Thursday, April 30, 2015

A to Z Challenge – Z – Cult Classics: Rob Zombie, Zap Gun, and More! Plus may Preview – San Andreas, Challenge Reflection Post, IWSG, and Ninja News

Last day of the Challenge – we did it!



A to Z Challenge– Cult Classics –Z
Movies-Music-Sci-fi Book-Bloggers-Dragon Term


Movie –

Zardoz
This bizarre post-apocalyptic film was written, produced, and directed by John Boorman in 1974. It features star Sean Connery in the worst outfit ever.



Music –

Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe
His best-selling album to date, Rob’s first solo album away from White Zombie went Triple Platinum. Giving homage to horror films, the album featured such hits as Dragula and Living Dead Girl.

Science Fiction Book –

The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick
This 1967 novel was originally published as a serial and was one of his earliest works.




Blogger –

PK Hrezo
Want to follow someone who is multi-talented in writing and in art? Follow someone with a genuine heart, compassion, and passion for what is right? Then you need to be following author PK!

Dragon of the Stars Term –

Zeal
Defined at ‘great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.’ While Aden’s pursuit of a command and the queen’s daughter is more dogged and methodical, Ensign Pavott’s pursuits are more heartfelt and passionate.

Dragon of the Stars is out now!
Check out the site What Are the Kargrandes? for clues as to how they tie into the story.


Ninja News

Next week will be the A to Z Challenge Reflections posts. Post your thoughts on this year’s Challenge anytime Monday-Friday and then add your direct link over at the A to Z Blog.

Don’t forget next Wednesday is Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day!


Reedsy is a great site for authors with tips and more, connecting writers with other industry professionals. They just started a new feature for authors to create a profile and integrate their social media, goodreads, amazon and blogging platform in one place. Get the details HERE.

Available today!
The Dragon Chronicles
Featuring a short story by Ted Cross - Dragon Play.


Cindy Borgne, who blogs at Dreamer’s Perch, has another blog called Good Book Alert. They are looking for indie authors to guest post, plus reviewers. If interested, see the site for details.

The Blood, Boobs, and Carnage Blogfest is May18 - movie/show/book that exemplifies the theme. (Or part of theme.) Hosted by me and Heather Gardner.



May Movie Preview

Here is the final upcoming theatrical release for May. As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.

May 29 -

San Andreas
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Director: Brad Peyton
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes
Fissures will open, buildings will crumble, and pecs will jiggle.


Have you suffered through Zardoz? Fan of Rob Zombie? Ready for the IWSG next week? Signed up for the blogfest? Going to see San Andreas? And how do you feel about the end of the Challenge…?
(I am BEAT! I’ll be taking Friday OFF and enjoying Avengers: Age of Ultron and some time with my wife. Catch up with comments on Saturday.)

And if you missed it, yesterday I visited Janice Hardy’s Fiction University and discussed the pros and cons of small presses.

137 comments:

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Number #1? Yeah!

Jeremy

Jeremy Hawkins said...

I have nightmares of Zardoz, enjoy Rob Zombie's solo stuff and my secret love for Alexandra Daddario... please don't tell her. lol

It's been a long month, lots of hellos and new friends.

"Z" we made it... thank you!
Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

nashvillecats2 said...

Good Z post Alex am a follower of PK.

Congratulations on number 6.

Yvonne.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - the Z things I know (as usual) none of .. but PK I've known a while ... and then time off for everyone - enjoy Friday and the Avengers film .. but more importantly time with your wife.

Reedsy sounds an interesting site - and I'll be checking that out as well. Zeal is an excellent word - something we all have and can have - a great attribute .. cheers Hilary

ediFanoB said...

You did it.
Congratulations!

I don't remember when I saw Zardoz. But I know that I did not want to see it again.

Jennifer Hawes said...

Oh, yes, time for a break. Just in time to see the Avengers!! I'll see you next Wednesday:)

Sandra Almazan said...

I've read PK's work, but I'm not familiar with the other Z items you mentioned.

Donna K. Weaver said...

After that comment about Sean's "work outfit" I had to Google some images. *gag* Yep. Worst outfit. Even worse than Keira Knightly's painful-looking one King Arthur.

