About

Hello. There is no cereal-related content on this blog.

author, pictured staring at computer screen
Hi, I’m Drew Mackie. I’m a freelance writer based out of Los Angeles, California, specializing in pop culture, forgotten TV, bad movies, the weird thematic bleed between the 80s and the 90s, and meaningful connections that may have been lost in the shuffle from the thing of the moment to the next thing of the moment.

Check out some of my writing at…
I also edit, and specialize in being able to tell people “Hey, maybe it would read better if you did it like this” in various ways while assuring them that their authorial
voice is still shining through.

If you have a writing or editing job you’d like to offer me, please do so without hesitation at my email address. I am around elsewhere online, including Twitter and Tumblr. Look for me! Make a game of it!

The Back of the Cereal Box, however, is my most of me — and since 2003 has been my record of the weird ways pop culture intersects with my life. So, yeah, this is one of those blogs where the writer talks about himself a lot, but I try to do it in a way that makes it relevant to people who don’t know me. Because sometimes the easiest way to explain what happened on a given day is to recall an episode of Full House, you know?

If you still feel like you’d need to catch up, then read through the posts tagged with the following labels:
I also write about myself periodically, and those stories are filed under a funny story. Because it’s usually a funny story.