On Errol Morris's High Life Man and the Changing Idea of Masculinity

"(And what kind of crossover vehicle does he drive when he’s not on that motorcycle?)" His other car is a horse, of course. Do you think there might also be a shift in the causality of these commercials? For example, I can't be the Old Spice man, but I can be LIKE him if I use his body wash. Put simply, using the product magically transforms me. However, High Life makes no such promises–you're either a man or you're not and no amount of High Life can change that.

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm 0

On Calvin and Hobbes and the Trouble with Nostalgia

Many write about remembering things, few write about remembering. Thanks.

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm 2

On 20 Years Later, Looking Back at the Twisted Genius of Ren and Stimpy

In the words of Cher from "Clueless": "They're way existential."

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm 0