New Taylor Swift Comes Through; “reputation” Reviewed

I kept hearing that Taylor Swift was changing the pop music rules prior to the release of her sixth album “reputation.” Most pop artists release the “best” music on an album as advance singles to advance hype the album. We’re a singles driven generation now with iTunes. Whatever. The reviews of the four “reputation” singles fell everywhere of the review spectrum…which is sort of brilliant in a sociopathic kind of way. I thought two things about the lead-up to the release of “reputation.” A. The singles range from bad to…

New Taylor and I Are Back On; Reviewing the Singles From “Reputation”

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Once upon a time when everyday was a fairy tale, I didn’t listen to Taylor Swift music. I owned the persona of music snob asshole very convincingly and took the role even more seriously than that. New U2 bores the hell out of me (still so pissed Apple invaded my iTunes library with Songs of Innocence. So pissed).  Coldplay makes the worst music ever.  Taylor writes the same thing but plays it in different keys, mostly happy major keys where rainbows dot the skies and kittens prance happily down roads…

Stranger Things 2 Ode (SPOILERS)

****SPOILERS AHEAD**** If you have yet to watch season 2 of Stranger Things TURN AROUND and go watch before you read. When Bob first appears in season 2 of our current favorite binge watchable show Stranger Things, you may have thought he was Patton Oswalt. However, that’s just Kali fucking with your head. Who you’re seeing is Sean Astin best known for his roles in Lord of the Rings and The Goonies. Anyways, enough about Sean, this post is all about the man, the myth, the legend, Bob Newby. Bob,…

The Beer League: Game of Thrones Edition

Earlier this week, a few of us over here at Bat Flip started discussing how good The Hound (Game of Thrones) would be at the plate if he were in a softball beer league.  Koop first mentioned it, and brought up the absurd power The Hound would have while slamming PBR’s like a champ.  I jumped in, then Gypsy jumped in, and things escalated very quickly from there.  My mind instantly started to wander to each position on the field, and I’m gonna give you our final lineup card.  …

Is Superbad Overrated?

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Netflix made big waves among 20-somethings this past February when the 2007 movie Superbad was added to its vast list of streaming titles. One of this sites admins, who will remain nameless, was especially excited about this development, and perhaps equally disgusted when I shared my scalding hot take- that Superbad is an overrated movie. I watched it a couple times in high school shortly after it came out, but it’s been close to ten years. As I recall, yes, it had its funny moments. But in my eyes, was…