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Doctor Who: Some Lingering Questions about Season Six

  Spoilers Sweetie… 1. Why do they have to be so darn scary? I asked this question on Facebook after starting this season. This is of course a rhetorical question and more a reflection on the wonderful writing and creative direction of Stephen Moffat than an actual complaint. Although I am...

Guilty Pleasure #326… Convoy!

This week on the show, Ginny and I plan to have a discussion of fun obsessions.  Today, I’d like to share a post about that particular topic’s ugly cousin, guilty pleasures.  For me, I have to admit there are a lot in my life.  I’m often corny and a bit sentimental.  I’m okay with...

End of the Century

I’ve spent a lot of my life around education in one form or another. Sexy topic, right? But wait, I’m headed somewhere interesting. Whether it be the grade school years or college or my eventual career in higher education, for me life has almost always been around or near students and spring...

A Zombie Top 5

On this week’s episode, Ginny Tonic and I have a solid little discussion focused on zombies, zombie culture, zombie theory and zombie fandom. I’m not going to spoil that chat here, but I will say that I have a “guilty pleasure” level connection to these fine, feral, femur filleting,...

Top 5 Missing Television Series

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying John Wilson’s Big Damned Heroes article series on the long gone television show Firefly (via the Pandoracon site). It’s taken me back and gotten me rewatching the series when time allows. Along those same lines, an article coming out of SXSW shared a few...

Katniss Everdeen: Feminist Role Model or Not?

As I said in Episode Ten this week, after years of hearing the hype and listening to my bibliophile friends rave and recommend, I finally broke down and read The Hunger Games. I trusted my friends when they said I would not be able to put it down but I was also too repulsed by the concept, (in a dystopian...

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

  On Episode Six of The Charlie Tonic Hour we discuss an upcoming TV show that has both of Charlie and I excited. I have been a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender since I first saw it while visiting with a friend. Although this friend had kids who loved it, she herself couldn’t wait for us to...

Punk: Attitude Is A Solid Little Documentary

Interested in checking out a solid little documentary? Ginny and I will be talking about a couple we watched recently on the Charlie Tonic Hour, but I highly recommend Don Letts film Punk: Attitude. I’ve seen it four or five times and ran into it again recently. Anytime I stumble across it, I end up...
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