Six Things Hemingway Never Said

The internet loves a good quote. Trouble is, the internet rarely cares if the quote was said by the person whose name follows it. It also rarely cares if the person being quoted would have ever, under any circumstances, said anything like what they are being quoted as saying. What troubles me about this is …

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Six Months of Search Terms: Wolverine, His Beard, and The Strange Searches That Lead People Here

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post called The Maramduke Fart Paradox, in which I discussed the strange search engine terms that lead people to this website. Among them was "keanu reeves girlfriend 2011," "mob bosses with sunglasses," and a wide variety of questions about the '90s film Blank Check. Well, the search terms …

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The Snow Also Rises 2: Jon Snows of Kilimanjaro

Note: This is a follow-up to The Snow Also Rises, the previous post on this blog.  Read that before you read this.   During a recent Q&A, one of the two producers of HBO's Game of Thrones stated that they set out to make the television show with "no prophecies, dreams, or flashbacks." It's hard to …

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The Snow Also Rises: Thoughts Regarding Ned Stark, Jon Snow, and Jake Barnes

 Note: The following contains "spoilers" for the novel A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.  Some of these spoilers are based on details that did not make it into the HBO television show (possible not yet, possibly not ever).  However, there are no spoilers for Martin's subsequent novels in his A Song of …

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Hemingway Against The Oxford Comma

There is a new meme out there (well, perhaps it's not new, but it is all over Facebook.)  It encourages people to use the Oxford Comma. And while I don't have particularly strong feelings about the Oxford Comma, the argument being made is that you must use it.  I disagree with this, which is why …

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The Tea Party Presents: Midnight in Boston

While the last post on here was entirely positive and flattering of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, I have to address what some regard as that film's major shortcoming, which is that it is for a very specific audience.  By catering the entire thing for English majors - and taking a few cheap shots at …

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10 Things That Would Have Ruined Midnight in Paris

Do Not Read This Unless You've Seen Midnight in Paris. Why?  Because this isn't a review of Midnight in Paris.  It's a recap of why I liked it so much, by categorically listing all the things that would have spoiled it for me. 10. Will Ferrell or Vince Vaughn.  The cameos that were in the …

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