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The Weekly Buzz | May 19 – 25

May 26, 2017 |

It is very hard to type when there is a 16-month-old baby sitting on your arm. She is singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” so the pros outweigh the cons. It’s only a matter of time,however, until pins-and-needles become a very real threat. Despite my impeded blood circulation, I managed to comb Twitter for a few morsels of beer news. I hope you enjoy this edition of The Weekly Buzz.

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The “Game of Thrones” Party | Election Day is Coming

August 11, 2016 |

With the margin in the 2016 election so close, the future of our nation may rest in the votes cast by America’s many undecided and independent voters. I’m a proud independent, which means that whichever political party nominates the best candidate can win my vote. And although the United States has only two major political parties (Democrats and Republicans, in case you missed civics class), there are other parties with platforms that could siphon off a portion of the electorate. One brand new party to emerge this election season: The GOT Party. No, not GOP. GOT. As in, Game of Thrones.

HBO has published the marketing stunt/political promotion, wherein Game of Thrones fans can select a candidate from the fictional dystopian world of scandal, betrayal, intrigue, corruption, and bloodshed, to symbolically become a candidate in our real-life world of scandal, betrayal, intrigue, corruption, and bloodshed. Can you imagine how raucous that party convention would be?  Read More

Guilty Displeasures: 10 Things You’re NOT Allowed to Dislike

May 9, 2016 |

About two years ago, Saturday Night Live did a taped piece about a group of austere agents hunting down any rogue person who doesn’t conform to worship Beyoncé, the “Queen B” – or is it “Queen Bee” or even “Queen Bey?”

Spelling aside, SNL’s sketch demonstrates the ubiquity of Beyoncé’s influence and the high esteem in which all people are meant to regard her. Extreme exultations spread across social media and peer groups whenever Beyoncé drops new material or asserts her authority as the queen. Casting doubt or scorn on Beyoncé worship is… socially dangerous.

You will not catch me (publicly) saying anything negative about Beyoncé. I don’t want any of the men or women of my life to see me as a renegade. But isn’t it sort of odd that there are some things in our popular culture that are expected to be unanimously beloved? Those who don’t personally care for Beyoncé’s music (or even her public image) find themselves with the opposite of a guilty pleasure – instead of something they like that they’re not supposed to, they dislike something that they’re supposed to love.

Here’s a look at a few guilty displeasures – entities in pop culture that you’re NOT ALLOWED to dislike. Read More

Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 99

July 14, 2015 |

Hello, InterNEATers! It’s a beautiful day, and most of us are stuck in a cubicle. Let’s lighten up the mood since my this ‘office’ has no windows!
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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 92

June 2, 2015 |

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I hope all is well, but not let’s waste any time before another San Andreas attack. Granted the success of Entourage could actually cause even more damage.

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 84

April 7, 2015 |

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here’s hoping this post doesn’t fade faster than Wisconsin in the second half last night.

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How to Survive Thanksgiving with your Relatives

November 27, 2014 |

Look, I don’t care if you have the most loving of familiesat some point during your Thanksgiving celebrations, someone is going to say something political or religious or otherwise just piss someone else off. To diffuse the situation, I’ve come up with some helpful pop culture references that will serve as great talking points and confuse the hell out of your relatives.

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 52

August 26, 2014 |

What is going on, y’all? Can you believe we are on the eve of football, following two straight days of award shows? And you know what? I got nothing from … Read More

Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 50

August 12, 2014 |

Happy Tuesday, y’all! It’s the big 5-0 here at the InterNEAT. Age is just a number. Gotta keep hitting the ground running. No dilly dallying. Gotta commit and risk the consequences, just like my man Ian. Read More

Pop Culture Week In Review 5/31- 6/6

June 6, 2014 |

Holy Game of Thrones

In case it was implied, if you haven’t seen Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones– you should just skip ahead.  Major [SPOILER ALERT].   So how gross … Read More

Pop Culture Week In Review July 19-26

July 26, 2013 |

So far, this summer has knocked it out of the park with pop culture happenings. If there’s one theme permeating the pieces from various pop culture writers here at PorchDrinking, … Read More

Dear Emmys…We need to talk

July 19, 2013 |

Dear Emmys,

We need to have a talk.  You announced your list of best everything nominees today and I have some questions. I understand that with cable TV producing more … Read More

Pop Culture Week In Review 3/29 – 4/5

April 5, 2013 |

I was going to open this article as I normally do, rife with raucous wordplay, comedic puns and a thematic undertone that riddles its way throughout the article. “Outrageous!” you declare. “I now, as a dedicated reader who exists, feel cheated! Why?!” Well, frankly, because Roger Ebert died. That’s why. Happy? Of course you’re not.

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Walking Dead Game of Thrones and My Television Bloodlust

April 4, 2013 | 3

The season finale of Walking Dead and the season premiere of Game of Thrones made me realize some very disturbing things about myself. [MAJOR SPOILERS ON WALKING DEAD, GAME OF THRONES AND SONS OF ANARCHY]

A Lament for the Living

After watching the season finale of Walking Dead and the premiere of Game of Thrones, I said aloud after both episodes of television, “Well that was disappointing. Hardly anyone died.”

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Pop Culture Week in Review

March 19, 2013 | 2

I’ll be honest with you, this wasn’t the most eventful seven days in cultural history. It started as if it took a spring break vacation with the rest of the college folk, taking with it everything fun and entertaining. Meanwhile, we were left up North, clinging to our blankets and a totally normal, healthy level of rampant jealousy for anyone south of the Mason-Dixon line. Luckily, it didn’t stay that way for long.

Pop Culture Week In Review, brought to you by a jaded, icicle of a man.

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