If you are someone who is looking forward to the new Jenna Elfman sit-com Accidentally On Purpose please go fuck yourself. Thank you. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Correctness, already in progress…
Hello Fair Readers. You know, my old name (which is not RobbieRobTown in real life, but actually Rob) is getting kind of boring. So, I thought I'd get myself a new name! I'd like a name that makes me seem super cool, like an actor, or a space dinosaur. I know what you are going to say. You are going to say "Hey, RobbieRobTown, you are an actor, and there is no such thing as space dinosaurs.". You are wrong. I am an improvisor. Here is a list of suggestions, and some of the rationale for them.
Hey folks, things have been a bit sparse post-wise lately, with many things going on in our various worlds. Since it's Monday, and I'm on a Father's Day food hangover, I'd go easy today, and do a nice relaxed general pop culture check in. So let's dive right in. Don't be confused, the stuff discussed here isn't all new and upcoming, it's just the stuff I'm "consuming" right now.
Dear Writers of the Green Lantern Movie who I am too lazy to IMDB: Some of our regular readers here at The Correctness know I am not an expert on all things Green Lantern. I made a whimsical comment at one point about Hal Jordan getting his powers from being bitten by a radioactive lantern, and a few nerds took offense and sent death threats. As a consequence of my ignorant and insensitive comment, I was shipped away by my fellow contributors at The Correctness to Green Lantern boot camp. I read "Secret Origins", "Rebirth" and "Sinestro Corps War". I even got started on "Blackest Night", which I have had the courtesy not to confuse with the "Dark Knight" which is a different thing in your DC universe entirely. The Dark Knight was the guy who got bitten by the radioactive bat, whereas I am now aware that Hal Jordan's powers are generated by an immense night-light on the planet Oprah. All sorted. Having learned so much about the Green Lantern(s), I must say I was shocked when your film strayed so far from the origin story I was familiar with. I was agape (agape? a grape?) - I was a grape in the audience at my local multiplex when the story onscreen was so wildly different that I almost thought I was in the wrong theatre!
June 9, 1987: It was a hot night in the Big Easy, and the audience was rigid with anticipation- For good reason. Tonight, for the first time ever, Cockshark had shared the stage with Brothersucker. For one night only, two of the biggest, hardest acts in Metal would come together, simultaneously, in front of a crowd of thousands. Brothersucker hit the stage first, surprising the audience with their size. Yes, their members had swollen as Brothersucker now had founding member and keyboardist Rock Dalton playing with them again. Minutes before the show, Brothersucker had taken him in the back to celebrate Rock's hard homecoming. Read more
Arlene Patterson was new to teaching in an inner city school- brand new- but she knew, after her extensive teacher training, that she could reach out to these kids and make a difference. The fact that she was a white, hardline mormon from a middle-class suburban middle-America made no difference in her mind. She knew, right through her very soul, that she was the one who could teach these delinquent kids- the ones the Principle of PS 101 had called "unteachable", "hopeless" and even "Seriously dangerous, and not at all stereotypically gang members, but actually gang members.". Arlene knew when "the Man" was talking, and she knew she didn't have to accept anyone else's prejudices or "written warnings from the city police force".