29
Jun

(Social Media) Suicide Is Simple

SuicideFacebook_WpCTime for your annual checkup - Are you obsessed with social media?

If so, take a break from everything...but "The Fogies"!!

23
Jun

Sandler Strikes Again

SandlerMovie2015_WpCDon't get us wrong...we like bad movies with the best of 'em...but we DO have boundaries.

20
Jun

Wrong Meaning, Same Affect

Where'sTheFire_WpC (1)Being supportive can be so hard....

18
Jun

"St. Vincent"

SoapboxSmilingWpCIt's very easy for fogies to miss out on things. We don't always have our ears to the ground and it can be a year or more before we catch up with (or catch onto) what's happening.

So, imagine our surprise when we settled down to watch last year's buried treasure, "St. Vincent", and found it to be a nearly perfect imagination of what it's like to be old and getting older.

All of the performances in this little gem are excellent, but none is better than that of Bill Murray. He's believably drunk, disheveled, depressed, and unable to quit, even as he makes a conscious effort to give up.

Sure, the usual sentimental contrivances make their obligatory appearances. But it's OK. This is a film about forgiving and forgetting and fighting and finding a way to redemption. It's a bit schlocky, sure, but then, what's the alternative?

17
Jun

Avert Your Eyes

HateWatching_WpCLeave it to our digital culture to create the "hate-watching" phenomenon, whereby media viewers openly admit they're spending valuable time watching programming that they DO NOT ENJOY, but feel compelled to view because they fear they'll miss out on something that's trending.

You know what we hate to watch? Local news. Specifically, advertisements for local news DURING the local news program that we're already watching. Can't they sell advertising to vendors to fill those slots instead of advertising themselves?

Read more about "hate-watching", and remember, haters always gonna watch:

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/hope-watching-vs-hate-watching-in-tvs-new-golden-age

16
Jun

The Pool of Narcissus

KidsTwittering_WpCDon't fall in!!!

13
Jun

Shaking Things Up

Disruptive_WpCThe Fogies: trend-setters, not trend-followers....

10
Jun

Check Yourself

GeezersCoots_WpCIntolerance. Prejudice. Bigotry.

Don't be casting those stones!

Watch a classic movie instead:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006864/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1010644-intolerance/

http://www.filmsite.org/into.html

9
Jun

Bad TV

UnderDome_WpCDon't worry, you have a choice.

Just cue up some old "Lost" reruns.

6
Jun

Call Me Caitlyn

Caitlyn_WpCDoes anybody wonder if this thing is REALLY happening?

How do we know it's true without PROOF?

A lot of $$ is being made!

Just sayin'....