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What do you do for a living


By gregfilek

3 years ago



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    #291 3 years ago

    I used to be a grainger industrial supply employee for 25 years. I did everything from assistant manager to sales rep to inventory specialist. I got to help people in every facet of industry from schools to the Hyatt.

    I truly enjoyed helping people get thier everyday shit done, I was pretty good at it when my stroke and three brain surgeries hit last year, now the future is tossed in the wind. I have little control.

    Besides all the people I've met, that has been the true gold. Also fun to see the inside of working places of places like San onofre power plant and the Santa Ana women's jail.

    Mostly I liked just helping people.

    7 months later
    #729 2 years ago

    I had a stroke and three brain surgeries less than two years ago.

    This changed everything. I am lucky to have lived at all.

    So Now what?

    Used to work at grainger industrial supply. 20 plus years. Many hats. Facilty managers loved me, still do.

    Now I am going to use it all for something else. Helping others. That is my plan.

    Pinball will always be in the lobby, no matter what I do.

    6 months later
    #838 1 year ago
    Quoted from spfxted:

    Bio:
    In the 70’s Ted produced several fantasy short subjects and wrote for
    various film magazines. In 1977 he published and edited his own
    magazine called SPFX-Special Effects Magazine. After a few issues he
    quit to produce and write several low-budget science fiction/horror
    films including FIEND and NIGHTBEAST. In 1993 Ted resumed publication
    of SPFX and does to this day.
    In 1980 Ted started his own production company FILMLINE
    COMMUNICATIONS. He produced and wrote the story for his first
    theatrical feature, THE DEADLY SPAWN.
    Throughout the 80’s Ted worked on various films as producer, director,
    story consultant, writer, special effects designer/supervisor, 2nd
    unit director, and stunt actor. These films include MIND KILLER, LONE
    WOLF, GAMBLIN, and THE AMITYVILLE CURSE.
    In 1988, Ted produced the 35mm monsterfest, METAMORPHOSIS: THE ALIEN
    FACTOR. Beside producing the film Ted also served as story writer,
    creature designer, stuntman, and second unit director.
    Ted has also produced the anthology films FANTASTIC FILMSHOW I & II
    and directed various episodes.
    THE REGENERATED MAN, which Ted wrote, produced, and directed was shot
    in 35mm. The film contains a computer animated creature created with
    the same software used for the dinosaur effects in Jurassic Park.
    Ted produced, directed and wrote the sci-fi/comedy VAMPIRE VIXENS FROM
    VENUS. The film had a successful run on USA TV network “Up All
    Night.”
    In 1994, Ted was the host, producer and director of HOLLYWOOD EAST
    RADIO. WVNJ 1160. The radio show consisted of interviews with movie
    personalities and call-ins. Also, with co-host Joanne Santiglia (Ch.
    10 Time Warner News) he produced, wrote, directed and edited a 1/2
    hour news magazine program for cable television. HOLLYWOOD EAST
    contained interviews and film clips. It was nominated for the Cable
    Ace Award. It was shot at New York's PLANET HOLLYWOOD.
    In 1997, Ted was the director and producer of the 16mm coming of age
    film, GENERATION X.
    During 2001-2002 Ted co-directed, produced, wrote and acted in the
    35mm feature THIS THING OF OURS. It stars, James Caan, Frank Vincent,
    Vincent Pastore, Pat Cooper, Chuck Zito, Vinny Vella, Joe Rigano,
    Danny Provenzano and Louis Vanaria.
    In 2004, Ted co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote the teen oriented
    feature film DESTINATION FAME. It stars AJ Gil (American Idol) Cuba
    Gooding, Joe Jackson, Mario, Lyric, Ricky Aiello, Jordan Knight and a
    host of surprise celebrity guests. Music from the film will be
    released as a double CD.
    In 2007, Ted, with Dave Baumuller started a new film production
    company: HORROR BIZ FILMS. Ted co-produced, directed and wrote the
    horror/comedy, HELL ON EARTH.
    Ted has written a book, MAKING LOW-BUDGET SCIENCE FICTION FILMS: A
    REAL HORROR STORY.
    Six additional projects are in development for production, FIRST
    CONTACT: THE VISITOR, LOVE BY DESIGN, STARDANCER, THE BIOGENESIS
    EFFECT, ALIEN ON EARTH and NEW YORK COWBOYS.
    Ted also works with Kevin Clement and Chiller Theatre Enterprises.
    They produce one of the biggest sci-fi/horror/fantasy conventions in
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    The deadly spawn!

    But alien factor a personal favorite.

    I wonder if you have the plant creature in your house?

    Makes me think of laserblast too.

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