“Stop complaining. It’s just for kids.”

This is the worst argument I have ever heard in support of a terrible piece of art. Why would anyone think it was valid to excuse terrible television or filmmaking just because the target audience is children? This specific argument came up in reaction to one of my diatribes on the Star Wars prequels. YouContinue reading ““Stop complaining. It’s just for kids.””

Next thing you know I’ll be weeping at car commercials

As a guy, I have no experience in dealing with long-term, complicated emotional reactions. For a man, most emotions are created by a single moment of stress and are dealt with. Problem happens, man thinks about problem,man bashes head against problem until it goes away. It’s not elegant, but it does the trick. But thisContinue reading “Next thing you know I’ll be weeping at car commercials”