I Feel Therefore I Am: Wes Anderson, Donald Trump, and New Sincerity

  Let’s talk about Wes Anderson’s H&M Christmas ad and Donald Trump because the two may have more in common than you might think. The Christmas ad shows a train struck by bad winter weather which means that the passengers will unfortunately not be able to get home for the holidays. As luck would haveContinue reading “I Feel Therefore I Am: Wes Anderson, Donald Trump, and New Sincerity”

“That Gum You Like is Going To Come Back in Style”: The Revival of Twin Peaks and the Uncanny

  Next year, one of the creepiest murder-mystery TV series Twin Peaks will return for a new season. Being over 25 years old, the show is a true cult classic and has been subject to many tributes and references from various other famous TV-shows like The Simpsons and Adventure Time. Last summer I watched theContinue reading ““That Gum You Like is Going To Come Back in Style”: The Revival of Twin Peaks and the Uncanny”

*Stares into the Camera*: On The “Jim Look” and The Age of Irony

A few weeks ago I was at a housewarming, and while using a phallic-shaped bottle opener to remove the cap from my beer because it was, regrettably, the only one available, some guy said “I can see you thinking; this one is slightly smaller than what I am used to”. Because I didn’t want toContinue reading “*Stares into the Camera*: On The “Jim Look” and The Age of Irony”

True Detective

  “I don’t get why you keep watching this. Don’t you know that every episode is the same?” I could hear the frustration in my dad’s voice. I was watching Lewis and had arrived at the moment where poor sergeant Hathaway was once again victim of mockery for the fact that he – the utterContinue reading “True Detective”

If William Shakespeare Got Feedback from Some Guy at a Creative Writing Workshop

  A few weeks ago I came across a great Buzzfeed post from Shannon Reed called “If Jane Austen got feedback from some guy in a writing workshop”, which I genuinely loved. So in honour of the 400th anniversary of his death, I decided to write my own version featuring the paragon of English literature,Continue reading “If William Shakespeare Got Feedback from Some Guy at a Creative Writing Workshop”

Objectified Scotsmen and Hunky Gladiators, or on the Sexualisation of the Modern Man

  One of the things that I like to show friends is the Tumblr page Wtf Bad Romance Covers which is filled with tacky and camp covers of Candlelight Novels. Every Thursday is “Objectified Scotsmen Thursday” and on this wonderful day the blog delights its followers with cheap covers with entertainingly awkwardly posing “Scottish” hunks,Continue reading “Objectified Scotsmen and Hunky Gladiators, or on the Sexualisation of the Modern Man”