The Joe Boxer Kerfuffle

It seems I’m back in the commercial swing of things, at least temporarily. Don’t expect anything too deep – RL is still a bear and an energy drain like whoa (but not in an entirely bad way) – but rather expect little toe-dips into the water. I recently saw this commercial and despite myself, I […]

GoldieBlox and the Two Beasties

So, I saw this today because apparently the surviving members of The Beastie Boys are protesting the use of their song. Which I suppose is their right, right? I happen to think they’re coming off as a bit … cranky (not my first choice of words) about something that turns a lyrically horrible song into […]

Avon: Lipstick Equals Instant Self Esteem?

Okay, while I do think that makeup can make a person feel better about oneself – and I’m not denigrating the use of it at all – there is something about this commercial that just sets me on edge. Is it the idea that the implication is that the only reason this woman feel pretty […]

Reaction: Supernatural (8×07-9)

I have kind of only been watching Supernatural with half an eye lately. Last week’s made me laugh out loud in spots and there are aspects of the show that have improved since the season opener. Still not fond of how colorful and softly lit Sam’s flashbacks are. Still fond of all the flashbacks, full […]

Reaction: Supernatural (8×06)

It seems silly to do a reaction post for Supernatural in the wake of Election Tuesday here in the US, but here we go anyway. You know what? While I get Dean’s perspective about Benny and Purgatory changing him, I have to side with Sam here. It’s like all the things Dean used to harp […]

Reaction: Fringe (5×05)

An Origin Story, aka HERE THERE BE MANPAIN. I keep thinking that, as compelling as this near-apocalyptic story is, we’re kind of getting shortchanged regarding the happier times, and that middle ground where Peter, Olivia, Walter and Astrid start fighting the good fight. I know it wasn’t possible for them to do more linear storytelling, […]

Reaction: Supernatural (8×05)

I enjoyed the episode tonight. I’m still feeling a bit like we’re watching a different show. Not that it’s a bad thing; change is good and going forward is vital for a show as old as Supernatural is. The problem I’m having is that in the past when the show went into certain directions, the […]