All Things End

The past couple of weeks have been interesting as several pop-culture phenomenon have concluded all at the same time. We have seen the end of stories about a fantasy world, political satire, superheroes, and some nerds who eat together, that have captured the collective hearts and imaginations of millions of people around the world in……read more

Weird words we use everyday

To tell you the truth I think all words are weird. Language in general is a very peculiar thing. It is just grunts and sounds arranged in a particular pattern or sequence that we have all collectively agreed has some sort of meaning. English in particular is complex and hard to learn as in it’s……read more

MET Gala 2019

I know this is a little late but I had to do a post about this year’s MET Gala. Every year the beautiful and the rich get together in an extravagant display of excess and wealth for…some reason. They choose a theme, people prepare, they make a scene, and stop for lots and lots of…read more

Some Stuff

As you know, I stopped posting for over a year and started again just recently. But during that time it wasn’t that I was not writing, I just didn’t complete anything that I wrote. Currently I have 18 draft posts just sitting there waiting to be re-examined and maybe posted. Well this is one of…read more

Bad Trek

The last post I wrote for this blog before I went on a ridiculously long break was about Star Trek Discovery. The show had just started, airing the first 2 episodes which created and destroyed the world I thought this story was to take place in. I had enjoyed the episodes but because I hadn’t……read more

Product placement

I still have friends that complain about product placement in movies. It used to be something that got to me as well but many years ago I kinda just got over it. Why? Because it properly reflects a realistic version of the world we live in. Look down at your clothes, look at your desk,…read more

Until

Music is a strange thing. It is a series of strung together sounds that are pleasing to the listener. Unless of course you are an old crotchety man waving his stick at the damned youth of today. But music has a way of instilling emotions, making you move fast, or slowing you down for just……read more

Get untethered

I don’t like horror movies. As a young child I was afflicted with night terrors and that combined with an over active imagination did not bode well for an evening’s slumber. As I grew older the terrors waned but my dislike for horror persisted. But every once in a while a horror movie catches my……read more

If you liked the Manga…

Every once in a while I have the audacity to let someone else pick the movie I am going to watch. That is just crazy! But the other day my friend begged me to go see Alita: Battle Angel. Despite my reservations and due to him offering to pay, I said yes. This was a movie I……read more

Stop Living in the Past

Nostalgianoun a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal association something done or presented in order to evoke feelings of nostalgia I get why nostalgia sells. For the most part it just makes people feel good. It is a familiarity taking you back to a…read more

He’s got a man-date

I Love You, Man Paul Rudd is really good at playing awkward. He doesn’t play clumsy, oafish, or stupid just awkward. And I think his ability to play that role is what really makes this movie. Peter Klaven… …more

2 CC’s of Awesome, STAT!

When I mention the show ER most people ask me why I still watch the show. For a while I really didn’t know why, I think it may just have been force of habit. But as the show is coming to an end (only 2 episodes left) they seem to have pulled their act together……read more

No I’m Not Drunk…Yet

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, or if you like St Paddy’s Day, a holiday that is celebrated all over the world not just by the Irish. SoI thought it would be good to share some facts and info about this day associated with drunkenness, shamrocks, and shenanigans. St. Patrick is the patron saint of… …more

That has got to hurt

The Last House on the Left So this weekend there was nothing in theatres that I really wanted to see and if I did want to see it I had seen it already. I am not a big believer in seeing… …more

2 out of 3 ain’t bad

So on Wednesday I know I was complaining about being sick but not too sick. Well that was then. Not to long after posting that my condition rapidly deteriorated. I left work early, got drugged up and passed out for about 15 hours. Good times. I then got up, my whole body was aching… …more

Pass the tissue

I hate being sick. It is never any fun. Even if you get a day off you spend it lying on your back staring at the ceiling struggling to breathe. You can’t talk on the phone cuz no one wants to hear you hack up a lung and you feel like you brain is about……read more

Not another superhero movie

As I mentioned before I was really excited to see The Watchmen. I read the book which I enjoyed for the most part. I understood it. It was an intense, complicated and at times convoluted story but I found the ending to be a bit of a copout. It seemed like an easy way… …more

Happy Septaquintaquinquecentennial!

In celebration of Toronto’s 175th birthday I have decided to share some facts about this city. It’s a great place and I spend a lot of time there. I am saying this like I live far away. I am like 20 minutes (on a good day) from the downtown core. …more

FYI

Just to let you know, there is a new category called “Clef Notes”. It is our new section that features music. I don’t know why we didn’t include this before. We have written a couple of music related posts so far and thought that it deserved its own section. There will definately be more posts……read more

Death by chocolate

So is anyone else unnerved by the suicidal candy ads? You know the new Cadbury Cream Egg commercials that tell you to “Get the goo out”? I have to say I find it disturbing that these manic depressive chocolate eggs roll around in a jolly fashion finding ways to disembowel themselves. Is this really supposed……read more