Bob R Milne said...

Rob Zombie and Zardoz - what a way to end the challenge! We made it. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeremy, number one! And Zardoz would cause anyone nightmares.

Hilary, I will enjoy Friday.

Edi, I don't blame you.

Donna, I warned you it was bad!

Elsie Amata said...

And so the Internet lets out a big sigh now that the Challenge is over…and you guys can get some rest. Congrats!

Wow, IWSG time already? Where did this month go, Alex?

Rob Zombie turned out to be a great producer in addition to a cool musician.

Melanie Schulz said...

Loved the challenge, but so glad it's done. Will be nice to see my family again.

Elise Fallson said...

Enjoy the movie, I'm beat too.

mshatch said...

San Andreas could be fun, or it could just be a lot of special effects. Enjoy your day off tomorrow :)

Rhonda Albom said...

I don't know any of your Z's except PK. Congrats on making it through.

Jo said...

Nope, I don't know any of them either but have come across P.K. Hezro before this.

I like Ensign Pavott. Nice young lady. Have a good rest Alex, you certainly deserve it. I already have a post up for Friday and Saturday. My Z blog had the wrong time on it so didn't post til late today.

TBM said...

Oh wow! Hard to believe it's Z already. For me, probably not for the A-Zers. Enjoy your break, Alex. All of you deserve it.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

This - "pecs will jiggle" - made me laugh. :)

Congrats on finishing A-Z, Alex! Enjoy your Friday!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm not really a fan of his but I have listened to some Rob Zombie in my day. ;)

Tony Laplume said...

How dare you, sir! Sean Connery can do no wrong!

Ella said...

Zippity doo dah...Cheers!!

Funny, now we can drink a White Zombie-lol. I don't dare drink one and watch Rob's movie-do I?

Captain-you all need to celebrate! Awesome, bravo, and cheers!!!

Timothy Brannan said...

I LOVE Hellbilly Deluxe! Such a great album.

Here we are at the end of another challenge.

Ready for next year? ;)

--
Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
2015 A to Z of Vampires
http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

Annalisa Crawford said...

Unfamiliar with all the Zs. But I really want to write a book starting with Z, just so I've got a chance to be featured in the future - I think there's a gap in the market :-)

Lynda R Young said...

Zardoz was truly terrible

Dean K Miller said...

Who can forget Rob Zombie. Now I have to check out Zardoz, if only to suffer with the rest of you. And yes, I've worked with PK Herzo....wonderful talent.

Congrats on your A-Z challenge. Your theme was one of my favorites.

Liesel K. Hill said...

I'd love to see San Andreas. My brother just had me watch a trailer for it a few days ago and I think it looks cool. Unfortunately I'm REALLY behind on my movies and the frequency with which the good ones are coming out isn't going to slow down anytime soon. Don't know when I'll get around to this one. :/

Karen Jones Gowen said...

The Challenge wasn't difficult for me this year in getting the posts up, but a big fail in visiting other blogs. There are just so many of them!! I'll see San Andreas when it's available to me. We lived there when it hit and our family has some pretty intense memories of that earthquake. Weird title though--not very exciting.

Al Diaz said...

Congratulations, now you can resume the other activities you dropped, like eating, sleeping and such. ;) Pk, it's been ages since last time I visited. Should drop by one of these days.

Julie Dao said...

I can safely say I have NEVER heard of that movie, book, or album. I need to check out more cult stuff, I think I'm too mainstream!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elise, not to mention a great producer of Halloween celebrations at theme parks.

Jo, thanks.

Madeline, I am here to amuse!

Tony, Google it. I dare you.

Tim, at the moment, no!

Annalisa, clever idea.

Dean, thanks!

Liesel, we're hitting the summer movies now so prepare for an onslaught.

Karen, that's scary.

Al, not sure what I was doing before the Challenge...

Christine Rains said...

Yay! You've made it through the Challenge. You've had a big month. Take more than a day to rest. :) Zardoz, hehehe! I'm ready for IWSG next week. Have a great weekend, Alex, and enjoy the flick!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Philip K. Dick is my favorite sci fi author. I'll read anything he writes. And Rob Zombie makes me happy. Congrats for making it to the end Alex! It was a GREAT year.

