Martin Barrett

Marty Barrett is a writer working in Los Angeles.

Most commented posts

  1. Dear John, I’m Not Dead — 10 comments
  2. Time To Invest in More Rocks — 6 comments
  3. How I Lived To Be 47 — 5 comments
  4. “Katmandu”: Cat Stevens — 4 comments
  5. “Space Oddity,” “Major Tom,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Hallo Spaceboy” — David Bowie, Peter Schilling — 4 comments

Author's posts

Star Trek 237

spock-torrance

Everyone calls me Doc, but I prefer Mister.

Blaming the Estuary Victim: Bad Massachusetts Accents As Justification for Homicide

ted-grossman-estuary-victim

“Pond’s for old ladies.”

Eat A Rocking Chair: The 8-Day Amity Island Diet

Amity-Island-Diet

“It’s gonna be the best Fourth of July we ever had.”

Remembering A Time When the Whole Human Race Was Not Jazzing for Blue Jean

Also, “Life On Mars?” was originally titled “Life in France?”

This Ain’t No Party Or Boating Accident: Chrissie Watkins

chrissie-watkins

Poor crabbyhanded Chrissie Watkins: We pour out our Narragansett to you.

Unfriendly Waters: Why June 29 Is Christmas to “Jaws” Fans

Mrs-Kintner-And-Chief-Brody

Did Alex Kintner really die on June 29? Is his watch really over?

Nice Things Are Not To Be Used

pens in an ashtray

Maybe I should just learn to type.

Time To Invest in More Rocks

PowerBook_MacBook

I feed from the pathetic zombie computer like it’s organ harvest time in “The Matrix.”

“Go Set A Watchman” Is A Blood Diamond in the Rough

Harper Lee

Sometimes the next thing that happens just isn’t that interesting to everyone else, Scout.

Questioning Velveteen

Velveteen

(Alf murdered cats and wasn’t good with electronics.)