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In perhaps my least snarky PorchDrinking article to date, I’m going to take some shots in the dark and guess who will be nominated for the Academy Awards. PD is looking forward to bringing you some great Oscars coverage, but here now is one guy telling you what he thinks (and hopefully having something to brag about once nominees are announced tomorrow). I’ve marked movies I’ve seen with ***asterisks***, so you can know I’m not full of it. Watch nominations come out, then keep coming back to PorchDrinking.com for more Oscars coverage from our team of amateur pop-culture experts.
UPDATE: Oscar nominations were announced this morning (Thursday). A few surprises, especially in the directing category. I’ve added some additional commentary, partly in the interest of giving you the most information possible, and partly because I’m proud of how close I was in a lot of cases.
Below, I’ve bolded the predictions that were accurate.
Hope you all had a healthy, happy, fun New Year’s Eve! The world of entertainment certainly did. Here are some of the highlights for our last 2012 pop culture week in review. Enjoy, and we hope to see a lot more of you in 2013!
If you’re not watching Homeland, shame on you. If you’re not watching Breaking Bad, shame on you. These are two of the BEST shows on television right now—so good that even as they get more and more insane and less and less believable, I still find myself more addicted with every episode.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE APOCALYPSE
In case you hadn’t heard, there are a few people out there who really and truly believe that we’re all going to die on Friday, December 21st. And a lot more people who don’t truly believe it but ironically prepare for the end of the world, foretold by the ending of the Mayan calendar.
Maybe you’re preparing for the impending apocalypse, or maybe you just think it’s funny to joke about the end of days. In either case, it’s useful to know how to prepare for what will happen when the world falls apart. Here’s your guide to how to get through the apocalypse. Good luck! If I see you in the fallout, let’s get a beer.
FINE, I’ll say it. In writing. On the internet.
I am a Lakers fan.
That confession weighs on me, because I have always considered myself something of a Lakers hater. Like the New York Yankees or the New England Patriots, they’re just so easy to hate—big market, big star, tons of success … it makes a small town Reds/Bengals/Packers fan like myself hate big city teams who seem to win all the time.
Tonight, I take a red-eye out of Los Angeles to go home (can I still call it home if I don’t live there?) for Thanksgiving. Many of us at PorchDrinking – and our readers and friends – will do the same. Here is a preview of what your friends will be tweeting over the holiday. It’s a preview of one man’s hypothetical live-tweeted Thanksgiving weekend, to get you into the spirit and prepare you for the updates from friends as they slowly tire of that warm feeling of being around loved ones.
4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years of Boy Meets World!
This has been a great week in America, not just because we had another historic election, but because Hollywood has done some cool stuff. So regardless of which candidate you voted for, the future is bright – there’s casting news, performance reviews, and crushes of Drew’s in this article. It’s the pop culture week in review for November 4-10… let’s go!
Stay off of the internet on Tuesday. Don’t log on at all (unless it’s for PorchDrinking.com). On the day of the 2012 election, you know what the internet and social media sites are going to offer – a bunch of crap you really don’t want to deal with.
Goodness gracious, people from movies and TV love alcohol. I’m one of those nerds who scrutinizes any scene with drinking to figure out what specifically characters ordered (my friends got angry when we went to see “Friends With Benefits” because I was the guy saying “Oh, they’re drinking Shiner Bock. I like that beer!”). But you don’t always have to study beer labels or examine a cocktail glass to deduce what characters are drinking; sometimes they order stuff so often, their drink becomes a character trait. Here’s a look at what some of our favorite on-screen heroes drink over and over and over again. Hit up the comments section to let us know what drinks of choice we missed.
Tonight, the two men running for President will go head-to-head in Denver for a televised debate on domestic policy issues. According to the latest popular vote polling, it’s a dead heat (although according to the electoral vote, it’s already a landslide). While this campaign is not as exciting as the “Hope-And-Change,” “I-Can-See-Russia-From-My-House” quotes of 2008, the presidential debate tonight promises us a unique opportunity to see democracy in action and discern the ideological rifts between our candidates and our nation.
TV Is Back! … I Didn’t Say Good TV.
This is actually my scaled back fall TV preview. I was lucky enough to participate in PorchDrinking.com’s first ever Google hangout, where our pop culture team discussed fall TV at length. I’ll spare you most of the things we said there and end my plug with that.
Armchair quarterbacks, it’s time to move your recliners to the porch. Nothing goes better together than football and beer —for proof, look no further than the advertisements during any football game ever. And since there’s no shame in having a cold one during a game, it stands to reason that you might as well drink beer during fantasy football too, right?
Covering sports a week after the Olympics feels kind of like showing up for midnight at Time’s Square on January 2. But still, plenty of stuff happened in sports this week. Here’s what you might have missed:
A lot has happened this week! Scandals abound, there are some movies to keep an eye on, and my hope in humanity was restored. Here’s what you might’ve missed this week in pop culture:
Things Are Looking Up For Team …
UPDATE: Check out the 2013 Universal Drinking Game!
When friends are gathered, the TV is on and alcohol is present, there’s a good bet a drinking game is just around the corner. For any given movie or TV show, there’s …
As I’ve noted before on PorchDrinking, there are many simple statements that can spark pop culture conversation and debate on your porch. But for us introverts out there, you can still sit back and wait for certain things to come …
It’s hot in America right now. All across the country, people are experiencing temperatures over 100 degrees. It’s so hot, people are staying in bathtubs filled with ice all day. It’s so hot, San Diego decided to do their whole …