Archive for the ‘Pop Culture’ Category
I am not for sure, but I think I just came across this song accidentally on youtube. Since that time it has become a daily recurring ear worm which has resulted in me watching this scene ten times more than I ever watched the whole movie.
A few weeks ago (or maybe more) I saw a 15-second clip of this ad embedded in the NYT. It intrigued me, because the production value looked exceptionally high – and for what? Jewelry, apparently. So I watched the whole thing – all 3 minutes and 30 seconds of it. (more…)
I am slow to discover things, so many of you may have already seen Kelly Clarkson’s video for “Stronger”. Did you know that she challenged her fans to submit videos of a predetermined dance routine to be used in her clip for “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”? Then she picked numerous selections and incorporated them into her video for the song. It looks like a blast.
After finding the song, I had to look up some of the submissions. It is so fun watching them. Here is one that is really professionally done. The individuals are on a cruise ship and at each port dance to her song. I don’t think this one is in the video: (more…)
The Economy. Yep, I’m going there. Right now, unemployment and the economy are the most important issues in the minds of the American voter. But let’s face it. Few of us actually understand economics, especially the kind of big picture economics that make up the finances of a nation.
The fun solution? These truly cool videos from Econstories. Sleek and professional, they are as entertaining to watch as they are educational. For someone like myself, who had no idea that men named Hayek or Keynes ever existed, they put into focus the rather vague picture of just what the term “economics” means and just what a monetary policy is.
My husband Jeff, an accountant, was such a fan of Fear the Boom and Bust that he attended a dinner just to meet the creative mind behind it. As a result, he got to appear in the second! He plays the good looking, dark haired bankster. So without further ado, here they are. The painless way to school yourself in the policies that run our economy. (more…)
It all began because of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. See, this fall I sat down to watch it the same as usual and – it wasn’t there. Unbeknownst to me it had been quietly cancelled at the end of last year. This tiny, surprisingly unimportant event has changed how I watch television. Now I don’t just DVR and forget it. I have become obsessed with finding out just how each of my shows are doing and how in danger they are of being cancelled. No longer do I trust my Yahoo home page to thrust important information in my face first thing in the morning. Not when it comes to my “programs”. I cruise the web seeking it out.
Sandy’s recent blog about hot guys got me thinking. Does anyone else like the truly bad bad guys that I enjoy watching? I’ve long amused and confused my friends and family with my preferences, and it would tickle to me to find someone who agrees with me.
Take The Predator, for instance. Yes, he’s evil and merciless and the ripping-out-spines-and-skulls for trophies is really gross, but boy-o-boy is he masculine. That huge chest and muscular thighs, his athletic stunts, the whole raising his trophy above his head and roaring thing he has going on just gets me. Even the crazy dreads are cool. I root for him in every movie. (more…)
Between this season and last, Glee lost some thirty percent of its viewing audience. That’s quite a chunk of people abandoning ship. Right now I am part of the seventy percent that stayed. But I can honestly say I am eyeing the greener pastures of Glee-free living more and more with every episode. This week’s snooze fest just about clinched it for me. Things will have to get better or I will be removing this once snarkly brilliant show from my DVR list. What has gone wrong: (more…)