Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Shuffle Thread! Today we’re taking the Shuffle Thread on a trip around the world! Share any of your favorite songs with the word “WORLD” in the title of them, or if you’re a homebody, … Continue reading The Best Weekly Shuffle Thread in the WORLD!
Now that December is upon us, it’s time to break out the usual accoutrements of the holiday season. Reindeer. Snowmen. Gingerbread houses. Nativity scenes. And, of course, blistering prog-rock solos played on Gibson Flying V guitars while laser light shows … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: The Mystery of Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Arrowverse Review Index Supergirl 3×08, Arrow 6×08, The Flash 4×08, and Legends of Tomorrow 3×08: “Crisis on Earth-X” Now this? This is a superhero crossover. It’s been a long road coming. Ever since The Flash spun-off from Arrow three years … Continue reading This Week In The Arrowverse: 11/27/2017 – 12/3/2017: “Crisis on Earth-X”
Bet you didn’t think I’d do it! That’s right, I’m continuing my series of chemical element open threads. Number two in this possibly-118-part series is boron. Boron is the fifth element, and the first semiconductor. The semiconductors are weird: they … Continue reading The Boron Day Thread
In early November, toy company Funko — creator of top heavy dolls and other delights — went public to help pay off its $320 million in debt. It stumbled a bit at first; stock prices dropped 41% from their initial … Continue reading Funkos Don’t Deserve Your Hatred
Before I went to bed last night, I caught the last half of RoboCop 2 on El Rey. It’s a film of lesser quality compared to the first film, but younger me always thought it was pretty good because it had … Continue reading Remake A Movie In Your Vision
Back on the old site, I wrote a few articles following a rewatch of the Marvel Cinamatic Universe. Here are those articles again. Title: Ant-Man Director: Peyton Reed Writer(s): Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd … Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Rewatch: Ant-Man
Good morning everyone, and happy Friday! The big news this morning is that Michael Flynn has been charged for lying to the FBI. This is exciting, because it’s hard to believe that only Flynn has anything to do with Russia’s meddling. … Continue reading The Friday Politics Thread Is Charged With Being Too Cool For School
You see the title. The Shield: Mad Men: Continue reading Describe Your Favourite Show With A Simpsons GIF
Test patterns are a delightfully arcane thing, originally created to solve an extinct problem – analog video signal fidelity. In the primordial days of television, a set was adjusted through an elaborate set of small knobs – brightness, contrast, vertical … Continue reading Test Pattern Night Thread
I. Love. Gifs. Seeing things in motion really makes me happy. But we all have those gifs that we love but never seem to have the right time or place for. Now is the time. Here is place. Show … Continue reading Gifs You Don’t Get to Use Enough
Antarctica, nineteen-eightysomething The scientists of American research outpost #47 were feeling celebratory. A discovery in the ice of a large organic creature, frozen for potentially centuries was going to make them all famous and rich. Or so they thought. The … Continue reading Werewolf 47: The Thing Sign Ups
Do you have a question about anything in pop culture, whether real-world or in-universe? Is Google failing you? Ask here to see if your fellow Avocados can help clear things up for you. This is open to questions of any … Continue reading Pop Culture Reference Desk – It’s the 4th One! Why Am I Even Counting?
Like most people who have sat down to watch an episode of The Simpsons, I have enjoyed the character of Apu, the friendly owner of the Kwik-E-Mart who has been around on the series almost since its beginning. He’s lovable. He’s … Continue reading Should We Be Ashamed of Ourselves for Liking Apu?
Hello, welcome to this week’s edition of ASOIAF/GOT Talk. This week, we’ll be exploring a theory of mine that I believe has a lot of merit. I’ve seen other people bring this up, so it’s not just me that thinks. … Continue reading ASOIAF/GOT Talk: Did Littlefinger cause Robert’s Rebellion?
This is part two in an ongoing series of short fiction. Part one can be found here. A chill met my cheek as I awoke to the sensation of a dozen screws twisting in my skull. The contents inside my … Continue reading At the Mountains of Man-Ass, Part II Can Do, But Deader Is Better
Series spanning running jokes are among my favourite things about current television. Although many shows, especially in the 80s and 90s, had running jokes their deployment nowadays tends to be more pointed. Arrested Development in many ways started this trend … Continue reading The Art of the Running Joke
From the creators of Gilmore Girls and Bunheads (and The Return of Jezebel James, I guess), comes The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has … Continue reading Spoil Sports: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 30 – Lisa took control with a fine performance in a Mozart category and was on the edge of a runaway when she found DD3 with one other $2,000 clue remaining. Lisa wagered just enough … Continue reading Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 30
Hi everyone! Last year I asked everyone for their favorite songs of the year and mixed them all together into six CD length mixes. You can listen to them here: https://www.mixcloud.com/rambamthankyoumaam/ It was a lot of songs, and took quite … Continue reading The Avocado MegaMix 2017: Submit your Top Ten Songs
To set the scene: Imagine late in the evening on a hot July night in 2014, I was spending the summer half living out of two apartments, I was running a fever of around 102, and hardly slept most … Continue reading Artist Spotlight, Comics – Russell Dauterman on The Mighty Thor