Thar Santa Blows: The tragic tale of a neighbor's terrifying lawn ornament

Thar Santa Blows: The tragic tale of a neighbor's terrifying lawn ornament
I first noticed Santa two weeks ago. It was hard to miss him. He was a mannequin kind of thing, sitting in the middle of someone’s lawn on our daily route to school. The arm chair wasn’t even there yet. It was just Santa, on the grass. He had the kind of face that gave... Read more »

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Genre: Fantasy action adventure Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 144 mins. Premise: Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) concludes his “unexpected journey” with a battle royale.  As dwarf Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) wrestles with dragon sickness, the Orc army led by Azog closes in on the Lonely Mountain, and armies of... Read more »

Sorry, GOP, I'm Still Going To See The Interview (If I Can Find It)

Sorry, GOP, I'm Still Going To See The Interview (If I Can Find It)
If you’ve been reading the news at all lately, or even the fine ramblings of Julie here at Hammervision, you know about the Sony hack.  Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen an endless supply of e-mails, celebrity aliases, salaries, name-calling, leaked Bond scripts, leaked movies (Annie, anyone?), class action lawsuits, Spider-Man negotiations, and more.... Read more »
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Top Posts of 2014

Top Posts of 2014
I suppose there’s still time to oust one or two of these…Ha ha ha. Maybe this is a bit of a navel-gazer, but so what. It’s a blog. Navel gazing is kind of blogging’s thing. As important as it is to look forward, it’s also fun (and informative) to look back on the past year,... Read more »

F*ck you, riding boots.

F*ck you, riding boots.
Hey, riding boots, You look so cute on so many people. I see women walking kids to school, working some knee-high boots. Ladies at parties. Knee-high boots. Everyone everywhere. Knee-high boots. I recently came into a little unexpected cash, so I thought, “Hey, I can rock those knee-high boots, too. If I wish real hard... Read more »

5 reasons to watch Toy Story That Time Forgot this Christmas

5 reasons to watch Toy Story That Time Forgot this Christmas
Toy Story That Time Forgot is the new short holiday film from Pixar that follows Woody, Buzz, et. al. into their new, post-Andy lives with Bonnie. It aired on ABC earlier this month, but you can catch it again on December 23 AND YOU SHOULD. Here’s why: 1. Hardly any Woody and Buzz. Not that... Read more »
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Is the Sony hack the same thing as the Fappening?

Is the Sony hack the same thing as the Fappening?
Judd Apatow tweeted the following this afternoon:   Releasing private Sony e mails to hurt people is the same as releasing nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence. Why are they ok to print? — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 11, 2014   Naturally folks on Twitter jumped on him. No, having your words exposed is not the... Read more »

There are ghosts in our house

There are ghosts in our house
I broke a towel rack the other day. I was pushing the dishwasher (yes, we have one of those freestanding dishwashers you have to drag over to the sink and hook up to the faucet; they’re so artisan right now, is what I’m sure Blake Lively would say about it). Anyway, I was pushing the... Read more »

Baking With Hammervision -- Eggnog Cookies

Baking With Hammervision -- Eggnog Cookies
It’s that time of year again, the time when I believe impossible, unbelievable things — like maybe I’m a decent baker. I’ve made a whole list of cookies I plan on baking trying not to completely ruin this Christmas, starting with today’s eggnog cookies. I found this recipe in the Chicago Tribune food section a few... Read more »
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Who brings a gun to a Christmas party?

The answer is that dude who played Tag on Friends. Emma Fraser and I discuss the junior year Christmas episode of Felicity where someone. gets. shot. You can find the post over at her blog, TV Ate My Wardrobe. What’s the most dramatic/stressful/strange thing you’ve ever witnessed at a holiday party?