At a personal level, Taylor Swift calls out Scooter for “incessant, manipulative bullying” against her. This is a feud that has gone on for a long time.
Society tells us that pigs don’t herd sheep, boys don’t dance, girls don’t play soccer or roller derby. But the heroes in the movies bravely defy society.
“You hate to see it” expresses a combination of criticism, schadenfreude, and dismay. But mostly it’s a lazy way of expressing faux sympathy.
What are we celebrating on St Patrick’s Day? The day celebrates St Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. But what on earth does Christianity have in common with being Irish?
Many recent Hollywood movies have played the daddy-issues card. But this movie is showing that, for many of us, there will also be mummy-issues.
The melancholy of human existence is that we constantly crave something new. But the new quickly becomes old. And then what?
When he sings, “Had my first kiss on a Friday night, I don’t reckon I did it right”; we reminisce, “Me too!”. That’s Ed Sheeran’s charm. He’s one of us.
His name says it all. He is alone. Solo. No parents. No friends. If we trust no-one, we will never be hurt. But if we trust no-one, we will be alone.
On the one hand, the Laurel-Yanny debate is a proof of relativism. You have your truth and I have mine. But on the other hand, it can also function as proof of objective truth—because everyone still hears two syllables and the same vowels.