Posts in category "Pop Culture"

Don't ask, don't tell, don't bring up: A policy for discussing controversial topics among friends

I have a lot of friends who don’t see eye-to-eye with me on various social political issues like Abortion, Gun Control, Same-Sex Marriage, Immigration and Orange is the New Black.  Occasionally we have gotten into it over the years in real life and on Facebook but for the most part, we silently mutually agree to... Read more »

Why I've (mostly) stopped wishing people a Happy Birthday on Facebook

This post brought to you by the Love Child of Jaded and Cynical.  The following post on my personal Facebook page got some mixed polarized reactions a while back. “Anyone get a strange sense of joy when you log into Facebook and find that you don’t have a half a dozen friends to wish a... Read more »

Bruce Jenner Fruit Loops Meme not very funny

A friend posted a meme about Bruce Jenner transiting from man to woman on her Facebook page the other day.  In the first frame, you have 1976 Olympic Gold Medal winner Bruce Jenner on the cover of Wheaties.  In the second frame you have Transitioned Jenner on a package of Fruit Loops. Blogger’s Note: when... Read more »
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Dibs in Chicago, it's that time of year again

With Winter here and snowfall coming any day now, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter parking and that wonderful Chicago Tradition called “Dibs.” Dibs, in case you didn’t know, is that time-honored or hated tradition of reserving a parking space during the winter snow.  It’s kind of like pornography, everyone knows what... Read more »

Free Friday Fun: Daylight Savings Time Explained

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So there is a lot going on in the world today and I’m working on many posts that will vent my spleen and share my thoughts with the interwebs. In the mean time, I thought it would be nice to take a step back and watch another fun video from CGP Grey. As I’ve already... Read more »

Call people by their chosen name or know that you are being a jerk

I have one of those names (Michael) that people like to truncate (Mike) or kidify (Mikey) or even use a far out nickname (Mickey).  Like many Arthurs, Charles and Peters, I took a stand after college and declared that I would only answer to ‘Michael.”  This didn’t go well with 1) older people  2) my... Read more »
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What Kirsten Dunst said about traditional gender roles is nothing to get ones jammies in a bunch

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A couple of months ago, the internetlands were all abuzz about what Kirsten — I’m in Baby Mode — Dunst said during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K. for their May Issue. Dunst stirred up some controversy by advocating traditional gender roles of the nurturing, housebound mother and a throwback to male ‘knights in shining... Read more »

Facebook Life Hack: An alternative to de-friending

Updated: When I started working on this post, it was as a compliment to my other Two for Tuesday post. However, after doing some diligent fact checking…okay I went to grab a screen capture and found that my information is now obsolete. Apparently Facebook changed things again! Still the point in this post still stands.... Read more »

Facebook Life Hack: How to handle those stupid Chain Posts

Has this ever happened to you? You are reading through your Facebook feed, sorting through all the cat pictures, memes and status updates that are much happier than the people are In Real Life when suddenly you see a strange or unusual status on a friend’s status. Without thinking you like or comment and the... Read more »
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Five baffling Twitter scenarios I will never understand

<strong>1) Following thousands, thousands followers,</strong> so how the hell does <a href="https://twitter.com/jadevarden" target="_blank">@jadevarden</a> decide who to drop?  I mean can you really see that person who doesn't tweet much in all that noise!
At the risk of sounding like one of those old people who doesn’t grasp the latest — hey you kids, get off my lawn — technology, I just don’t understand Twitter. When it first came on the scene, I didn’t understand why you wouldn’t just send a group text to all your friends. Then I... Read more »