Submitted by Lori R. Lopez on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 4:34pm
In a Goldilocks Society, it is proper to seek out that which is neither too hot nor too cold. Why settle for less when we can have warm and cozy? It is therefore fitting to reject what is too hard or too soft, too big or too small. It is imperative that we make accurate decisions: pick the exemplary melon from the market; select the best answer on a multiple-choice exam; meet our perfect match at an online dating service. We want everything to be just right. But where the heck is Goldilocks when it comes to preserving entertainment that is not too extreme, not too t
Submitted by Lori R. Lopez on Wed, 06/02/2010 - 8:53pm
I know I'm not the only person to be moved to tears by the ending of a book or movie. Books can elevate the soul or wring the emotions like a wet hanky. Films can make graphic statements that are seared into the mind's eye. So don't pretend you think I'm some wacko because saying goodbye to a television series that has been part of my life for a number of years is heart-wrenching. It isn't peculiar in the least to feel sad over the loss of beloved characters — even if they're no more real than that myth about the moon being made of cheese! (That isn't real, right?)
Submitted by Lori R. Lopez on Wed, 12/16/2009 - 3:17pm
Be prepared. I am not in a humorous mood. I'm angry, in fact, feeling abused by a system that is supposed to inform as well as entertain. Hence the title.
Do not mistake my meaning. I'm not referring to boredom or an insult to intelligence. My premise that entertainment could abuse is based, rather, on content and example. It has nothing to do with quality.
Submitted by Lori R. Lopez on Mon, 06/15/2009 - 4:56am
Upon the success of my debut ENTERTAINMENT article (just kidding — but seriously, you should read it), I caved to unpopular demand in deciding to compose a sequel. Or a string of sequels. What could I possibly say to generate further lack of interest? The solution is obvious: I need to discuss what isn't Entertainment. Like this article. (Insert canned laughter.) Okay, I'm being facetious. The initial ENTERTAINMENT was well-received, and that's a lot to live up to. I'm under a great deal of pressure.
Submitted by Lori R. Lopez on Wed, 05/27/2009 - 2:15pm
The battle wages on across the big screen as I fatalistically record these words. But while the dust settles and we the ragtag followers seek solace once more in the deeper searing gaze of the hero we have come to know and trust so well, we must realize with a bitter cry of anguish that she was taken from us — plucked out of our midst so abruptly, and not by the enemy, The Machines, but by our very own kind.
Submitted by Lori R. Lopez on Fri, 05/01/2009 - 6:04pm
What fans tend to recall most fondly and vividly about a television show will be the song that introduces each episode. These tunes can withstand decades imbedded in our psyche, becoming part of who we are. They can immediately stir affection and recollection, bring to mind our perception of a particular series by embodying the aspect of the characters and setting. Everyone has their favorites. This is our list of treasured memories.