Monthly Archives: March 2015

I Guess in a Way It’s Classy

…Well, not really. But if you don’t pay too much attention to the lyrics, you can be forgiven for being convinced that this version of “All About That Bass” has some class to it. I especially like the delivery of … Continue reading

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Justified, Season 6, Episode 8

Forget “Gravity Falls”. After this absolutely amazing episode (again), I think I can safely say that season 6 of “Justified” is better than even I had hoped for. It’s magnificent. It’s about as close to perfect as serialized TV can … Continue reading

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A Confession

Okay, this isn’t easy to say, but I have a confession to make. This isn’t easy. I…I… I’m a big fan of the cartoon Gravity Falls. Yes! That’s right! I admit it, and I’m not ashamed! It’s a really fantastic … Continue reading

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Scalzi is Wrong

Scalzi has written his own response to the K. Tempest Bradford article about how we should stop reading white, straight men for a year. Or rather, he’s written a response to all of the people who thought it was bullshit, … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Sigma: Deconstructing the Romantic Cowboy in “The Searchers”

This is taken largely from a couple of posts I made on Vox Popoli. Vox had an interesting thread on what wish-fulfillment stories would look like to various groups on his soci-sexual hierarchy. I won’t go through that part – … Continue reading

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Finished “The Searchers”

A flawed – but only slightly flawed – masterpiece, with emphasis on masterpiece. The romantic subplot was fine, even necessary to contrast with Ethan’s solitude; the not funny comic relief I could do without. My other quibble (really question, actually) … Continue reading

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Currently Watching: “The Searchers”

I don’t think I’ve EVER seen a movie this consistently intense. I’ve actually seen this once, but there was a lot of background noise and I missed a lot, so I consider this my first “real” viewing. I’m about 45 … Continue reading

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