Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Movie Roundup

I go to the movies a lot. Part of it is the fact that I like movies. I will take a movie over a TV show any day. The lack of time limit, while it sometimes tries my patience, is the best way to coax honest acting out of a cast. Part of it is […]

The Commoner’s Companion to Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that magical time of year again, folks! That time when Gwyneth Paltrow, the world’s most out-of-touch celebrity, puts out her annual Gift Guide on her website, affectionately known as GOOP. I couldn’t help but treat myself to a little perusal of her recommendations, including the usual $800 bandanas (not a typo) and purses that […]

Christmas Playlist!

I’ve never understood the attraction to this new-school, R&B bullshit when it comes to Christmas music. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to hear you riff 4,378 times during “Jingle Bells.” Therefore, this is my ultimate Christmas 2014 playlist, so you can rock out to some classy-ass music while you’re putting up decorations. (Sorry, non-Christmas […]


You know what I hate? Baby chimpanzees. No, but seriously. You know what I hate? That “YesAllWomen” hashtag. It’s for a good cause, I’ll give it that. It brought attention to the very important issue of a woman’s right not to get molested simply trying to walk to and from work. Or her right to […]