Random pop culture thoughts

It’s been a while since I’ve done a roundup of my recent relevant Twitter activity so here’s some of my latest pop culture thoughts, in 140 characters or fewer:

  • Web Therapy web series by Lisa Kudrow/Don Roos is pretty funny – and not geoblocked.
  • Mostly loved Curious Case of Benjamin Button, though a little slow, a little puzzling in its themes, a little Forrest Gumpy.
  • I’m quoted in article re: TV marketing (re: ZOS on Air Canada). Weird to be interviewee instead of interviewer.
  • Loving new music purchases TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, Mates of State. Mostly discover music via TV shows and popcandy. Me=unhip.
  • Been watching Gavin & Stacey so if it’s remade by a US network I can be smug and say it’s not as good as the original. Love it so far.
  • Neighbour gave me Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Like Harry Potter for adults. Not my usual read but I’m enjoying.
  • Bakugan makes no sense to me [it’s a tv show like Pokemon or Yu-gi-oh, but also a game I was “taught” over the holidays]. Doomed to feel intellectually inferior to friend’s 8 year old. But I’m totally smarter than the toddler.
  • Book gifts I received – The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way, and Troublesome Words. Is it possible I’m a nerd? Nah.
  • No energy to write year review so Twitter version: TV sucked, best movie, Slumdog MillionairePredictably Irrational most interesting book.
  • So I can’t get away with just saying TV sucked? Fine. Writers strike hurt 2 seasons. Bit disappointed in fave shows, no new shows to love.

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Slumdog Millionaire – my pick for best movie of the year
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2 Responses to Random pop culture thoughts

  1. Suldog says:

    “The Mother Tongue” is a great book! I read “Notes From A Small Island” by Bryson, and immediately searched out everything he ever wrote. Magnificent writer.

    (If you haven’t read “Notes…” or “The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid”, do yourself a favor and get them NOW. If you don’t love both of them, I’ll give you your money back. Seriously.)

  2. Diane Kristine says:

    Yes, I’m a little behind in my spam clearing … zapped her now. But she was such a nice fake person 😉

    I will have to check out those other Bryson books – I bet you won’t have to make good on that offer. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by him.

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