Action Park and the end of the American Dream

Action Park was the mad brainchild of Gene Mulvihill, a place where the visitors were in control of their experience, one inspired by the thrills of the great outdoors.  Today, it’s spoken of in hushed tones, as though merely mentioning a time when kids were free to roam and play, determining for themselves what was… Continue reading Action Park and the end of the American Dream

The Simpsons: America’s favorite animated family is still brilliant, funny, and biting after 33 years

The Simpsons numbers over 700 episodes and counting.  The show has birthed a thousand memes on social media, is said to have predicted the Donald Trump Presidency, but remains a family comedy at heart, turning this tried and true formula into an ongoing commentary on American life and culture. The Simpsons is more legend than… Continue reading The Simpsons: America’s favorite animated family is still brilliant, funny, and biting after 33 years