a poetry assignment in my English arts class. Teachers would literally throw away my notebooks because I simply quit applying myself in any other aspect of learning. Almost 20 years, hundreds of notebooks and songs later; here I am. I hope you enjoy
Eric Wright is a pretentious jerk with a high propensity to make things up. He studied art and design, alongside Albrecht Durer, at the Wolgemut school in 1486. Today, he is a caffeine addict and everything you just read is probably bullshit.
I suppose my story begins(as most do) on the day of my birth. I mean, i‘d like to sit here and tell you about the ticker tape parade that was thrown in my honor, or that my being vaginally farted into the world signaled a time of unbridled peace and love throughout the galaxy, but i will do my best to try and be humble about my epic origins. Truth is my real origin is as ordinary as apple pie. I was hobbled together from various body parts of criminals on death row who opted to be organ donors. I suppose you could say I’m the Bizarro six million dollar man (but judging by my appearance you couldn’t tell they spent more than a few shillings on me).
In between being chased by townsfolk with pitchforks and torches opposed to the “abomination” of my existence i have developed a passion for writing. The only thing that can match such lofty desires would be a lifelong passion for film. I mean I’m quite nerdy about lots of things (video games, comic books, music, etc…) but cinema in all its shiny golden splendor has captured my attention more than anything else. It’s something I try to share with the world at large, as much as possible. I figure if i can find the magic in such things, maybe i can help others do so as well.
I’ve written quite a few poems(mostly about my first few years as a dime store knockoff Mary Shelly creation) but have stuck to mostly movie reviews. I am quite elated to be able to relate my thoughts and opinions on all things film with those who take the time to read them. I hope to have a positive impact here on the site and am looking forward to not only working with the staff currently in place but being able to reach a wider audience as well.
P.S. If some of my work comes off a bit sloppy and meandering, its just because the doctor responsible for the stitch job on my cranial cavity didn’t do that great job and my brain has fallen out of the hole in my head they used to pump blood into. Cheers Mates!!
Hello fellow nerds, I’m Ellie! I grew up in the mountains in New Mexico, but am currently living in the tiniest town in Western Oklahoma. I have ten siblings(no I’m not Catholic or Mormon) which probably isn’t very relevant here but just a fun fact. I love reading and spend most of my time with my nose in a book. I always keep a book in my purse because you never know when you might get a chance to read. I am completely obsessed with Patrick Rothfuss. I stalk him on a regular basis. This is my first time writing for an audience so I am incredibly nervous. Usually the only reader I have is my mother so this is going to take a bit of getting used to. My main goal in life is to entertain and inform with wit and a bit of quirkiness so I think I will fit in here just fine. I’m excited for this opportunity and am looking forward to(hopefully) entertaining you!
Amy Albert recently moved to LA from NYC. She’s been a comedian for about 12 years and has toured the US and the UK with her one woman show, Delilah Dix-America’s Showgirl. She started out at UCB in New York but made her home at The PIT where she was on a house improv team, a long form musical improv team, and taught improv and characters. Assistance the Series has been featured in festivals and screenings across the country, and Amy is super, duper proud of it! In addition, she wrote The Secret Life of Otters, a web series about a couple of comedians that move to LA from NYC and are super awkward and end up insulting everyone all the time. Like two Larry David’s but one isn’t Jewish and both aren’t bald. She currently performs with iO West’s Headliner Sketch team, The Mutiny, runs a character show every month at The Clubhouse, and has a super sweet 15 pound Yorkie named Dave, who she feeds off the table literally every meal and feels almost no guilt about it. She wrote this herself in the 3rd person and expects your judgment about that. www.laughatamy.com
My name is Crystal Hagood. Basically, I am awesome lol I am the only girl of 6 kids, but I’m not the youngest so I didn’t have to take all the smack downs and I can definitely hold my own. I was loud and opinionated as a child… not much has changed I had a good childhood full of all the usual stuff from two hard working, loving parents, fair weather friends, parties and breaking curfew, to keeping secrets for my brothers (heathens)… I barely graduated high school due to slacking off my Senior year when I thought I had it made, having fun was just too much fun, but I pulled it back together with day and night school all while working and got to walk for my Diploma. So in College making the National Deans list two years in a row and graduating with a degree in Psychology and minor in Parapsychology was a proud time for me. Human behavior and The unknown has always fascinated me! Since then I have traveled parts of the world, seen and done just about everything except lay down roots, which is where I’m at in life now I call myself a Jill of all trades, but honestly would love to focus my talents. I am a photographer in my current day job. I’ve shot anything from Weddings, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, Reunions, to Funerals… yes, funerals (you’d be surprised what people want pictures of, or maybe not lol) Now I’m engaged to a wonderful man, who is my best friend in every way… something I didn’t think possible until now. I’m rockin my 30’s and still loving life! That’s a little skinny on me.
