Monthly Archives: November 2016

RIP: Florence Henderson and Ron Glass

Two mainstays of my TV consumption passed away over the holiday weekend. Florence Henderson of course was always Mrs. Brady from the cheesy The Brady Bunch, the sitcom family I think many of us in Gen X wanted to belong to. … Continue reading

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White Trash… by Nancy Isenberg

Given Trump’s success, this book’s timing couldn’t be any better since they were a major factor in the outcome and were lumped in with the “White Working Class.” For starters, when does the term White Trash really begin? As hinted by the … Continue reading

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The Wanderers digitally restored

I only remember seeing some parts of The Wanderers when it was on HBO around 1980, I think. By today’s standards, it would be a PG-13 movie due to the violence. According to its history, the movie tanked upon release but … Continue reading

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Generation X 25 years later

I re-read Douglas Coupland’s debut novel in 2011 for the 20th anniversary but failed to write about how well it held up. Now that we’re on the 25th anniversary, I can try again since people prefer increments of five! The … Continue reading

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Farewell to McCormick Hall, aka the Beer Can

This is very old news to any living in Milwaukee and/or more into keeping up with Marquette events. I found out recently through the alumni magazine. All I had to say was “It’s about time!” McCormick Hall was so crappy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving arrest near my house

I don’t know the specifics yet, I figure there’s a police blotter I can read tomorrow which is what I did when the dead, homeless guy was discovered under my overpass/exit. This morning was different. Somara had already left for … Continue reading

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High-Rise

I remember seeing the trailer for this and then it never showed up at any theater. When it popped up on Netflix, I pounced on the opportunity to see another JG Ballard story brought to life. His other most famous … Continue reading

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Rest in peace Miette

We knew the end was coming for Miette ever since her thyroid destroyed what little body mass she had. Poor thing ended her life the way I met her, always hungry. I also thought I would have at least a … Continue reading

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All Hail King Julien is a pleasant surprise on Netflix

Netflix’s animation offerings outside of Bojack Horseman, which isn’t for children, have been rather disappointing until this offshoot of Madagascar started last year. King Julien stole both the movie and the Penguins show with his devil-may-care attitude mixed with equal parts of … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange: Worth Seeing

Marvel did it again with their recycled origin story! Hero is a jerk/no-goodnik, hero has humiliating experience, hero goes through the process of learning new powers and hero gets skilled enough to defeat the villain. Could be a synopsis of Iron … Continue reading

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