Archives: Entertainment

Shut up and sing.

September 29, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Shut up and sing. | Filed in: Culture, Entertainment, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, Photography, Religion.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. – Colossians 3:23-24, NIV On one level, this is a damning critique of critiquing culture • Read More »

Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars,

March 30, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars, | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Art, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, politcs, Politics, Television.

I wholeheartedly endorse everything Frank J. Fleming talks about in this article, 5 Rules for Victory in the Culture War. I watched “Christian culture go from something that was *almost* accepted by the mainstream (The Jesus Freak movement) into something that is openly derided and mocked by the trendsetters and culture mavens of our society. At • Read More »

Oh Captain! My Captain!

August 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Oh Captain! My Captain! | Filed in: Art, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Movies, Television.

In 1989, I was attending Mesa Community College, pursing a degree in Journalism. I was a photographer on the student newspaper and for the first time in life, part of the cool kids crowd.  I had spent the last ten years wrapped up in the world of role-playing games, hanging out with geeks into the • Read More »

History in the making.

February 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on History in the making. | Filed in: Arizona, beer, blogging, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Beatles first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. The invention of sliced bread.  What do all of these have in common? They all PALE  to the the Arizona Bloggers (Conservative) meetup on the 22nd, location TDB. If you’ve gone to one, you know they’re always a good time of fun and • Read More »

Have a Coke and a smile

February 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Have a Coke and a smile | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Football, Humor, immigration, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Sport, Sports, Television.

It appears that the dextrosphere is panicking over the fact that an iconic worldwide brand closely associated with a nation of immigrants uses immigrants to sell its product.   For the record, as an immigrant to the U.S., I thought this Coke commercial was pretty neat. It’s a good reminder that people come to this country • Read More »

An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons.

December 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Guns, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Rob Long writes TV shows for a living, and he’s good at it. He’s also a conservative, so when he talks about the realities of reality TV, we should listen.  A&E will cave. Some weasel-worded press release will go out, some oddly-constructed sentence about “faith” and “love” and some other stuff is probably right now • Read More »

You had to have known this was going to happen.

December 19, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

It was never a question of “if”, it was only a question of “when.” Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the hugely popular “Duck Dynasty” show on A+E television, has been suspended indefinitely from the show for “anti-gay” remarks he made in an interview with GQ. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — • Read More »

President Narcissus

December 10, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on President Narcissus | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Entertainment, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

How self-absorbed do you need to be to take a picture of yourself and two buddies at a funeral for one of the most-respected leaders of the modern era?  Unlike other times when Obama inserted himself into the commemoration of other people (or the biographies of other Presidents) this latest example of our President’s fascination • Read More »

The Joke(r)’s on San Francisco Democrats.

November 23, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Joke(r)’s on San Francisco Democrats. | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

In case you missed it, the internet was abuzz last following the exploits of Batkid, the feel-good story of the year.  The streets of San Francisco — sorry, Gotham City — went absolutely insane Friday for a 5-year-old boy named Miles. Miles has leukemia, and his fondest wish was to be Batman for a day. The Make-a-Wish Foundation obliged, • Read More »

Video ain’t gonna kill THIS radio star.

September 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Video ain’t gonna kill THIS radio star. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Current Events, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

I realized this morning that over the new few weeks, I’ll be hitting the trifecta of center/right radio in the Phoenix area. This Sunday I’m going to tweeting/working the “Ask A Jew” event at Scottsdale Bible Church this Sunday for KKNT radio (look for my stuff with the “#askajew” hashtag).  Then in a couple of • Read More »

Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is.

August 7, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is. | Filed in: Business, Democrats, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Movies, politcs, Politics.

Cry me a river, Mr. Movie Star.  “People feeling preached to by privileged actors. I get that totally. I don’t want some Hollywood actor finger-wagging at me, telling me what I should and shouldn’t do.”  “You know, I lost money last year.” What does he mean? “Well,” he says, looking perfectly relaxed, “I earned less money • Read More »

Big News Coming Soon

July 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Arizona, blogging, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Podcast, politcs, Politics.

  What do you get when you mix 14,000 pounds of high explosives, 20,000 gallons of gasoline and a case of road flares? I don’t know, but I know the results of that mixture won’t be HALF as exciting as what happens when Jim Sharpe, James Allen and myself get together over at KFYI.  More • Read More »

This one goes out to Mike Bloomberg

March 25, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Kevin, Music, politcs, Politics.

