I usually check the entertainment section of Google News for the most prominent pop cultural tidbits. And, especially this time of year, I frequently am disappointed. The best thing on there was that there’s a new Harry Potter trailer out. Zowie. Get excited people. Here it is:
Maybe I’m missing something. If I am, I beg you: Bring it up in the comments.
But, failing that, let’s navel-gaze. We’re about one quarter of the way into the second year of this site. We’ve had some incredibly popular material, and some articles which, while less link-baity, showcase perfectly the blend of eccentricity, erudition, and earony I had in mind when I invited the smartest, funniest guys I knew to start a website more than a year ago.
As OTI transitions into a more established and regular publication—a process not without some growing pains—we’d like a report card. What do you think of how we’re doing? What could we do better? How would you like to see the site grow and change in the future? (One thing we’re thinking about is forums, to give our readers, many of whom are just as much the pop culture idiot savants that we are, a place to shine. What do you think?)
Don’t be a dick about it, but please be candid. We want to make OTI the best OTI it can be. For America. For the children. And for you.
UPDATE: Of course, right when I hit “Publish”, I read here that YouTube has just created a new section to highlight the treasure trove of TV shows and movies—including highlights T.J. Hooker, The Addams Family, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures (the animated series), I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched (in glorious black and white or in color, and Married with Children. As if my procrastination problem weren’t bad enough.