have you seen the video of U2 busking in the New York subway?
I’ve embedded the video for you below.
Have you noticed anything? Anything that all?
Like the fact almost every single person on that platform is watching Ufreaking2 sing live through their mobile phone?
U2 are one of the biggest bands on the planet. We can argue and disagree on many things. That they might be past it, their new stuff is not as great as their old stuff, Bono might have some w*nker-ish tendencies, whatever. But they are one of the biggest bands on the planet. Still.
I have a Facebook account. And a Twitter account. And I get the impulse to plaster a picture with Bono all over your social media, because that one “friend” you can’t stand might see it.* Bishes please! I’m not above it, is all I’m saying.
But take one picture and then put away your damn phone. Enjoy Ufreaking2 perform for you for free. Like Bono is RIGHT THERE mere meters away from you. Look at with your own eyes. And not through a freaking phone.
I have concluded two things.
a) I’m obviously old cos stuff like this annoys me.
b) We have collectively turned into a bunch of a**holes.
*On a side note – we all might do well to remember not to match our insides with everybody else’s outsides.
What it is labeled as: A sitcom. It is based on the memoirs written by Eddie Huang. Huang’s family moved from DC to Orlando, Florida where his dad managed a number of restaurants in the 1990s. While Eddie’s dad is all about the American dream, the rest of the family has a bit of trouble adjusting to their neighborhood (apart from Emery. Emery is adjusting surprisingly well, as his mum puts it).
What I like to call it: A good sitcom.
Reasons to watch: All the cast! I like all of them, although if I HAD to pick a favorite it would be Constance Wu.
Why it shows promise: a) It’s funny, I mean some scenes made me snort out loud. b) Did you know that this is the second EVER Asian American sitcom? (first being Margaret Cho’s All-American Girl)
Freaking Hollywood, behind the times as ever.
The down side: I thought it was funny. It is not super funny just yet. But then again that is the case with most sitcoms, it takes a while to get into that groove. So yes I was snorting and sh*t and then I looked the show up and read this article written by Huang. So now I’m what the what?! It’s network television, they are going to water stuff down, that’s kinda what they do. I’ve read Kuhn and remember (a little) about paradigm shift and whathaveyou. But am I out of touch? And offending anyone by laughing?
Has anyone seen Fresh Off the Boat? How did you like it?
do you remember those Librarian movies with Noah Wyle? You know the ones. Looked like a low budget version of Indiana Jones? That seem to be sold in bundle packs with Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme movies?
Those ones. Looks totally naff, no?
Anyhow. It was made into a series. Which, you know, normally? Yawn inducing.
BUT… this is produced by Dean Devlin! The same guy who did Leverage! AND it also stars Christian Kane from Leverage!
The first two episodes aired one after another and I have to say I absolutely LOVED it!
The Librarians is balls out fun. No other way to describe it really. You throw some art, archeology and history together, then you mix it up with some random action sequences and a bit of magic shenanigans and you get the Librarians.
Look, this is not highbrow stuff – you don’t need to make notes or consult diagrams to understand what the what is going on (like let’s say Intruders). Also it’s fast paced (always a plus in my book!) AND there is minimum blood and gore (yes, I’d never think I would list that as plus).
Be as may – watch the Librarians. And if you absolutely hate it, you have my permission to call me a silly cow.