Category Archives: Orphaned Opinions

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom

NAVA BRAHE: I am so glad Jonathan Franzen isn’t one of those mass-market authors churning out one or two books a year; frankly if he were, I couldn’t handle it. Then again, Freedom isn’t the sort of novel you’d want to read more than one of. One is quite enough to get your mind going in a million different directions, contemplating what is wrong in society. Turns out, in Franzen’s world, there’s a lot wrong, and very little right. Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Orphaned Opinions | Comments Off

ORPHANED OPINION: A Yankees Fan View Of the Wilpon/Mets Situation

DANIEL FEUERSTEIN: As a Yankees fan it is easy to see what has happened with my baseball team and what’s happened to the other side as our National League neighbors are feeling more pain than a normal 162 game season. But writing this opinion article is not about sticking it to a Mets fan, this is about giving them a shoulder to cry on for the right reasons. No matter how much it looks like the Wilpon family is trying to do things the right way, they always find a way to make it wrong. Continue reading

Posted in Orphaned Opinions, Sports | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Review: Philip Roth’s Nemesis

//

The following is an orphaned opinion by Nava Brahe. Disagree? Go ahead and add your side! Just login and post!

NAVA BRAHE: Philip Roth is one of the greatest living American authors. I have devoured almost…

Posted in Arts & Culture, Orphaned Opinions | Comments Off

Orphaned Opinion/Reader Discourse: Zombieland

Disagree with this? Join Perpetual Post and enter your counterpoint right now!

SAM PAGE: Zombieland, the horror-comedy film from first-time director Ruben Fleischer, delivers on some good character humor, and that’s really the extent of it. The film, bound to draw several inapt comparisons to the British Shaun of the Dead, becomes “the first horror comedy in recent memory to find significant theatrical success” by mostly avoiding the horror. Whereas Shaun succeeded through the gruesome post-apocalyptic background contrasting the more pressing, ordinary problems of the protagonist, Zombieland’s undead only exist to have their head beat in with Woody Harrelson’s banjo. Continue reading

Posted in Orphaned Opinions, Reader Discourse | 1 Comment

Heroes: Heroic?

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: If I’m ever put on six months of bed rest, I will seek the abyss that will at that point be thirty seasons of Lost. This summer I was in the mood for much lighter fare. Heroes it was!

AKIE BERMISS: Can anybody out there save me from the torture that is heroes? I know its bad for me. I know its bad for humanity. But I can’t stop watching! Why? Wherefore this morbid fascination with such bald mediocrity? Its worse that reality television. With reality television its real people wasting their lives on television while the rest of us watch and laugh and shake our heads. Heroes is real actors THROWING their careers away while we all watch wonder: how did it get this bad? Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Orphaned Opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Susan Boyle: A Multipart Discourse

EMILY SAIDEL: The underlying isms to the Britain’s Got Talent viral sensation.

AKIE BERMISS:Secret Ingredients of a Pop Star

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Susan Boyle, C’est Moi
Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Orphaned Opinions | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens:  A Non-Review

MOLLY SCHOEMANN:

“It’s very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present, you know what I mean?”

–Edith Bouvier Beale

I was

Posted in Arts & Culture, Orphaned Opinions | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Is A-Rod’s life like a soap opera? Don’t touch that dial!

Now that Alex Rodriguez is on the shelf recovering from surgery for the next few months, will the soap opera surrounding him calm down? As A-Rod once said to a Toronto infielder trying to catch a pop-up, HA!

Give this orphaned opinion your side! Orphans deserve love, too… Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Orphaned Opinions, Sports | Tagged | Comments Off

He Only Lies Because He Needs Attention

Remember the jocks you went to high school with? Remember how much more refined and intellectually curious they were than all the negative stereotypes you saw about them in the nerd-controlled media. Remember how they never actually challenged you to fights after school or punched you for walking on the nondescript picture of the school mascot in the middle of the floor, right inside the school’s front door? Remember how they never actually ignored classes that weren’t important because they got scholarships to college without knowing anything other than how to run around a lot and hit a ball with a stick or run into another person very quickly while being overweight? Continue reading

Posted in Orphaned Opinions | Comments Off

Odd Man Out, or Who Do You Trust?

RON KAPLAN: About 50 years ago, a pre-Tonight Show Johnny Carson hosted a game-show program called Who Do You Trust? Think of it as a precursor to reality TV.

Give this orphaned opinion your side! Orphans deserve love, too… Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Orphaned Opinions, Sports | Tagged , , | 5 Comments