Hurray! We hit 300!


Thank you, you loyal readers for helping me hit 300 posts here on amARTSMEDIA! Without your views I can’t keep going. It’s been a blast bringing you my news and views on design, media and pop culture phenomenons since my first post in 2011. Some recent highlights are the Theoretical Thursday columns, another story about … Continue reading

Comin’ on Like a Hurricane…


So I heard on the radio this afternoon that tropical storm Danny is supposed to grow to be a category 2 hurricane before dies out. Hopefully it won’t hit us here in Central Florida, but I’m sure we’ll get wet weather from it anyways. Why do bring up big storms (and AC/DC)? Get ready because … Continue reading

Tech Troubles


Oh goody. My favorite things: hackers and technology troubles. Earlier in the summer I set up scheduled content for a segment called Theoretical Thursdays. Needless to I was surprised to not see the 10 posts today. Please hold while I reinstall my security plugins and update WordPress to get the blog moving again. I thank … Continue reading

Upfronts may be upstaged by new media


Millenials aren’t using media the same way their Gen X older siblings and baby boomer parents did before them—and its showing in the ratings, particularly for primetime television.  Variety takes a look at the facts as they reveal the fall premiere shows aka The Upfronts. Upfront 2015: Time May Be Running Out for Primetime TV | … Continue reading

▶ Coneheads Create Old-School Commercial Comedy


State Farm collides with the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary this summer. The Coneheads prove they’ve still got comedic chops, now in the 21st century, even at 3 am. You may now consume mass quantities. ▶ State Farm® Coneheads Commercial – Behind the Scenes – YouTube.

The First Friggin’ Friday Fun in a while


Finals are over! We can start celebrating Christmas! Here to spread some Christmas cheer is a road trip with some of my favorite comedic celebrities in “Merry Friggin’ Christmas.” The Griswolds get a new millennium makeover pairing a father and son duo (Robin Williams, “Mrs. Doubtfire” and Joel McHale “Community”) must go back for the … Continue reading

Merry Happy! It’s December 10th!


I bring you the return of the blog–mostly because my best friend (You should visit her at http://bsidesdesign.com.) won’t stop bugging me about it. I caved because I enjoy it. I hope you do, too. Hey there everybody! It’s December 10th! I’m excited to once again be writing about the return of Community (#sixseasonsandamovie)! This is … Continue reading

USGA: Undergrad Slackers Governing Activities


I work at my alma mater as the office manager, but I’m still a student albeit grad school. Part of my job is to keep up with campus activities or lack thereof. This year the undergraduate student government was part of the latter, and I called them on it. As a student returning to campus … Continue reading

Top Annie Moments #sixseasonsandamovie


No one plays paintball like the cast of Community, and no one can freak out over pen theft quite like Alison Brie! Enjoy this week’s Friday Fun featuring quite possibly my favorite television show ever.

Counting down to ‘Community’


The Christmas season is full of creativity and cheer, but now that it’s December 26 I’m counting the days not until New Year’s but until NBC debuts the hour long Community season five premiere! That’s right HOUR LONG PREMIERE! #sixseasonsandamovie I’m obsessed. I admit it. But I’ve been watching this show for a long time now.

Have Yourself a ‘Community’ Christmas


The cast of Community get’s animated! This crew is known for crazy shenanigans from felt puppets to epic games of D&D. It stands to reason the whole cast would get animated eventually. First season: Anthony Michael Hall-smashing fisticuffs…second season: claymation…third season: a ‘Glee’fully hilarious musical…fourth season: holiday hostages! I know because I’ve collected the first … Continue reading

Creating a Community is an important part of Christmas


Yes by now it should be obvious that I really like NBC’s sitcom Community.

‘Community’ returns January 2


So having a week off has given me time to spend time with friends and family, decorate, bake, and binge watch one of the best sitcoms on television right now. Okay, okay in a little over a week. This show has a ball not a ‘Bang’ and I love it because I can actually follow … Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon and friends bring festive fun


Saturday Night Live has been getting much better this year, but turning Jimmy Fallon into a Christmas tradition is a stroke of genius on Lorne Michael’s part. They had me rolling all night right from the jump. This may not be their best skit of the night (they were all pretty great), but it’s my … Continue reading

It’s December 10th!


Shirley Bennett is one of the best tv moms since Lorelai Gilmore. She’s flawed, but she cares, and the group would easily get out of hand without her as a moral compass of sorts. Shirley is judgmental, too, but she also forgives. It’s refreshing to see a Christian character instead of a caricature of a … Continue reading

Witching hour waxes nigh


Not many things scream (or cackle) Halloween like a witch. Today’s Google Doodle capitalized on the not-always-charming cauldron creatures that haunt legends and screens from the small to the silver. Hermione, Sabrina, Samantha, and Elphaba all spring to life around this time of year casting a spell over children’s hearts and imaginations. You also can’t … Continue reading

‘Tessie’ takes the title home


The Boston Red Sox take home their first World Series Title since 2007 last night to what I can only imagine as an exceedingly packed house last night. It’s always good to watch a come-from-behind win. It makes the taste of victory all the more sweeter and the bitterness of defeat all the more pronounced. … Continue reading

Halloween Horrorfest: Burton creations set to 80s track


I found this video just a little while ago and thought it was so ridiculous that it was funny! Oingo Boingo’s “It’s a Dead Man’s Party” looks good in claymation. Happy Halloween! For more Helloween fun check out Bloody Disgusting.

Community creates celebration content


In case you missed it yesterday I am a big Community fan! I’ve hardly missed an episode since I came dashing home from class on a Thursday evening five years ago to see what this intriguing new pilot was about especially since it followed Tina Fey’s cult comedy 30 Rock. And so here we are: fall. … Continue reading

Best of Troy and Abed #sixseasonsandamovie


You know you’re a fanatic when a TV show comes along and several seasons down the line you’ve barely missed an episode since the pilot (the first episode) debuted. Joel McHale (The Soup), Gillian Jacobs, and Dan Harmon caught my attention early and have held me captive ever since despite NBC’s best efforts to cancel … Continue reading