It all started back in August of 2011 with a post on r/pics titled “2am Chili.”
The recipe for delicious-looking chili in 29 panels became an instant hit, and blew up to garner 2,208 upvotes and almost 2,800 comments. Its appeal was obvious, too. A simple step-by-step cooking instruction doesn’t receive all that much excitement, but insert a fairly aggressive stick man who has some serious opinions about food and tells you that the spice blend you just made “smells like touchdowns” and you’ve got something special on your hands. Continue reading
Posted in art, comics, Fame Day, food, internet
Tagged 2am chili, art, artist, cheesecake, comics, cooking, Cooking Comically, entertaining, Fame Day, food, fun, funny, internet, muffins, recipes, reddit, Tyler Capps
Yeah, we’re not really gonna be using gifs for this one…
EVAN: Ladies and gentlemen, I realize that the intro to this feature is usually a fairly funny, light-hearted bit, but this time around we’re going to bring the tone way down, because our topic for the week is funerals.
I actually had no idea that we would even have a CWC due to Gordon not being around, but it turns out that his absence was due to the very thing we hope to discuss.
GORDON: Now this is something that Evan and I alike have some experience in. Last year, Evan lost one of his grandparents. Last week, I lost one of mine.
Just a few minutes ago, I got back from the funeral (well, technically it was a “viewing/visitation”- whether or not there’s a difference is something I hope we can cover), so today we’re going to be having a discussion on the subject of grieving, cultural depictions of mortality, and other such stuff. Continue reading
Posted in Culture War Correspondence, family, morality, religion
Tagged burial, casket, cemetery, cremation, Culture War Correspondence, death, family, family members, funerals, life, memories, morality, mortality, organ donation, orson scott card, religion, remains, remember, Speaker for the Dead, tombstone, viewing, wake
You know how I’m always whining about how this show has no momentum as far as its story and how all I really want is for the characters to head in basically any direction? It’s like this entire episode was written to make me shut up already.
We start things out with this week’s zaaaaany character of the week, a one-armed maid named Paulina. I expressed some pretty heavy disdain with the fact that Max and Caroline would ever hire a cleaning lady, but the idea that Sophie cut them a good deal by assigning them an amputee was actually pretty funny. Continue reading
Posted in Comedy, review, television, writing
Tagged 2 Broke Girls, acting, And the Pastry Porn, Bebe, Beth Behrs, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, cheesecake, chef, Chef Nicolas, Current Total, dream, Earl, eccentric, fan service, funny, Gilles Marini, Han, Jennifer Coolidge, Kat Dennings, Luis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Matthew Moy, Max, Oleg, pastry school, physical humour, review, S3E9, Sophie, tart, television, TV, zany
Well, you’ve probably all heard about Rob Ford by now. You know, smoking crack, allegations of domestic abuse, recently said this while defending himself to a crowd of reporters [Warning: for mild language]:
I’m not actually a Torontonian, in fact, I live on the other side of the country so other than my irritation that people like Ford are able to retain leadership in our country, the Ford story doesn’t really affect me. I’m not even going to get into the embarrassing antics of Ford since I’m sure you’ve heard most of them already, but if you would like all the details I’ve heard thus far, you could check out this episode of the Fifth Estate. It features practically all the allegations against Ford that are out there, and delves into the danger this controversy has caused for the community where it took place. Continue reading
Posted in Canada, environmentalism, news, politics, Shame Day
Tagged Enbridge pipeline, Enbridge tankers, environmental disaster, environmentalism, Fifth Estate, first nations, government, greater than 90%, Huffpost BC, incompetent, media coverage, oil tanker spill, pipeline, politics, risk of failure, Rob Ford, shame day, Simon Fraser University, Smoking Crack
Last week I mentioned that I had stumbled across an online publication called Primer, marketing itself as a young man’s magazine for coping with life after college. I noted it bore a lot of similarities to Art of Manliness, and I had stated I wanted to compare and contrast the two once I had read up a bit more.
I’m not going to do that.
Don’t get me wrong, I did read Primer (and re-read Art of Manliness)- it’s just that the differences between the two aren’t going to take up an entire post to list off. Instead, I’m going to be looking over Primer, which is a pretty dang solid publication all around and fully deserving of a post all to itself.
Let’s get started. Continue reading
Posted in internet, religion, writing, Youth
Tagged 40s, 50s, Art of Manliness, class, classism, economy, faith, Feminist, finance, Generation Y, issues, job, magazine, man, Manly, masculinist, Men, millennial, millennials, online, primer, publication, race, racial issues, racism, religion, search, woman, women, writers, writing
I like a lot of things, guys and girls. I like comic books, as the title of this post attests to, but I also like Marvel, and movies, and mythology. Taking all of that into consideration there is absolutely no reason why I shouldn’t have liked the sequel to 2011′s Thor. I mean, that film took The Warriors Three, consisting of Hogun the Grim, Fandral the Dashing, and Volstagg the Voluminous [i.e. fat], and cast the Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano as the former.
I should hope that you know my feelings about racially diverse casting by now, but really the expressions below sum them up pretty nicely.
From left to right: Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg.
Posted in comics, film, race
Tagged Alan Taylor, Asgard, asian, casting, comic books, comics, Fandral, film, Heimdall, Hogun, Japanese, Josh Dallas, marketability, Marvel, race, racism, sequel, Sif, Tadanobu Asano, The Warriors Three, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Vanaheim, Volstagg, what happened to hogun, where was hogun, why wasn't hogun
Readers, I’m not going to lie. It’s been a long day for me, and every time I sit in front of my keyboard and ask myself “what’s really awesome?” I keep answering “sleep.” But fear not, readers, though the flesh is weak the spirit is stubborn as a mule and we will have Fame Day today, though in lieu of our standard MO of showcasing on particular group or individual, we’re going to be covering a host of different subjects who don’t get the attention they deserve.
Let’s get things started. Continue reading
Posted in Europe, Fame Day, health, history
Tagged Fame Day, Florence, heroes, history, Jonas Salk, Machiavelli, Medici, Niccolo Machiavelli, polio, polio vaccine, Russia, Salk, The Prince, vaccine, WWII