I Don’t Hate Everything

It has come to my attention that some people think I hate everything in pop culture, from music, TV to books and film. Certainly, I do enjoy many things in this work-a-day world, but it is more fun to write about things that bother me. So I am going to try and be a bit…
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Why Did They Do That? Part Two: Van Halen’s So-called ‘reunion’

Whenever bands reunite after decades of bitterness, contempt and lawsuits, it typically means they are in need of money (probably from all the lawyers they hired suing one another). So when Van Halen (once again) reunited with their first frontman, David Lee Roth, I was annoyed. I’m not a big a fan of this band.…
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Why Did They Do That? Part One: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cartoon

Rarely do I take issue with cartoons. I love the shows on Adult Swim, enjoyed the first decade of “The Simpsons” and love “South Park.” But in such a creative field as animation, I was shocked to see that a new cartoon coming out is based on a movie that was popular  eight years ago.…
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Farewell 2011

2011 was an interesting year in pop culture. The Beastie Boys made a great comeback, Lou Reed and Metallica spooked music fans with an awkward album and some of my favorite shows had solid seasons. So, this will be my year in review of things I enjoyed or hated in 2011. Best Album Hands down,…
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The Campaign Stop

It was not intended to become a news story. Michele Bachmann’s campaign stop in Sibley, Iowa, last Friday was just going to be a curious thing to watch with Aaron Hagen, the Daily Globe’s community content coordinator. He was going to take a video and I was going to do something on my day off…
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