Spoiler alert: it’s not. Gen Xers like myself are sick and tired of the later generations coming along and mining our classics to turn them into vulgar, edgy, (wannabe) irreverent new shows. I mean, did we need an updated version of Archie in Riverdale with murders, promiscuity and angst? The Harley Quinn from the old […]Read More Velma: Can y’all just leave her alone?
I think the problem arises when we want our celebrity idols to be more than human; to be better than human, because humans are, well, they’re not always the best. Many of them are the worst. But, liking a song, or movie, or other artistic endeavor by someone who’s done some bad things, isn’t necessarily […]Read More Unpopular Opinion?: Like the art, dislike the artist.
(Never read YouTube comments. Form your own opinion.) Back when I was a wee lad of about twelve or thirteen, I and a few of my friends from the neighborhood, were sitting in my living room, trying our best to copy the hit song “Jealous Girl” by New Edition. When we got to the breakdown […]Read More Ronnie, Joey, Donnie: All Singers Matter.
Yeah, I said it. F*ck pandas. I don’t think they’re cute. Never have. Never will. All bears, in general, are jerks who wreck your campsite, rummage through your trash cans, and break your side mirror off your cars. What exactly makes pandas so cool, exotic, and precious? What, because they’re black and white? So are […]Read More Unpopular Opinion: F#%k Pandas.
When I decide to watch a movie, I don’t usually seek it out according to box office success, or critical acclaim. I just look at it, and if it looks interesting to me, or like a pleasant diversion, or like something I can goof and riff on, I’ll give it a go. Since I don’t […]Read More The Shape of Water: Glub, glub, ‘n stuff.
All my life, I’ve been something of a candy aficionado. A connoisseur, a junk food junkie, if you will. I recently came across a Facebook post where one of my friends had proclaimed Skittles to be the best fruit-flavored candy. Some friends agreed, others dissented, offering up other crowd favorites, like Starburst, Runts, Mike & […]Read More My Tropical Sweet Tooth.
…and sometimes, they actually be trippin’, as in, taking trips to vacation destinations. Such is the case with the fun-seeking foursome in last year’s comedy hit, Girls Trip. It’s a raunch-filled rollicking romp, and the first major motion picture with four black female leads in quite some time. I already talked a bit about the […]Read More Girls Be Trippin’…
Professor William Moulton Marston, “Bill” to his friends, and “Charles Moulton” to his fans, was a psychologist who was fascinated with the human mind, and how it works. He also had an affinity for the female mind, but instead of driving himself insane trying to figure out how the female mind works, he simply decided […]Read More Don’t ever “Wonder,” when you can know for sure…
A few days ago, I talked a little about how the things that I used to think were scary don’t really scare me anymore, now that I’m a grown-ass adult. Similarly, my taste in what I think is funny has changed over the years, too. For the better? Well, that part’s debatable. There’s been something […]Read More Now THAT’S Funny! (Or, at least, it used to be…)
I’m focusing on TV and movies, because when it comes to music, I tend to discover new stuff, only to learn that it came out five or six years ago. Anyway, here’s some of the stuff that entertained me this past year. The Arrowverse (The CW) I love all four of the superhero-themed shows that […]Read More 2017: My Year In Entertainment