It’s the winter holiday season, and time for the annual round of internet comedians snarking about that old song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” There’s usually an equal contingent of self-described “anti-PC” zealots defending the song, but it seems to me that both sides rather miss the point, preferring to parse individual words and phrases without looking at the whole thing in context. So here’s some context.
After falling down a YouTube hole over the weekend, Travis realizes that SNL is actually pretty funny this season, and that’s mainly due to the fine female performers on the show.
There’s this thing going around the internet where you are supposed to list five unpopular opinions about popular culture. I’m crabby most days anyway, and especially this week, with everyone exhorting me to be of good cheer even though I loathe Christmas and all its trappings. So sure, I’ll play.
You can have your IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and A CHRISTMAS STORY. John’s favorite Christmas movie is the James Bond film ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE.
All right, you heard him. Greg Burgas put me on the spot here, so I guess I have to address it. I haven’t done an archery nitpick post in a while, but I think Hawkeye #1 might be a good excuse to talk about some things I see in the first issue, a couple things I’d love to see, and a few things that almost everybody gets wrong.
Today has inadvertently become Kelly Thompson Day at the blog, as I take a look at the second book she has out this week!
Comic-Con HQ held their Winter Series Showcase last week, which included previews of three shows and the requisite Q&A with the stars, with a reception following. They have two scripted series set in and around comic conventions, ‘Kings of Con’ and ‘Con Man’, along with ‘Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest’, which we previously reviewed. The evening at the Paley Media Center in Beverly Hills included the obligatory “red carpet” stream of interviews, screenings and discussion, and a reception afterward.