Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
9 days ago | Grocery Guide
There’s a meme making the rounds again comparing the amount of food you can get from KFC for $20 and the amount of food you can get from the grocery store for the same price. The implication is that stupid, poor and lazy people are throwing t...
10 days ago | Pop Culture
Last month Transformed explored my least-favorite trope in makeover shows: the “goth to normal” look. Or, as they call it this time, Goth to Gorgeous. Pardon me while I throw up a bit. Nicole Guilbault, a self-described Victorian goth, decided to ...
14 days ago | Pop Culture
Wreck-It Ralph 2 finally got a teaser trailer this month. I’m not going to lie, Wreck-It Ralph is legit my favorite Disney film. I’ve been tapping my feet like a Sonic the Hedgehog idle animation for a sequel since the credits rolled on the first ...
15 days ago | Random Ephemera
In 1977, Star Wars (now referred to as Episode IV: A New Hope) was released, and it became the highest-grossing film of that year. By a lot. There was no Star Wars fandom to please in 1977. In 1984, the horror-comedy Ghostbusters became a surprise...
24 days ago | Doctor Who
Even on years when Whovians don’t get a full new series of Doctor Who, we get a special episode at Christmas. Christmas and The Doctor have been linked from the very beginning of the show. The first thing on my “winning the lottery” list is the va...
2 months ago | Gaming
If you know the name of Joe Grisaffi then it’s probably for his popular series of locally-produced independent films. Seriously, you should see Lars the Emo Kid. It’s really good and dirt cheap on Amazon. When he’s not making movies, he spends his...