Here’s a post I had been considering for a few weeks – some of my favorite YouTube content of 2020. This has certainly been the year for it, relatively speaking – with the divide between traditional and new media growing deeper, there are clear advantages to creating YouTube content as opposed to films and television.… Continue reading My 2020 YouTube Rewind
Later last year, I wrote an appreciation post about Alex Trebek, a few months after his cancer diagnosis, trying to articulate just what’s so great about him. Something about seeing this affable, intelligent man on television every single day made him a fixture in everyday life. In that post, I likened hearing the news about… Continue reading In Memorium: What is there even to say about Alex Trebek?
I’ve written before about my love for What We Do In the Shadows, last October touching on why the movie’s everyman, Stu, is one of my favorite comedy characters ever. And this year, I’m finding that I’m revisiting What We Do In the Shadows, I think this is the third Halloween in a row where… Continue reading What We Do in the Shadows is now my Halloween go-to
On multiple occasions now, I’ve played the smash-hit mobile game Among Us with a group of friends – something we find ourselves doing often for multiple hours at a time. Suddenly we realize it’s 11 PM and we started playing at 8. The game is engaging and fun, and when you have a great group… Continue reading How long until we get an Among Us-inspired movie?
This past week, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that they are planning to produce more content for their streaming services, moving the emphasis away from in-person media experiences – namely, movie theaters. And it certainly makes sense – with the Coronavirus pandemic still limiting the number of willing moviegoers in the United States and other… Continue reading Disney’s New Strategy and the Future of Theaters
After last week started with Trump’s tax returns getting released and his former campaign manager being put under a psychiatric hold, ended with him contracting coronavirus, and also had what many called “the worst presidential debate of all time” in between, it left me saying one thing: “Boy, at least this gives a nice little… Continue reading The Roadmap for Satirizing Politicians
Miles Davis’ album, Kind of Blue, is everything you’d expect bluesy, jazz to be. It’s soft, mellow, and just a touch melancholy. Each song gives a variety of solos that give each instrument in the traditional jazz lineup a time to shine. In many ways, it’s the perfect jazz album – and often to considered… Continue reading My Favorite (?) Music for Reading
Sometimes, I write posts with the intent that maybe people will definitely read, and draw the interest of passing readers, garnering clicks for this blog. Sometimes, I write posts with the knowledge that I have something important to say, and I must say it. This is not one of those posts. Today, I will be… Continue reading The Definitive Review of the Internet’s Favorite Fried Rice Videos
So as not to be accused with clickbait, I want to address the title at the beginning – something about either my copy of Skyrim or my Xbox 360 prevents the game from working. And it’s a shame – I’ve put several hundred hours into the game, and I could probably put a hundred more… Continue reading I can’t play Skyrim anymore 😦
Stannis Baratheon’s journey in the A Song of Ice and Fire books – or, at least, his attempted conquest of the North – was depicted differently compared to what we saw on the television show. The television show had him writing to the Northern leaders, gaining almost no support before just charging towards Winterfell, knowing… Continue reading The Best Stannis Baratheon Quote