Archive for February 2014

Scandal review: "Ride, Sally, Ride"

Scandal review: "Ride, Sally, Ride"
Oh, Scandal, welcome back. When last we saw our friends at Pope and Associates (which kind of barely exists at this point, right?), Sally was killing her husband and Cyrus was covering it up and Olivia was becoming Fitz’s new/old campaign manager and Quinn was killing people with Charlie and Jake was becoming new Command... Read more »

When do you stop reading a book?

When do you stop reading a book?
I’ve been doing this a lot more lately. There are so many books and I have so little time, I’ve lost my patience for the novels that are barely holding my attention. Maybe that’s not fair. Maybe I should stick around through the bitter end, but once I get to to the point where I... Read more »

2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game

2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game
The Oscars are this Sunday. Will you be watching? Have you seen the movies? Are you one of the 67% of people who have seen zero of the nine Best Picture nominees? Why is that? Do you hate joy? Is going to the movies too expensive? Several of the movies are on Netflix/DVD/Blu-Ray by now.... Read more »
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The Walking Dead recap, "Claimed"

The Walking Dead recap, "Claimed"
Save the mullet, save the world. The zeroes of The Walking Dead have a new task, a new problem to solve and…I’m not sure I’m on board. Call me biased, but I have a hard time believing that anyone sporting a mullet hairstyle possesses the scientific knowhow to end the Zombpocalypse. But I could be... Read more »

5 ways figure skating can recapture the magic of Tonya and Nancy

5 ways figure skating can recapture the magic of Tonya and Nancy
Last night it was all figure skating all the time for me. First I watched ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, The Price of Gold, which you can find streaming on the Netflix. This 75-odd minute film tells the story of what happened before the 1994 Winter Olympics, when Nancy Kerrigan’s knee got a beat down... Read more »

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)
ROBOCOP Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: In the year 2028, Detroit cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in an attempted homicide, but is brought back to the line of duty when the dubious folks at OmniCorp fit him with a robotic suit, making him half-man, half-robot.  All cop. Behind-the-Scenes: This is... Read more »
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What songs inspire you during this $#!t a$$ weather?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zznoDllvTRs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br>"The Other End of the Telescope" by 'Til Tuesday. My playlist relies heavily on 'Til Tuesday's "Everything's Different Now" album, which is pretty much my everything right now, as it was back in college.
I recently started work on a new novel, which is fun because I haven’t started anything new-new since the summer. This thing has been swimming around in my head since about October, and I’ve finally gotten a little time to work on it. I am unable to write while music is playing. I know a... Read more »

Sorry No Walking Dead Recap. Blame Justin Timberlake. I do.

Sorry No Walking Dead Recap. Blame Justin Timberlake. I do.
I had grandiose dreams of getting home from the United Center last night, watching The Walking Dead, and recapping it. But that didn’t happen. We didn’t get home until almost 12:30 AM, and that’s about three hours past my bedtime. So, no zombies. But what about the concert? It was amazing. I will admit to... Read more »

21 Non-Romantic Love Stories for Valentine's Day...and Beyond

Sisters: In Frozen, Anna and Elsa discover that the love of family trumps all. Bonus: Adorable snowman!
Valentine’s Day.  Barf. On and around February 14, there’s so much focus on romantic love that all the other kinds of love get pushed to the side. Well, no more! On Parks & Rec, Leslie Knope loves to celebrate her lady friends on February 13 (Galentine’s Day). Let’s follow her lead. Today we celebrate all... Read more »
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8 Pop Culture Abraham Lincolns

8 Pop Culture Abraham Lincolns
In modern pop culture, rarely is Abraham Lincoln just a president. Abraham Lincoln (who would’ve been 205 today, happy birthday!) is no longer just the sixteenth president of the United States, who freed the slaves and won the war. He is now a master builder, a guy who shills for car dealerships, and a vampire... Read more »