I know Kristen Schaal from her stalker role in Flight of the Conchords. She is also the voice of the character, Mabel, in my sons’ favorite show Gravity Falls. So, I figured I’d be in for some interesting, albeit awkward, comedy in her special on Comedy Central. Read More Prank or PR Genius: Kristen Schaal
Well, I’ve gone and stuck my head into the lion’s mouth.
Double episode tonight! Everything’s going to be wrapped up! Probably. So, Bryan and David are working on planning their wedding, one which I’m sure is strictly ceremonial since it’s still not legal for gay couples in California to marry. Unfortunately, Bryan and David have very different tastes. Literally, as right now they’re arguing about cake. Bryan wants the blood orange over David’s pick of red velvet. We also learn they haven’t picked a baby name yet. Later, David tells Bryan that he wants Bryan’s mother at their wedding, but Bryan is resistant. Bryan gives in, but only because it’s important to David. Read More New Show Recap: The New Normal, Ep. 21 and 22, “Finding Name-O” and “The Big Day”
“And the thing is, I like my evil like I like my men. Evil. You know, ‘straight up, black hat, tied to the train tracks, soon my electro-ray will destroy Metropolis’ bad. Not all mixed up with guilt and the destruction of an indigenous culture.” Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer S4.E8 — “Pangs”
[TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of sexual violence.] As you may have noticed, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and like with a lot of other awareness months, the focus is a little too narrow. Awareness isn’t enough when it comes to sexual assault. In order for things to change, we have to give equal attention (or even more) to prevention. Read More April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, But That Isn’t Enough
Greetings, Persephoneers! It’s Friday, and perhaps you’re looking for a reason to duck out early. Maybe you have a hot date. Maybe that date is with Netflix and ice cream because you cannot EVEN with this day. News Appetizers don’t judge.
Happy weekend, all! This week’s pick is a film based on Hemingway’s classic novel of love during war, A Farewell to Arms. This version, made in 1932, stars Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, and Adolphe Menjou and was directed by Frank Borzage. Read More Classic Woman-centic Movie Review: A Farewell to Arms (1932)
It’s time for Friday comment games! That periodic to the point of being random distraction we like to throw at you before the weekend. Read More Lunchtime Poll 4/5/13: Comment Games! Make a Connection.