Richard Metzger at Dangerous Minds introduces us to Call of the Giles, which he describes as a "gun-totin', Bible-quotin', homo-hatin', and obviously over-compensating for sumpthin' macho, macho man douchebag Doug Giles and his "kickass" Christian family's low-brow version of Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
It's getting difficult to like anything. Or rather, it's getting difficult to be a vocal fan of anything. In recent years, every aspect of entertainment has become as polarized as our political discourse. With warring encampments of fans waging flame wars on Reddit and Twitter, declaring yourself an admirer of something—usually science fiction—is tantamount to… READ THE REST
I walked into my pro wrestling fandom without any illusions of legitimacy about the "sport." I didn't become a wrestling fan until I reached the world-weary age of 13. So much of wrestling's cartoony presentation in the late 80s and early 90s kept me at arm's length, and it wasn't until the product garbed itself… READ THE REST
Six years ago, Wanda Dench accidentally sent a Thanksgiving invite to seventeen-year-old Jamal Hinton, thinking it was her grandchild. Jamal pointed out the mistake but asked to join anyway, and Wanda agreed, saying "that's what grandmas do… feed everyone!" The pair met up for the holiday and the story, for one reason or another, went… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST
Whether you have your own cookie business or run a celebrity gossip blog, having an unimpressive landing page can really slow things down. Sure, hiring a professional developer to create a website would be awesome, but their rates can be pretty steep, and that's not something you want to budget for these days. Just because… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST