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Welcome to the new look of The Warning Sign!

There have been quite a few changes to this little corner of cyberspace this weekend. For one, The Warning Sign’s new URL is http://www.thewarningsign.net. This is much easier to digest and remember than twscritic.com. All of the old links from that domain should redirect to their proper new locations, so there shouldn’t be any issues there. As part of this domain change, I have opted to go the self hosting route using wordpress.org. WordPress.com provides an excellent service and it was very helpful in building a community around this blog, but it was time to move on. Now I have total control over every aspect of the website, and I am excited to dig in and continue to improve The Warning Sign over time. WordPress.com users should be pleased to know that you can still leave comments and ‘likes’ using your standard account.

We also have a brand new design! It’s still fairly similar to the old theme at the moment, but it’s a bit of a work in progress. I just wanted to get everything imported into this new site in an effort to speed up the whole process. One of the things I am most proud of is my new and improved Movie Review Index page. I’m still adding links to it, but it now provides options to sort by title, release year, score and date published. The other subsections will be updated to this new format as well.

Feel free to take a look around. I am open to any and all feedback you may have on the new site. If you notice any issues, please let me know as well, and I will take care of them.

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New Feature: Blogging Community Highlights

One thing that I have been wanting to do more of is to become more involved in the blogging community. My Google Reader feed is jammed full of great blogs of all kinds, and I read fantastic articles every day. I would like to share some of these posts with my loyal readers, so these writers can continue to be recognized by more of us. This will be a recurring feature on The Warning Sign, and I am happy to share all of these awesome posts.

Are there any blog posts/articles that stood out to you guys from the past week? What do you think about the ones listed above?

R.I.P. Randy Savage

Today is a sad day for the world of entertainment. “Macho Man” Randy Savage, a former professional wrestler and occasional movie actor, died in a car accident at the age of 58. “Mach” was a major part of my childhood, and I am very saddened to hear of his passing. I grew up watching pro wrestling, mainly on weekends with my father, and Savage was always one of my favorite wrestlers. He was incredibly charismatic and could have a good match with anyone, plus he had one hell of a gorgeous manager (his real life wife at the time, Miss Elizabeth, who passed away in 2003).

Movie fans will remember Savage for his role as Bonesaw in the 2002 film, Spider-Man:

Who could forget Macho Man’s awesome Slim Jim commercials back in the day? “Art thou bored???”

The man could give some insane promos, too. Here a couple of classics:

R.I.P. Macho Man, you will be missed.

Welcome to the NEW Warning Sign!

Hey everyone,

This week I made the transfer back over to wordpress.com and will be using this new design to boot. Although I will miss having the customization of the .org package, I feel that the .com version provides a greater sense of community (and it’s free!). Plus it should be easier for most of you to leave comments, which is always a good thing.

New content will resume starting Monday. Have a great weekend!

Eric

Brief Notice

Dear Readers,

I have been extremely busy as of late and have had little time to sit down and write. My workload has doubled over the last couple weeks, although I will still do what I can to come up with new material. I was able to watch a couple movies over the weekend, and I plan to do reviews for both of them (Dial M For Murder & Get Low). Other than that, I will tackle some old endeavors if time permits. Regular review postings should resume after this upcoming weekend (I hope!).

Also, if you haven’t already, please consider making a donation to help Japan. The image below goes to Google’s extremely resourceful page that provides several options for donating. It is really easy to do, and even a $10 donation helps!

Please Donate to Japan