Sometimes I get the feeling that Connor feels like GOB on Arrested Development. ‘And now I’m expected climb on top of Kitty and do my thing again. I mean, this family runs into problems and it’s all, Let’s have GOB bleep our way out of it.’
Except instead of Kitty, it’s every gay man in the general vicinity who’s involved in Prof. Keating’s cases. And instead of feigned reluctance, Connor just goes out and does his thing with his magic, evidence-gathering wiener.
McDonaldland Civil War AU where Ronald McDonald is Lincoln and Mayor McCheese is General Sherman. The Hamburglar is Boss Tweed.
McDonaldland Watergate AU where Ronald McDonald is Nixon. Grimace is H.R. Haldeman. The Fry Guys are G. Gordon Liddy and his “plumbers.”
McDonaldland Dante’s Inferno AU where Ronald McDonald is Dante. Officer Big Mac is Virgil. The McNugget Buddies are the languishing souls of flatterers and spendthrifts.
The problem with this Inferno assignment is that Officer Big Mac offers no amount of McDonaldland guidance that Ronald doesn’t already know. Also, Ronald has never shown any signs of finding himself in a “dark wood” (his way is almost certainly the “true way”). So, to revise:
Hamburglar as “The Pilgrim” (Dante)
The Grimace as Virgil (an honest soul cursed by an anti-McDonaldland past)
Ronald as Beatrice (the McDonaldland ideal)
Fry Guys as Malacoda’s army in the Malebolge
Mayor McCheese in the 8th Circle for barratry
All aboard the murder train, adults scamming on underage girls and ghost children abound! Your hosts @maurae, @lafergs, and @kaceybange are joined by special guests @sononick and @kaylakumari to discuss the Southeastern Pennsylvania’s transit systems and Adam Lambert’s glampire wiles.
AS REFERENCED IN THE EPISODE:
NATIONAL TREASURE, MATTHEW LILLARD: http://bit.ly/1EBpo3v
PLL STYLE IS A THING: pllcloset.tumblr.com
I’m so glad that the Televoid let me play Rosewood historian and occasional yuckster on their podcast. It’s two hours but it’s a fun two hours if you’ve watched Pretty Little Liars. Go listen to it! If you haven’t watched the show, well, all you really need to know is this picture:
This is it. The final season of Parenthood is in full swing. No stops left unyanked. No punches left to pull. Before long, there will be no tomorrow for the Bravermans. I hope you’ve stocked up on tissues and electrolytes, because those tears aren’t going to produce themselves, and you’ll need your fluids.
We’re now two episodes into Season 6, and even though it’s still early, Parenthood has already done plenty of table-setting for every single Braverman. But before we go any further, it’s time to make some bold predictions about what the season has in store for us. Think of it as a self-preservation technique—if we see it coming, it can’t blindside us and turn us into a blubbering mess, right?
Based on what we’ve seen so far, let’s take a spin through the Houses Braverman with some bold and measured predictions, shall we?
What’s Parenthood’s Endgame? Bold Predictions for the Final Season by Nick Campbell (via tvdotcom)
Measured Predictions = things that will probably happen this season
Bold Predictions = things that probably SHOULD happen this season aka things that would happen on Parenthood’s darkest timeline.
Same goes for the city of Gotham. From the many iterations of Batman that we’ve seen and read over the years, we know that ‘Gotham City’ is synonymous with ‘criminal’s paradise’ and ‘institutional corruption.’ But I’m looking forward to the show breathing life into this city as a character. So far, it’s been very tell, not show. Let’s start looking into the lives of the citizens who aren’t future baddies. Why do people stay here when there are so many clean-cut street urchins committing petty crimes all over the place? How do Gotham’s residents deal with living in a town that’s so obviously run by organized crime and vengeful sociopaths that it touches their lives pretty much every week? If that means we lose touch with Cobblepot for a few episodes while he’s off running his kidnapping racket, I’m okay with that. Gotham needs to build out its story world instead of using the mythology as a crutch.
Turn on the Bat Signal: 6 Things Gotham Can Do to Improve by Nick Campbell (via tvdotcom)
I’m harsh but fair.
I haven’t watched the movie yet so I’m saving this to read later but, if you’ve seen it, you should check this piece out. AHP is always smart about things in general and I’m sure this just as good a read as her other work.
She also talked about the “Cool Girl” trope in her piece about Jennifer Lawrence from a year ago on her site Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style. It’s now on Buzzfeed, too (her current employer), in case you prefer their layout. Also read her pieces on Olivia Wilde, Emma Stone (kind of old now), and the McConnaissance (a little newer). Actually, just read everything on CGAS and Buzzfeed.
This was my friend on the floor … my old friend. All I wanted to do was fall down next to him.
Salvador Jaramillo, who had been taking morning walks with his best friend, Jose Noriega, for 31 years. Their last walk was on Tuesday. On Wednesday, 101-year-old Noriega was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Boyle Heights while on his way to meet Jaramillo. (via latimes)
Life is amazing.