Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing!


What were the Jetsons’ besides the wet dream of acceleration uninterrupted? The year is 2062. From the opening credits, it’s obvious that all the problems of nuclear annihilation, resource scarcity, and overpopulation have been solved through harmonious technological growth. Everyone gets along. Maybe the environment is still a thorn in this society’s side, what with all the buildings raised on poles high into the air, safely above sea levels.

Nevertheless, what defines the world of the Jetsons’ is how fast everything has become. Paterfamilias George Jetson works an hour a day, two days a week, and still manages a comfortable middle class paycheck. He drops his kids, Judy and Elroy, off like a space shuttle jettisoning so much cargo. It takes no time at all. See ya, kids! Jane Jetson heads off to the aptly named ‘Shopping Center’ after swiping Mr. Jestson’s wallet. Really, this all takes seconds. They even have a robot maid (hi, Rosie!) to do their dirty work quickly and efficiently. READ MORE.



You can’t look at the CW’s Arrow without coming across Stephen Amell’s abs. Just look at them. With Amell’s buttery skin, they’re a set of perfectly tanned marble mountains enough to make even a jaded viewer swoon. And he shows them off with a regularity that would make even Matthew McConaughey blush and, maybe, say “shucks.” But that’s just surface. The abs look great on a poster but there’s more to Arrow than a parade of near perfect flesh. Although indisputably eye candy for the CW’s demographics, Amell has taken to the small screen as DC Comics’ Green Arrow (Oliver Queen when he isn’t on the clock), a character more known for his leftwing politics and not his general hunkiness. But then, comic book characters adapted to TV and film are often off the mark.