For those who do not know, Mac Miller was a white hip-hop artist from Pittsburgh who recently died of a drug overdose at age 26. I cannot say that I was the biggest fan in the world, although I did appreciate his song “Of the Soul.” No one should die of a drug overdose. Regardless — I am not seeing the press coverage the following story deserves: let us all remember the time when Donald Trump and Mac Miller had a feud, and Mac Miller won. Continue reading
There was a bit of a kerfuffle last week when Kylie Jenner (who is somehow related to Kim Kardashian-West) was described by Forbes as a “self-made” billionaire. This is obviously a silly title, but I couldn’t help but think of a now-infamous set of off-the-cuff comments made by President Obama. Continue reading
Ever seen The Big Bang Theory? I surely hope not. But, if so, here’s a good video on why it’s so awful:
With all of the talk about “incels” (people who self-identify as being involuntarily celibate), I’ve been fascinated by a sub-group of “gamer incels.” They are not all necessarily gamers, but they have the mentality that it is their devotion to nerd culture has made them undateable. However, a modicum of modern cultural history casts this claim into doubt. Continue reading
I’ve seen all ten of the Star Wars films. I played the Pit Droids and Bounter Hunter games. I’ve been meaning to watch the Clone Wars and Rebels TV series, although I did watch Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars in 2003. I actively browse /r/PrequelMemes on Reddit. Although I haven’t learned any of the Star Wars languages or read any of the novels, I’m a fan of the series.
I was a little disappointed to see some of the initial criticism that Solo: A Star Wars Story received. I’ll admit that even I was skeptical when I heard that another Star Wars film would be debuting so soon after Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in December. However, I was pleasantly surprised after seeing it a couple of days ago. (Spoilers below.) Continue reading
Yesterday, the Roseanne reboot was canceled after one of Roseanne Barr’s many racist tweets went too far. During this whole incident, I couldn’t help but remember the controversy that ensued 5 years ago when Duck Dynasty was cancelled after Phil Robertson made bigoted comments in a magazine interview. Have we learned nothing since then? Continue reading