Give it a Rest, Miley Did A Decent Cover of Led Zeppelin

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Zoe Barnes and the Dream of Perpetual Emptiness

What happiness looks like to me.  Stolen from submittedforyourperusal.com

What happiness looks like to me. Stolen from submittedforyourperusal.com

I’ll be fair and say that most of this article isn’t about House of Cards, but Zoe Barnes made an impression on me.  This article is about collecting stuff and selling it.

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Wargames, 30 years later

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It’s interesting to watch a dated movie thirty years later. Chuck Klosterman once wrote about watching an old season of The Real World after two of the stars began dating publicly despite butting heads during filming. It was like he knew a secret they didn’t; no matter how much they could possibly hate each other, the understanding that they would eventually have sex influenced his re-watch and added a new perspective. Living in our technophiliac present makes me look back on Wargames with a strange sense of naiveté. Young Matthew Broderick doesn’t have a clue what is coming.

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UPDATED: Older is only better because we were younger.

 

Did you know Wayne’s World came out twenty years ago? I’ m sure whoever reads this can make a quick mental list of all the shit that has changed in the last twenty years. The curmudgeon in me wants to remember how great it was to be 8 years old and on the schoolyard using quotes from this movie (and the SNL skits) and believes that there is nothing else that can compare. That kids these days just don’t have what we had, that everything is worse now, and that our job as adults is to educate the young’ins as to what real funny is. Fortunately, the old fart in my brain is wrong.

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We are lucky we got three seasons of Community.

I’d play this game for days straight.

Community is a show with a simple message.  Be a good person, do good things for the people in your life, and discover that being good is its own reward.  It’s a cheeseball lesson for pussies, largely.  That doesn’t make it wrong.  Community is my favorite show on television, so don’t assume I dislike it.  I very like it.  For all of season three I had a Thursday night ritual centered around watching it twice.  I’d take a 30 minute break between watches for Wednesday’s The Soup, so I could have my extra Joel McHale fix.  I do love Community and every cast member on the show, and that’s why my honest heart knows that the show is just too cheesy to be accessible to a lot of people.

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