Aggretsuko Episode 5-10 Review

The second half of Aggretsuko gives us a deeper look at the characters that we’ve already gotten a decent picture of. Retsuko continues to be a shy red panda woman who constantly lets people walk all over her, take advantage of her and use her as a source of labor (mostly manual but emotional as…

Aggretsuko Episodes 1-4 Review

Although I’m an avid fan of anime I wouldn’t say I am the best at being a fan of it. Keeping up with anime (much like comic books) seems pointless to me. I’ll get around to the latest craze (My Hero Academia anyone?) when I get to it and not a moment sooner. There are…

Silence Speaks Volumes for our Mental Health

Right now I’m listening to a band called System of a Down. They’re a very loud, chaotic and overall disorienting band, especially if you’ve never heard them or anything like them before. A friend of mine described them as something akin to “avant nu metal” but generally it’s difficult to label SOAD as any one genre. While doing…

Ali Wong and the Anthem of the Lazy

I’m something of a feminist and so when I saw that Ali Wong’s stand up special on Netflix openly declared she was going to explain why feminism was “terrible”, I eye-rolled. Someone who has to make a big deal out of general ideological statements in their stand up special would probably come off to me…

Hannibal Buress Takes Edinburgh: An Anti-Work Review

I’m not a huge fan of Hannibal Buress and his comedy. He’s not bad by any means and I’ve enjoyed quite a few of his stand-up specials. But he’s never made me laugh hysterically either. Still, he’s a solid comedian and I’ve gotten plenty of laughs out of him. That isn’t the sort of review…

What I’m Really Thinking: The Slacker

Given my penchant for slacking and how I often self-identify as a slacker you might think that I hate this article recently published at The Guardian. You might be guessing that I’m going to criticize or mock it given my low tolerance for people with a “good” work ethic. But rather than commenting on this…

One Step Ahead [Slacker Movie Review]

Given my penchant for slacking I thought it was only appropriate to finally getting around to watching Richard Linklater’s cult classic, Slacker. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had only heard some details. I only really knew that it was more vignette based and that there wasn’t a singular plot that the movie…