Cherie Reich said...

It's hard to believe April is almost over. And I'm still snickering at your snarky comment about that movie.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Another great finish to the A to Z!! I was sorry to sit on the sidelines this year, but always eager to see your posts, Alex. You've definitely earned a rest.

Shell Flower said...

Wow, haven't heard of that movie at all. Rob Zombie is alright, but I wouldn't say I'm a fan. San Andreas looks awesome, though. Happy Z!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm not a Rob Zombie fan, but it looks as though I should be. I wouldn't want to be his enemy.

Is it really over? And we have IWSG next Wed? Oy vey.

Awesome job as always, Alex. You're the best of the best.

Stephanie Faris said...

Great Zs! I don't know much about Rob Zombie except didn't he do a remake of Halloween? Or was it Friday the 13th? Darned if I can keep track of that stuff!

We're moving Saturday so I've been doing A to Z amid great chaos. I feel like I'm on a treadmill, racing to keep up with everyone's blogs! I'll be SO glad when everyone stops posting daily so I can keep up. I'm back to M, W, F after this.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Pecs will jiggle . . . LOL - if you've seen Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - you'll have a TMI insight on the Rock's pec jiggling abilities - thankfully, he was making fun of himself. I think I'll pass on San Andreas.

I'm hoping to see The Avengers . . . but I'm not sure if it will be this weekend or next.

Happy End to A to Z and I hope you have a wonderful weekend off!

Mark K said...

Congratulations on another A-Z Blast of blogging delight and stress :)

Kudos to you and your co-hosts - spectacular job well done.

Looking forward to next year :)

pk hrezo said...

I feel so special. Thanks, Alex!
Plus I'm in the same blog post with Rob Zombie---awesome. :)

Got ISWG on the calendar for next week.
Th BBC blog fest sounds like a riot!

Charles Gramlich said...

Zardoz and Gargoyles are my two favorite cult/B Movies.

Spacerguy said...

Heres to the Galaxies greatest Ninjas. Congratulations to everyone who survived to the end.

I've heard of Zardoz and keep meaning to watch it, one more for the bucket wish list, Still so many cool blogs to visit - here I come!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lauren, we want you happy!

Cherie, I aim to amuse.

Thanks, Patricia.

Thanks, Robyn!

Stephanie, he's directed a lo of films. And I agree - everyone posting daily has been draining.

Tyrean, I've not seen that one.

Thanks, Mark!

PK, you're welcome. And the blogfest should be a blast.

Joanne said...

Zap ZZ Top and we're done. Very fun A to Z. Thanks

Heather M. Gardner said...

YAY!!!
Looks like we MADE it!

ALEX!

Great theme. Great books. Great music. Great bloggers! Great information! Great sharing! Great ... everything!

I'm so glad to be a part of this Challenge with you guys *wipes tear* and honored!

Rob Zombie's music FOCKS! But, his movies look too scary to me.

PK is pretty awesome too!

Yes, I will probably watch that earthquake movie, but on DVD.
:)

Have a great A2 weekend! We shall discuss later.

Heather

jaybird said...

I really enjoyed all of your posts during the A-Z Alex. This challenge was the hardest one of all for me to finish, but we did it. Woo hoo.

Bish Denham said...

I'd like to read the book by Philip K. Dick. The movie and music, not so interested in.

Thank you, Alex, for visiting me. Every. Single. Day! I, on the other hand, have not done nearly so well and am ready for the challenge to be finished

Ted Cross said...

Thank you for the shout out, Alex!

Arlee Bird said...

I saw Zardoz at the movie theater not long after it was released. I don't remember a single thing about it which I guess is apparently a good thing.

Got jolted by a small earthquake this morning and got kind of startled. I'd rather just keep San Andrea a movie experience and not real life.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Join us on May 4 with your post of Reflections about this year's A to Z.
Tossing It Out

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Oh I must watch Zardoz if just to see the outfit.

Congrats on finishing the A-Z, although I never doubted you would. Me? Yes.

See you Monday.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Spacerguy!

