Hidden Easter Eggs in the Screenplay I Haven’t Written Yet
Aug15

Hidden Easter Eggs in the Screenplay I Haven’t Written Yet

I’ve been working on this screenplay for almost a year now, and even though it’s still in the brainstorming phrase it’s going super well. It’s kind of a neo-noir action-y thriller with a dash of black comedy about the fine line between love and hate. It’s also a metaphor for the way technology has eroded our communication. I think I’m going to call it When the Night Falls, or maybe A Homecoming. Denzel or Tom (Cruise, not Hanks) would...

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The Test of Time: “Same Girl,” the Best Song of All Time
Aug03

The Test of Time: “Same Girl,” the Best Song of All Time

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. These are powerful words....

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10 Ways You Know You’re in the Audience of the Farewell Tour of ‘Mamma Mia!’
Jul29

10 Ways You Know You’re in the Audience of the Farewell Tour of ‘Mamma Mia!’

1. The average age of the 1,300 audience members is 57. The average color is white. You sit among 1,300 middle-aged white women who are excited to return to the youth of the music of ABBA in staged dramatic form. 2. You see a few haggard men accompanying said women, but they would have preferred to stay at the Holiday Inn Courtyard bar or The Cheesecake Factory drinking $3 happy hour Long Island Iced Tea specials and dropping coconut...

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Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 8: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
Jul27

Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 8: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Is Christopher Nolan’s Batman series politically reactionary or not? In this examination of yet another Michael Caine film, The Dark Knight Rises, Ali, Megan, Alex and Gautham discuss the most overtly political Batman movie Nolan created. Spoilers: The French Revolution is solved when Batman punches it in the face.     More jokes, at no extra...

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Why Did That Picture of Beyoncé With Her Twins Go Viral and Not This Picture of My Grandma After I Kicked Her Ass in Scrabble?
Jul25

Why Did That Picture of Beyoncé With Her Twins Go Viral and Not This Picture of My Grandma After I Kicked Her Ass in Scrabble?

I don’t understand why the picture of Beyoncé with her newborn twins has gone viral and this picture of my grandma, taken right after I kicked her ass in Scrabble, only received three “likes” on Facebook. One of those being from my grandma! I realize I’m not a super talented singer who has made hundreds of millions of dollars because of a career spanning almost three decades. Nor have I gone on world tours or earned any Grammy...

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An Open Letter to Cyndi Lauper From Her Parents’ Neighbor
Jul24

An Open Letter to Cyndi Lauper From Her Parents’ Neighbor

Dear Cyndi, Just who in the hell do you think you are??? Taking phone calls at odd hours of the night? Coming home after the sun comes up? Showing disdain towards your mother and father because they voiced their concerns about what’s going on in your life? I get that “girls just want to have fun,” but your parents just want to have a little respect from their daughter. If you were living under my roof, well, you’d have been gone...

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