Westworld: You Should be Watching This Show

One time Acadia said he was going to write Westworld posts but then he never did. Because he is terrible and actually maybe the worst. He must be too busy threatening the Billy Goats Gruff from his station under the bridge which they need to traverse daily in order to do his job. So –…

The Walking Dead Season 7: Catching up

OK I’m sorry I’m so behind here folks, but give me a break, I’m still reeling from the election of Cheeto Hitler. I’m going to now actually quickly summarize where we are right now so that coming up I can write longer recaps for all the rest of the episodes. Warning, this post will contain…

The Walking Dead: Life After Negan

Obviously this is full of spoilers. So, like, don’t read it if you are planning to watch the show and you haven’t yet. Because I will spoil it for you. With spoilers. Get it? OK. Cool. I’m going to throw up a quick synopsis of each of the first three episodes so far this season…

Westworld Episode 3, The Stray

Westworld seems tailor made for the frat bros who revel in the nudity and misogynistic violence of so many other HBO shows. The original movie was definitely a fevered adolescent fantasy of getting to play an adult version of Cowboys and Indians complete with robot hookers. Then it went wrong in the same way kids in…

Waiting for the Train: Episode 27

This week’s topics: Anthony Weiner The VMAs … here is Nicki Minaj, because we discussed her amazing dress: … but really our discussion was mostly about Alicia Keys and whether people need to calm down about her not wearing makeup: Jaelin and Briana White – those two crazy kids that couldn’t handle Chicago for 24 hours…

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Issue One: John McLaughlin Dead at 89

On a scale from one to ten where one is no chance and ten is metaphysical certitude, how likely are you to know who I am talking about in this sentence?  If you didn’t answer ten and then expect John McLaughlin’s ghost to yell:  “WRONG!  the answer is seven!” then you missed out on one…

Why Don’t I Have Olympic Fever?

So my friend Bangs was yelling at me for not watching Michael Phelps win all the medals last night and it WAS a cool story and yay for him but I am still meh. It feels so unAmerican to not go all ape balls about us winning things.  And I am genuinely overwhelmed by how…