Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 20

Optical Illusions Make Awesome Music Videos

We’ve come a long way since Rick rolled into our television screens with his awesomely awful music video.  There’s A-ha’s “Take on Me“, which I still thank, along with baby Jezuz, for paving the way for movies like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and–more importantly–Cool World, where I was introduced to Brad Pitt. Oh, Brad Pitt. […]

June 17

Moar Guardians of the Galaxy

Let us take a moment to honor a truly dedicated, ill-represented guardian of the galaxy. We’ve not forgotten you, Hal Jordan. Now we’ve gotten that out of the way….   Just a few more weeks before August 1! And these new trailers aren’t making it any easier. Moar trailers, more dialogue, more Rocket, more Groot. […]

June 17

Broad Concept: World Cup Ads

Sometimes I wonder why I even bother, but just like a bad habit, it reels me in and spits me out. I blame the generally entertaining World Cup ads designed to delight, like the amazingly nostalgic ad that harkens back to Michael Jordan’s Space Jam, which was a generally terrible movie for many, but fabulous […]

June 16

Health is Hard: Curbing Your Appetite

One of the hardest things I’ve had to change in my fitness journey is my deep love of rich, high-calorie foods and my desire to have more of it.  Basically the same addictive personality that I have that drives me to daily exercise is also the same personality that had me smoking like a chimney […]

June 12

Why I Think All of Europe Actually Has Boxtrolls

This fascinating article about small towns in Europe who have recreated themselves into “Book Towns” is the reason I think that all of Europe is a Lyka stop-motion production. I mean, just look at these pictures:   Which reminds me… a longer, infinitely more adorable and amazing trailer has been released for the movie Boxtrolls.  Please […]

June 11

These are not the conniving, backstabbing, throne grabbers you’re looking for…

“Game of Thrones” is a sham. 😦 I thought it was real, but it isn’t. Joffrey’s actually still alive, Tyrion Lannister doesn’t live his life inebriated, and Daenerys doesn’t actually have dragons. On the upside, Khal Drogo and Oberyn are alive. With his eye sockets  intact. Plot twist! I did not see that coming.   […]

June 10

Health is Hard: You Need to Understand This

I love to eat.  Not only do I love to eat, I love to eat fatty, unhealthy, diabetes-causing food. I used to smoke. A lot. I kind of hate exercise. I’ve quit smoking (generally). And I’ve tried to make healthier choices in eating (generally). And I exercise 5 times a week. Sometimes 6. Sometimes 4. […]