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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Somebody tell Laura Ingalls-Wilder to sew Taylor Swift one of those calico prairie dresses.  And get an Aquaman costume for that blond kid from Glee. The Daily Jim has returned, insisting that the unpopular roam the cultural landscape with the overly cocky popular!  As always, Burt Reynolds and Lady Gaga can duke it out on their own.

Now, down to business.

Our, still unpaid, intern, Ben, will actually be doing some writing in a new ongoing Friday feature he’d like us to call “Handsome Ben’s List of Pop Culture Genius.” (NOTE – This will obviously not be the final title for the series, but we’re letting him put it in print just this once.). So …

Handsome Ben’s List of Pop Culture Genius #1: True Adages as Illustrated by Zombies

1. Actions speak louder than words. Because there’s no reasoning with the undead.

2. You can’t beat a dead horse. Of course you can’t. Beating a 800 pound, flesh eating zombie horse will just tire you out. Experts suggest cleanly separating its head from its body.

3. Curiosity killed the cat. And probably the first guy who said to a zombie, “Hey man, you don’t look so good.  You should eat something.”

4. Great minds think alike. Run away!

5. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Geez, that one just seems obvious.

Apparently Ben would like this to be the last time he writes solo for this site.  Thank you for your patience.

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Gentleman Jim

  • MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.  

  • TUESDAY – Television.  Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.  

  • WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.  

  • THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.  

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