#OBY (Others Before Yourself)


First, you had the “Rockabilly Smack You Silly Chicken Chili.” Then, there was “Salato’s Garlicky Potato and Roasted Tomato Soup.” Finally, I brought the “Classic Chicken Noodle Soup with ‘Tis the Season’ Spices.” Those were the three soups I created to win Franklin Road Academy’s First Annual “Souper Bowl,” Read more

Growing Up with Peyton


A few weeks ago, I never thought I'd see Peyton Manning take another snap, much less throw another pass or another touchdown. Much less win another playoff game. Much less defeat Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots to win another AFC Championship. (Unbelievably, after all the drama, Peyton Read more

The Bachelor 2016: Episode 5 Recap (Mexico!)


(Written by @JeremyWilson412. For more coverage of this season's The Bachelor, go here) I kept trying to write this recap on Tuesday, but every time I would get in a rhythm, Olivia kept coming in my room and asking if she could steal me for a second. Then I drove Read more

The Bachelor 2016: Episode 4 Recap (VEGAS!)


  (@JeremyWilson412) In this week’s episode of “I’m not that girl you saw earlier, that’s not me, I’m not crazy,” Olivia is still a part of our lives, Amber whiffs on her 3rd chance of reality TV marriage bliss, and a certain girl that looks just like another girl gets dumped Read more

The Bachelor 2016: Episode 3 Recap


(@JeremyWilson412) Hey guys, it’s been a really tough week for me. I got some news that will alter my life forever. I actually just got a call from my doctor and he told me that I have… wait, hold on, Olivia would like to say something. Go ahead, Olivia… “Yeah, sorry Read more

Movie Review: The Revenant


The Revenant: **** out of 4. It's easy to think of The Revenant as simply the vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio's brutally other-worldly Oscar-winning performance or as Alejandro González Iñárritu's follow-up to last year's Award-winning Birdman. In fact, as I was sitting in the theater watching Leo eat raw bison liver and sleep in Read more

How Madonna Changed My Life

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It feels like yesterday. When I was seven-years-old, my mother bought me my first computer. This device lacked the thinness of a MacBook Air or the portability of a tablet. No, this was a honest-to-goodness, white-block-with-a-screen computer. It was completely old school, and I loved it. Read more

2016 Academy Awards Nominations Roundtable

Posted on by The Wise Guise in Entertainment, Featured, Movies, Roundtables | 2 Comments

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Joseph Williams

Friends:

The nominations are out and what we’re perhaps focusing most on this morning is just how sad the In Memoriam portion of the Oscars will be as we lost Alan Rickman, a great actor perhaps best known as Severus Snape by our generation but probably Hans Gruber for our parents’ generation.

For a complete list of nominees and to watch trailers go here

But on to the nominations. I have a lot of thoughts…

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Political Passport: The State of the Union, Nikki Haley, & Our Next President

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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley announces her candidacy for a second term in Greenville, S.C. The Democratic Party claims to be the natural home for women, but the faces of the nation’s governors tell another story. Democrats have just one female governor in their ranks. And the GOP, often accused of waging a “war on women,” boasts four, an advantage that gives Republicans a powerful tool in the broader political fight to attract women voters. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro, File)

Well, it’s 2016 already. And most people on the internet are already tired of the 2016 Presidential election coverage. But most voters across America are just starting to pay attention, as we’re less than three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and less than a month out from the New Hampshire primaries.

Until the votes are actually cast and delegates are actually being divvied up, I’m not going to comment or analyze the Presidential election. Too many pundits have said too many things that have already proven to be wrong to join that chorus of chaotic commentary. Polls have never been relied on more while polling has never proven to be more unreliable. See, e.g., the last parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom and the last gubernatorial election in Kentucky.

So while we wait for things to settle down and begin sorting out, it’s worth noting that President Obama gave his final State of the Union last night. I also don’t plan to comment on that speech, other than to say President Obama is doubling down on lamenting the divisions in America while condescendingly preaching at his political opponents in a way that will only increase that division. As a good friend wrote to me last night, President Obama has gotten worse with time, sounding so sarcastic, petty, and mocking. My friend kept waiting for the cadence to change, and it never did.

But what should be celebrated about last night is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s Republican Response. Even some of my favorite politicians and communicators of conservatism have given some of their worst public speeches during the Obama era as they gave the response to the State of the Union.

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The Bachelor 2016: Week 2 Recap

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. TV, Reality Check, Television, Weekly Posts, Weekly Review | Leave a comment

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(@JeremyWilson412)

I’d like to apologize for the delay of this Bachelor recap. Could I blame it on the National Championship game that aired at the same time as The Bachelor on Monday? Sure. Should I blame it on the fact that I had a busy day Tuesday at my actual job that makes me money? Maybe, but why tell you anything that’s not the cold hard truth.

The truth is that I was trapped inside Olivia’s mouth for the past 24 hours.

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The Bachelor 2016: Premiere Recap

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. TV, Reality Check, Television, Weekly Posts, Weekly Review | 2 Comments

 

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(@JeremyWilson412)

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

The Bachelor could not return to our lives at a better time of the year. Christmas has come and gone, and you’ve watched George Bailey run around Bedford Falls screaming, “My mouth’s bleeding, Burt! My mouth’s bleeding!” Every time his voice gets louder 10 angels lose their wings. New Year’s Eve/Day is over and you vowed to never get talked into going to an 80’s cover band party again where you ring in the New Year with a bunch of strangers wearing neon windbreakers. Now you have returned to work where you politely asked a coworker how their break was, and they went way too into detail about the dynamics of their relationship with their parents. Then you go home and try to forget about it all and you scroll through Twitter begging for a distraction and you see that the local newspaper tweeted a story about Kacey Musgraves’ boots being stolen in Nashville and she now might write a song about it (that’s a real thing). Now all you can think is, “When, when does it end?”

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Fake or Hallmark?

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. Posts, Misc. TV, Movies, Television | 1 Comment

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What’s the hottest new game show sweeping the nation this Christmas season?

*crowd yells in unison*

Fake or Hallmark?

That’s right, and it’s simple to play…

Below you will see eight questions with two movies listed under each of them, and you have to figure out which one of the two is the REAL Hallmark Channel Christmas movie.

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