The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2016

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I’ve somehow managed to do this every year since 2011, so why break the streak? Here are the ten bits of pop culture that disappointed me most in 2016. More


What I’ve Been Reading: December 20, 2015

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It’s the penultimate What I’ve Been Reading of the year. Are you excited? I am! More

What I’ve Been Reading: December 13, 2015

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The end of the year is fast approaching, which means that year-end lists are on the horizon. But for now, have another dose of things I’ve been reading. More

What I’ve Been Reading: October 18, 2015

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The NSA is watching! … Sort of. I explain in this week’s What I’ve Been Reading. More

What I’ve Been Reading: June 21, 2015

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This is a pretty cheesy edition of What I’ve Been Reading; there is at least one piece about cheese. (Actually, there’s only one. I don’t really go searching for cheese-related articles.) More

What I’ve Been Reading: April 5, 2015

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I continue to read things on the Internet. Join me! More

The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2014


Warning: This piece discusses sexual assault, domestic abuse, physical assault, and child abuse. If you don’t want to read about that stuff, then don’t read this piece.

It’s time for Refrigerator Rants’ most-treasured annual tradition! Every year, I take a look back at the pop cultural works, events, or occurrences that disappointed me or large numbers of other people. (I’ve decided that I’m equivalent to large numbers of other people.) This year had no shortage of crappy pop culture. In fact, there was so much garbage this year that the perennial tenth-place finisher, the Academy Awards telecast, got knocked off the list. Congratulations, 2014! You managed to produce at least 10 things that were worse than the Oscars this year. Bravo! More

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