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Positive Cynicism – Why I’ve been taking so much time off

Aaron R. Davis has been struggling with his mental health. And, for the first time, he takes a week off from his pop culture missives to open up about his struggles and his recent decision to get help. Before seeking out professional help, Davis was plagued with

Positive Cynicism – Fan entitlement

The Internet has empowered fans to gather together to talk about the television shows, movies and comic books that they love. Unfortunately, this is not always a good thing. While social media sites can be a great avenue for passionate discussions about characters people love, it can

Positive Cynicism – The golden age of streaming is probably over

Netflix's online video library was significantly reduced earlier this week when the company lost licenses to almost 1800 titles, including films from Warner Bros., MGM and Universal. Those companies are looking to capitalize on Netflix's success by stealing away the company's customers with their own exclusive video

Positive Cynicism – Kate Upton and the next level of sexism

Finding out that P. Diddy and Kate Upton were spotted getting frisky with one another opened a bizarre can of worms for Aaron R. Davis. He found himself wondering - for some inexplicable reason - how this decision would effect Kate Upton's brand. David immediately recognized what

Positive Cynicism – Go away, go away, go away Dixieland

Last week, Brad Paisley grabbed headlines with his LL Cool J endorsed new song "Accidental Racist," which features lyrics like: "I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the southland / Tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be / I’m proud of where I’m