Did everyone survive Independence Day?
It’s been quite a week here at the Shattered Lens Bunker. First off, Jeff (a.k.a. Jedadiah Leland) started a personal blog on Monday and, two days later, he ended up breaking one of the biggest stories of the week! Seriously, when I looked at the reaction to his post, I finally got to do my imitation of Edie Falco in The Comedian exclaiming, “YOU’RE GOING VIRAL!”
Meanwhile, our own Case Wright, had his Stranger Things theory proven correct!
Finally, Patrick celebrated his birthday on the 1st! Happy birthday, Pat!
Compared to all that …. well, I pretty much did nothing. I did manage to take out a wasp’s nest so yay me! Here’s the rest of what I did this week:
Films I Watched:
- Born Yesterday (1950)
- The California Kid (1974)
- Casablanca (1943)
- Hometown Killer (2019)
- The House That Jack Built (2018)
- It Happened Last Night (1934)
- Ninotchka (1939)
- Trapped Model (2019)
- Us (2019)
- Wonder Park (2019)
- The Wrong Stepmother (2019)
Television Shows I Watched:
- 60 Minutes
- The Bachelorette
- Big Brother 21
- Big Little Lies
- Cheerleader Generation
- Couples Court with the Cutlers
- Dance Moms
- Doctor Phil
- Face The Truth
- Grand Hotel
- King of The Hill
- Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
- Love it or List It
- The Office
- Shipping Wars
- The Skyjacker Who Got Away
- Stranger Things
- So You Think You Can Dance
Books I Read:
- Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View (2019) by Ramin Setoodeh
- Mr. Know-It-All (2019) by John Waters
Music To Which I Listened:
- Bat for Lashes
- Big Data
- Britney Spears
- Cage the Elephant
- Cat Pierce
- Cedric Gervais
- Charli XCX
- The Chemical Brothers
- Ed Sheeran
- Fiona Apple
- Jonas Brothers
- Joy Division
- Meg Myers
- Miley Cyrus
- New Order
- The Regrettes
- Saint Motel
- Taylor Swift
- Tears for Fears
- The Ting Tings
- Tomoyasu Hotei
- Tove Lo
Links From Last Week:
- On Pop Politics, Jeff shared: My First Post (and it’s only four years late!), I’m Watching Metropolis on TCM, Lee Iacocca For President?, Mad Magazine Is Shutting Down (UPDATED), Happy 4th of July, Is Justin Amash Running For President?, Robert Blake on 20/20, Is Mike Gravel Ending His Presidential Campaign?, and One Of My Favorite Comic Book Moments: Alex Ross Brings Spider-Man To Life In Marvels
- On her photography site, Erin shared: White Rock Lake 3, Fireworks, More Fireworks, Happy 4th of July, No Swimming, Grove, and Bench!
- On my music site, I shared songs from The Ting Tings, Charli XCX, Fiona Apple, Team America: World Police, Bat For Lashes, Meg Myers, and Bat For Lashes again!
- I reviewed Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
- National media outlets told the story of David Briscoe surviving the Santa Fe shooting. He wasn’t there.
- Green Goblin & Doctor Octopus Might Not Make It Into Spider-Man 3
- Mad Magazine Is Basically Dead
- Thirty Years On, Seinfeld Still Can’t Be Beat
- Johnny Marr invites fan up on stage to play guitar on This Charming Man…and he absolutely smashes it
Links From The Site:
- Case reviewed Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the third season of Stranger Things!
- Erin highlighted the adventures of Secret Service Operator #5 and shared some vintage postcards, some American film posters, and vintage fireworks advertisements! She also wished America a happy birthday with the help of John Wayne. And she shared the following artwork: Canadian Crisis, Shark Island, Desert Town, Triggerman, Everybody Loves A Looker, Shotgun Gold, and True Crime!
- Doc wished everyone a Happy Canada Day!
- Gary wrote about the Cowsills, Wipeout, White Line Fever, and High-Ballin‘!
- Jeff reviewed Naked Obsession and wrote about Mad Magazine shutting down. He shared music videos from Kim Wilde, The Hooters, AC/DC, and Huey Lewis and the News!
- Leonard shared the trailer for Knives Out!
- Ryan reviewed Galactic Friends, Zerosis Deathscape #1, and Teratoid Heights, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!
- I shared music videos from Sarah McLachlan, P!nk, and Crud. I also wished everyone a Happy 4th of July and I reviewed The House That Jack Built, The Wrong Stepmother, and Hometown Killer! Finally, I shared 4 Shots From 4 Films and wrote about my experiences on National Bikini Day!