I’m Tina Anderson from a Blytheville, Arkansas. I’m a single mom to 2 amazing, smart, beautiful kids. I recently retired from a 17 year nursing career and now I’m pursuing my dreams of music and writing. I love to cook, play guitar, love to write poetry and anything outdoors I’m all in for it. I am a hobby enthusiast, and love learning and trying new things. I read everything in site, from the latest vampire novel to the shampoo bottles in the bathroom. I love a good debate and hearing viewpoints from different people and will share mine in a heartbeat. I love small town living, and exploring new places and little mom and pop businesses. I plan to relocate in the future and a great past time for me and my 2 kids is learning about different towns and states and what they bring to the table. I’ve been writing most of my life and came across BuzzKill Magazine because my good friend Bobbie writes for them also. I love this magazine and all the different insights the writers give and can’t wait to share mine with you also
I’m Misty. 32-year-old mother of 4, The Minions. They are the light of my life. I’ve been struggling quite a while to find myself and my place in this world so I thought that others might enjoy sharing in the craziness that I call life. I’ve got a lot to tell and my stories are a constant source of entertainment for friends and family. I’m pretty new at this so bear with my randomness, and I promise I will try my best to give you a good laugh, well I’d be happy with a giggle or two.
Nick Cobb is a standup comedian and pseudo-actor that enjoys watching basketball, following basketball and peeing outside. Nick is not multi-talented and doesn’t have any hobbies, mainly because he thinks hobbies are “for show off’s”. He successfully kept his 2015 New Years resolution – to buy something from SkyMall magazine on every flight he took for the year – until the company filed for bankruptcy on January 16th. Nick is still killing it with his 2014 resolution, to be up-front whenever he’s forgotten someone’s name. Preferring to say “I’m sorry I forgot your name” instead of continuing to embarrass himself and everyone else by trying to “friend” and “buddy” his way through another party conversation. Nick is looking forward to winning his first Pulitzer with Buzzkill while working alongside his wife, Buzzkill writer Amy Albert.
“MADD” Manda Walsh
Hey Hey, my name is Amanda, Manda to those close to me or have known me long enough, or are just ya know, too lazy to actually say, Amanda. I joined the “30 is the new 40 or at least it feels that way sometimes” club on June 22, just 3 days after I got married, and no, it wasn’t planned that way. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Saint Xavier University where I spent my entire 4 years volunteering as a DJ at their radio station and writing for their newspaper. My last two years there were spent working as their music director, living and breathing music, while having the privilege of interviewing some of my favorite bands and dreaming of one day working somewhere in the music industry, only to end up in an industry that doesn’t even utilize my degree other than I talk to people. To say I’m obsessed with music is an understatement. It’s always been my first love, my best friend, and the one place I can always lose myself. My tastes range from “OMG you have to hear this” to “please don’t judge me,” and I’m the person you want on your team in music trivia. I’m also an avid enthusiast of the paranormal and anything in the realm of horror or the creepy and unnerving. With that said, I love Halloween more than a normal person probably should and have a fascination with cemeteries. I enjoy reading, writing, shopping and epic adventures, but my all time favorite thing to do is attending concerts. I’m a sucker for a good mystery and anything acoustic. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Nancy Drew when I grew up. At the end of the day, if I had to sum myself up with a song lyric it would be this – “I’m somewhere in between what is real and just a dream.”