When it comes to pure Christmas magic, there are many options if you want to put on a movie. However, few of them are able to stand up against the 1990 classic “Home Alone.” It introduced us to Macaulay Culkin, gave us the wet bandits, had an amazing score by John Williams, and was a barrel of fun for everybody.
It has a great atmosphere, and you really feel for Kevin in the movie – he’s bullied, forgotten, and hunted by mean thieves. But he gets the better of everybody and learns all about himself and his relationships with his family, too.
Blame the Germans
English has a ton of little odd foibles and details that don't make sense when you're trying to learn it. More than one goose is geese, but more than one moose is mooses. More than one ox is oxen, but more than one box is boxes. It's all over the place. English has collected a bunch of languages together, and this word comes from the old Germanic Wodnesdaeg, which basically translates into Wodan's day.
Wodan was a god in the pagan tradition (possibly he was Odin), and English has a lot of roots in classic German. We just kind of slur it together and call it good.
Someone Who Doesn't Go the Gym That Much
Yeah, if you're just dealing with some ten-pounders and barely breaking a sweat, you might not have to grunt that much. However, if you're actually trying to get stronger, grunting comes in handy. But, yeah, obviously, there are a bunch of people that need to try and keep it down a little bit.
Also, why is the Dude wearing an Oculus Rift? Why is he in the gym carrying a sign and holding an Oculus Rift? Something about this image is fishy. If he's in VR, why is he also in the gym? Why does he care about grunters if he's playing a video game or something?
And Yet, They Shouldn't
We're not going to mince words here. We don't like “The Bachelor.” Yes, even low-brow trash TV like this show has its place if you need to shut off for a little while, but it's just not something we're interested in. You can't get to know somebody by hanging out in a house with them for a few weeks.
You have to spend real time with that person – and just that person! No wonder many of these relationships fail; they're being built on a sand dune. There is other TV to watch, you know. Netflix has great shows; anything, including the evening news, is better than watching The Bachelorette.
You All Know Why They Do This, Right?
Well, now, that looks like an interesting program or internet service to use, doesn't it? It doesn't matter what kind of service we're talking about – anything from music to bookkeeping to stock photography. You want to try out the free trial, but it's asking you to enter your credit card number. Why, then, if you're just giving it a free trial?
It's because if you don't stop the service before the free trial ends, then they can charge you for another month, three months, or even a year of use. Be sure to read those terms of service carefully, everybody.