Month: November 2013

Five Ways for a Gentile to Celebrate Thanksgivukkah

Once in a coon’s age (which literally translates to 77,798 years), the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving. This clash of ancient religion and modern gluttony is fascinating in how it’s largely been embraced by today’s culture – enough to bestow upon the event the mouthful of a portmanteau, “Thanksgivukkah.” Or “Chanksgiving” if you’re a hipster. But I’m not…

Robyn – Hang With Me (Starsmith Remix)

By now, everyone knows and loves Robyn (and all Swedish chanteuses, really), but I sometimes find that her songs are a bit…stagnant. Girl’s got crazy skillz, but her beats aren’t particularly dynamic. So, for my Swedish dance party needs, I often turn to remixes. Starsmith’s Hang With Me remix is a definite stand-out in this category, propulsive and involving without…

12 Years a Slave – Haiku Review

12 years sure flies by! That’s the only joke I’ll make Already feel bad   Hard to be clever All jokes profoundly racist Post-12 Years a Slave   Oscars all around Fassbender’s plantation king Villain for the ages   A few film highlights: Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises Groves of mossy oaks   Flesh stripped from the spine A man left…

Hey Girl Shelving Books at the Book Store

I love your dress. Simple, blue, sleek, accentuating all the right curves. I’m enamored with your ankle-high boots too, and those artfully etched black tights. Your hair is a marvel, curled tightly, elaborately into a perfectly unruly head party. And your features…I’d describe them, but I don’t think there are words. Basically, girl, I think you’re pretty. I’d like to…