Ever since I graduated college and became a productive member of adult society, I have harbored some resentment to anyone that gets a summer vacation. Pre-schoolers to school teachers and everyone that falls between them get no love from me between Memorial Day and Labor Day. And now summertime is here. School is out. People are on vacation. But I am still going to go to work, all day, every day, Monday thru Friday, 8:15-5:00. Naturally it’s very easy for … →
There’s so much to be said about the social, political, and cultural implications of the western genre in cinema history, on the big screen and small screen. So much, in fact, that multiple guest bloggers for The Wise Guise are currently working on posts breaking down westerns. My post today is much more surface-level, though, with brief reflections on what additions to the western legacy join the pantheon in 2012.
[Editor's Note: Today's post commemorating D-Day comes from Wise Guise friend and guest poster Jay Salato. As a great American and student/teacher of French, he found himself in Normandy today. Please take the time to read his account of the humble and honoring opportunity he had and take the time to meditate on the sacrifices made on that day to change the face of history.] June 6, 2012 : 68 Years Later… …the French have not forgotten. And neither have we, … →
A couple weeks ago we posted Part I of an interview we did with Josh and Nicole Johnson of Elenowen. Today we bring you part two with a reminder of their show TONIGHT at Minglewood Hall‘s 1884 Lounge with Mark Trussell and Parke Avery. Also be sure to check out their new self-titled EP!
The following is a guest post from a guy who merely goes by Tim. He is a writer for Cabletv.com. He loves talent shows and The Hunger Games and isn’t afraid to admit it. You can find him on Twitter @Cabletv! Hunger Games or Dance Competition? How “STYTCD” is Taking Cues from the Movie Who doesn’t love “The Hunger Games?” It’s a totally escapist dystopian story about an imaginary world that could never be sustained in our society – right? … →
This season of The Bachelorette is challenging to mock, mostly because Emily seems like such a decent human being. And, strangely enough, she’s not ostensibly a complete idiot. On the other hand, some of these gentlemen callers have seen better days. And better hair.
Everyone, when they’re a kid, has that one movie they watch over and over again on VHS. Back in the day, there were some commercials that aired before the previews on a VHS. This was before the days of 18 previews on a DVD and 7 commercials that you can sometimes skip and sometimes not, depending on the DVD player you’re using. One of my absolute favorite movies to watch on VHS was the original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. … →
Editor’s Note: This post was written having only viewed Mad Men Season 5 through Episode 11, “The Other Woman.” In the nascent days of The Wise Guise, when gathering with my wife, Clayton, and Colin at McAlister’s Deli over lunch, we talked about what The Wise Guise would be. We discussed initial blog post ideas, vision for the site, the name, the logo, the format, etc. Upon discussing the notion of a unique twist on episode recaps of various shows, … →
The following guest post was written by a man who goes by the pseudonym Sutter Vaught. He is merely an adventurer and freelance rye enthusiast, whom we found running a knife throwing contest in a smoky Patagonian saloon. Ask any TV nerd what the best drama currently airing is, and Mad Men is a likely response. Ask the same question about comedy, and Community is sure to be named. While the booze-soaked existential crises of 1960s ad execs and the … →