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The Perks of Knowing a Bowie Song

Posted on February 16, 2013

Despite Emma Watson’s ungodly short hair, I was rather enjoying the newly-released (to the Web) movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Then came the scene where the film’s trio is riding in pick-up truck through a tunnel after a party. On the radio came what Sam (Emma Watson) called “the perfect tunnel” song where she stands in the bed of the pick-up with the tune blaring while what little hair she has blows in the wind. Sam had an “omg” moment when the song came on. She didn’t know it. She asked her step-brother, Patrick, and he didn’t know it. She asked Charlie, the film’s protagonist,  who said “I never heard this before.” The song was “Heroes” by David Bowie. And I refuse to…

She’s Not Heavy, She’s My Lover

Posted on February 13, 2013

As soon as I saw Hannah on Girls enter the rich, handsome doctor’s brownstone I said, “Oh shit.” I knew what was coming. The wrath of critics who found it unbelievable, unsavory, that Patrick Wilson’s character could be attracted to “the fat girl.” I don’t consider Lena Dunham to be fat, but that’s what the naysayers of the “One Man’s Trash” episode are really thinking. I’m not going to regurgitate the “jump the shark” reviews but the one with the most common sense does, and it’s at Jezebel. I’m just here to say that handsome lads like myself can dig a gal with a little girth. I didn’t for an instant find Hannah’s hook-up with the good doctor unrealistic. Anyone who does – I’m not sure what…

Criticism of ‘Girls’ has Jumped The Shark

Posted on February 10, 2013

Criticism of HBO’s Girls jumped the shark a few weeks ago when 70s basketball player and Airplane co-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighed in with his commentary. And then this critique of Girls was penned by Huff Post Assistant TV Editor Leigh Weingus, who wonders about puppies, apartment leases, apartment keys, and where money comes from. I thought it’s time I weigh in on the matter. Here’s what bothers me about the fictional show. When Hannah and Elijah hosted that party, how come none of the neighbors called the police because of the noise? There has yet to be a song featured by Depeche Mode. The band is from Britain, but c’mon, they’ve played in New York before. You’d think there’d be one song by them in…