MAC Weekly Waves 26: Headbangers and Sofa Throwers

This week’s playlist was curated by @coryedwards50 then ordered by @kazm33 and created by me. The idea is the playlist is gonna make you wanna throw a sofa out a window and head bang with your house on fire. The playlist progressively gets more and more aggressive if you play it in order, if you don’t its still gonna be great to play at your next mosh pit.

Stopping for Death with Emily D.

Good Saturday to you all, today I’ll share another of my favorite poems with you. It’s Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson. This poem was published in 1890 after Emily’s death. She was not a known poet in her life time, she came for a very wealthy family that were apparent pillars of the community. Emily was often thought of as ecentric and probably a little weird which makes you love her even more. She was known to wear mostly white and keep to herself and write. As she grew older she about became a complete recluse and rarely left her room. When she died her younger sister found 1800 poems that Emily had written. She was first published posthumously in 1890 by some acquaintances, although grossly over edited from the original work. Emily didn’t title her poems, and her puncuation and sentence structure was wild and free roaming. Her early publishers didn’t trust her instinct and I assume they mansplaned editing and poetry and made some cash selling bastardized, but still great poetry. Scholar Thomas Johnson would find and return Dickinson’s work to her original writing and publish a collection as she intended in 1955.

Here is my favorite Emily Dickinson poem as she intended, Number 479.

Because I could not stop for Death – (479)

Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality.
We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility –
We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess – in the Ring –
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –
We passed the Setting Sun –
Or rather – He passed Us –
The Dews drew quivering and Chill –
For only Gossamer, my Gown –
My Tippet – only Tulle –
We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground –
The Roof was scarcely visible –
The Cornice – in the Ground –
Since then – ’tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity –

This is What Happens When Jim Haplert Leaves The Office

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. I do apologize this article is coming late due to plans I had earlier in the day. However, my lovely girlfriend and her dad took me to see A Quiet Place. I have never done a movie review before; therefore, I am going to give it a stab.

This movie is very different in many aspects. First aspect of this movie that is different is the lack of dialogue. The movie takes place in 2020, when a certain species takes over the world and kills off many of the human population. This creature is blind but has this superhuman hearing that can hear the smallest noise. The family that is followed in the movie has to be quiet in order to survive. While this seems impossible, this is probably the best suited family for this situation due to the fact the little girl is deaf and can only communicate via sign language.

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This movie is really cool because it truly shows how well this family prepared. They used sand on their walkways to cover up the sound of footsteps, they did not wear shoes to avoid the extra noise, they padded their house and barn with blankets so it was more soundproof, had set up procedures for certain situations, and had different kind of lights to let the others know if there was danger at their compound.

However, this movie had some weird aspects to it as well. The main being, I have no clue what the characters names are. Therefore, I assume John Kasinski is still Jim Haplert who is just having the most shitty Monday in human history. Nonetheless, it kept this movie simple and made it very intriguing.

Another weird aspect is there is absolutely no background and I hated it but loved it. They drop you into the movie and makes you feel like you are apart of the family. They do this by putting you into a confused mindset from the beginning. You have no idea what is going on or even how to stop it. This aspect will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire duration of the movie.

This is not really something I found weird, but you know these people must have known about the video game, Left 4 Dead. The zombies on the video game were also attracted to sound, but were killable. The best part about the game was the pipebomb making noises and attracting all the zombies and blowing them all to Hell. In the movie, the creatures were seemingly invincible, but sound else where made them go away. Therefore, I think it would have been smart to gather a bunch of timers and chucked them as far as possible to avoid some of these situations. For a family as well prepared as this one, even an idiot such as myself could have thought of that.

All and all this movie was a fantastic film and cannot wait to see if they will further this into a series or not. If you have not seen this movie, I am going to highly recommend you watch this. However, that is all I have for today and thank you for joining me on this Friday (well Saturday). As always stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.

Cincinnati Reds and… Music???

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a Cincinnati Reds fan. Also as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of music. Would you imagine these two things being correlated in any fashion? I know it may seem weird, but there exists quite a lot of music related to the Reds. I got laughs out of them, so I thought I’ll share some today. Let’s begin. Continue reading “Cincinnati Reds and… Music???”

The Most Overrated Eating Establishment of All Time

Prior to today, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this week. My busy schedule paired with being sick has kept me from brainstorming any ideas for articles. This problem solved itself when I saw my breakfast.

Knowing that I was in for another busy day, my mother was sweet enough to get me a Tudors biscuit. As a matter of fact, it was an order of biscuits and gravy with a hash brown. While I was all sorts of grateful she was kind enough to do this, I was quickly reminded of my complete and utter hatred of Tudor’s Biscuit World.

Tudor’s is a staple in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. I have absolutely no earthly idea why. The line at Tudor’s in the mornings has been known to literally prevent the flow of traffic at my local location. It is mind-boggling why this happens. The is virtually always a 10+ minute long wait. Once you finally get to the menu to place your order, you can’t understand a word that the person speaking through the speaker says. Once you finally get to the window, you’re handed your food by a drive-thru worker who, in my personal experience, generally isn’t very nice. The disappointment only continues when you get home and prepare to eat the food. To my constant horror, my biscuits are literally ALWAYS burnt. I genuinely can not remember the last time I went to Tudor’s and they didn’t burn my biscuit. How difficult is it for a restaurant specializing in biscuits to properly prepare a biscuit? Literally the only redeeming qualities I can name about Tudor’s is that they have a rather good gravy which generally can make their burnt monstrosity of a biscuit palatable (depending on how burnt it is), and they also have very good coffee. I would be amiss if I weren’t to mention these two things as a sort of counter to my rant.

When I moved to this area approximately 12 years ago, I experienced Tudor’s for the first time. Given the hype, I was exciting. I left bitterly disappointed then. I leave there bitterly disappointed to this day. In my opinion, Tudor’s is hands down the most overrated eating establishment I have ever experienced.

Thanks for reading and please don’t flame me too hard for my hot take on Tudor’s. Be sure to check out the other great content from the guys at Mid-American Culture. I hope to be finished with Far Cry 5 next week to give a full review!

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