Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Roy Purdy is the Happiest Kid on the Internet

Sometimes, I think the kids are all right.  When every day can seem like an assault on your sanity thanks to the constant barrage of tweets from the President of the United States and the subsequent push notifications on your iPhone, it's nice to see pure, unadulterated joy especially when it comes in the form of an eighteen-year old white boy milly rocking in the streets of New York City in neon to Playboi Carti.  Let's just say it's a cheaper alternative to the wellness industry's solution of chakras, crystals and nutritional yeast.

Here's to the young Roy Purdy.  If only life could be so simple: "I literally went to New York and milly rock'd lol swag swag."


Monday, August 21, 2017

Why Do We Watch Shows We Don't Like?

I’ll never forget watching Napoleon Dynamite. It had already achieved cult classic status by the time that I decided I needed to see what all the fuss was about.  Vote for Pedro shirts were the fashion du jour and I couldn’t hear yet another person yell, “your mom went to college” without getting to the bottom of it.  But then something happened.  Twenty minutes went by, and I didn’t laugh once.  For what had been touted as the funniest film of the year, Napoleon Dynamite was seriously disappointing.  I couldn’t find a morsel of humor.  Maybe I’m watching the wrong movie, I thought to myself.  But no, it just wasn’t for me.  And for some reason, I suffered through all 95 minutes of it.

Fast forward to last weekend.  I watched the entire season of Friends from College, a Netflix original series written by and starring Keegan-Michael Key of Key and Peele fame, despite texting my friends, “Friends from College is horrible. You guys were right” after two episodes.  “It’s one bad episode after another,” one chimed in.  “Lol it’s horrid.”  The logical next step would be to turn it off, but nope. I had to see how this train wreck ended.  Hint? Badly.

Binge watching is nothing new. But recently, I’ve found myself bingeing shows that I legitimately don’t like.  And it’s not just me.  Trying to get into a show is the new norm.
© Otis Unfiltered

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