Three Sunday TV shows you’re probably not watching, but should.

Here at Rhyme et Reason, we like our TV shows: Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Dance Moms, Ringer, and Real Housewives come to mind. So, I’m going to add a few more shows to the list that I’ve recently started obsessing over and I think are worthy of watching on Sundays. (Feel free to disagree, dear reader, and comment below!) Get your remotes ready!   Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC  (a.k.a. #Nerdland) Melissa Harris-Perry is breaking all sorts of barriers on cable TV where mostly white male pundits, journalists and politicians dominate weekend political talk shows, and I love every minute of … Continue reading Three Sunday TV shows you’re probably not watching, but should.

WTF Wednesdays: Lowe’s pulls ads from “All American Muslim”

The news that Lowe’s pulled its advertising during TLC’s reality show “All American Muslim” and is not backing down from the decision after the Florida Family Association pressured the home improvement company, deserves a big, hearty “WTF."  Who’s crazier in this case? Is it the Florida Family Association, a small conservative fringe group who claims that "All American Muslim” is “propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism”?  Or is it Lowe’s, which has more than 1,725 stores in the U.S. and Canada (and Mexico), and stated that since the TV show … Continue reading WTF Wednesdays: Lowe’s pulls ads from “All American Muslim”

WTF Wednesdays: Lowe’s pulls ads from “All American Muslim”

The news that Lowe’s pulled its advertising during TLC’s reality show “All American Muslim” and is not backing down from the decision after the Florida Family Association pressured the home improvement company, deserves a big, hearty “WTF.”  Who’s crazier in this case? Is it the Florida Family Association, a small conservative fringe group who claims that “All American Muslim” is “propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism”?  Or is it Lowe’s, which has more than 1,725 stores in the U.S. and Canada (and Mexico), and stated that since the TV show … Continue reading WTF Wednesdays: Lowe’s pulls ads from “All American Muslim”

Must NOT See: TLC’s “Virgin Diaries”

I wish I could forget about TLC’s new reality show, “Virgin Diaries.” I should have been winding down a busy weekend last night reading one of the many books I’ve started but not finished and thinking ahead to what I need to do this week.  Instead, I caught the last few minutes of “All American Muslim,” when it suddenly segued into the premiere of “Virgin Diaries” and I was thrown unprepared into the strange stories of 20-and-30-something year-old virgins: a trio of roommates – Lisa, 30, Danielle, 29, and Tamara, 30 (a “reclaimed virgin”); mortgage banker Carey Ahr, 35; and … Continue reading Must NOT See: TLC’s “Virgin Diaries”

throwback thursday: “creep”- tlc

we’ve decided to shake things up here at rhyme et reason by giving you a host of themed days.  today, will be known as “throwback thursday.”  we’ll be sharing some of our favorite songs that aren’t exactly new but are worthy of recognition nonetheless.    i’m starting with tlc’s “creep” from their cd CrazySexyCool which happens to have been my very first!  (full disclosure: i was 7 when it was released in 1994.)  the song has horns, a steady beat, t-boz’s throaty vocals and the most amazing euphemism for fucking around on someone ever.  it has been on every playlist … Continue reading throwback thursday: “creep”- tlc