Da Big Mac

I don’t think anyone would or could even argue that McDonald’s is a classic American institution. The golden arches are a fundamental piece on how both American’s and the rest of world look at American culture. I’m sure a rousing discussion about how a fast food chain influenced the culture of the most powerful nation in the world sounds fascinating to you, but I’m not here to do anything like that. I’m here to ask a much simpler question. Does McDonald’s have the best burger in Provo? It’s a long shot I know, but it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t…

Movie Time with JonnyT: Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is a film directed by David Leitch and stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy. In short: Not a fan. Story is beyond bad. Like bad bad bad. No good action can redeem this hot mess. To elaborate, Atomic Blonde has some really great moments. Okay one really really good moment, for those who have already seen the film, the staircase sequence. It’s one of the best fight scenes I’ve seen in a long time, but a single scene does not a movie make ya know? This one marvelous moment wasn’t enough to compensate for the total and unapologetic mess…

The Best Burger in Provo: CHOM

Hey just cause I went out to Canada last weekend doesn’t mean I forgot about my true quest in life, to find the best burger in a small city in the middle of Utah. Ahh a truly grand destiny. CHOM is a restaurant located just a few blocks north of Provo’s city center temple and features a potato bun in place of a normal one. Don’t ask me what the difference is because I don’t really know. It’s not the taste though. I ordered a BBQ bacon burger because it has three of my favorite words in it’s name. First…

Movie Time with JonnyT: Lion

So just this past week the film Lion (directed by Garth Davis) went up on US Netflix. It was one of those movies that I had always meant to get around to seeing, I heard so much good stuff about it, but I never seemed to be able to find the time to actually sit down and watch it. With it’s arrival on Netflix though I really didn’t have a reason to not see it. I cannot stress this enough. THIS MOVIE  DESTROYED ME Lion is an emotional roller coaster of pain, suffering, loneliness, fear and dread that somehow also manages to absolve…

Best Burger in Provo: Part 8

So originally I had planned on talking about McDonald’s for this post, but… uh…. I had an absolutely amazing burger just yesterday that I feel compelled to talk about. That burger came from Tommy’s Burgers at 401 W and 100 N. In Provo. Obviously. What I had was a double cheeseburger done “Texas” style including bacon, pickles, tomato and mayo. Oh also it was a chili burger, so there was chili on top. Ya know what, I actually took a decent picture of this so I’ll just let you look at it’s majesty. Would ya just look at that? Simple,…

Movie Time with JonnyT: Spiderman: Homecoming

Spiderman: Homecoming is the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that debuted on July 7th, it is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as the titular character. Everything I’m about to say in a nutshell: It’s was ok, needs more screen time with some characters, less of others and there is a bit too much action that ends up bogging it all down. Also some nice things. So I wanted to take a minute to elaborate/articulate on the specific things (not going into spoilers don’t worry) that I felt really weighed down the newest iteration of…

Throwback Thursday

I wanted to write today about some of the music that I’ve been listening to as it is the social media custom to talk about throwbacks on Thursday. I had two choices for groups to talk about. First was Foreigner, I have no idea why in the past week or so I’ve felt the impulse to listen to so much Foreigner, but they’re a great freaking band so it’s all good. That isn’t the group I’m gonna talk about though. (sorry dad) Instead I want to talk about Crystal Castles. If I were to sum up what it’s like to…