Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jan. 9 – Lindsay had just taken the lead from champ Brandon when she found DD2, but she missed and as a result, wound up in second going into FJ with $7,000 vs. $9,600 for Brandon … Continue reading Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jan. 9
Zora Neale Hurston (born January 7, 1891—died January 28, 1960) is one of my favorite authors. She was an American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist associated with the Harlem Renaissance who celebrated the African American culture of the rural South. … Continue reading THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING THE NIGHT THREAD (1/9/18)
The cat from the outskirts of Port Island Station followed behind the group, looking for the tall, blue-clad man who had fed him. He had a bad feeling as the humans entered the grotesque tower that appeared each night; even cats … Continue reading Werewolf 49: Persona 3 Parallel — Days Six & Seven
“The Suitcase” is one of the best episodes of Mad Men, if not the best. We’ve decided to do something a little different for this review – a good old fashioned Crosstalk! I hope it’s as fun for you as it is … Continue reading The Carousel: Revisiting Mad Men: Season 4, Episode 7: “The Suitcase”
This week’s Savage Love column is here. Continue reading Savage Love
The Hayes Code here reporting on our group’s latest adventures! This writeup is by Smilla, our dwarven cleric and token non-Avocado party member. “The party has found a winning strategy: failing upwards. After finally taking out the straggle of goblins … Continue reading D&D Inaugural Campaigns: Into the Goblin Cave!
In terms of the most useless reviews I have or will ever write, writing one for The Post has to rank towards the top. It’s a Steven Spielberg directed historical prestige film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. If there … Continue reading Movie Reviews: The Post (2017)
YOUR BOX OFFICE NUMBERS (from Box Office Mojo) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Insidious: The Last Key Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Greatest Showman Pitch Perfect 3 After three weeks at #1, The Last Jedi dropped another 55% (it’s … Continue reading Box Office: January 5 – 8, 2018
Happy Tuesday, Avocados, and welcome to the 7th weekly installment of The Leftorium – the Avocado’s dedicated space for in-depth discussion of leftist views and politics in the US and worldwide. Of interest this week: – The searing tell-all that … Continue reading The Leftorium Forms The Oprah for America Exploratory Committee
Happy New Year! It’s time one again for The Avocado’s weekly discussion of LGBTQQIA+ issues! Rules for this discussion: As with the Women+ weekly discussion, we ask that only those who do not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, asexual, … Continue reading Weekly LGBT+ Discussion
Here’s the game: come up with a plausible explanation for everyday facts and phenomena. The key is plausible, something you could tell a group of people and they would actually believe it. These are joke answers, obviously, but make the … Continue reading Plausible Explanations – Why Are There 7 Days in a Week?
Welcome! The purpose of this thread is to talk about all things related to the wonderful world of musical theatre. Each week I will post a thread with a topic/question for everyone to respond to. This is also a great … Continue reading Musicals Thread (Leading Ladies)
Don’t look to rockets for salvation. Everything you needs is right here on The Avocado. Continue reading The Sirens of Day Thread
American Dad! Season 14, Episode 9 Witches of Langley Grade: A- Much of this episode was sub-par, from the lifeless intro to the pat conclusion, to the kid stereotypes, to underused Roger, Fran, and Stan, but by the time the … Continue reading “Witches of Langley” American Dad! S14 E9
Welcome to my weekly discussion of the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio. I’m proceeding mostly chronologically. The title comes from a quote from Walt, “I never called my work an ‘art’ It’s part of show business, the business … Continue reading Building Entertainment: The Animated Films of the Walt Disney Studio. The Rescuers
Welcome to this week’s History Thread! Today’s discussion topic: Addressing misinformation. Many of our regular posters here are, or have been, teachers. Others are researchers. Some, like me, just like to scream at the historically illiterate online. What is your … Continue reading The Misinformed Weekly History Thread
Hiya! Welcome back to the “normal” Creative Endeavors thread, where members of the Avocado come together to share our works and passions, the progress we’ve made and what we’ve completed. This is the space for our members to discuss and … Continue reading Creative Endeavors Thread Returns to Normal?
Never Too Young to Die (1986) If you’ve ever wanted to see John Stamos share a sex scene with Vanity (the Prince protege) in a movie where Gene Simmons plays a hermaphroditic villain, with lots of chases, gunfights and silliness, … Continue reading TCM Underground: Never Too Young to Die (1986) and Gymkata (1985)
I’m still chuckling/shaking my head/rolling my eyes at Stephen Miller’s rather transparent attempt to curry favor with his boss, and Jake Tapper refusing to let it continue. And the reports of the aftermath are even funnier. “This is why they … Continue reading Tuesday Politics Thread is for Obsequious Factotums