Monthly Archives: May 2011

Greenberging

A phrase that’s been taking my household by storm: “Greenberging”. Have you seen Greenberg? It’s this movie about a 40ish dude who was poised to be a slightly successful rocker, but then he threw it all away in a fit … Continue reading

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Kids=lucrative (for other people)

As you may know, I have a kid. He’s a toddler now, and he’s pretty cool. His hobbies include bringing you books he’d like to read, trying to kill himself by climbing the curtains behind the couch, and using sign … Continue reading

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Resume-speak infects the world of mercenaries.

I’m reading about mercenaries (I’m sorry – “Private military companies”) and something that keeps making me laugh is the horrible Corporatese these companies use to describe what they do. Here’s how Xe (then Blackwater) described itself a few years ago: … Continue reading

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The anti-feminist nightmare that is the sassy girl sidekick

OKAY, INTERNET. I have to complain about something that’s been bothering me about movies. SASSY GIRL SIDEKICKS. I like girl characters. I like action movies! I like girl characters IN my action movies. Unfortunately, many of the girl characters you … Continue reading

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