Heather!! Glad you enjoyed it. I really enjoyed your trip down X-Files memory lane. We're done. Put a fork in us.

Thanks, Jaybird - we did it!

Bish, no worries.

Ted, you're welcome.

Lee, wow! What a way to wake up.

Sarah Foster said...

I had never even heard of the movie but now I'm terribly curious...
Congrats on making it through the Challenge!

Suzanne Furness said...

Congratulations on reaching the end of the challenge. Hope you manage a few quieter days to reflect and catch up.

Lauren Farrow said...

Nice job finishing the challenge! I love that you used "Zombie" for "Z"
Nice job!

Hey, BTW, Dragon of The Stars was delivered a few days ago and my husband and I were admiring the cover art. Very nice 3D image! It makes me excited to read the book!!

Tamara Narayan said...

It's a little sad the challenge is over, but it's time to get back to work. I'll be there for IWSG, A to Z reflections, and the Carnage Blogfest. See ya around!

cleemckenzie said...

I haven't heard of the movie, San Andreas, but I guess I'd better see it. I live on the San Andreas fault. Seriously. Right on it. I can see the fault line from my property. I also had the lovely experience of it shatter just about everything glass in my house in '89. I could have written about that quake with great emotion.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Poor Sean in Zardoz. What were they thinking? San Andreas. Wow, another turkey for poor Dwayne Johnson. Spend some time with your poor wife!
:-)

mail4rosey said...

So glad you didn't do Zappa. My husband LOVES LOVES LOVES Zappa. I have a very differing opinion. ;) Congrats on making it to Z!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'll have to check out the book with Ted Cross's story in. Never heard of the music or movie you featured today. Not going to see that movie either, probably not even on video.
I'm going to get some yard work done this weekend since the challenge if over. It really went fast.

Robin said...

I'm still considering that blogfest.

Congrats on finishing the A to Z!

Birgit said...

Oh God-Zardoz-hahahaaaa. I think Sean Connery doesn't want to be reminded of that one. I don't know your other pics for music or books. I love the blurbs you have been giving about your book:) As for the new film-I will wait for video. I heard they may stall the opening due to the horrible earthquake in Nepal. I am dead tired and will take time to reboot as well and create some cards. I miss my craft room:)

Julie Flanders said...

I've never heard of Reedsy. Thanks for sharing that!

And thanks for all your hard work for the Challenge. Congrats on another great year.

Jeffrey Scott said...

Not a fan of the entries listed her for Z but it's been a fun month stopping by and checking out your highlights.
Looking forward to additional postings from you.
Keep on bloggin'!

Pat Hatt said...

Finally, I can go back to being one of the only ones who posts everyday lol

Never heard of that movie, glad it is so too.

Avengers 2 I`ll be seeing tomorrow at 1.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

congrats on finishing the challenge! loved your posts--enjoy some time off and enjoy the Avengers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Teresa, Google the image first and save yourself the misery.

Lauren, awesome! Thanks for purchasing it.

Tamara, awesome.

Lee, that's rather frightening...

Roland, I will!

Rosey, my opinion matches yours.

Robin, join us!

Birgit, go work on some cards this weekend.

Jeffrey, I will try to continue to amuse and entertain!

Pat, you can have it!

Thanks, Beth!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I definitely need to work on my Z movies. I haven't seen any of these.

You deserve some time off. Enjoy your A movie! We're looking forward to seeing that one, too.

Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

Elizabeth said...

It has been fun, but I am definitely ready for a break and some Avengers :) Congrats on finishing the A to Z, you've been a great co-host!

KAT Writer said...

Wow if Sean Connery was in it and I've never heard of it it must be bad.

Rob Zombie is from my home town and the town sign even says so.

Congratulations on completing the challenge.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Reedsy sounds like a very helpful site. I haven't seen any of the movies, though it would be fun to see Sean Connery in the worst costume ever! Thanks for being such a phenomenal A to Z co-host, Alex! You really know how to make everyone feel special, and I can't thank you enough! Hope you get some much needed rest this weekend.

Julie

The Happy Whisk said...

Congrats on posting each day.

David P. King said...

