Category: Pop Culture Shenanigans

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The Future Of Television – “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”

We showed a YouTube video to the inlaws on our TV the other day. We watched the Evening Of Awesome on the TV as well. It’s really hard lately to draw the line between TV and INTERNET as devices like AppleTV and Roku make blending the two so easy. BUT! For the sake of this post, let’s keep them separate. I started watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries one day out of sheer boredom. I’ll admit…never made it through Pride & Prejudice…the book OR any of the movie adaptations. So, a web series/modern-day adaptation didn’t appeal to me at launch. BUT…I...

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YouTube Geeks Girls I Love.

I love people who get excited about things that excite me – Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Science, Web Design, Math, Pumpkin Baked Goods…the usual. There are some YouTube Rockstar Women (“Rockstar” by my own standards, not necessarily by traditional standards) who do these great videos about any one of the topics that I love and it occurred to me today: Not only do these women inspire me, but I really want them to some day inspire my daughter. These are the girls I want my daughter looking up to: They’re smart, they’re funny, they’re creating wonderful things on the internet...

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Ah, Come On ‘Glee’, Tell Me It Isn’t So!

Hank Green did a GREAT video about the “ownership of ideas” recently. He discussed how easy it is to think you own an idea, and to only find out that maybe other people had similar ideas before you. And that often times in the world, multiple people can come up with the same idea and never once have influenced each other. And I believe this WHOLE-HEARTEDLY. I don’t jump on the THIEF! THIEF! bandwagon often when I see people accusing other people of stealing ideas. That said? Sometimes? It’s COMPLETELY OBVIOUS something is stolen. And this breaks my heart because...

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Just What The Doctor Ordered! (If The Doctor Hated Me.)

Do you know what is recommended when you have a case of The Sads? Besides tons of supportive and helpful comments on a blog entry written about having The Sads? Going and see a movie whose title translated to english basically means “The Sad People”! It’s a recipe for laughter and joy! Or…you may walk out of the theater wanting to crawl in a hole and sob to death. Guess how it made ME feel! Let’s put it this way – while I was feeling better after all of your advice and support – I was still feeling very shitty....

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What I’ve Been Reading

I started and almost finished Beauty Queens on my trip home from Denver last week. I had been told by dozens of people that I needed to read it, which is probably why I had been putting it off. I always get nervous when more than one person recommends a book to me because I feel like it raises my expectations too high. But it didn’t happen this time. No one really gave me any details about what it was about so I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it. It’s hysterical. I don’t even know how to...