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G'night, Joe

My movie review blog at, after a year of virtual neglect except for spot-on reviews of the movies, A-Team [Loved it!] and Prince Of Persia, has taken a final bow into the twilight.

I want to thank Joe's single follower, my blogger Obi-Wan, Carlos Quinoz of CarlosInDC, for his defiantly optimistic support. If you aren't reading his blog, you're missing a refreshingly unpretensious source of politics, world news and local cultural event reporting unparalled by a single journalist.

So, get over there, already! What do you need--an invitation? Why I oughta'...

I had big plans for Studio Joe and Joe-inspired merchandise and working with an old writer bud of mine from college. Never quite found the time or will to give this project the attention it deserved. Believe me; Joe will miss you, but not nearly as much as I will miss him.

Get ready for a new blog soon to be launched from this account, called I Want You To Know, written by my younger sister, Shielda (our 'empanadina') Dyer. Shielda is a grown woman living and thriving with autism, who has been keeping daily journals for nealy an entire year; now, she'll be sharing those journals, sometimes surprisingly insightful and always bruatlly frank, with you online.

Hasta luego, Brangler.

Mel Dyer


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