The Blog of that "Tom Croom" guy.

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Finished watching all the EON James Bond films tonight.

Back in 2008, Shannon and I started watching the James Bond movies with the goal of seeing all of them.  The idea spawned from the films being released in some clever Blu-ray box sets.  Our watching continued into the next year and (randomly) years after. Late last year, we began...

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I watched #FantasticFour tonight so you wouldn’t have to.

SPOILERS – but, honestly, do you care? As of this writing, the new Fantastic Four movie from Fox Studios has a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. 9%. When something gets that much negative press, something in my brain clicks and curiosity kicks in… can it be THAT bad? The answer: yes....

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Should the Confederate Flag be removed? Here are my thoughts.

Hi! I haven’t blogged in months.  Mainly due to the fact that every waking moment on my computer has been spent on work.  I’ll address that later.  For now, let’s talk about the Confederate Flag, shall we? First off, understand this simple fact: the media has found the flag to...

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Leonard Nimoy

The butterfly effect is an amazing thing.  For example, in 1966 Leonard Nimoy appeared as a character named Spock in a science fiction television show called Star Trek.  A whole generation grew up knowing that an actor infused personality into an analytical and very relatable character who was about logic...

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Social Media Cleanup!

When I was in middle school and high school, I would regularly find myself dealing with ways to “quiet my brain”.  You see, I have a problem that – at any given time – my mind is busy thinking about three to four things at once.  The problem isn’t focus;...

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So @OrlandoInformer told my Theme Park love story on Valentine’s Day.

  For those of you that didn’t know, my wife and I met each other while working together at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  Orlando Informer ran a story (by way of our friend Casie) about how it all went down… You can read the rest of the story here: http://orlandoinformer.com/page/articles.html/_/blog/central-florida/3-adorable-love-stories-orlando-theme-parks (To...

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Dear Sponsors of “Space Coast Nerd Fest” @SC_Nerdfest

Good afternoon! My name is Tom Croom. Since 2001, I have been a figure in popular fan convention circles across North America. Since then, the small business I founded has become a successful pop culture entertainment company. I have been a paid consultant for some of the largest events in...

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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...