Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Joni Mitchell – In Her Own Words

joni1Jennifer Knoh is an Editor for ECW Press in Toronto, Canada (she worked with BBP Editor-In-Chief Andy Burns on his forthcoming book Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks We asked Jen what she’d recommend for Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide.  Here’s what she came up with.

If you’re in a gift-buying panic, take consolation in this: that hard-to-buy-for mother-in-law, boss, teacher, or grandparent is probably a Joni Mitchell fan. Not sure? Do they like music? Art? Trail-blazing women? You’re still set. Think of that scene in Love Actually where Emma Thompson admits Joni “taught your cold British wife how to feel.” (Forget about the cheating and the crying to “Both Sides Now” that followed because there just isn’t enough eggnog to manage that.)

Anyway, here’s the story behind your save-the-day, holiday-hero, can’t-fail gift . . .

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The GAR! Podcast: Christmas, Christie, and Crud

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re both a little sick and talking about a few of our favorite Christmas movies, Chris Christie and the Cowboys, the Sony hack attack, and where is South Jersey anyway? See and hear more after the jump.

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Robin Renee On… Gary Wilson’s You Think You Really Know Me

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Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love. This week, BBP contributor Robin Renee talks about Gary Wilson’s You Think You Really Know Me, check it out after the jump.

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Comic Book Compilations Part 2

Mind MGMT Vol 1There are so many great comic book compilations available this holiday season, you’re sure to find something of interest for a friend or loved one (or yourself). The only thing you have going against you right now is time.

Still, it’s not too late to grab something and wrap it up before the holidays!

Here then, is the second installment of our great comic book compilation list. You can find the first one, published yesterday, right here. Of course, we have other comic recommendations for the holiday season here and here as well as more pricey picks here and here.

Follow me after the jump for some fantastic suggestions!

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The Hobbit vs Annie vs Night at the Museum – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

One ring is looking to rule them all this weekend at the box office, and it probably won’t have any trouble at all doing so, even against a return trip to a museum and a little orphan girl. Here’s our prediction:

The_Hobbit_-_The_Battle_of_the_Five_ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has already grossed $25 million on its opening day this past Wednesday, and should destroy all the competition it will be up against. Peter Jackson has once more captured the imagination of fantasy fans with his Hobbit trilogy, and while I can’t say I’m a fan, millions of folks are, and will no doubt arrive in droves to see the final adventure of Bilbo Baggins. Look for a first place showing with $72 million.

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Comic Book Compilations Part 1

Velvet Vol1Over the last few weeks, our 2014 Gift Guide has detailed a number of comic book related ideas that you should consider wrapping up for that special pop-culture comic book fan in your life. You can check out two of those lists here and here.

Now, those selections are a little on the pricier side of things, but there are a number of fantastic – and affordable – comic book related compilations that you could lovingly give this holiday season.

Follow me after the jump, and I’ll run through eight different titles, in multiple collections, that everyone needs to reading!

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American Horror Story: Freak Show S04 E10: Orphans

 

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Last week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” was a bloody mess especially with Dandy’s version of bath time. No rubber ducky for you, Dandy! And when our little sociopath isn’t bathing, he’s causing a ruckus at a neighborhood Tupperware Party. Back at the Freak Show, people are dying left and right and Maggie suddenly comes under scrutiny. What effect did the disappearance of Ma Petite have on the other performers? We’ll have to take a trip back into time for that answer. Read the rest of this entry

Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Roof Oasis by Marie Gilbert

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Looking for something to read this holiday season? I think we have something perfect, especially if you’re a regular reader of Biff Bam Pop!. Roof Oasis is the stunning first novel from our site’s senior writer Marie Gilbert. Check out the details after the jump.

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