2018: The Books I’ve Read – Q3

Apologies for this post coming out later than intended; I started Slaughterhouse-Five in late September and opted to finish it before putting the post together (for reasons that may become clear), and whilst putting the post together found myself short enough of time and energy that I set it aside, half-finished, before completing it. The four books…

Jolt Cola Second Review

The ever-elusive Jolt Cola has walked back into my life – and nearly walked back out, but for a stroke of luck that made this review possible. A few months back I saw that Jolt had become available in 16 oz. cans via Dollar General stores, and planned to get one for review soon after…but…

Ranking the Star Trek Films: v. 1.0

On September 22, 2018, almost four and a half years after it began, the Longest Star Trek Movie Marathon Ever came to a close. It was joint project between myself and my friend “Nathaniel Creed,” ultimately encompassing the ten films which comprise the cinematic Prime Timeline, and it would only be fair to say that…

Schweppes Bitter Lemon Review

Look at that little baby can! Just look at it! I’d already been wanting to try Schweppes’ bitter lemon soda, but once I saw the delightful little can it comes in, I decided to make it a priority. Because just look at it! It’s so tiny!

Coco Fizz Review

It’s after midnight. I’m itching to do a soda review, but obviously, caffeine is a no-no. (Well, at one time I might’ve felt differently, but now I choose life.) Luckily, my past self has my present self covered. On my most recent trip to KC Soda Co., I’d made a point of getting a bottle…

Fentimans Rose Lemonade Review

This will be a quick review, as it was unplanned and I wasn’t taking notes during the process. I was at a party last night and a friend brought a four-pack of this (at least partly for mixing purposes, I believe), telling me I was welcome to a bottle. Noting that this was a variety…

MANDY Review – ***½

The Shadow Mountains, 1983: Red (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) live in a home in the woods in proto-grunge bliss. One day, while walking down the road, Mandy catches the eye of cult leader Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), who determines to possess her. He and his followers break into Red and Mandy’s home with…

The Films of 2018 in Brief: Part I

It was movie reviews what made this blog, and I’ll be damned if I’m not going to review some movies from time to time. Here, in not as much detail as some of my reviews – but usually just a bit more detail than I initially intended – are my thoughts on all of the…

Apple-Beer Review

Digging into my latest set of purchases at KC Soda Co., I find myself wanting to end this long work week with some crisp and refreshing…and preferably without caffeine. Luckily, I had just such a drink on hand, in the form (in the person?) of Apple-Beer, which I had only just heard while reading soda…

Poster Salad: Fall 2018

If it had been a while since my last Trailer Salad, it’s been even longer since my last Poster Salad (it’s been three years? Good God). Luckily, the last third of the year has some intriguing films and intriguing posters to go with them, and I’ve chosen 15 of the most enticing pieces to profile. So…