EPISODE II – What the?!?!?!? Yes, pop culture filtered by yours truly. A waste of time? The pulse of contemporary culture? Nope, just weekly rant and reflection about the sites and sounds that have stimulated my brain for good or bad, and now regurgitated for your reading pleasure.
TV // FRAKing FRAK
Thanks to our ‘Burg – that’s Harrisburg – friends, Robin and I have been addicted to The SciFi Channel’s rendition of Battlestar Galactica.
Not just a SciFi geeks dream, but more of a drama set in outerspace.
If you have not gotten into this one, be prepared to get reeled in if
you start. Some of my thoughts . . . Loren Green was a cooler Adama
than Eddie Olmos; finally, proof that Asian American women exist in outerspace; Starbuck ROCKS and I too might be in serious like with Number Six.
FILM // THIS AIN’T YO MOMMA’S ENGLISH VILLAGE
My bro’ in-law, Ron, and I hung out a bit this week and decided to take in a flick. I had wanted to see Hot Fuzz after the awesome Shaun of the Dead. Overall this was a pretty good movie with a few pleasant surprises. It was actually a little slow for the first hour as we got to know the characters . . . depth you ask? The genius is that all the time we took to get to know the characters paid off big time during the last 45 minutes of BLASTING away. The gun fights had much more meaning after you knew the background of each of them. Classic ending for ex-007, Timothy Dalton. [My Reviews on Flixter]
MUSIC // TENDERONI
Okay, stayin’ old school yet again. Bobby Brown, post New Edition and Pre Whitney helped to redefine pop with his breakout album, Don’t Be Cruel. I DARE you to not reminisce about what you were doing when you first heard My Prerogative – NOT Britney’s version – or who you were dating when you heard Tenderoni or Don’t Be Cruel. If you are going to watch one video today, Every Little Step, nice suspenders, Bobby! [My Music on LastFM]
BLOG O’ THE WEEK // GETTING THE BLOG OUT THERE
If you are serious about this blog thing for church, business or whatever or if you want to understand the in’s and out’s social networking and the use of blogs to communicate and spread a message, Rohit Bargava’s blog Influential Interactive Marketing MUST be on your reader. Some of his most useful posts have been, 5 Rules of Social Media Optimization, How 7 Basic Human Needs are Driving the New Social Web 2.0 and 10 Ways to Improve Your Blog Karma. I met him once – and I am SURE he remembers me – at a TypePad event and his authenticity is for real . . . redundant? Anyway, check it out. [My Blog Roll]
MYSTERY LINK // CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK
No words to influence your thoughts on this weekly link. Might be very cool or very scary, you make the call! This week’s link, courtesy of this month’s celebration. [CLICK HERE]