Boom, Bitch, Byeee! Books Amy Didn’t Finish, As Reviewed By Titus Andromedon

Ugh, reading, amirite? Sooo much effort, and so little attention on me! Where it should be! Kimmy keeps telling me I should “improve” myself, or whatever, so I *have* been reading, believe it or not. These books, though, ugh. I just could NOT with them. I may or may not have told Kimmy I finished […]

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

When Harry Potter came out in 1997, it was exactly the wrong time for me. I was too mature for the target demographic but not mature enough to realize there’s nothing wrong with enjoying books written for a younger audience. Plus there was the whole *magic* thing, but let’s not get started on my pearl-clutchy, uptight […]

Your Monday Morning GIF Parade: NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

This review of Glen Weldon’s excellent The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture will be delivered in the form of a GIF parade. The story of how I came to read this book is possibly the most meta-nerd thing that has ever happened: I listened to an NPR piece in which an […]

Your Monday Morning GIF Parade: Working Out Sucks

That’s the thing about working out. It requires all the things I obviously* don’t have – patience, persistence, self-control – because if I had them I wouldn’t be in the kind of shape that sends me shamefully to the gym in the first place. I don’t like going to the gym. So, I think, maybe I’ll take […]

Yes Please; Or, YES, PLEASE!!

Yes Please, by Amy Poehler is an absolute treasure. A friend observed that although she liked the book, she had been mildly disappointed because it wasn’t as side-splittingly funny as Tina Fey’s Bossypants. I agree, but I don’t share the disappointment because I felt Poehler’s intention for the book was different. Where Fey’s book was […]

Your Monday Morning GIF Parade: Bah Humbug Edition

It’s almost Christmas! I’m sort of Grinchy about Christmas. I just don’t get into it. I don’t do the whole baby Jesus thing, so all that reason-for-the-season stuff is more irritating than inspiring. And since I’m not a kid myself, and don’t have kids, the whole Santa-and-presents thing just feels like a greedy grab for […]