Sunday Mise en Place (May 28 to June 3, ‘018)

Happy June and happy National Accordion Awareness Month! Remember, there is no prerequisite of listening to accordion music this month, it is more about the acknowledgement that accordions exist. For more information on how best to celebrate #NationalAccordionAwarenessMonth have a read of this blog I wrote up last year. And, have fun, share the awareness…

June in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: National Smile Month National Accordion Awareness Month LGBTQIA Pride Month African-American Music Appreciation Month National Adopt a Cat Month ALS Awareness Month Bike to Work Week Children’s Day (June 1) Decoration Day (June 2) Doughnut Day (June 2) Armed Forces Day (June 4) National Cheese Day (June 4) World Environment Day (June…

Netflix Review: Lost in Space

I used to love spending afternoons after school watching old episodes of shows that came before my time.  My favourites included Batman (66), Green Hornet, and of course Lost in Space.  By the time the 1998 film with Gary Oldman and Matthew LeBlanc hit theatres I was as much of an expert as someone from…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Four

The largest pop culture convention in Western Canada is officially all wrapped up.  It was a spectacular weekend full of amazing guests, vendors, and food.  I can easily say that this was the best year yet, and the expansion of Artists Alley was a complete success.  I would like to send a shout out to…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Two

On Thursday the Expo was open for just a few short hours. It was kind of a soft opening, meaning Friday things truly got moving. It was also a bit of a glimpse at how busy this show will be on Saturday- which is certain to be the busiest day. Two days down, and I…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, ‘018)

I am so tired.  I guess it is Easter or something.  My kids woke up full of juice this morning ready to hunt for some chocolate.  It turns out, yet another magical being invaded our house last night to leave treats.  Between Santa, the tooth fairy, and this mutant egg-laying bunny, there are a lot…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 19 to 25, ‘018)

I’ve always enjoyed writing the year with the unnecessary zero. The ‘018 looks better to me than an ’18. I cannot explain why, but I am sticking with it. I have my own blog to have my own fun in little satisfactory ways. What better place to put it down than the Mise en Place,…

Matt Groening’s Disenchantment: Everything We Know So Far

Maybe it is just me but, I couldn’t be more excited for Matt Groening’s newest adult animated series, Disenchantment. In fact, it did make a list I wrote up for Bubbleblabber about the top ten most anticipated shows of 2018. Groening has a shining record of success with a couple of shows you may have…

Sunday Mise en Place (Jan. 1 to 7, ‘018)

First Mise en Place of the year! The Mise en Place is a weekly column where I share all of my adventures- or, lack thereof. You can come here every Sunday to catch up with what is going on with me, find all the articles that I have written across the interwebs, and get a…

2017 Green Onion Awards

Welcome to the second annual Green Onion Awards! Also known as The Onions! Recipients of these awards neither care nor know that they won but, that won’t stop me. The Onions are prestigious in my mind. The votes (my vote) are in for the best of 2017, and it is time to announce the year’s…

Must See Movies in 2018

Whether you felt that 2017 was full of disappointing films, or it was a great year, there is no denying that this next year will have some treats in store. Long-awaited sequels, major stand-alones, and the culmination of significant franchises, it is all happening in the next twelve months. Here is a quick list of…

Top 10 Fictional Bands

How many times have you wished that fictional characters or objects were real? Heck, I’d love my own lightsaber or my best friend to be baby Groot. Much in that same vain there are so many fictional musicians and bands that I wish were real life. Some of my favourite songs were performed by fictional…