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‘Better Call Saul’ Has Become Better Than ‘Breaking Bad’

May 13th, 2022
'Better Call Saul' Has Become Better Than 'Breaking Bad'

I never thought I’d say it. I’ve always been a huge fan of “Breaking Bad.” But with this sixth season, the prequel to “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” has become better than the original series. The tipping point for me was the last episode, and last moments, of Nacho Varga, which were so tense and intense yet touching and beautiful in so many ways. That incredibly difficult mixture of emotions to attain, and the ultimate fate of one of my favorite characters in both shows, just showed how masterful “Saul” has become. The way the two... Read More

As Halfway To Halloween Hits, Let’s Look At The Chilling Fun Of Everyone’s Favorite Wild Holiday

May 6th, 2022
As Halfway To Halloween Hits, Let's Look At The Chilling Fun Of Everyone's Favorite Wild Holiday

From the first time I met Jeff O’Neil, I knew he was something of a mad genius. O’Neil’s idea for a Midwest Monster Fest was so brilliant I was amazed that no one else had come up with it. And, sure enough, it ended up being a huge success. Now O’Neil has had another fantastic idea. The Halfway to Halloween Convention, presented by Midwest Monster Fest, the Quad Cities’ premier horror convention, will take place on May 13th and 14th at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline, and as the first day of the event will transpire on a Friday the 13th, Halfway to Halloween... Read More

Johnny Depp Trial Offers Teachable Moment About Questioning Rumors And Stories

April 29th, 2022
Johnny Depp Trial Offers Teachable Moment About Questioning Rumors And Stories

It’s not just Johnny Depp. Think about all of the people who you’ve instantly judged, based only on hearsay from other people, or the accusations or insults of someone who obviously had a reason to slander that person. Think about all the times you’ve believed something you’ve read without stopping to think about it or check it out or even give it time for the full story to be revealed. Think about all of the times you’ve spread around false information on the internet and in real life based only upon rumor and hearsay. And think about how that may have... Read More

Netflix Needs To Chill Out And Get A Grip Before Destroying Its Brand

April 22nd, 2022
Netflix Needs To Chill Out And Get A Grip Before Destroying Its Brand

It’s extremely rare that your brand becomes so well known that it becomes a part of the popular lexicon, particularly in regard to a term of social interaction. But, Netflix and Chill, has become a popular phrase over the last couple of years. The introduction of it into the social conversation just goes to show how ubiquitous Netflix has become over the past few years. It’s pretty amazing. Twenty years ago, the company, struggling along, went to Blockbuster attempting to sell themselves to the then-monolithic entertainment entity. Now, Netflix is a goliath, and Blockbuster, well,... Read More

Why Isn’t The Latest UFO News Getting More Press Than Will Smith?

April 15th, 2022
Why Isn't The Latest UFO News Getting More Press Than Will Smith?

Here’s my last take on the Will Smith and Chris Rock thing: We need to stop ignoring the fact that various government agencies have admitted over the past year that UFOs are real. Not even kidding. I know, I know, I usually joke around about conspiracies and such in this column, but this is real — the government has admitted that UFOs exist. And instead of concentrating on ridiculous crap like Will Smith, the Kardashians, Kid Rock, Bhad Bhabie, and various other moronic garbage, it’s kind of stunning that more people aren’t interested in, and talking about, this shocking... Read More

Why Aren’t There More Vampires And Werewolves On Soap Operas?

April 8th, 2022
Why Aren't There More Vampires And Werewolves On Soap Operas?

One of the more entertaining features that pops up on my Yahoo home page is the Soap Opera Update. It’s a recap of the previous week’s soaps. It’s pretty funny in a goofy way, catching up on the amazing, Dickensian plotlines being brought to life by over-actors on a daily basis. After all, how many other stories do I read that feature the names Bianca, Ridge and Alcazar? Some of the descriptions are fairly standard country song fare (she left me and done me wrong) or Springeresque stuff (she left me and done me wrong for both my brother and his wife, who then had a sex change... Read More

Does The Will Smith/Chris Rock Feud Have Illuminati Ties???

April 1st, 2022
Does The Will Smith/Chris Rock Feud Have Illuminati Ties???

There have been a myriad of takes on the infamous Will Smith slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars Sunday night. Some people think it was straight up assault, and that Smith should’ve been arrested on the spot and jailed that night. Some people think Smith was a bully and that if the person telling the joke was the 6’1” 250 lb The Rock rather than the 5’6” 150 lb 54-year-old Chris Rock, he probably would’ve stayed seated and continued laughing. And, some people think that Rock went too far with a joke that seemed as fresh as a Foghat concert about a movie from the ‘90s, and that Will was... Read More

Society’s Strange Programmed Gender Concepts Are All In The Pink

March 25th, 2022
Society's Strange Programmed Gender Concepts Are All In The Pink

Is pink a girl’s color? Is pink a boy’s color? In the past few years, pink has become a hot fashion choice for men. Pro basketball and soccer players are wearing pink shoes, rock stars like Machine Gun Kelly are wearing hot pink and playing pink guitars, and even football players are wearing pink to ostensibly raise awareness for breast cancer. Some people are aghast at that. But why? Historically, that’s a very masculine choice. In the 19th and 20th centuries up through the 1940s, pink was considered a color for boys, as it was the lighter version of red, which was considered... Read More

Today, On St. Hulk’s Day, I’d Like To Introduce You To The Many Sean Learys

March 18th, 2022
Today, On St. Hulk's Day, I'd Like To Introduce You To The Many Sean Learys

Today, I’m going to write about a brilliant creator and comedian. Someone who has made a mark on the field of comedy and the arts. Someone who is continuing to innovate and gain recognition and stardom on the national stage. Of course, I’m talking about Sean Leary. That’s right, Sean Leary. Not me, Sean Leary. This Sean Leary. The other Sean Leary. Well, one of the other Sean Learys. There are actually a few of us. And this week, I was once more reminded of that. This week, I had a guy named Norman Fink trying to contact me via facebook messenger. The message was short, and was initially... Read More

If You’re A Human Being Living On Earth, You Need To Read This

March 13th, 2022
If You're A Human Being Living On Earth, You Need To Read This

Welcome to the column for all carbon-based life-forms. If you breathe oxygen, this is for you. And if you live on a planet, especially Earth, well, then, you’ve come to the right place. Sorry, but I’m just following the new trend in advertising: casting as absurdly wide a net as possible. Products used to be advertised to a fairly specialized base. Each ad could be counted on to pander in its own unique way. You’d have your commercials aimed at seniors, in which someone sincere who was on TV when it was still seen only in black-and-white would give a testimonial about the product. Said commercial... Read More