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It is easy to get lost in your own head. We are all guilty of that at sometime or another, right? Well, every once in a while I’ll get a snap back to reality and I’ll take a moment (or two) to appreciate those that define my life.
I have a very ebb and flow work style, which isn’t always conducive to long-lasting professional relationships. My editor, Brian Triplett, has been a friend and colleague since I started contributing to the Examiner and he graciously agreed to start editing for me…merely because I asked. That is an immense leap for anyone, and I doubt he realizes how much it means to me.
So, if you get a chance: Check out his Examiner page and blog, Pop Culture Warehouse. They are both well-worth the read and subscription. He covers a variety of topics from television, films, books, religious issues and news, mid-East relations, social media— Essentially, the whole kit and kaboodle!
Like aforementioned, people are defined by others in their lives, and men are defined by the strong women in their lives. The ol’ adage: “Behind every successful is man is a stronger woman,” is true. I am fortunate enough to have three incredibly strong and successful women at my back who support me through thick-and-thin, and more-importantly define my day-to-day life.
My sister, Caitlin, is immensely intelligent (far smarter than I) and incredibly hardworking. As a teenager she works nearly full-time whilst balancing family and school life with ease. In her spare time she has numerous hobbies and pop culture addictions, and somehow, somewhere betwixt the chaos, she finds time to manage my ARSchultz Tumblr account and run her own blog with my equally talented mother, Chris Schultz.
My mother manages to take time management to a whole new level: She works full-time as a teacher where she homeschools my younger brother as well as my sister, she then manages a household of four in its entirety (base to boards), and in between those full-time jobs she runs my sister back-and-forth for her shifts at work (around school lessons I might add) while indulging in hobbies ranging from pretty much anything in the sphere of pop culture that might nab her interest. Then, on top of it all, she is an amazingly gifted poet and takes the time to handle the bulk of my social media endeavors— She runs the official ARSchultz Facebook page, coordinates media blitzes and advertising, as well as wrangling me in when my work ethnic dips below subpar.
Nevertheless, I digress…
My sister and my mother have joined forces to create a new blog. I know, I know…everyone has a blog, right? Hell, you’re reading this on a blog right at this moment, so why should you had another to your RSS feed collection?
Well, you should and here is why:
Pop Goes the Geek Girl is unique. It hits on all things pop culture— Music, film, television, books, etc., etc. This unto itself isn’t standout-worthy, but what is the delivery and writing. The writing is topnotch, better than you’ll find anywhere else, and then on top of it readers will be getting two perspectives for the price of free. More often than not, pop culture reviews and insights get skewed, because of the person writing them, or more-specifically the age, background, current ongoings and situations of the writers, but what-if you had two writers working together in unison from different upbringings, generations, and predispositions, that absorbed the content together and each brought something to the table but a little bit differently?
The answer to that rhetorical question is a kickass blog that finds its footing in awesomeness and objectivity. If you like art in any of its forms you need to check out this blog…it will not disappoint.
Weird Tales Magazine is a fantastic, aged publication that harkens back to the glory days of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. They’re longstanding and incredibly poignant today, just as much as they were yesterday.
I follow them on Facebook (which you can find here), and one of the standout qualities of their page is the weirdly captivating covers that they post from old books and comics to artwork and illustrations by talented artists from all decades.
Here is a snippet of the last twenty-or-so images that they’ve posted (to get an idea of the kind of content that Weird Tales Magazine publishes), and if-so inclined, I highly recommend that you follow them on Facebook and other social networking sites as well as getting ahold of the publication itself.
And, now for your viewing pleasure:
I finally caught “Get Him to the Greek” the other evening (stayed tuned for a review!), and I thought that the scene with Russell Brand having Jonah Hill stroking the furry wall in an effort to keep him calm was absolutely hilarious. So, when this cropped up on my Facebook wall today I had to repost it here at the Wit!
At the end of “Get Him to the Greek” Russell Brand’s character, Aldous Snow, makes a musical comeback with his hit single, “Furry Walls (Jeffrey).” Here is the track for your listening pleasure: