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Elf, and the case for Secular Christmas

For me, Christmas has always been entirely secular. And yes, I get that it has “Christ” right in the name. Most of the Christmas traditions I practice (tree decorating, gift giving) actually predate Christianity, but I’m not Pagan either. And although I have some pretty significant bones to pick with religion in general, I will tell you this: I love me some frickin’ Christmas. I... read more

What time is it? (Adventure Time!)

What time is it? It’s Adventure Time! Come on, grab your friends! And a handy view screen with a solid cable connection. I can’t actually recommend that you buy the DVDs currently available, because for some weird reason, they don’t sell entire seasons? Who knows why. Happily, you can see episodes on Cartoon Network. The cartoon has huge, strong colors and a fluid style. The show focuses on Finn... read more

I AM ROCK AND ROLL!

Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler) make up the LA rock band The Lone Rangers. These guys are desperate to make it big, and they know their only ticket to... read more

Six penguins and (a clothed) Carla Gugino

The closest movie theater to our house hosts a free kid’s movie every weekend during the fall. This selection a few months ago was Mr. Popper’s Penguins. I only went because my son was a bit stir-crazy and it was free entertainment. Once again, low expectations made the movie enjoyable. I’ve decided it’s best to be prepared for cinematic crap every time I start a film for the rest of my life.... read more

Taking jobs away from the REAL fuggos

Like many people of my generation, I went through a little bit of a Christian Slater phase. First it was Heathers, then Pump Up the Volume, then Untamed Heart... and then I saw Kuffs, and... read more

He really did have a cunning plan

There are a number of television series from the UK that have ingrained themselves into American geek culture. Shows like Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which practically defines all English-speaking geekdom, or Red Dwarf, regarded as the in-joke amongst Anglophile sci-fi nerds. Dr. Who does well, indeed is much more popular than Red Dwarf although I’ve never gotten into it myself. More recently... read more

Hot mess seeks white pony

Dirty Love was written by Jenny McCarthy and directed by John Asher, her then-husband.  The overall reviews for this movie stink.  You’ll have to believe me when I tell you that it’s freaking hilarious.  I’m talking laugh until chardonnay squirts from your nose even though you haven’t had chardonnay since last night funny.  Sure, it’s very gross and the humor is low-brow, but we all need that... read more

I, too, love Phillip Morris

I didn’t know it was possible to have more love for Ewan McGregor.  He’s a talented, grungy yet pretty bloke with an accent that makes a girl want to shed her clothing.  But when I saw him as fem convict Phillip Morris, I became endeared to him even more.  I wanted to put McGregor’s Phillip Morris in my pocket and take care of him.  That must be how Steven Russell felt about the real-life Phillip... read more
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