Shameless, ‘Milk of the Gods’ review: Genetics Russian roulette

January 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

“I have no control over time anymore. But this, this will live on.” 

Courtesy: Showtime

Courtesy: Showtime

Summer is always like that. The desolation of winter has given way to the hope of spring, which has now actualized into… something. It’s not entirely, or necessarily good or bad, but it’s something. There’s a sort of finality to the season.

When you look ahead to summer, you dream of waking up every morning with the one you love, spooning. But then summer arrives and, though you’re spooning, it’s with Sheila. The one you love-ish. And there’s someone holding on to you!

But at least you’re spooning.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Ten things that I wrote in 2014 that I love

December 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Today, we finally leave 2014 behind, a sad, tragic and depressing year.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, 2014!

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, 2014!

The kind thing to say about the year 2014 was that it was an odd one. The actual thing to say about it was that it was one where airplanes vanished, football players hit their wives, Ebola had killed thousands before we started caring, and police officers killed black men.

If all of these things have happened before, it seems like 2014 was the first year they did in a way that left us scrambling for answers. These things did not happen to us—but God bless you, if they did—but because we saw it all with our very eyes, it’s as if they did in a very small and infinitesimal way. For better or worse, we saw everything in 2014.

Both tragedy and joy hit A man must have a code directly in 2014, and I found inspiration in both. The silver lining to 2014 is that it was by far the best in the existence of this blog—here are my 10 favourite things I wrote. If said thing is in French, then learn French. « Read the rest of this entry »

The ‘Entourage’ movie trailer is here

December 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

The trailer for next summer’s Entourage movie is finally here in all its glory.

The boys are here and the bros are happy about it. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

The boys are here and the bros are happy about it. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

It was released on Dec. 23, just in time to hijack any last-minute plans that the bros of our time might have had to spend quality time either with the family or looking for the best possible present for the loved ones.

You can have Christmas if you want it, I’ll hang out over here with the trailer and the boys. Because Christmas never gave nobody nice calves, bro!

The trailer lives up to the billing, and it’s only fitting to write about it today. Here are 10 of my favourite things about these gloriously stupid 153 seconds of cinema.  « Read the rest of this entry »

A gentleman’s best – November

November 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Welcome to the third season of A gentleman’s best, where A man must have a code tackles long-form journalism. 

I guess the camera flash is, euhm, strategically placed.

I guess the camera flash is, euhm, strategically placed.

By now, you know the drill… In A gentleman’s best, I present my favourite feature of each issue of GQ and Esquire. I don’t work for, or on behalf of, either magazine—I simply enjoy reading features and explaining what works, or doesn’t, for each of them. Hopefully my readers will share this fascination of mine, because… #IDOTHISFORTHEPEOPLE!  « Read the rest of this entry »

A gentleman’s best – October

November 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Welcome to the third season of A gentleman’s best, where A man must have a code tackles long-form journalism. 

I'll take no "The Walking Dead" over an actor from that show.

I’ll take no “The Walking Dead” over an actor from that show.

By now, you know the drill… In A gentleman’s best, I present my favourite feature of each issue of GQ and Esquire. I don’t work for, or on behalf of, either magazine—I simply enjoy reading features and explaining what works, or doesn’t, for each of them. Hopefully my readers will share this fascination of mine, because… #IDOTHISFORTHEPEOPLE!  « Read the rest of this entry »

Your younger sister gets married. Now what?

October 14, 2014 § 2 Comments

If you’re lucky enough, you will get invited to and attend plenty of weddings in your life. But you haven’t been to one until your younger sister is the bride. Not many things are that humbling.

(Photo copyright © Dez Santana Photography)

(Photo copyright © Dez Santana Photography)

What follows is a version of some of the things that I talked about in a speech on Oct. 4, 2014, a day after my younger sister Mariane Blouin-Gascon married to Edward Mesias in Newark. It made me feel many feels, and I spoke with no notes but I think that I remember the gist of what I said. (The heart never forgets.) Readers will forgive me, today, for adding a few more things. I am better at articulating my thoughts when I write them down.

It was the perfect wedding, which is not the same as saying that it was perfect. On the Friday morning, Oct. 3, 2014, the owner of the restaurant where we had made a reservation for about 30 people the following evening called the groom and the bride to say that he was bankrupt and closing immediately.

Good timing and cool story bro, but now what? I think that this also part of why I say it was the perfect wedding. Life threw something at us, and we fixed it.  « Read the rest of this entry »

A gentleman’s best – September

September 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Welcome to the third season of A gentleman’s best, where A man must have a code tackles long-form journalism. 

Two different leading men.

Two different leading men.

By now, you know the drill… In A gentleman’s best, I present my favourite feature of each issue of GQ and Esquire. I don’t work for, or on behalf of, either magazine—I simply enjoy reading features and explaining what works, or doesn’t, for each of them. Hopefully my readers will share this fascination of mine, because… #IDOTHISFORTHEPEOPLE!  « Read the rest of this entry »

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