Beth Mann's Blog
- Long Beach Island, New Jersey, USA
- November 11
- Hot Buttered Media
- I'm a writer and creative consultant. I have years of experimental comedy and strange theater under my belt. I surf. I cook. I love wine, men and song.
And puppies. I effin' love puppies.
MY RECENT POSTS
- 20 or 21 Netflix Streaming
Suggestions for a Cold Night
December 15, 2013 08:13PM
- It's Just a Truck (Or Why I
Don't Like Michael Stipe)
July 07, 2013 11:27AM
- 10 Screaming, Streaming,
Steaming Netflix Suggestions
June 02, 2013 05:19PM
- You and your Dumb Mental
April 07, 2013 10:12AM
- 10 Rainy Day Streaming Netflix
September 28, 2012 12:41PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Lovely piece! Validating
and touching. (And thanks for
February 14, 2014 12:39PM
- “Well look at all the
activity at ol' OS. Kudos
are all the
December 28, 2013 06:34PM
- “This is a powerful org.
Well-organized with wide
December 17, 2013 09:46PM
- “I'm with
You can also be
a daily virtual thorn in
December 17, 2013 09:34PM
- “Okay, I've included
everyone's suggestions. (You
really write this
December 16, 2013 01:45PM
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As the weather turns butt-ass cold at the Jersey shore, I find myself spending more "quality time" with my dear friend, Netflix. (Hey, it's only $10 a month - cheaper than many of my flesh and bone counterparts.)
Below is my list of streaming Netflix programs that range… Read full post »
"1200 dollars? You gotta be kidding me."
"Beth, the rust damage is too extensive. If we try to fix your brakes, it will be like opening a whole can of worms. Fuel lines are rusted...calipers...its just not worth it."
"But...what will I do with it?"
"We can… Read full post »
Here’s my latest picks, raring and ready to stream on Netflix today. (Okay there’s one show listed that you can’t watch on Netflix but its so good that I came up with a back-up plan so don’t worry your pretty little head.)
1. The Woman Who Wasn’t… Read full post »
Let's say I had a highly communicable disease. How about we call it mondocrazyitis. This mondocrazyitis of mine was so contagious that if you stood in a room with me, you might catch it. Even talking to me on the phone left you vulnerable to my cooties.
Yet you see… Read full post »
I'm not professing that the following programs and films are the best ever. My Top Ten Netflix Suggestions consisted of the heavyweights. This list is composed of semi-mindless entertainment where one can comfortably zone out, which we all need sometimes, right?
I deliberated long and hard about this post. Would I sound racist? Intolerant? Can I even use the term “illegal immigrants”? Then I began to internally rail against a stifling political climate, where it’s difficult to utter one word about racial issues or imm… Read full post »
Most of my life, I've waited for my mentor to come along. You know, that magical, mystical (and hopefully hot) elder who would gently yet firmly instruct and guide me down the yellow brick road of life.
But alas, nobody. Sure, some… Read full post »
(Originally appeared in Freedom is Green, a medical marijuana advocacy site.)
I've been a long-time fan and Internet friend of Mr. Dan Carlin, a Libertarian-leaning journalist, commentator and historian who painstakingly crafts some of the best podcasts in podcast history.
In the movies, I’m at my dying aunt’s bedside, a band of loving cousins surrounding me. I’m singing a song she used to sing with my mother and other aunts and uncles a long, long time ago. When they’d sit around the kitchen… Read full post »
[This is a piece I wrote several years ago that seems timely considering the d-i-v-o-r-c-e.]
I don’t have the movie star hots for Tom Cruise. I don’t even like him much as actor. He seems like a shiny little alien on Scientology overdrive. But while in… Read full post »
Okay, I had to laugh when I first saw this anti-sex trafficking campaign from the Demi and Ashton Foundation. Some Hollywood heavyweights bandied together for a cause. Not unheard of. A good publicist makes sure his or her client has a sturdy cause…
So you and I were groggy, lying in bed, waking, touching one another. My thoughts were sleepily wandering from one topic to the next. I started telling you a story from my past that I never finished.
It… Read full post »
The Good Weather Glee Club
The Good Weather Glee Club: I can't stand this rain. It's supposed to be 85 degrees tomorrow and sunny. Can't wait.
Me: Hmm...it's March. I find those temperatures disconcerting this early.
The Good Weather Glee Club: Really?? I LOVE it.
Me: Do you… Read full post »
Originally written for Freedom is Green.
On Tuesday, I woke up to find that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to… Read full post »
When you look at me like that, I don't know what to do. It's too stimulating, too exciting.
For such a shy man, it's such a bold act, the way you stare. Audacious. It makes me admire you. It makes me think you're a surprise. And I like surprises.
I try to maintain… Read full post »
A final blow to the head and he was out cold, face down, glistening drool seeping from his cracked, nicotine-stained lips. And I was the one who did it. I warned him that I would. That I could. But he didn't… Read full post »
Man, I was hungover on
Saturday. I went surfing with my friend in the a.m. but after I
came home and took a hot shower, I was done, kaput.
So when I saw that Whitney Houston's funeral would be viewable online, I thought, "Perfect, Beth Mann. You have a plan. You could… Read full post »
Say Anything came out… Read full post »
Some musicians are a little too smart for their own good.
They're not bad or anything. Just could stand a little lightening
up occasionally. A little...self-serious, perhaps. This is because
they "smarted the fun out of music."
WARNING! Do not defend the band to us or you'd be seriously… Read full post »
I walk by the house on my way to the beach every day. It's a massive, faceless house but it overlooks the ocean. And here, that means everything.
Last week, I noticed several cars parked in the driveway.… Read full post »
It doesn't take much to excite me at this point of the winter. It's cold, dreary and desolate at the Jersey shore and I wear pajamas and my "suicide robe" (as I affectionately call it) entirely too much. Teeth are brushed only if they're lucky. And one day… Read full post »
“Are you calling me a liar?” I asked the stone-faced 20-something cashier.
“No, I’m just saying that lots of customers tell us a price is cheaper than it is."
“So you are calling me a liar. The cabbage is 69 cents a pound. Check it if you don’t believe me. B… Read full post »
My New Year's resolution made over a decade ago was to touch people more. To break that social wall that keeps our hands and bodies a safe distance from one other. To connect more physically.
I'm speaking of the/… Read full post »
[This is a repost from last year. Happy holidays, all! ]
Okay, there's actually a small handful of good holiday songs and the rest should be candy caned to death. (The rest will be revealed at the end of the piece. Don't peak.)
Do They Know it's… Read full post »
Because of the popularity of our last Open Call, Alysa Salzberg (of Alysa Salzberg fame) and I decided to join forces once again and compose a complementary list to 7 Things I'm Surprised I Like.
I love animals. LOVE them. They make me believe in God and everything… Read full post »