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

“I Believe in America.”

What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?

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.