In America, our Christmas pig worship is limited to Miss Piggy’s tour-de-force performance as Mrs. Bob Cratchit in A Muppet Christmas Carol and, for some, the traditional ham. Shouldn’t we put a bit more swine in our season? Our nation has a bacon version of everything; surely we should be able to muster up the enthusiasm to sacrifice some pigs around the solstice, just in case the Old Gods of Winter are still hanging around somewhere, granting wishes and smiting heathens. … [Read more...] about Pig Cookies so good you’ll be bacon them all season long
As most of you are probably aware, an international incident occurred at this week’s NATO Summit in London. What happened was a gaggle of leaders from other nations, led by Canada’s hunky Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, were caught dissing Donald Trump, apparently le fetch’ happen! … [Read more...] about At $5,500 Canadian, Could You Find Common Ground With This Custom 1985 Chevy S10 Pickup?
The conspiracy thickens: In comparing datasets from Hallmark’s lineup and Lifetime’s lineup, I found that 95 percent of movies with the theme “rivals make good fuck buddies” are being produced by Lifetime. (This is also true for movies involving country music stars, which felt notable enough to document here.) These movies are more overtly sexy and usually include some amount of bodily contact in promotional trailers. Conversely, the majority of Hallmark’s romantic lineup featured quaint small towns and bumbling “old flames,” with the sexiness dialed back to minuscule amounts. While women in Lifetime movies are hooking up with their office rivals, the women in Hallmark movies are dutifully holding hands with big, strong farmers they’re contemplating leaving those same office jobs for. … [Read more...] about A Disturbingly Thorough 2019 Cable Christmas Movie Taxonomy
Like The Wedding Singer, While You Were Sleeping understands how charming and romantic it is to watch two nice people make each other laugh and enjoy spending time together. The film’s highpoint is a sequence where Lucy and Jack drop off a couch at Peter’s apartment and then walk home together along the Chicago River. While You Were Sleeping was originally set in Brooklyn, which is why Lucy’s lecherous neighbor—easily the film’s least successful thread—is such a New York Italian caricature. Other than that weird holdover, however, the switch to Chicago gives the movie a wonderfully distinct personality. Jack and Lucy spend their walk discussing their coats and slipping on ice, thus making it the most realistic Chicago date imaginable (despite the actual miles-long distance between downtown and Lucy’s apartment). While You Were Sleeping understands that Christmas in Chicago is both twinklingly beautiful and hellishly cold. … [Read more...] about Sandra Bullock became a rom-com star with a cozy love story about crushing loneliness
The 23-year-old’s rape case had been fast-tracked by the courts, part of a nation-wide effort to address violence against women in the country. CNN reports that India’s National Crime Records Bureau reported 32,000 rapes in 2017, a number that is likely much higher given the stigma (and even danger) faced by those who report. A number of horrific rape cases within the country have recently made international headlines. In 2012, a young woman died after she was kidnapped and gang-raped on a bus. In November, a 27-year-old veterinarian was raped and murdered in Hyderabad. The latter case has lead to public calls for greater action on violence against women. … [Read more...] about Five Men Set a Woman on Fire as She Traveled to Court For Her Rape Case
The 2020 Santa Fe may not be the most interesting or exciting car on the road, but little touches such as these made it significant. The only downside is the Limited trim is pricey. At nearly $40,000, you have to wonder why you wouldn’t just go for the better-looking and more luxurious Palisade. … [Read more...] about Five Things We Loved About The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited