Category: Observations

From the Szechuan sauce debacle to Star Wars: The Last Jedi rage, so-called fans are destroying the communities they claim to love. 0

Fans are why we can’t have nice things

This year, we saw some pretty crappy “fan” behavior, from Rick and Morty fans storming McDonald’s for dipping sauce to Star Wars fans claiming The Last Jedi ruined their childhoods. Was it always like this, or were fans of 2017 just way, way too passionate about pop culture?

Kit Harington as Jon Snow on HBO's Game of Thrones 0

Everybody needs to stop complaining about Jon Snow spoilers

If you’ve been on Twitter and Facebook for even a couple weeks, you know that people post about movies and TV shows, and those posts sometimes include spoilers. If you truly believe that knowing what happens on a show will destroy your entire life, perhaps it’s best for you to avoid social media (and probably society in general) until you’ve seen the episode. And yes, this post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6.

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Prince 1958-2016

Like with Michael Jackson and David Bowie, I couldn’t even conceive of a world where the was no Prince. He’s engrained in the cultural backbone of generations, and people like that never truly die. So today, I’m sitting at my computer listening to Purple Rain over and over again and remembering the legendary entertainer who will always be a part of our collective hearts.

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Game of Thrones, Outlander, and TV’s rape craze

From Sansa Stark to the brutal finale of Starz’s Outlander, it seems like TV is obsessed with rape these days, but there’s a difference between a scene that’s hard to watch because it’s moving and a scene that’s hard to watch because it’s an unpleasant viewing experience. Here we dive into two of this year’s most famous (or infamous) rape scenes and discuss how sexual assault is presented on TV. Warning: spoilers ahead!

Sports Smart(ass) : Golden Tate demands donuts 4

Sports Smart(ass) : Golden Tate demands donuts

When Trashwire began all those years ago, the contributors had pen names. Most were just plain silly, and some were not so safe for work. One of our earliest contributors was Dave DeHart, whose...