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Nostalgic Pointlessness

some…BODY once told me… As someone who founded a website that featured pop culture criticism and analysis virtually every day, it pains me to write this: So much of pop culture writing is pointless. Whether this is by accident, or [...]

March 30, 2017 Blog, Film and Television, Music
Jon of All Trades ranks the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Characters

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Characters, Ranked

It’s a cliché at this point to describe your noble parental intentions not to allow your child to watch television and succeed where the millions of parents before you failed, only to succumb to the relentless unhappiness and subsequent shrill [...]

February 26, 2016 Blog, Film and Television, Parenthood

Eaten Alive

I’ve been reading about last night’s Discovery Channel freakshow “Eaten Alive” (my favorite take is here, by the amazing and hilarious Sean O’Neal) where some asshole masquerading as a conservationist tries to get eaten alive by an anaconda. The mere [...]

December 8, 2014 Blog, Film and Television, Rants

True Blood

Last Sunday True Blood wrapped up its seven season run, after which I Tweeted and Facebooked: “Thank god that’s over. #TrueBlood” I meant it, too, because this seventh season has been a boring slog that Kristin and I have watched [...]

August 26, 2014 Blog, Film and Television, Rants

Expendable

In honor of my appearance this week on the Reel Nerds Podcast discussing Expendables 3, I thought I’d take a minute to bestow upon you 5 of my favorite dumb action flicks. I appreciate good cinema as much as I [...]

August 19, 2014 Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness

Forty-eight

This week’s episode of the podcast is all about the 48 Hour Film Project. I’ve only been a participant once, the experience of which I covered extensively here, but since I first learned of it, I’ve been a huge fan. [...]

August 5, 2014 Blog, Film and Television
Debut

Debut

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (last post about Fallon for awhile, I promise) has been on the air for two weeks. I’ve watched many of the episodes, and I’m happy he’s kept many of the bits that made him [...]

February 28, 2014 Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness
Joy

Joy

If you haven’t watched Jimmy Fallon say goodbye to Late Night by singing “The Weight” with The Muppets, please do so. I’ve embedded it here for you. Go ahead, I’ll wait: In a review on NPR, Linda Holmes had this [...]

February 11, 2014 Blog, Booze, Film and Television, Music
Litmus

Litmus

While on Scott’s Blog of Doom recently, one of his writers had this question posed to him for the readership to answer: “What artists or movies that someone likes serve as your own litmus test?  The litmus test is essentially [...]

September 5, 2013 Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness
Obligation

Obligation

Am I outgrowing television? Perhaps more pointedly, am I outgrowing my feeling of obligation toward television? It feels strange to think about my obligation to television, as if an electronic device on its own can force a person to do [...]

June 17, 2013 Blog, Film and Television, Inside My Head