90th Birthday Gifts for Bob Barker
A video montage, set to music by Sarah McLachlan, of all the cushions, legs, and stuffed animals his pro-neutering advocacy saved from..
Academic Papers That Could Be Written About the “Frosty the Snowman” Special
Being and Meltingness: The Existential Question Under Frosty’s Hat
Snow White: The Semantics of Race (or Lack Thereof) on Frosty’s ..
The Ten Most Awkward Moments In “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”
Peppermint Patty tells Charlie Brown to “just save me a drumstick and the neck”
No wonder she wants to keep “these intimate details” betwe..
Six Things You Learn About Advertising From the 2013 British Arrows Awards
Douchey stereotypes still sell. Multiple spots for AXE and related products rank, and rankle. AXE, we learn, will help you screw “your bra..
Five Reasons Why Ms. Frizzle Is Obviously a Weasley
1. She’s a ginger. The most notable thing about the Weasley family aside from a) the fact that they can do magic and b) they’re, like, s..
Should You Be Watching MTV This Summer? We Rate What’s On
Catfish: The TV Show
MTV is known for reality, not documentary. But the difference is getting slimmer: Both types of shows are typicall..
Evil Genius/Idiot Genius: What it Means to Be a Straight, White Male
I am a straight, white, young male.
My demographic is far from underrepresented in the media, and because of that it’s treated as the d..
6 Reasons Why You Could Read Vampire Stories as Metaphors for Being Gay in an Intolerant Society
The idea that vampire stories could be cloaked narratives about homosexuality first occurred to me when I read M.T. Anderson’s Thirsty, ..
Talking Points on the New Arrested Development
Each episode of the this season of Arrested Development is a piece of a puzzle for a larger story that makes more and ..
“The Bachelorette”: Ranking Desiree’s Bachelors by Their Cultural Tastes
25. Mike R.
What he likes: “Rat Pack or classic rock.”
Analysis: Hasn’t reflected on the irony of the fact that his relationship..
Is Everyone Falling through Doors Making Out but Me?
When I was younger, I had this one really, really strong opinion about station wagons. But my opinions and peeves have sort of dissipate..
Why Is Reading a Virtue But Watching TV Shows is “Lazy?”
I grew up in a fairly non-traditional family when it comes to media consumption. For example, my parents did not go to great lengths to ..