What is The Grand Beacon?
In the fall of 2017 a local physicist/engineer, social anthropologist, and self proclaimed cryptobiologist were having a pint of Kilt Klutcher at a local brewery. As the evening progressed, one of them asked the group, “Do you know what this town needs?” The responses varied from, “An enema?”, to “A kosher deli?”. Finally in frustration, they collectively shut up and in unison proclaimed, “A medium for sharing what the locals find amusing.”
In Those Exact Words?
Yes, in those exact words. Stop interrupting.
Sorry. What Happened Next?
With that small innocuous conversation the seeds of The Grand Beacon were planted. The young seedling was abandoned and untended for nearly 6 months, when the trio regrouped and committed to sharing what they found funny.
Then they got busy again and it sat in a digital cocoon. Then they worked on it some more. Then it sat. Then they worked on it some more. It’s usually in one of those weird states.
Regardless, The Grand Beacon is the outcome of that night of dark beer imbibing. We hope you find some respite from the drudgery that is the normal media circus.
Who is The Grand Beacon’s Staff?
Steven Stark is a self educated social commentator, humorist, and contributor. He is currently enjoying partial retirement and acting as editor for The Grand Beacon.
Jonathan is a degreed physicist and engineer by day, and amateur entertainer in the evenings. He enjoys studying and performing improvised comedy and writing sketch comedy. When he’s had enough of listening to people complain, you can find him underwater scuba diving where he can’t hear you. It’s like space. No one can hear you, but not because of a vacuum. No. It’s because you can’t talk. So it’s like space, but without the radiation and deadly aliens that burst out of your chest.
Sherman is an entertainment consumer extraordinaire. He has an opinion on everything and will share it with you regardless if you want to hear it or not. His preferred method on opinioning you is with the written word, but you can see him most weekends making up opinions to opinion you with in Chicago.
Danni Dillinger joined The Grand Beacon’s writing team in late 2020. Hailing from Northwest Indiana, Danni enjoys scouring the amish flea markets, restaurants, and artisan studios that pockmark the countryside. As a recent empty nester, Danni has found a new love in sharing her discoveries of great grub and festive activities with the public at large. Go Blackhawks!
Fawkes is the face behind all the snark that is Allendale After Dark. Read him here or in the renowned Allendale Informed on Facebook.
The Grand Beacon is a parody of a media/news organization, and all content it publishes is satirical in nature. No content should be regarded as truthful, and no reference of an individual, company, government official, or other entity seeks to inflict malice or emotional harm. It is a joke. All characters, groups, and government officials appearing in these works are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.
The Grand Beacon is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.