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The NFL Playoffs

Just a quick word about the Wildcard games of the past week and the playoffs next week: Brady‘s Buccaneers only got in because the division is so horrible. After all, they made it in with a losing record. So, it comes as no surprise that the lost to the Dallas Cowboys. People are saying thatContinue reading “The NFL Playoffs”

Coming Clean About Christmas

By Melissa Minners                I love Christmas.  It’s all about peace and love and…well, there are some things that have happened over the years at Christmas that bear discussion.  Some things are just happy memories, but others, well…one never knows what one might see or hear at Christmas time.  I think it’s time I finallyContinue reading “Coming Clean About Christmas”

Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day

By Melissa Minners            Thanksgiving Day means many different things to many different people.  As we grow older, we learn that the tale of the very first Thanksgiving Day we were told as children was a fabrication of sorts.  Pilgrims that arrived in Massachusetts did have a harvest festival with aContinue reading “Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day”

Hallmark Christmas Movies

By Melissa Minners Okay, admit it: how many of you have already started watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel? Alright, I’ll go first – yes, I’m addicted to Hallmark Christmas movies, even though they all have a similar format. Boy and girl meet and have no real interest in each other…or had an interestContinue reading “Hallmark Christmas Movies”

Happiness Is Opening Day

By Melissa Minners             Football fans will scoff at me.  Hockey fans will snort.  Basketball and soccer fans will walk away in disgust.  I don’t care.  Opening day of the baseball season equals happiness and I don’t care who doesn’t share my opinion.  Each year, I mourn the last day of the baseball post-season.  EveryContinue reading “Happiness Is Opening Day”

The Game of Thrones Finale

My Opinion By Melissa Minners Spoiler Alert: If you have not watched the entire Game of Thrones series through to the last episode of Season 8, don’t read this commentary as it will spoil the ending!                Okay, spoiler alert out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty gritty.  I know I amContinue reading “The Game of Thrones Finale”

The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome

Has The Movie Industry Run Out Of Ideas? by Melissa Minners             There has been a trend in the movie industry; a trend that may have begun long ago in a galaxy far, far away…or even further back than that.  Once upon a time there was a thing called the serial movie.  Basically, the powersContinue reading “The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome”

Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!

Here at G-POP, we’re not fond of New Year’s resolutions. After all, resolutions seem to be made to be broken. Who has ever really followed through with one of those anyway? But in the spirit of the holiday, here are some things that we will definitely try to follow through on: We will get usedContinue reading “Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!”

I Still Believe in Santa Claus

A Christmas Season Reflection By Melissa Minners             The holiday season – a joyous time of year where peace and good will reign…unless you’re trying to get hold of a $399 laptop computer.  That’s when good passes out the window.  So what if I just knocked down some 70-year-old grandmother, causing her to be trampledContinue reading “I Still Believe in Santa Claus”

How Early Is Too Early?

Rushing the Holidays By Melissa Minners             When I was a kid, I looked forward to the beginning of the holiday season.  Just a week or two prior to Thanksgiving, my teacher would have us draw paper turkeys, using our hands as guides.  Holiday specials would begin to appear on television.  Snoopy and the gangContinue reading “How Early Is Too Early?”