Veep: it’s like West Wing, but with 10 times the dicks


I’m just getting up to speed on Veep, a four season comedy on HBO.  I have a few episodes left to catch up on, but I don’t have any trouble saying that this one will live on in my heart long after it’s over. I just have one issue with the show… Read the rest of this entry

Primary Colors movie review – special guest blog!


Today’s review of Primary Colors is a special guest blog written by Contemporary Teenager.  Enjoy!  ~jamie

So hi.  Uhm, I watched this movie on the TV in the living room (instead of on my phone like a normal person) with my stupid parents and it was called Primary Colors and I think it was supposed to be educational or something.  Read the rest of this entry

3 Reasons the American South Needs to Leave the Confederate Battle Flag in the Past


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The Confederate Battle Flag in Columbia, South Carolina.

Recent events have brought forth the occasionally debated Confederate flag discussion, but this time, it looks like we may finally have a chance to be rid of this shameful symbol of hate, bigotry and treason.  Here are 3 general reasons no state should fly the Confederate Battle Flag.  Read the rest of this entry

This weekend in pictures (and video)


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Bowling, shopping, video games, coffee…  I’ve got it all in this weekend in pictures.   PREPARE TO BE ASTOUNDED! Read the rest of this entry

Earth overreacts to Batman themed railroad photo shoot on railroad tracks


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This is officially the dumbest thing people have been outraged by so far in 2015.  Yeah, I know – this is a trope from old silent movies, not from Batman! Jeez!
Also, that lady’s clothes are ruined. (PRO TIP:  train tracks are dirty as f@ck.)

5 Reasons Jon Snow will return in Game of Thrones Season 6


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The Death of Jon Snow on Game of Thrones’ Season 5 finale “Mother’s Mercy” has touched off memorials, angry hash tags and fan theories on how he could return to the show.  I don’t necessarily want or need him to come back, but the path to Jon Snow’s resurrection is clear  and foreshadowed throughout the show.  Read the rest of this entry

5 Things We Learned From Season 5 of Game of Thrones that tell us who will die in Season 6 (and other thoughts)


Like the show itself, my reactions to Season 5 and predictions for Season 6 are something of a mess.  Game of Thrones has used the last 10 episodes to set the stage of its darkest hour, but it has also inadvertently made some audience members swear off the show following the rape of Sansa Stark and the burning alive of little Shireen Baratheon.  Still, the show moves forward, so here are 5 Things We Learned From Season 5 of Game of Thrones that tell us who will die in Season 6 as well as some other thoughts.  Read the rest of this entry

Tammy movie review


Tammy may be the best testament there can ever be the amazing talent that is Melissa McCarthy.  The marketing was terrible, the script is rife with problems and the cast is bloated to the point of distraction… and the movie’s still entertaining.  Read the rest of this entry

Across the Universe movie review


PRO TIP:  Do not listen to this man’s story.

The producers of Across the Universe made a bet that nostalgia would be enough to make a profit on their investment… and they lost.  Once you watch the movie, it’s easy to see where they went wrong.  (Spoiler alert:  EVERYWHERE!)  Read the rest of this entry

Christopher Lee (1922-2015)


Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. He was best known for portraying Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, Saruman in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies and Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels, but he also sang and did charitable work.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Read the rest of this entry

Thoughts on rape and objectification in Game of Thrones


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The characters of Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister have both been raped on Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones takes place in a fantasy preindustrial world filled with politics, human relationships, smoke monsters, dragons, giants, ice zombies and who the hell knows what else.  The show is so popular because we recognize something of ourselves in the stories they tell, but from day one, I couldn’t help but question the manner in which they tell those stories (I started a ‘boobs‘ tag which I loosely kept up for the first two seasons).  I don’t profess to be a GoT expert (and I certainly haven’t read the books), but now, I must take a closer look at both rape and the objectification of women in the land of Westeros and beyond.  Read the rest of this entry

Mission Impossible movie review


It’s the original, it’s the best of the bunch, it’s one of the most underrated action movies of the 1990s, it’s Mission Impossible – franchise starter protocol!  Read the rest of this entry

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