The Incredibles isn't Fascist or Objectivist or Whatever

Popular consensus seems to have settled on the idea that The Incredibles (along with most of Brad Bird's other films) espouses Ayn Rand-ian politics, by depicting the protagonists as inherently special (and therefore "greater than" everyone else) and decrying "participation trophy" culture and "everyone is special" philosophising.

Mad Men is Exhausting

AMC's Mad Men is a great show. As it winds down it's final season, one thing strikes me: it can be an exhausting watch at times.