Week In Review

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Selena Gomez–Not A Douche

The 168 Turnaround **IMPORTANT: zsroe.com is going down to one post per week, starting next week.  New posts will be made every Thursday with The ZS Roe Vlog appearing every other week.  Are these changes a bad idea?  If you think so, let me know in the comment section below.  Otherwise, do as you do.** … Continue reading

God Bless America: Perfectly Obscene

The 168 Turnaround I’d like to think I have a good sense of humour.  Other people, however, might say that I’m just a bad person.  After all, I laugh at things that are usually quite … well, impolite.  For example, consider the following joke: Q:  How many babies does it take to paint a wall? … Continue reading

Oscars Schmoscars—DRIVE For The Win

The 168 Turnaround: Jan. 22-28, 2012 When this year’s Academy Award Nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, the overwhelming response was disappointment and surprise. As a big movie lover, I tend to enjoy awards season, especially the Oscars. Three hours long or not, I almost always watch the Oscars from start to finish. This year, … Continue reading

Mark Wahlberg—A Douche Worth Forgiving

The 168 Turnaround: Jan. 15–21, 2012 In the world of douchebaggery, some say that actor Mark Wahlberg now reigns supreme.  I’m sure you know the guy—he starred in such films as The Fighter, The Other Guys, Boogie Nights (my favourite), and most recently Contraband. As actors go, he’s a pretty talented fellow, though he has … Continue reading

Punk Rawk—Like A Fart In The Wind?

The 168 Turnaround: Jan. 8 – 14, 2012 Music matters, and it affects people all over the world in various and sometimes conflicting ways.  As one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so too is one man’s musical guilty pleasure another man’s defining rhythm and melody.  I know—I’m that guy who listens and loves a … Continue reading

I’m Hip, Therefore I Hate

The 168 Turnaround: Jan. 1 – 7, 2012 It’s easy to hate, and it can be fun, too. But it takes work to be a Hater, to be (in other words) so vigilant in your denunciation of all things that do not meet your own personal standards of excellence.  Even when an offence is slight, … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Louis C.K. Wins Big, Takes Over The World

THIS WEEK: December 11 – 17, 2011 The invention of the internet changed everything, and continues to do so.  In the past, you needed to be aligned with a major corporation, studio, or publishing house to have your voice heard and listened to.  But that isn’t the case anymore.  Just ask American stand-up comic Louis … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Crazy Conservative Muppet Conspiracy

THIS WEEK: December 4 – 10, 2011 The Week At Large Last week, I took umbrage with the filmmakers who are brining Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic Ender’s Game to the big screen.  But now I’m starting to second guess myself, what with some of their rather inspired casting choices.  Just this week it was … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Kids Suck

THIS WEEK: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2011 The Week At Large I enjoy singing.  I’m not saying that I’m especially good at it, but I do get a kick out of doing it.  And I’ll go one further—I also enjoy being sung to.  And so I’m tickled to learn that Western Union is planning … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Sci-Fi Writer For The Win

THIS WEEK: November 20 – 26, 2011 The Week At Large The movie industry is a serious business where real men and women make real sacrifices of time, money, and even life.  And no one knows that more than the filmmakers behind G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation.  A crewmember died this past Tuesday while taking down … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Cigarettes Are Sexy

THIS WEEK: November 13 – 19, 2011 The Week At Large So you still can’t trust your daughters with Justin Bieber.  Rumours of him having fathered a fan’s baby died down after the young mother dropped her paternity suit last week.  Apparently, however, the pop sensation will still be taking a DNA test to determine … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: On Losing Brandon Roe

**The 168 Turnaround will return to its regular format next Saturday** Life is hard.  The older I become, the truer to me that sentiment seems.  And yet during life’s hardest moments, such an expression seems grossly understated.  Written so simply and with such ease, those three words do little more than grope for a rough … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Child Abuser Caught On Film

THIS WEEK: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2011 The Week At Large So teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has been accused of fathering an older woman’s baby, and Bieber’s fans have come to his defence, one even tweeting (in something of a raging incoherence), “‘WAH BITCH LEH THAT MARIAH YEATER. Not only is Justin affected, you … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Dear Jack–Raffi’s Love Letter

THIS WEEK: October 23 – 29, 2011 The Week At Large Life is tough; life on a film set … well, that can be deadly. According to reports, a stuntman died late this past Thursday while filming an explosion scene on the set of The Expendables 2. It just goes to show that Hollywood isn’t … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Best Love Story

THIS WEEK: October 16 – 20, 2011 The Week At Large So former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, and people are dancing in the streets in celebration.  Personally, I’m not sure his death—or anyone’s—should be a cause for celebration.  But speaking of death and celebration (a shameless segue if there ever was one), … Continue reading

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