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

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Why I’m Not Going to NYCC.

I’m not particularly a contrarian by trade, and one could probably categorize me in the hipster file if they were so inclined, but I’m about to lay some hate on an institution that I think deserves it. I think New York Comic Con is a buzzkill. I think it does a disservice to fans and fandoms and it’s time I put it on blast. Continue reading

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Sometime It Sucks to be a Fat Girl: Louie tells it like it is

From tvrage, via Google Images

From tvrage, via Google Images

Louis C.K. just showed the first legitimate body-positive straight-shooting no-bullshit fat woman I have ever seen on TV.  In a TV schedule peppered with my lipidly-lovely brethren, somehow a man’s show more realistically represented myself and other fat women more than half a dozen other shows ever could. Continue reading

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It’s been a while

My life as a teacher in a nutshell

My life as a teacher in a nutshell

I know it’s been a while since I blagged about my television pursuits.  I’ve wanted to.  I’ve thought about it.  I’ve written sentences in my mind and drank wine preparing to type but scared myself away from the keyboard.  The problem is that I have a legitimate job now, one that pays actual bills but requires me to spend hours on certain nights figuring out what the hell to teach my sweet little monster teenagers because I am as skilled a teacher as Britta is a skilled therapist.

But the little attention this blog does get is enough to make me wonder “Hey, what would it be like if I put only an hour into a blog post, instead of an entire day like I did when I was unemployed?  And then I realized… why not?

But in the mean time, I have catching up to do.  So enjoy a series of short but sweet posts about what I’m currently watching, and what I’ve recently watched.

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The Newsroom and How I Suck at Thinking

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It’s a strange feeling watching The Newsroom. In recent months I’ve grown accustomed to cognitive dissonance, a phenomenon briefly explained as a sense of internal combative thought when faced with two ideas of reality that conflict. The Newsroom presents me with something I know to be true; that there is bias in media that is carefully constructed to sway opinions to radical sides of the political spectrum, but despite knowing this, I am still sometimes drawn into the persuasive sway of media and accept their information without critical analysis.

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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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Raw presents KALEIDOSCOPE June 19th 8PM

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Femme Fawkes – Theresa E

Look up.  No, on the page, at the top, above Femme Fawkes.  See that piece of art that looks vaguely like the top half of a head, with all those squiggly swirly things and intersecting lines with bits of color? That is my head, and the name of that art piece is called Internet Killed the Video Star, done by the incomparable vodkinista artiste Theresa E.  Theresa E has a show in Brooklyn on Saturday June 19th:  RAW presents KALEIDOSCOPE.  Let me tell you why you are going to buy a ticket and come to the show.

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