The other day I was on the Twitters, watching the amusing banter between our own managing editor Scott Weinberg and fellow Horror Squad contributor Micah Matthews. It seems that Micah has gone his whole horror lovin' life without seeing The Exorcist. Scott, being the good-natured older brother for the rest of, was on top of this, giving him a good ol' fashioned ribbing. Taking the chance to jump in on the conversation, I casually mentioned to Micah that it's ok, I've never seen Alien.

Scott then fired me. Hell hath no fury like a Weinberg scorned.

Ok, so that's a lie. He didn't actually fire me, though for a fleeting moment I thought, "Is he serious?" After all, Alien is his favorite film (maybe one day he'll tell you about his cat Jones), and honestly, how much faith can you have in a self-proclaimed horror fan that hasn't seen what is considered one of the greatest horror movies ever made? Finding all of this amusing, I dropped an instant message to Associate Editor Peter Hall and told him the story.

I was double fired.
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