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Joe Oesterle
Date Joined:
January 18, 2009
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About Me:
Joe Oesterle is an award winning writer and illustrator, but what he often fails to mention is that many of those awards were won on a New Jersey boardwalk, shooting a water pistol into the mouth of a plastic clown in an effort to be the first to pop the balloon.

Joe has been the Art Director and Senior Editor of the National Lampoon, and his work has appeared in television, radio, books (including Weird California), magazines, and web sites.

His latest book, Weird Hollywood, was released in October of 2010. "I got to interview some cool people," says Oesterle; Phyllis Diller, Davy Jones from the Monkees, Gary Owens, Robbie Rist aka Cousin Oliver, Angelyne, the Billboard Queen and George Barris, the guy who designed the Adam West Batmobile, The Monkeesmobile, The Munsters Koach and KITT. (there's some photographs and illustrations in the Photos section of this profile, please check them out)

Joe also has a number of years of experience in both the apparel industry and the advertising world as an Art Director. He has remained relatively unharmed by the experiences.

He wrote, directed, and performed in an animated short that is has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution since 2001. If you are a high powered Hollywood mogul on the look-out for a sheer comic and artistic genius, contact him at He is not much of a business man, so you could probably cheat him out of some brilliant ideas. (Of which he has plenty.)
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Favorite Sci-Fi Movie:
Planet of the Apes (Heston rules)
Favorite Horror Movie:
The Exorcist
Favorite Genre TV Show:
I'll try anything but Reba. Christ that show sucks.
Favorite Anime:
never got into anime
Favorite Comic Book:
Huge Batman fan, but the book is getting lame lately... Love The Walking Dead series
Favorite Manga, Book, or Graphic Novel:
Kingdom Come
Favorite Video Game:
Loving Mortal Combat vs DC Universe right now.
Must Have DVD:
The Monkees movie, "HEAD, " JAWS, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, The Warriors, The Planet of the Apes (the original 5) The Fleisher Brothers Superman cartoons, The Matrix and Pan's Labrynth


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TheScriber 2/16/2009 7:43:03 PM

 For shure Joe I really enjoy your reviews and how you always say you smoke the bong. I will comment and continue to read. Thanks and Good Luck with your book sounds interesting to say the least.

JDK008 5/3/2009 2:39:44 PM

Joe, I enjoy your reviews weekly. You have amazing insight and the way you articulate words is pretty damn impressive...Keep up the good work bud!

killerville 5/14/2009 7:41:53 AM

Come on Homie! Chop-chop!!! Killer needs his lost fix! Crank that sh*t out!

almostunbiased 1/13/2010 7:42:42 PM

I understand what u r saying about Kurgan, but if I recall he was not nearly as tough at the beginning of the movie as he was later on as he had not taken the powers of so many foes.  But that's just how I remembered it.

InnerSanctum 5/25/2010 6:01:32 AM

First, I wanted to say, I've enjoyed your reviews a great deal.  I've been a lurker for a long time, but thought I'd finally sign up as some of my fave shows were drawing to a close.  Lost:  I completely agree...some, if not all, of the mysteries could have been resolved.  The "sideways" universe was interesting (still wondering if it was necessary) but could have been the last few episodes of the show.  I personally felt the island was every single bit as important as the characters of Jack, Kate and Sawyer.  At the very least, I think they could have given us the answer of who/what the island was to bring some type of closure.  I said several times, that the ending was clear.  Yes, they were in a type of purgatory in the SLU, they lived their lives on the island, and for six years that island was a mystery.  A very simple explanation about the island could have resolved many questions.  And, that, for me was something I wanted out of the show.  A pay off.  I have compared it to a mystery novel that has no resolution in the end.  The island is left to speculation and made the show feel  incomplete.   See, I cared about the island for six years.  Just as much as the characters (no mystery story.)  That is what kept me glued to the series.  Not to have any answers (besides Adam and Eve) was a bit of a let down.  That said, it was a fun ride, but one that I expected to actually give me some answers.  Which eventually leaves it as a bittersweet ending.  Sure, it was touching, but frustrating.  Which brings this episode down to a B - to me. 

jsram666 12/3/2010 10:10:01 AM

 Hello UK students!!!!
Register before Jan 15thand get 1000 pounds student aid.

RedHood2010 12/16/2010 7:50:41 AM

Love your stuff Joe.  Started following you with Lost and I appreciate your POV AND your time.

InnerSanctum 11/27/2011 7:55:22 AM

 Weird Hollywood has been been added to my "wish list" this Christmas.  



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