It's been a great month, and you have completed another full and successful A to Z. Congrats on surviving the challenge! :)

Kathe W. said...

I really enjoyed the A to Z challenge!

Andrew Leon said...

I remember renting Zardoz, but I must have suppressed the memory of actually watching it. And that's saying a lot, because I still remember Highlander 2.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I'll be taking some zzzz's with Millie and Willie. I'll bet you're exhausted, too! Good work. I ordered your book for my son for his birthday.

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats on completing the challenge!

Laughed out loud at your comment on San Andreas. ;-)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Zombies are spooky. I don't much care for them. The challenge has been fun. Now I'm ready for a nap.
Congrats on finishing A to Z.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!

KAT, that's really cool.

Thanks, Julie. I did my best.

Andrew, this was far worse...

Mary, thank you! I appreciate that.

Misha, I aim to amuse.

Carrie-Anne said...

The post I had in mind for the May IWSG was repurposed and scheduled for another date, since the issue it addresses actually turned out to be anything but a challenge and something I felt insecure about. I'll be using the post I'd originally intended for April.

Thanks for co-hosting the Challenge! It was a lot of hard work for everyone involved.

Patricia Lynne said...

I think I'd watch that movie just to laugh at Sean Connery's outfit.
Congrats on finishing, Alex. Time for a break, right?

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

J.H. Moncrieff said...

The Challenge was a lot of work, this year more so than others, so I'm relieved it's over.

But I'll also really miss all the engagement, and all the great people I met. I hope we can stay in touch after this month.

Lisa said...

And pecs will jiggle, I'm laughing now. I loved the bizarre-ness of Zardoz, mainly because of it being the first film he could choose to be in without someone telling him he couldn't! He was so controlled in the beginning of his career, and this was made after he was a "name" and could do whatever he wanted, and he wanted to do this, silly, crazy freaky movie! Loved that. Thanks for coming by my blog Ninja Captain. So nice to have you so often! See you during reflections and IWSG, I'm sure! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

J Lenni Dorner said...

J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee's A to Z Ambassador Team.
Welcome to "Z-day"!
Don't forget about the after party. The Reflections Linky List will open on Monday May 4th. (For links directly to posts, not to general blog addresses.)
Hooray for Rob Zombie. San Andres looks like it will be a great film. Avengers movie- great A to Z award!
-J @JLenniDorner

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Don't like Zombies. I'll miss having new paintings every day, but will be glad not to have the pressure! Congrats for completing!

Cindy said...

Thanks for mentioning Good Book Alert. I feel great about the end of A to Z since I made it this time. This may have improved my ability to blog.

I will have to read The Zap Gun...someday.

Nick Wilford said...

You'll be more than ready for a break. Congrats on rocking the Challenge!

Michael Abayomi said...

San Andreas looks somewhat promising. Congrats on making it to the end of another Challenge. :D

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Congratulations Alex, we reached the end, and it is a wonderful end with Rob Zombie and the great Philip K. Dick!

Michele Truhlik said...

All of your cult classics today are new to me so thanks for that. Thanks for the introduction of many cult classics that I am going to enjoy exploring. Thanks for all your support over the course of the Challenge. You're a great co-host Alex.
All the best,
Michele at Angels Bark

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrie-Anne, a lot of work.

Patricia, definitely time for a break!

JH, I know we will.

Lisa, glad I made you laugh. And I visited every chance I could.

J Lenni, know all about it.

Cindy, you're welcome.

Leovi, and this what now - five Challenges for us?

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Zardoz was such a bizarre movie

J E Oneil said...

I don't get Zardoz. It's like watching a movie in a completely different language. Things are happening, but I have no idea what's going on.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

How I feel about the challenge: I can breathe!!!! ;) But it will be sad because there is a brotherhood in it! We've forged new friendships and rekindled old.

When is the Reflections post?

Elizabeth Mueller
AtoZ 2015
My Little Pony

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm a Rob Zombie fan. Enjoy your Friday off. You've definitely earned it!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm pretty sure I saw Zardoz back in the day, but it wasn't memorable enough for me to remember much of it. Congratulations on completing another A-Z Challenge.

