Of the four posts that went up on the blog this week four of them were penned by yours truly. Alongside Gordon’s illuminating takedown of “career resource” website TheLadders and Kat’s experience watching a live production of The Phantom of the Opera I reviewed two items of pop culture:
- the penultimate episode of the fourth season of 2 Broke Girls, a show that has tested every fibre of patience in my body yet still manages to amuse me just enough for me to keep going [the hundreds of site hits a day certainly don’t hurt].
- the 15th issue of Ms. Marvel, a comic book that is as consistently good as the above is
bad disappointing, in which a critically-acclaimed self-contained title threatens to connect more fully with the larger and more confusing universe it inhabits.
Just like any other piece of art it’s so easy to take what we’re given and simply let it entertain us. The truth is, however, that you don’t need to review a show for
a living the sake of doing so in order to really engage it. We can always be consciously considering whatever it is we choose to get into, even if it’s to ask ourselves that most simple question: “What is the creator’s intent?”
Which is all to say that I don’t have it in me to write a third blog post this week, so this is me telling you to go out there and enjoy Mad Max: Fury Road. Not simply because it currently has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes but because it will make Men’s Rights Activists upset. Seriously, though, MRAs are actively campaigning against it, so what better reason to see it, possibly even more than once?
That’s all I have for you. Go out there, enjoy your Friday-
“What a day! What a lovely day!”
To the handful of you that actually visit the site on Thursdays, I offer my apologies. I’m a bit swamped between preparing for my MS defense and getting my ducks in a row for the upcoming field season, so I won’t be contributing much to the blog over the next week or two. But rest assured, Evan, Kat, and Gordon will continue generating fantastic stuff on the other days of the week.
I leave you with this turtle.
Blah blah blah, something about the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys preparing a 2014 annual report for this blog. The point is that 2014 was a pretty big year for us, and we’ll be back in exactly one week to kick off an even better* one!
Click the pretty lights above to see!
*2015 may not in fact be a better year than 2014.
I guess first thing’s first, apologies about having no real post for today. The second thing is way more important than the first, because I need to remind you all that you should not see Exodus: Gods and Kings. I one hundred percent realize that the title of the last post [and its very contents] refer to Christians and their responsibility to be generally good people, but isn’t that the way we should all live? Just be good people, don’t support this:
And honestly, if that wasn’t a good enough reason not to watch it there’s also the fact that apparently it’s terrible. And I quote, from the very beginning of that review:
“This is one of those moments when a movie comes along that is so repugnant, and so bland, and so pretentious, that it’s almost impossible to believe. And yet, like a voice from a burning bush, Exodus is an unbelievable event that will nevertheless lead thousands of people on a terrifying quest — to movie theaters.”
To go back to my original point, however, the main reason I don’t have a new post up today is that life has gotten very busy with my leaving the country this upcoming Wednesday. All that being said, I will have a post next Friday, a special one that will share a certain theme with those of my co-writers.
I’m actually pretty excited for it. Should be good.
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So as some of you may know Friday is my one day off of work, the morning of which I spend writing my weekly blog posts. As this particular Friday marks my 24th year of existence I will instead be spending that time doing, well, almost anything else.
Seeing as it’s another weekend, and people watch movies on the weekend, please feel more than free to check out my post last week on Big Hero 6. Again, I won’t fault you for enjoying it if you did, or want to, or will, I just want you to think about why the original all-Japanese cast needed to be diversified when countless all-White casts have been allowed to remain as is.
Baymax thinks he knows why-
As far as something new that I’ve written this week, I left a pretty lengthy message on Kat’s post yesterday, which was on Kendra Knightley’s untouched topless photo. It’s not terribly often that I disagree with something one of my co-writers has written [about once ever six months or so, really], but when I do I try to voice my contrasting opinions and creating a discussion on the topic. Friend of mine and general all-around-great-person presented a rebuttal, but I’d be more than happy for any other voices that want to chime in-
In case you have no idea that the title of this post is referencing, well, I’ve got that covered as well. Hope your day is as good as mine. Or that mine is as good as yours. Whoever has the better day, I hope that that is the day that the other person’s reaches in goodness.
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Last week we broke some exciting news to you, Yay! Evan has a job!
AHHHH, SO EXCITING!
While this new change is wonderful in a lot of ways (especially in the money making department), it also means that Evan isn’t able to dedicate as much time as usual to the blog.
As Gordon has already mentioned, keeping on top of our regular posts is a lot of work. Just think of writing a couple thousand word essays each week and you get the idea. We love it, obviously, that’s why we do it, but it still takes a pretty big chunk of time out of our lives each and every week. Up until now we’ve been able to keep up with our regular schedule because Evan would often pick up the slack for Gordon and me. He also tends to be the one on top of the organizational aspects of the blog. But it’s time for something to change.
I feel like David Bowie would be really proud of us.
We’ve decided that for the time being, we are going to cut back on our posting schedule. We would rather bring you one high quality post from each of us each week, than try to keep up with our regular schedule and wind up producing something we aren’t really proud of. I’ve outlined our new weekly schedule for you below.
GORDON – MONDAY
KAT – WEDNESDAY
EVAN – FRIDAY