television, uncomfortable rapping

Uncomfortable Rapping, Part 2: The 80s

Once upon a time, I introduced you to the world of white people grabbing something they didn’t create, rap, to use it for their own commercial purposes. I didn’t have the term “cultural appropriation” handy when I first wrote about Uncomfortable Rapping, but I sure do now. It’s not a new concept, that advertisers, filmmakers, …

Cinema, Month of Madness

Madness, 2017 Style

With recent events, I haven’t felt much like watching horror movies, much less posting about them. But I have been watching and trying to contextualize and square the real life horrors happening in the world with the movies I’ve chosen. It’s not easy. After 9/11/01, I had to take a break from horror movies for …

M*A*S*H Notes, television

Dear Dad

We recently lost a great, unsung talent.  I’m taking a look back at the best performances of William Christopher as Father  Francis Mulcahy in the long-running classic series, M*A*S*H. “Dear Dad,” original airdate December 12, 1972 With few exceptions, I really love the early seasons of my favorite television shows. There is something intriguing and comforting …

M*A*S*H Notes, television

Requiem for a Lightweight

We recently lost a great, unsung talent.  I’m taking a look back at the best performances of William Christopher as Father  Francis Mulcahy in the long-running classic series, M*A*S*H. Requiem for a Lightweight, original airdate October 1, 1972 The plot of this episode centers around Trapper John (Wayne Rogers) being coaxed by Hawkeye (Alan Alda) …

Month of Madness

Month of Madness Montage

I’m already looking forward to Month of Madness 2016. I’m tentatively thinking about a theme and listing some movies. I love Month of Madness so much! I don’t want to rush summer, but I won’t be too sad when October arrives. Until then, I’m satisfying myself with this montage of everything I watched last year, …