I get that we're worried about self-esteem and people being made to feel bad about themselves, but telling everyone they're special isn't the solution, it's the problem.
This week, we lost one of the greatest film critics to ever live. Roger Ebert was a legend in the world of cinephiles, and even casual movie fans know the iconic 'Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down' review that he and the late Gene Siskel made famous on their seminal review show, "At The Movies." The man who … Continue reading Roger Ebert and the Beauty of Art Criticism
I'm not sure when I first heard the phrase, "Real women have curves," but I do know that it's always struck me as odd. I understand it, of course. Both as a physiological point of true femininity and a feminist statement about body image, I get why the message is out there. Our culture definitely … Continue reading Fake Women Don’t Have Curves
I have loved a lot of television shows over the years. Stone cold classics like The Wire, Breaking Bad and Mad Men; cultishly beloved comedies like Arrested Development and Community (yay for a 4th season! #sixseasonsandamovie; nay for no Dan Harmon!); and plenty of other shows that are less officially cool but still had compelling characters, … Continue reading House M.D. Finale
Hey, you know they're all the same. You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in. Live right now, yeah, just be yourself. It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else. ~ Jimmy Eat World Be Yourself Damn good advice. I guess. Sure, you should be yourself, I should be … Continue reading Individualism
"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." ~ Thomas Jefferson Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes Sunday night and totally killed it (or was super mean and uncalled for, if you have sand in your vagina). … Continue reading “Thank you to God for making me an atheist.”
An amazing thing happened over this past weekend. Child abuse was ended forever. I know! It's hard to believe, but it's true. Go ahead, try and abuse a child. You can't do it. The Pure and Just force of the Internet is stopping you. When the internet first came into being, this is the sort … Continue reading Entitled Salvation: How Cartoons Saved the World
False Equivalents There has been an interesting (albeit, predictable) reaction to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's recent rally: A lot of people accusing the Rally of creating a 'false equivalency' between the two opposing sides of the political spectrum. Never mind that the Rally's point was to shed light on the frequent false equivalencies spouted … Continue reading Neutrality (or, You’re so vain, you probably think this blog is about you)