Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/19/21 — 7/25/21

At this point, I’m ready to just end July and move on. Seriously, this has been the most frustrating month of the year for me so far. Every week has brought a new emergency to deal with and those emergencies have all conspired to keep me from doing as much writing and watching and reading and reviewing as I would like to. So, as far as I’m concerned, July’s over. HAPPY AUGUST EVERYONE!

Actually, this week really hasn’t been that bad. I was upset because my car failed inspection on account that I just got the battery changed and apparently, I needed to drive it for 60-80 miles so that the computer can record some data about emissions or something like that. That was a pain and it’s certainly not doing much to make me any less anti-government but, at the same time, I’ve also had some fun driving the car around town. I’m taking my car back in on Monday and it should pass easily. Plus, I’ve been enjoying the first few days of the Olympics and I look forward to watching more of it over the upcoming week.

As for what else I’m doing over the next seven days, I’m continuing something that I started this week. With the exception of the Olympics, I will not be watching any of the 24/7 news stations (no Fox, no CNN, no MSNBC). I also will not be checking any of the big political accounts on twitter. This is something that I started last Monday so that I could get caught up on some things without any distractions. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, getting the car inspected turned out to be an even bigger distraction than even the most partisan accounts on twitter. So, I’m going to keep trying this week. Wish me luck. As much as some of you may be tired of reading my complaints about not getting enough done during the week, how do you think I feel writing them?

Anyway, here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week!

Films I Watched:

  1. Children of the Corn (1984)
  2. The Encounter (2010)
  3. The French Connection (1971)
  4. Ira and Abby (2006)
  5. Over the Top (1987)
  6. Stallone, Frank That Is (2021)
  7. Victims of the Haunt (1996)
  8. The Vindicator (1986)
  9. Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage (2021)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Allo Allo
  2. The Bachelorette
  3. Big Brother
  4. Court Cam
  5. Dragnet
  6. Fasten Your Seat Belts
  7. Hell’s Kitchen
  8. Hunter
  9. Moone Boy
  10. Open All Hours
  11. Perry Mason
  12. Rachael Ray
  13. Silk Stalkings
  14. Tokyo Olympics
  15. Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies
  16. Upstart Crow

Books I Read:

  1. Mike Nichols: A Life (2021) by Mark Harris

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Britney Spears
  2. The Chemical Brothers
  4. Debbie Gibson
  5. Imagine Dragons
  6. The James Gang
  7. Katy Perry
  8. Lana Del Rey
  9. Led Zeppelin
  10. Lucy Blue
  11. Lynard Skynard
  12. Martin Garrix
  13. Meg Myers
  14. Miley Cyrus
  15. Pigeonhed
  16. The Pretty Reckless
  17. Public Service Broadcasting
  18. Saint Motel
  19. Shakira
  20. Skrillex
  21. Smoke Seaon
  22. Swedish House Mafia


  1. Override
  2. Demonic
  3. Dune
  4. The Last Duel

News From Last Week:

  1. Jackie Mason Dies: Rabbi Who Later Rose To Fame As A Comedian, Actor & Author Was 93
  2. Quentin Tarantino thinks Hollywood’s having a bad time
  3. Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Delivers Grand Hollywood Movie Premiere During Covid Fourth Wave
  4. American optimism on direction of US plummets nearly 20 points: poll
  5. South Korean network apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ images on Tokyo Olympics
  6. Sites of Washington Post, New York Magazine get riddled with hardcore porn
  7. Kevin Smith Made Netflix’s ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’ Specifically to Please ‘He-Man’ Fans. Some Got Mad Anyway.
  8. Box Office Twist: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Old’ Beats ‘Space Jam’ and ‘Snake Eyes’
  9. Warner Bros. to Produce 10 Movies Exclusively for HBO Max in 2022
  10. Rodney Alcala, Serial Killer Who Once Appeared on ‘The Dating Game,’ Dies at 77

Links From Last Week:

  1. John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ blared at the Olympics, is a totalitarian’s anthem
  2. 1,824 Drones Form An Entire Planet! The Stunning Tokyo Olympic Games Opening Night Video Is Here!
  3. My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 7/23/21 (The World’s Common Tater)
  4. The ‘70s Era ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Sequels Aren’t Just Goofy Saturday Matinee Frivolities — They’re Serious Sci-Fi Classics

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared Midnight Mystery Stories, Super Science Stories, Fantastic Story, True Police Cases, Country Club Cheat, The Rebel, and Thrilling Detective!
  2. Ryan reviewed Dwellings, Reluctant Oracle, and The Future Is An Open Mouth!
  3. I shared music videos from Miley Cyrus, Debbie Gibson, Lucy Blue, The Pretty Reckless, Swedish House Mafia, Imagine Dragons, and Shakira! I shared my week in television! I reviewed The Vindicator and Stallone!

More From Us:

  1. Ryan has a patreon! Consider subscribing!
  2. For SOLRAD, Ryan reviewed Kane and Able!
  3. I wrote about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  4. At my online dream journal, I shared: Last Night’s Colorado Dream!
  5. At SyFyDesigns, I shared: The Struggle, The Struggle Part 2, What A Frustrating Day!, Update on the Car Situation, Top Olympic Events Ranked, The Struggle Updated, and Why Dallas Will Never Get The Olympics Games!
  6. At Reality TV Chat, I shared: Week 2 Veto Meeting, Who Is Next, It’s Time To Open Up The Diary Room For Week 2, About Tonight’s Eviction, Week 3 Nominations, and Week 3 Veto Comp, and The Deception Continues For Some Reason!
  7. At my online music site, I shared songs from: Smoke Screen, Pigeonhed, Led Zeppelin, CHVRCHES, Skrillex, Public Service Broadcasting, and Lana Del Rey!
  8. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: How Do We Get More People Vaccinated?, California Recall: The 2021 Edition, This Is What It’s All About, Governor Kristof?, Elder’s In, The Olympics Have Begun, and Jackie Mason, R.I.P!
  9. At her photography site, Erin shared: Green, Arboretum Path, Grass and Weeds, Climbing The Fence, Dent, Running for the Water, and Move In!

Want to see what I did last week? Click here!

Music Video of the Day: Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus (2009, dir by Chris Applebaum)

“It’s Miley!” as they used to yell on The Soup.

This is the video for Party in the U.S.A., which Miley later said was meant to be a celebration of 1) Grease, 2) her parents, and 3) “high gloss, glamorous white trash.” I don’t know if I would ever openly admit to celebrating both my parents and white trash in the same video but whatever. The important thing is that everyone appears to be enjoying themselves and that’s what matters the most. If you’re not having fun, why even appear in a music video, right?

Seriously, it’s time to party in the U.S.A. May this video serve as your guide.