Recommending: Space Jam (With DVD Commentary from Director and Stars, Bugs and Daffy)

Alright everybody shut up. We're watching Space Jam today and I need everyone reading this to be on board for something built out of whimsy, nostalgia, and the juggernaut charisma of the finest basketball player-turned-underwear-salesman to ever set foot on this undeserving planet. But we're gonna watch it with a twist.  (I love Space Jam … Continue reading Recommending: Space Jam (With DVD Commentary from Director and Stars, Bugs and Daffy)

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Recommending: Orson Welles’ Paul Masson Wine Commercials

Have you, in your youth, ever seen teacher outside of school grounds? Like at the mall or buying groceries at the local overpriced and obnoxiously pretentious Whole Foods? Isn't it a strange feeling? Like you've spotted an escaped convict, or thirty-two teeth in the mouth of a NASCAR fan, or one of those children three-stacks … Continue reading Recommending: Orson Welles’ Paul Masson Wine Commercials

Recommendation: Samuel Fuller’s White Dog

This is a time in America where white people cannot in good conscience afford to be comfortable. President-elect Donald Trump makes his entire political campaign on white people's comfort. By extension, this means his campaign emboldens those who hate. Racists and bigots of all stripes lined up for his rallies and crowded the ballot boxes … Continue reading Recommendation: Samuel Fuller’s White Dog

Recommendation: The 8 Mile DVD’s Hidden Rap Battles

This might be the single strangest thing I'll recommend this month. I found it because, for the longest time, a social life was something I peeked at from behind closed blinds, illuminated by a basement television and soundtracked by endless streams of DVD directors' commentaries. On the DVD of 8 Mile there is a special … Continue reading Recommendation: The 8 Mile DVD’s Hidden Rap Battles

Recommending: Fruit (And Why the Word “Exotic” Is Nonsense)

You like fruit? I do. Like...a lot. So today we're gonna talk about how much I fucking love "exotic" fruit, and why I think you should give it a shot.  But first let's unpack "exotic." I have a problem with this word because it assumes that anything not homegrown right here on good ol' US … Continue reading Recommending: Fruit (And Why the Word “Exotic” Is Nonsense)