What I’ve Been Reading: September 25, 2022

It’s been a while since we last saw each other. How are things going? I love your new haircut. Oh my gosh, did you lose weight? Wow! How are your parents doing? Still keeping on?

Anyway, let’s chat about concerts, polio, and Psychonauts.

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Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2022

As I do every year, I’ve made a list of the stuff I’m most anticipating. As usual, it’s mostly video games. But there’s also some stuff that isn’t video games! (See? I’m somewhat unpredictable.) I should also add the disclaimer that sometimes things miss their scheduled release dates, so don’t sue me. Sue your local bookstore instead! (Don’t sue bookstores.)

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The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2021

Content warnings: sexual abuse; suicide; death

This blog’s most time-honoured [citation needed] tradition returns. 2021 fucking sucked. A global pandemic raged on, the rich continued to get richer, and uncontrollable forest fires demonstrated that global warming’s effects are already here. Simply put, shit’s fucked. Viewed in that light, talking about pop-cultural disappointments feels petty. But you know what? This is my personal blog, and I’m allowed be petty and laugh at stupid things. So that’s what I’m going to do, as I’ve done every year since… -searches blog- holy shit I’ve been doing this since 2011??? How have I not lost my fucking mind yet???

A reminder: these aren’t necessarily the worst aspects of pop culture in 2021. They’re just the things that disappointed me the most, personally. So without further ado, I bring you 2021: the year in shit.

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What I’ve Been Reading: February 28, 2021

This week’s What I’ve Been Reading has ended up being a monthly round-up of links from February and earlier. I don’t intend for WIBR to become a monthly round-up, but sometimes that’s just how the chips fall. C’est la vie.

In any case, this Sunday I’ve got articles about Colin Jost, Joss Whedon, and of course, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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