Hiya! I’m Marty Day.

I’m based out of Baltimore, Maryland, where I live with my wife Samantha, and our cats Riley, Flynn, and Oliver.

What is this?

This is blast-o-rama. is my little slice of the web, which started with a LiveJournal in 2001, morphed into a full WordPress blog in 2008, and as of 2024, I’ve merged it into this here micro.blog!

I love movies. I love comics. I love music. I love ridiculous fast food (although I don’t eat it as much, anymore.) I love artwork. I love toys. I love cats. I love comedy.

I believe that the web is better than just Twitter and Facebook. I don’t think “blogger” is a four-letter word.

I believe that people should build their own little section of it all. That’s what this site is.

I absolutely admit that I am aping the works of John Gruber over at Daring Fireball and Jason Kottke at Kottke.org, but hey, I’m inspired by some of the best. I just want to have a link log to share the good, the interesting, and the thought provoking, as a strike against the algorithms that want us to see the worst and the most bad at all times.

Why “blast-o-rama”?

At some point in the late 90’s, I became aware of a White Zombie song called “El Phantasmo and the Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama”. I can’t say I’m a fan of the song, but the phrase “blast-o-rama” stuck with me for years and years, to where it’s become the overall “brand” of my posting online.

As a fan of retro sci-fi, there’s something about the phrase blast-o-rama that evokes that same image for me, mentally. And it’s why the icon here is always some version of a rocket.

Cool! Do you do anything else?

Yes, yes I do.

I co-host and produce the coolest live art competition in the world, Super Art Fight.

I’m also the co-host of a (frequently NSFW) podcast called The Rough House Podcast. If you like the sports entertainment, you might just dig that.

I want to ask you something. How do I get in touch with you?

Cool! Shoot me a line. hi at marty dot day.