Bad Twin
by Gary Troup
Bad Twin by Gary Troup

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A few weeks ago a friend remarked on how few books I actually enjoy. It made me think that maybe it’s time that I stop looking for new things – be it authors or genres, and stick to what I know I like so that I can make better choices and ultimately read more books that I’m more likely to enjoy. That being said, even though I enjoyed this book I didn’t find it life changing or life affirming, nor do I ever see myself reading it again.


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A little while ago we saw the latest Pixar movie, Inside Out and unsurprisingly it was an emotional roller coaster and for days (and now even weeks later) I find myself looking up interviews with the writers and still images of the movie. While I was in the wormhole I came across The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni which explains how all the Pixar movies are connected in the same universe.

This theory includes all the movies the studio has created: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave and Monsters University. It’s too recent to be included in the video below, so here’s an article explaining how Inside Out fits into this theory. Some of these are very easy to believe, while others are definitely more of a stretch of the imagination. Either way, it’s just a bit of fun that even the Pixar staff enjoy.

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Posted by Tam

This is an annual update, mostly for myself, where the list of worthwhile shows are whittled down and only the good ones are left standing. It makes is easier when keeping track of what to keep an eye out for when the next season comes around.



I’ve always tried to read more books than watch tv, but the truth is that when it’s colder I just don’t want to let my arms outside the blanket to hold a book. It would be a complete lie if I said there wasn’t comfort in lying wrapped in front of the box being fed a story – the only problem is sifting through the many available options to find the ones that appeal to you most. We all have different tastes, and like music preferences it’s essentially a personal choice. Continue reading »

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Greg Climer is a fashion designer and faculty member at Parsons School of Design in New York who is knitting a watchable scarf. The proof of concept is the video below which shows that as incredible as it sounds, a scarf can actually be used as a film reel. The film reel, or test scarf took a year and half to make, and is as long as a New York City block (which I’m told is pretty long…). Continue reading »

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It’s been a good few years for female comedians and like most other people I’m a huge fan of the funny ladies that we’re (thankfully) seeing more and more of on screen. I’m familiar with who I’ll call the usual suspects: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Kirsten Wiig and a host of others I’m forgetting right now. My point is that until now I was quite unaware of the incredible, Amy Schumer.

It’s that time of the year where I start shutting down as hibernation sets in, and then the struggle of trying to find something to watch on tv begins… For the past two years I’ve put together my winter tv guide (2013, 2014) and it might be time to do it again. While searching for something new I stumbled upon the latest season of Inside Amy Schumer and the only thing I’m bummed about is that I didn’t know about it sooner. The perfect introduction to my new comedy hero is this song: Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.


Think of a clown and then work your way back…

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