Happy New Year And My Annual Resolution And A Little This And A Little That
Happy New Year, everyone!
This was a slightly uncomfortable topic for me. There’s a science series on UK TV called A Girls’ Guide to 21st Century Sex and there is a couple minute clip demonstrating what happens during heterosexual intercourse in the missionary position. They put cameras everywhere! Inside and out.
Pedantic Moment: Licorice Is Black
This is an old pet peeve of mine. I’m sure I’ve talked about on the show before, but here I go again.
Folks, licorice is not a texture. It’s not a shape. It’s not a color. It’s a flavor! The red stuff is either strawberry or cherry, but it’s not licorice.
Well, in recent years, I’ve been seeing packaging calling the red stuff licorice. That didn’t used to be the case. There used to be (and still are) strawberry Twizzlers or cherry Nibs and licorice Twizzlers and Nibs, but now some candy makers are calling all of it licorice with a separate listing of strawberry, cherry, or the many other flavors available.
Walgreen’s DeLish store brand offers red and black, calling both licorice. It’s red is strawberry, while its black is listed as classic black flavor.
Classic black flavor? Setting aside the ethnically insensitive sex jokes, just what does black taste like? Pepper? Burnt toast? Asphalt? Ink?!
Could it taste like LICORICE?!
This is a battle I just have to accept I’ve lost.
Star Wars! Nothing But Still More Star Wars!
As you know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is doing phenomenally well and, in the opinion of many including me, it is excellent. Sure, it ain’t perfect, but it just feels right and has me excited for the next installment.
But, there have been a few nitpickers and complainers who just can’t be satisfied. They claim it’s nothing but a remake of the original Star Wars. They don’t know enough about what happened since Return of the Jedi. Carrie Fisher got old and can’t fit in the slave girl bikini anymore. Whine, whine, whine.
Some people are never happy. The point made by one reviewer over the complaints of it being too similar to the originals, while the same people complained the prequels weren’t enough like the originals, “What do you want?!”
I mentioned a couple spoiler reviews. I will link to them, but don’t forget they do contain spoilers. I’ll even include a few spoiler reviews I didn’t mention on the show. SPOILERS! There. You have been warned.
Kevin Smith’s review.