Archive for May 2014

I can't believe you're making me defend Goop again

I can't believe you're making me defend Goop again
Gwyneth Paltrow said this thing: “You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it. My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next... Read more »

Someone needs to tell pregnant moms "NO"

Someone needs to tell pregnant moms "NO"
When a lady is with child, the common wisdom is that we should coddle her, indulge her every whim. I’m here to debunk that destructive thinking. Pregnant women have too many yes men. What they need are a couple “No, ma’ams.” Case in point: When I was pregnant with my second child, I was convinced... Read more »

Maud Hart Lovelace, your ghost can haunt me any time

Maud Hart Lovelace, your ghost can haunt me any time
When I was a kid, my mom was always recommending books to me, and I was forever ignoring her suggestions. That trend continues to this day, though I’m not sure why. After all, she was the one who turned me on to Maud Hart Lovelace’s books. I remember the day vividly. I was six-years old.... Read more »
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Hammering Out... X-Men: Days of Future Past

Hammering Out... X-Men: Days of Future Past
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: X-Men: Days of Future Past. JOHN: With Days of Future Past, 20th Century Fox is making a clear, calculated bid for Avengers-style grosses at the worldwide box office.  The last X-Men installment, First Class,... Read more »

Movie Review: Blended

Movie Review: Blended
BLENDED Genre: Romantic Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: After a disastrous first date, widower dad Jim (Adam Sandler) and divorced mom Lauren (Drew Barrymore) find themselves vacationing at the same African resort with families in tow.  Can they stop bickering and fighting long enough for true love to blossom? Behind-the-Scenes: This is the... Read more »

Send me your Jessica McClintock dress pictures

Due to low voter turnout, I’m giving you one more day to send me your Jessica McClintock dress pictures (prom dress or not). Or if you want to send me pictures (and stories) from your prom and you didn’t wear a Jessica McClintock dress, I’m good with that too. This is basically just an excuse... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: "Mockingbird"

#10 Loser: Daario<br><br>He’s not lower on this list because he got to practice his talent with women on the most prized woman in Meereen, Queen Daenerys. But Daario also got PLAYED. She used him for his private parts and his stunt butt, but then she sent him off to Yunkai to do her bidding.
This week in Game of Thrones winners and losers, we lose a wolf and gain a bear, we keep a hound and get a mountain, and the mother of dragons gets some A. Just your typical nonsense. I’m very much looking forward to the final three episodes of the fourth season. I have a pretty... Read more »

Did you wear Jessica McClintock to prom?

I sure did. My mom and I went dress shopping downtown on Michigan Avenue during spring break of my senior year and we (read: she) bought me the most beautiful, princess-y, gold dress you ever did see. I didn’t even have a date yet, but I promised her I would have one by prom night... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap: "Mockingbird"

Game of Thrones Recap: "Mockingbird"
I feel like there’s some real forward momentum here leading up to the final three episodes of Game of Thrones. (Can you believe we’re already at the final three? This has gone quickly.) It looks like they’re setting up Tyrion’s trial by combat for the next episode (maybe; they could push it to Episode 9... Read more »
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Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)

Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)
GODZILLA Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 123 mins. Premise: When a pair of nuclear radiant, skyscraper-size MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) threaten to mate and unleash their spawn on the planet, the U.S. military is faced with the decision to bomb them from here to kingdom come, or allow the big lizard that’s... Read more »