I get it — you have some important life/relationship/business advice you need to recycle to meet a deadline or fill an article quota, but you also have a vast knowledge of pop culture you’ve been dying to unload onto countless complete strangers’ brains.
What the fuck are you going to do?!
Cool your jets, Captain Content.
I’ve got the perfect template for you to mash your professional duties with your love of geeky shit. Now let’s get this train wreck on the road!
Once you’ve determined the main subject of your article, pick something from pop culture that you love…
In a recent Vogue article with actress and singer Zendaya, she made sure that everyone knew just how committed she was to the Social Justice cause by dropping plenty of of the usual woke buzzwords, as seen below:
True feminism, she says, has to be intersectional and encompass “women that look like you, women who don’t look like you, women whose experiences are different than you. That means black women, that means trans women, that means all women.”
But Zendaya, you’re half-white, so dock yourself a few of those intersectional points from your Intersectional Bingo card, and don’t forget to…
Well, here it is — we have been told that our whole company will be shipping to Mount Royal University’s Twitter account to fight the “lowercase movement”. Troops there are led by dr. linda manyguns, phd (her letter case, not mine), the associate vice-president of indigenization and decolonization at mru (again, her letter case, not mine). Her mission is to “resist acknowledging the power structures that oppress and join the movement that does not capitalize”. Below is an excerpt from MANYGUNS’ declaration of war against uppercase letters:
“the goal of equity, diversity and inclusion of all people is…
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” — Shunryū Suzuki
For those who’ve been working on their craft for a while, it’s easy to slip into the “been there, done that” mindset, to believe that they know their medium, genre, and industry inside and out.
And while this may be true for plenty of artists, what they don’t realize is that this psychology is poisonous for anyone who wants to produce work that resonates and lasts.
Hell, I’m guilty of thinking like this, too, and I’m pretty far from achieving any kind…
Wake the day with a dazzle candy lust
Embrace the bitter morning like it is a gentle puppy
Struggle from your bed as if drunk on global wealth
Devour sausage & eggs as if it is sacred moon chocolate
Drink milk as if it is an ocean of champagne pleasure
Shower in a luscious rainbow symphony drizzle
Dress in an outfit of perfect Freudian fashion
Do your job as you would a secret art
Explore the town as if it is a smiling universe
Smell a flower like it is perfume from a ferocious forest woman
Come home to a…
Quentin Tarantino has been talking about ending his filmmaking career once he’s made his tenth film, and since he’s made nine so far, he’s left all of us fans waiting with bated breath for how this sage of the silver screen is going to take his final bow.
Below are Tarantino’s thoughts on the matter from a recent episode of Real Time With Bill Maher:
“Because I know film history and from here on end, directors do not get better,” he added as the audience cheered him on…I don’t have a reason that I would want to say out loud…
The latest Marvel film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is upon us which means superhero nerds (like myself) are pretty excited right now.
But of course, this being the Age of Rage and all, Woke Folk have to come along and politicize something that should really be nothing more than lighthearted entertainment.
The target of their umbrage is rapper, comedian, and actress Awkwafina, who also stars in the upcoming MCU film. In fact, some of these fuckwit SJWs are so up in arms about her that they’re even planning a boycott of the film, which also happens…
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Me and the other recruits were all subjected to several different kinds of woke hypocrisies to prepare us for battle. As usual, I cannot rid my brain of such stupidity. It sure is horrible stuff, honey. Completely poisonous, and usually ensures a slow and horrible logic-death. …
A handful of you spoke up, and the Reckless Muse listened.
It’s with drunken enthusiasm that I, Joe Garza and my co-host, Reckless Muse contributor Ben D’Alessio announce the launch of our podcast, The Reckless Musecast (or TRM for marketing purposes).
If you’re at all familiar with the Reckless Muse publication here on Medium, you’ll know that we’re all about supporting dangerous artists, rebellious makers, and disorderly creators, and committed to promoting freedom of speech, expression, and ideas in an era when those who dare to go too far and break the rules run the risk of having…