Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Incredibles Debate: Meet the speakers

Good evening. I'm Josh, the super-great owner of this blog. Over the next several days, I will be debating the merits of the Incredibles 2 with my daughter Lily. I will present my argument and then Lily will have the opportunity for a rebuttal. There may be a little bit of further back and forth if we think it's funny.

Lily's replies are in CYAN

The Debaters! 


Chiefly known for failing to be incredibly wise and awesome. Weaknesses: Too modest. Has bad grammar because GREEK STATUES don't go to SCHOOL. 


Hobbies: Falling over. Being wrong about things. Being cute and great and right forever and always.

Also, is better than Josh because this candidate...
  • Can change facial expressions (That's just the way my face looks!)
  • (Only recently became potty trained) 
  • Understands that the statement above is both untrue and irrelevant
  • Once ran face-first into a wall. It was hilarious. 
  • It was pretty hilarious...Hey! Stop interfering!
  • Is not made of marble
  • Is SMRT
  • Was the captain of a debate team
  • Even falls down adorably
  • Just made you look :)

Cuter than this face?

I think not!
Lily, at the end of this debate

Image result for whiny baby

Josh, 100% of the time.
Like, absolutely ALWAYS
Right now, actually

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Coming Soon: Josh and Lily debate The Incredibles 2

Who is right about the movie?


Or Lily? 

Stay tuned to find out!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

A dream about a Zelazny post

I woke up from a dream last night where I was ranking all of the characters named John or Jack in Zelazny's writing. I feel that I need to make this post now.

Monday, June 11, 2018

My trip to the zoo, in verse

Spring Afternoon. Pow!
A monkey punched another
monkey in the face.

 The Wilford Brimley
Monkey was such a jerk. He
Got his comeuppance.

My best friend fat-shamed 
the donkeys at the zoo. Boo!
Have you no shame, sir?

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

TV Review: The Good Doctor

I watched The Good Doctor with my mom at her request. I was on the fence after the pilot, but I tend to give shows a mulligan on the pilot, as they're still finding their feet.

Holy shit, what an awful show. We open with a doctor defining autism for another doctor. I understand that you need to give some exposition to the audience, but that was just about the clumsiest and worst possible way to do it.

The baddies think that dumping an autistic doctor into a patient-facing role with no effort to accommodate his needs is a bad idea. The goodies roll out the "You hate autistic peoples! They said the same thing about women and blacks in the workplace!!11" chestnut almost immediately.

It's simple-minded, preachy and mawkish. It perpetuates the myth of people on the spectrum as savants. I hates it so much.