Mike Muir saw this one coming a long, long time ago. “On Meet the Press Sunday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicated that Americans should get used to the idea of having their freedom’s limited by government, particularly when their actions affect themselves or others. “I do think there are certain times we should • Read More »

Hit ’em where it hurts

February 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Hit ’em where it hurts | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, computers, Crime, Culture, Democrats, Economics, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, Law, Movies, MSM and New Media, politcs.

The current push to ban the best-selling rifle in America began as a reflexive response to the tragedy in Newtown. It’s not an appeal to common sense, it’s a play on emotions, because “even if it saves just one life, it’s worth it”.  Two can play that game.  Hollywood, academia and big media have been • Read More »

We don’t like your kind around here, boy.

February 19, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on We don’t like your kind around here, boy. | Filed in: Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Music, politcs.

You see, we don’t like the music you listen to, because you’re not the right kind of people.  (Smiths guitarist Johnny) Marr has issued several bans on (Conservative Prime Minister) Mr Cameron liking their music, repeating the warning in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. This time he specifically ruled This Charming Man • Read More »

Well that was fun.

January 15, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Well that was fun. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

The truth hurts, and the truth can be funny.  I’d like to say that @piersmorgan is one of Obama’s “useful idiots” in the media, but the fact is, he’s not that useful. — ExKev (@ExurbanKevin) January 16, 2013

Improve your game, don’t work the refs.

December 17, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Improve your game, don’t work the refs. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics, Technology.

” I once heard the conservative political philosopher Hadley Arkes, in a speech, refer to media bias as akin to the “law of gravity.” There was much wisdom in that comparison: To say that the law of gravity is the cause of plane crashes is not especially helpful, and if airlines got in the habit of relying • Read More »

Four Unrelated, Related Items

December 6, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Four Unrelated, Related Items | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Technology.

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt on Monday once again warned that his company could drop weaker-performing cable networks as pay TV giants continue to pay more in channel carriage deals. 
 Disney and NetFlix announce a blockbuster deal to stream Disney content on Netflix.  Korean rapper PSY is a millionaire based on YouTube ad revenue alone, • Read More »

A Consumerist Manifesto

November 25, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Consumerist Manifesto | Filed in: Cars, Economics, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Science, Technology.

The GOP needs to get cool, and in a hurry. Part of it is style: Sending stiff old fuddy-duddies to do battle against the biggest celebrity on the planet is part of the problem, but the other part is substance. Today’s consumer has now idea how the free market can benefit them. The “Free Obamaphone” • Read More »

Wedge issue. Maul. Some assembly required.

November 20, 2012 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Wedge issue. Maul. Some assembly required. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Law, Movies, MSM and New Media, Music, Politics, Technology, Television.

Are the Republicans smart enough to figure out that opposing perpetual copyrights is a big, big win for them?  I hope so.  I agree with a whole bunch of other people that the liberty and freedom that conservatism offers is better and cooler than the statism of the left. It ain’t conservatives that are telling you • Read More »

I agree with… The New Republic?

November 3, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I agree with… The New Republic? | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Movies, MSM and New Media, Music.

I actually enjoy reading The New Republic because they’re one of the few lefty sites out there that respects intellectual integrity. I may not (and usually don’t) agree with what they say, but they usually come to their conclusions by way of logic and not polemics.  And they’re certainly spot-on with their takedown of John • Read More »

Pulling the Plug on Propaganda

October 27, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Pulling the Plug on Propaganda | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Current Events, Entertainment, MSM and New Media.

If you rely on the TV networks, the newspapers, or magazines to get your information…you are being lied to.  Just because it looks official doesn’t mean anything. I was at my parent’s house the other day.  Both of them are in their early 70’s and faithfully read the newspaper and watch TV news.  My dad • Read More »

Winning? – Part VI

October 24, 2012 | By exurbandoug | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Entertainment, Music, Politics.

Babs is sad. You see, her candidate for President isn’t doing so well.  In fact, he needs more money to prevail over a recalcitrant band of hicks in flyover country the usual Republican suspects.  Here is part of what she wrote in her email on behalf of the DCCC: The Democratic Party urgently needs your • Read More »

Dead Commies Suck

October 17, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Dead Commies Suck | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Apparel, Art, Culture, Entertainment, History, International, politcs.

Like this guy. Yeah, that fashion icon that clueless kiddies wear around campus to demonstrate their revolutionary bona fides.  Not that they know much about Che Guevara as a real person, who was both a sadist and inept revolutionary.  I often wonder if they also have Mao, Stalin, Idi Amin, or Pol Pot t-shirts in • Read More »