With House Republicans playing chicken with economic collapse; a film with the most ridiculous title ever conceived opening this weekend; and the fact that nationwide heat wave reaching levels that even the most ardent critics of climate change have momentarily shut the hell up, TS' declaration on Tuesday that the FoW staff was back to our regularly scheduled mix of humor/review/and columns not only fell well below the radar but was also a tad premature.
While we promise no one has fallen victim to the general summer lethargy that all Americans develop during summer breaks in school, no one has been near a computer all week. Elaine's travels before the start of her graduate school program in 20th century literature were extended a bit longer than expected. Also, you'll be happy to know that Hokum's decision to shave his head did not lead to a tryout for the long-running, less glamorous Southern version of Jersey Shore known as Cops. Lastly, while Erica disappeared into her own thoughts about the French, TS' hiatus included extensive travel, a frantic work week and plowing through the first three seasons of Friday Night Lights.
So, assuming Congress finds a way to postpone defaulting on our national debt and Hollywood's latest blatant attempt to recreate Firefly doesn't send fanboys into a frenzy, the FoW staff will be back next week. August promises to be an exciting month with some new featured guest contributors in the world of fashion, art, and humor. Until then, enjoy the latest The Grownup Noise, a group we really like and we featured recently. Catch y'all on Monday.