Liz A. said...

Oh yeah, kinda glad to see the back end of April...

ilima said...

I'm watching Avengers tomorrow too. Curious what you'll think.

Jeff Bushman said...

Rob Zombie is a trip. That is my kind of music for getting some stuff done, quick!

Thanks for sharing all of this great stuff during the challenge!

Bushman
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
@jwb81074

farawayeyes said...

Well you made it through another year. Congratulations! I didn't make it by for every post, but I did manage to hit some of the highlights. Still appreciate you shouting me out on your 'F' post, it is quite an honor being one of your 'Cult Classics'.

Now as for today's post - ah Zardoz, unfotunately I know it well! I was first forced to endure this one at a small 'Art' Theater in Aspen, CO. You know, come to think of it this could be a great example for your upcoming, Boobs, Blood and Carnage Hop. /who could ever forget the memorable and oft quoted line 'The penis is evil, the gun is good.' Think on that one for awhile.

Also, tomorrow is Battle of the Bands, since you'll be suffering A to Z 'let down' and have nothing to do, why not join us?

Another great year off to the happy hunting ground of the A to Z thingy!

Sandra Cox said...

Ooh, ooh, may have to see San Andreas.

kaykuala said...


Sean Connery in the worst outfit ever

Zadoz, did not see it before. May take a relook. Had registered with Reedsy. It may help later!

Hank

Mark Koopmans said...

I don't know about Zardoc, but I've definitely suffered through the Challenge... my poor brain has no clue what's going on!!

Enjoy your day off... I'm taking at least 10 days.

I may never be back!!

Beverly Fox said...

We made it to z!!!! (And shared the same ending word!) Never seen the movie and don't own the album though I'm familiar with both the hit songs from it.

Way behind on visiting PK, planning to reflect and all signed up for the B,B & C!

Yay!

Helena said...

I've seen pictures of Sean Connery in that godawful Zardoz costume, hence I've never been able to watch the movie.

Love the "pecs will jiggle" comment.

Melissa Sugar said...

Another year comes to an end. Well for almost everyone. I am a blog post or two behind. I will be all caught up by tomorrow. I already follow PK and love her blog. I am also a huge fan of Janice Hardy so I will head over now and read your interview. Sorry I missed it, but every free moment i've had has been devoted to this challenge. As alway, I've made tons of new friends and found many new blogs to visit after the challenge.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm not too familiar with all the Z's, except for Rob Zombie. Yay for finishing the challenge.

I need to think of an IWSG post.

Clarabelle Rant said...

I got nothing with the Z's - good thing they are at the end ;)

I'll be seeing Avengers tomorrow night, too!!

THANK YOU!

You can find me here:
ClarabelleRant

Deniz Bevan said...

You have such great links in each post, Alex! I've got a dozen tabs open now...

Michelle Wallace said...

That was a GREAT article over at Fiction University.

PK is my sistah from anothah mistah!

rolandclarke.com said...

Well I was wrong - expected a music Z that was either Led Zeppelin OR ZZ Top, but then my taste is weird.

Even seen Zardoz a few times as Boorman has buried some weird but crafty bits in there... like the name Zardoz, the flying head, and all that Oz thread. Reminds me of other Brit psychedelic films. But Connery's costume was nappy ridiculous.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Happy to have completed the challenge, though am not familiar with the film and book, but I do know Zeal :) Catching up a day late, but it's still 30th at your end hopefully :)

Thank you for hosting and visiting and the support, truly valued!

Liza said...

Congratulations on another successful challenge!

Ray Rousell said...

I dunno, I quite liked Zardoz, haven't seen it in years, so I'd probably change my mind if I saw it again?????

Sherry Ellis said...

Excellent job getting through the A-Z challenge! I'm impressed you came up with something related to your book for each letter.

Sherry Ellis said...

Excellent job getting through the A-Z challenge! I'm impressed you came up with something related to your book for each letter.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats on the A-Z challenge and Zardoz is beyond bizarre. Even the director admitted he didn't know what he was doing. LOL Cult movies was a great theme and I learned about a lot of books I need to read.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations! You did it! You conquered the A-Z challenge. Enjoy the short break. I hope you enjoy your movie and get to spend some time with your family.

