Gloryosky will be, as of June 1, 2014, a media and ephemeral culture site. The heaviest focus is on Canadian television.
Why will you change the name of the site from URBMN to Gloryosky?
Simply put, there was confusion between URBMN and sweetposer.com. Sweetposer Entertainment was, until recently, the company name I used to represent URBMN. People spelled the site name Sweet Poser, sweetposter.com, and generally choked the name like a sweetposing chicken. No one – aside from me – knew what the URBMN initials stood for, either. gloryosky.ca will be the site’s official address, at some point.
What did the URBMN initials stand for?
Nothing. They were five letters that sounded good together. The UR part of URBMN used to stand for Unbelievably Retarded; URBMN used to stand for Unbelievably Retarded Blog Music News. For obvious reasons, I scrubbed this from my official history.
Why Gloryosky, then? Doesn’t this swap one vague identity for another?
It’s a famous exclamation uttered by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder’s Little Annie Fanny, from the Playboy comic of the same name. People get that exclamation wrong, spelling it gloriosky.
Simply put, the new name is as vague as the old one, but sounds less like I’m making porn – ironic, given where Little Annie Fanny appeared.
Why do you cover Canadian television? It’s badly-acted, and shitty. I hate the lighting, as well.
I noticed that most television sites written by Canadians rarely focused on Canadian television. There was TV, Eh?, to which I occasionally contributed. As of 2014, TV, Eh? is on extended – likely permanent – hiatus. At this point, TV Guide Canada is the best this country can do.
I’m not saying Canadian television is uniformly good. That would be a lie. Some shows are very good, but are not well-promoted. This has been a perpetual thorn in the industry’s side. While I can’t say Gloryosky fills a void, I try to bring attention to underpromoted shows.
Do you cover American/British/etc. shows?
Sometimes. I tend to cover shows I’m interested in, though my recent reputation is as a curmudgeonly industry blogger.
Do you just cover current shows?
No. I sometimes talk about older shows.
Do you review television shows on DVD? What about webseries?
Sometimes, and no. I will focus more on webseries in the near future. DVD and Blu-ray are dying formats.
How come the site’s name is Gloryosky and the address is sweetposer.tk or sweetposer.com?
Keep your pants on. I have to set up the gloryosky.ca site first; my hope is to retire the Sweetposer Entertainment brand permanently by 2015.
Do you have a mailing and/or e-mail address?
E-mail me if you need it.
Does Gloryosky have a social media presence?
If you’re a masochist, I also have an app.net account.
I have a Tumblr account. Don’t look for it. I’m not a fifteen-year-old girl with a fixation on Klarion the Witch Boy, though Jack Kirby gives me special feeli…I’ve said too much.
I hate your Hotbox/Trailer Park Boys/Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town/Republic of Doyle/etc. review.
I’m sure four-plus-year-old reviews keep you up at night, sweet cheeks.