Posts in category "Pop Culture"

You can show Empathy, Outrage and Restraint all at the same time

Hey, did you hear about that Thing That Happened just recently moments ago?  It’s all over the Twittersphere and my Facebook feed has gone nutzo with everyone posting the same headline that totally and accurately Sums Up Everything That Happened. Now the story has just come out, but of course we know everything about it... Read more »

Does Tomi Lahren deserve any empathy?

Tomi Lahren, the 24-year-old firebrand angered many of her followers when she said during an interview on ABC‘s “The View”: “I’m pro-choice and here’s why. I’m a constitutional — you know, someone that loves the Constitution. I am someone that’s for limited government. And so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say... Read more »

What happens when you go on a Sugar Detox

<strong>Healthy Snack of Crackers and Guacamole:</strong>  My wife measured out the exact amount of Crackers I could have so I wouldn't go over the sugar budget for the day.
A friend posted a link to a Sugar Detox  a couple weeks ago, just in time for the New Year.   I’m wary of New Year’s resolutions and goals that set one up to fail but I figure even I can pull off something like this  since it is only 3 days.   I decided to start... Read more »
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My Star Wars: The Force Awakens theory on who Rey is

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By now you probably have seen the movie and if you haven’t, well okay spoiler alert. I think there are at least three camps for who Rey’s parents are. She’s Han and Leia’s other child She’s Luke’s daughter (hopefully with EU favorite Mara Jade) She’s Ben Kenobi’s grand child There are probably a few other... Read more »

2015 Year in Review: half-assed edition

Every December I think about writing a year in review post but I always forget things that happened in the early part of the year (and by early I mean Jan-early Nov because, old age). This year I tried to keep a notepad file chronicling events as they occurred.  Unfortunately, while that was an improvement... Read more »

Don't Overthink the New Starbucks Red Cup Design

If my Facebook feed is any indication, certain groups are up in arms about the new look for Starbuck’s Holiday cups.  A friend linked to a Buzzfeed piece that reads more like an Onion article.  “The Starbucks coffee cup change smells more of political correctness than a consumer-led change,” British conservative MP David Burrowes told... Read more »
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8 sexy, not slutty Halloween costumes for ladies

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<strong>Who: </strong> Lily Adams -- AT&T Mobile (IRL: Milana Vayntrub) <br><br>
<strong>Why She's Sexy:</strong>  Lily represents purity meets opportunity.  She's your high school girlfriend who came up to visit you at college.  
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What you need to make the Costume work</strong>:  a casual blue button down shirt, preferably denim.  Add a name tag, an ATT logo and put your hair up in a <a href="http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/hair/tools-techniques/ponytail-hairstyles/ad?slide=4" target="_blank">Sidewinder ponytail</a> and you are good to go.
Note:  This post is a work-in-progress.   I’m publishing to meet a deadline but please check back for updates. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it’s just around the corner.  As a kid, I loved it because free candy and Haunted Houses.  As an adult, I loved it because it was the one time a... Read more »

Stop Slut-Shaming Bristol Palin

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Recently, two children of affluent families of conservative values have have found themselves in the media spotlight for unintended reasons.  First you have Josh Duggar, who had been investigated as a teen for molesting five underage girls – four of whom were his sisters.  Next you had Bristol Palin, an abstinence only spokesperson announcing last week... Read more »

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 »
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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 »