Sublime Soapbox

Frothy expressions, observations & interpretations
Sublime Soapbox

Welcome to Sublime Soapbox … a virtual smorgasbord of musings on the latest Culture, Interwebs, Design, and Technology.


Although we typically make HEY! while the sun shines, we also embrace the moonlight, so you’ll also be privy to our ruminations about nightlife, including food, drink, music, and whatever else strikes our fancy.


So, join us on the Soapbox, won’t you?

  • Google "Nissan, Barbie and GI Joe" - and the whole page of results are YouTube videos and story lines about the commercial.

  • Although, committing memories to social media, or the internet broadly, is still the best tool available for adding our influences to public record.

  • We lost a good one this week Enjoy the next "Big Adventure" Pee-wee.

  • I have been listening to my music favs for a few decades...Rolling Stones, U2, Alice In Chains, Elton John, Black Keys, White Stripes, SlipKnot (Iowa Boys!), Lucinda Williams, John

  • Wow...We've been at it for 20 years. I'm proud - but I'm doubtful 30 more years will treat near me as well as Keith.

  • “We are not part of the subculture—we are part of the culture!” Andy Warhol helped ensure that that was possible for the Velvet Underground. Effectively acting as an impresario to

  • "Homer originated with my goal to both amuse my real father, Homer, and just annoy him a little bit," he told EW. "My father was an athletic, creative, intelligent filmmaker and wr

  • Some of my favorite bands just made me love them even more! MontyPython and the Holy Grail was made possible by personal investments by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Jethro Tull.

  • I saw Joseph Arthur for the first time at Alpine Valley opening for Perle Jam's 25th Anniversary concert. His performances are insightful. Especially this song.

  • On Thursday Epic decided without warning to begin offering its own payment service for Fortnite players, with a 20% cut in cost if they decided to bypass Apple’s in-app purchases.

  • The two-minute montage, narrated by the late George Carlin, accurately captures the cynical zeitgeist in America LONG before the 2020 election.

  • "You take the blue pill...the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill...and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

  • 30+ years now...I recall bands breaking mainstream...Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains...

  • Who else but Bill Murray can kick Disney's ass! (Who needs lame Frozen 2 ad when we can have Bill and Groundhog)

  • My sister introduced me to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" way back in...uh shit. I can't remember. (They're already yelling 'Bring out yer dead.')

  • 2112 influenced me like few other albums of that time. Of course there were many 70s classics, but Peart was breaking new ground, and side 1 was a masterpiece.

  • I love music. But despise the annual onslaught of the year's top 10, top 20, and top 50 lists. Art is in the eye of the #beerholder.

  • “I want you to panic,” she told the annual convention of world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, in January. “I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And th

  • “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” -Yoda (Including your money if you have kids. Especially your money.)

  • For Soledad O’Brien, the presidency of Donald Trump has ripped the cover off a lot of things—most urgent for O’Brien—the soft and vulnerable underbelly of U.S. journalism.

  • Fans of The Wire will NOT entertain your comparisons to Power.

  • With a 24 hour news cycle to fill - everything is fair game. Particularly when they can, and frequently will - regurgitate mass shooting stories the the umpteenth time. #Click bait

  • Not sure where to start...or end. The Cars broke big during my teenage years. I LOVED the CARS. And I obviously have to say their album covers rate high on the prepubescent chart..

  • George Clooney dropped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to do his part combating all of this “rampant dumbf—ery” he sees — especially on social media and within the White House.

  • See You on the Other Side, set for release on Nov. 29, includes 16 Osbourne solo albums on 24 hand-pressed, 150-gram multi-colored splatter vinyl pieces.

  • When Yogi couldn’t get into a cannabis shop dumpster, he decided to run off with the goods instead.

  • And I just threw up in my mouth. The new toy set will re-create the iconic Central Perk coffee shop, and Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica, and Joey. "Iconic?"

  • The 1980s Bud Light spokesdog’s name is now gracing packages of dog treats. The pet products from Spuds Ventures LLC don’t contain beer. They’re made with hemp seed and hemp oil.

  • "For those who crave a dose of nature but cringe at the idea of bugs, dirt, and sleeping on the ground, here are a few products designed to make camping a lot more tolerable."

  • I grew up watching Mulder and the X-Files. One of the BEST shows of all time. And I like how he thinks. But that’s just me.

  • Moments after the U.S. Women’s National Team took home its fourth World Cup victory, Fox News stepped into a Lyon sports bar to get live reaction. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Uhhhhhhh, What In The Actual F$@K IS GOING ON HERE???!!! #headsgonroll #lefteyemuthafukkah

  • ONLINE FAKERY RUNS wide and deep, but you don’t need me to tell you that. New species of digital fraud and deception come to light almost every week.

  • Bolstered by the compliment(?) that they'd "be great in a van," Corey Smith and his gal pal, Emily King left for new lives in a Volkswagen Vanagon Camper.

  • The Atlantic decided to make an impact through an ad, featuring an excellent actor, Michael K. Williams, who played The Wire's Omar Little, one of the most badass characters ever.

  • Bowie was a genius. Not just musically, but in pretty much he everything he bothered with. His observations of where the internet was headed are mind-blowing spot-on.

  • All of the big brands are busting budgets for the Super Bowl. And sorry, they can only afford one celebrity cameo appearance. One ad that we hope to see on repeat - Mr. Malkovich.