Li said...

Congrats to everyone! The A to Z posts may be over, but I'll be spending the summer following up on all of the cool blogs that I found.

Al Penwasser said...

Can't talk. Gotta go see "The Avengers"......

dolorah said...

Only taking one day for yourself? Brave, lol. I remember Zardoz - kinda watched at it. Everyone has a dud here and there. Yes, I'm a Rob Zombie fan, and Hillbillie Deluxe is probably my favorite album done by him. The blogfest will be super exciting.

Have a good weekend Alex. Congrats on surviving this months. I already have my IWSG post scheduled :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Not a big fan of Rob Zombie but I do like the song and video for Living Dead girl.

And i need to leave before the image of Sean Connory from Zadoz ... ugh,too late. I need to bleach my eyes now.

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

I don't know any of the Z's, but I have read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Thanks for the links! They look very useful. Congrats on surviving A to Z and your book release! Enjoy the weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michele, thanks!

JE, that's exactly what it feels like.

Elizabeth, anytime next Monday through Friday.

Ilima, I thought it was great!

Jeff, you said it.

Faraway, you are welcome. That just might be a good addition to the blogfest. And sorry, other than checking my email, I was completely offline yesterday.

Hank, glad you signed up!

Mark, you'll be back.

Beverly, awesome!

Helena, you were wise to skip. And glad I could amuse.

Melissa, no worries - glad you made new friends!

Deniz, thanks!

Roland, beyond ridiculous.

Nilanjana, thanks for visiting me!

Ray, there's a chance...

Maurice, maybe the director was on drugs.

Donna, I'm a Ninja - must stay tough.

Stephen, you'll be watching them for days...

Thanks everyone!!

Trisha F said...

I reckon Zardoz is probably a movie Sean wishes he could forget, and hopes nobody will ever hear about. ha.

Congrats on finishing the A to Z!! your posts were full of interesting things as usual.

Lexa Cain said...

Woohoo! Congrats on completing the A-Z!! And you've lead an army of followers, minions, and readers through a whole month of fun!

Zardoz. I remember it. 'Nuff said.

Have a very restful weekend, Alex. :)

Marie Moody said...

Oh Zombies, that's a good one Alex! I'm such a mythological nut I went with Zeus. hehehe It sure was fun, but it's over now I hope that doesn't stop you from popping over now and then, and maybe you could even follow me in my linky followers. I've been trying to get that number up like forever. When I switched over I lost all my followers. :( Anyway have a great weekend, and thank you once again for all your comments. I've subscribed to your email so I'll keep up with you. :) HUGS

Cherdo said...

Fantastic job on the A-to-Z, my friend! Awesome!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Alex congratulations on completing the challenge! It was a great pleasure!

klahanie said...

Hey Alex!

I'm going to subject myself to a bit of Rob Zombie music. That would be after I stopped listening to an Australian band named, Pendulum.

Well done on finishing the amazing, gosh darn fun, alphabet thingy. Oh, wait, here's to the next eleven months of your alphabet abyss reflection posts.

I shall be signing up for the Non-blogfest, blogfest.

All the best and enjoy the rest of the weekend, my illustrious friend.

Gary

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'd forgotten about Zardoz, wonder if Mr. Connery has. Which reminds me, haven't seen much of him lately. Can't imagine the movie world without him. Great job of the challenge, Alex. You blew it out of the water.

blogoratti said...

Great and interesting post!

Sandra Cox said...

Hope you and your wife are having a nice weekend, Alex.
How did you like Avengers?

Blue Grumpster said...

Hi Alex! Yes, I'm going to see San Andreas. Will it be great fun?

Have a great Sunday.

Julie Musil said...

Kudos to all of you who did such an awesome job with the A-Z challenge!

Mina Burrows said...

Never heard of Zardoz. Interesting.

Congrats on making it through another year of A-Z!

The Happy Whisk said...

:-)

Random Musings said...

Lots of elements to your a-z posts, it must have taken forever to get them put together!
Popping by on the A to Z Road Trip
Debbie
www.myrandommusings.blogspot.com