* Semiotics of the "full house" -- affluence in classical and neoclassical sitcoms fudged by number of people living under one roof, study particular resurgence in the 1990s ("Full House," "Step by Step," "Family Matters," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," etc.) and relative decline (among similar demographics) in the 2000's at Disney. Network TV enters a "post-full" phase ("Malcolm in the Middle," "Arrested Development") while on, e.g., Disney Channel signifiers of middle-classness get bumped up to flat-out RICHIE RICHNESS ("High School Musical," "Hannah Montana") while the spaces themselves get more spare -- Zac Efron's high school coach dad has a mansion, the Wildcats' hallways are eerily spare, as though borrowed from a Kubrick set.
* Second-level "media illiteracy" is still media illiteracy -- treating failures in basic reading comprehension that may be the result of immediate "higher-level" analysis (e.g. you can point to the heteronormative hegemonic etc. but can't actually tell me what happened) on the same level as the opposite problem, as usually evidenced in e.g. overly literal plot interpretation by children that can't accommodate abstract thinking. How do you re-teach the fundamentals to someone who is savvy but would fail a plot summary assignment?
* More about Keke Palmer, cuz she's great.
* A sustained effort to pull together my thoughts on Rihanna's "Te Amo," which will probably make my Top 50 Songs That Were Not Singles But Changed My Life Anyway of the 00's.
* Create aforementioned list.