Red Capers #9
Published by The Mustache
My name is Louie Matos and I’m a geek. I’m such a geek that the week my best friend moved to Puerto Rico, I asked him to co-write a blog. Of course he said, “Yes!” because I’m SOOO flipping interesting, and because since we’ve known each other, we collaborate even when we don’t know we’re doing it. For the purposes of this blog, I’m the mustache. I’ve had a mustache since I was 12 years old, and I’ve never shaved it off. (We Puerto Ricans love our facial hair.) I was born into my geekdom. My Mom was a collector, and my Dad was a huge reader. So early on Dad would read to me and when he was done with the book, I would keep it until I learned to read for myself. And then I read everything, inhaling books from our school library 5 or 6 per week. When we moved to a new, safe neighborhood, I began to walk to the library, weekly. That’s when I became obsessed with books in general, and horror in particular. In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, my brother, Marc, and I moved into the basement together. We had our own TV and because we were in the basement, Mom and Dad pretty much left us to our own devices if we let our little sister, Dee, tagalong. There in that basement we would watch creature features, chiller theatre, and horror marathons. We collected comic books, toys, and books. When we could afford our own VCR, we collected movies. So if I were to communicate my geekdom, I would say I’m a horror guy, former collector of Fangoria magazine. I still read 3 or 4 books per week (mostly horror and sci fi but practically anything.) I still read comics when I can get my hands on them (no small feat here in Puerto Rico). Dungeons and Dragons is still a must at family gatherings and we never fight about which is better (Star Wars or Star Trek). We can enjoy both. This blog will have all of that and a whole lot more. Stay tuned. View all posts by The Mustache
2 thoughts on “Red Capers #9”
Hey guys! Thanks for the shout out! I’ve had a ball watching your posts. Really enjoy how insightful you are. You’ve inspired this couch potato to re-watch some oldies as well as, venture into uncharted waters. For the record Mustache I was not criticizing your top 10 Horror List — just commenting on movies that were among my favorites. Hey, I conceded that I had not watched all your movies but recently saw IT and loved it. Most of all, I’ve enjoyed seeing that you two have remained the best of friends and bringing to fruition your blog. Reconnecting with you two after all these years has been truly awesome! I love following your reviews and your antics! Keep them coming! XOXO
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Dilsiamart. apologies if I misrepresented an earlier discussion regarding my Top Ten Lists. I would love to see your list. It doesn’t have to be the same. I, too, have enjoyed reconnecting and the back and forth has been nothing short of spectacular and fun. When we started this blog, we were hoping for listener feedback. The interaction is not only what we hope for, but strive for. We also invited you to write a post yourself. I hope you take us up on that. We’ve invited a number of people to do that and will even add it as a special feature maybe called “Geek Forum.” Don’t just dismiss the idea out of hand. Think about it. I know you would do a stellar job, regardless of the topic.
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