The Blog of that "Tom Croom" guy.

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The Simplicity of “I’m Sorry”

You live long enough and you eventually learn the importance of integrity in people.  At the same time, you also learn that people are far from perfect and that many, many times they tend to make mistakes.  The concept of flawed human beings came late in my teens when I...

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YouTube Cleanup: #StarTrek video from @UniversalORL in 1991

Talk about “back in the day”… In the early days of Universal Studios Florida, there was a blue screen “screen test” attraction next to the old King Kong ride (which is now the Revenge of the Mummy ride).  The attraction, called “Star Trek Screen Test Home Video Adventure” would have park attendees dress up...

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YouTube Cleanup: Kentucky Fried GIANT CHICKEN

With all the traveling I get to do for conventions and related stuff, I occasionally see some really weird shit. This video is an example of one such time. In Marietta, Georgia, there exists a giant chicken statue outside of Kentucky Fried Chicken.  It’s… creepy.  There’s a whole Wikipedia entry...

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Well, hello there 2015. How are you?

2014 was a razor sharp double edged sword.  Green Mustard Entertainment took off in the midst of back to back tragedies in my personal life.  It was insane, overwhelming, exhausting, and just a bit daunting.  It’s over, though, and I survived – so there’s that, right? As I plan to...

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My ANNUAL LIST of FLORIDA GEEK EVENTS 2015

Each year I do a blog post about the insane amount of fan conventions that are scheduled in my home state of Florida.  By spring, I usually add some stragglers that I have missed or have shown up on the radar after the fact.  In 2014, Florida announced/attempted/hosted over sixty (60) pop...

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YouTube Cleanup: 2008 Walt Disney World EPCOT Maelstrom Ride

Chalk this one up as “something you’ll never get to do again”.  This particular ride has been shut down to be converted into a Frozen attraction because Elsa and Anna need to print Disney more money. But I digress. This was never an OMGAMAZING ride – but it it was...

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YouTube Cleanup: White Water Rafting in Colorado 2008

In 2008 I took a business trip to Colorado.  While there, I extended my stay and flew Shannon up to check out the local area.  We did the usual: Man v. Food locations, downtown attractions, etc.  One of the greatest things we did there?  White water rafting. (Here’s my original...

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YouTube Cleanup: #SouthPark’s Casa Bonita in Colorado 2008

In 2003 South Park aired an episode named “Casa Bonita” about a Colorado area restaurant of the same name.  The place was presented as a somewhat over the top Mexican themed Chuck E. Cheese sort of establishment featuring cliff divers and fire jugglers. In 2008, I took a business trip...

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YouTube Cleanup: Disney World Pool Hopping 2008

Back in the late 1990s, I was working at both Universal Studios Florida and the Walt Disney World resort down the road.  When you work neck deep in theme parks (and when funds are limited) you tend to spend a lot of your extra time exploring.  This is to help...

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YouTube Cleanup: Underwater Camera Test in 2008

This is a short video.  I had recently come into possession of a Olympus Stylus 850 SW waterproof digital camera.  It was 8 megapixels of rugged goodness that endured some pretty heavy abuse before it eventually died in Mexico.  (I’m pretty sure there’s a video coming from it’s death on a...