Is This The End?

Meaning, I don’t see how much further it can go. This is the End has some good laughs, but it isn’t entertaining enough to overcome the stunningly audacious middle finger it is giving to its audience. For those of you who don’t know, the movie is set mostly in James Franco’s house during an impending apocalypse ...

Short, White, and to the Point

Jeff Flake. Chris Coons. Jim Risch. Mark Kirk. Dan Coats. Rand Paul. Roy Blunt. Jack Reed. Tim Scott. John Thune. Ted Cruz. Mike Lee. Tim Kaine. Who are these people? Retired first basemen or former Rolling Stones bassists? No. Answer: They’re all United States Senators. For those of you who don’t know, the U.S. Senate ...

Top Ten Grossest Facts about Florida Part I

Florida is the Southernmost state in the Union. This would make Florida the Deep Deep South.  Even the term Deep South is very frightening and is a just a veiled metaphor for an increased threat of open intolerance, or at the very least cold stares. The South has long distanced itself from the rest of the Union ...

My Guide to Punching People

Growing up in Alaska, the threat of physical violence casually loomed over many of my experiences. There was a lot of hostility, a lot of bored guys with nothing to lose. Townies. G.I.’s, etc.  I’ve seen countless fist-fights up close and in person, and there’s nothing really that cool about it. That’s one of the ...

American Films are Mostly ‘Tweens’ Now

I watched World War Z yesterday. With the countless hours of thought and production that go into a film like this, I just don’t see how parts of it can miss the mark of plausibility so badly. This is what has become of mainstream American cinema. The films look great, the concepts are great, the ...

What the 2013 NBA Championship Means for LeBron’s Legacy 1

Here’s how this conversation will go for future generations pondering the greats of the NBA: “So, what do you think about LeBron James legacy?” The subject sits cowered in the corner. We haven’t seen the sun for weeks, only a yellow haze that barely diffuses through the thick benzene ridden smog, and particles of plastic, ...

Corporate America Thinks You’re a Moron and So Does the NSA 2

Although most people have known since the Patriot Act passed that the NSA has been spying on regular American citizens, the scope of their prying wasn’t fully known until recently, when it came out that Verizon, along with virtually all other telecom companies, are sharing data with the government and probably allowing them to listen ...

When to Rob Someone at the ATM 3

Today I walked to the ATM at the Bank of America on Sunset. As I was walking through the long parking lot, a guy got out of his car and started walking up to the machine, so we both approached it, with him being about two steps ahead of me as we closed in on ...

Prostitution – The World’s Oldest Profession

Someone recently told me that Prostitution is the oldest profession. I don’t understand how this could be the case If prostitution is the act of exchanging sex for money, how could it be the oldest profession? Where was the money coming from to pay them? Clearly a profession must have existed for dudes to have ...

Tips on How to Read an Article on the Net 1

I don’t know about you, but I always find it is good to brush up on my academic fundamentals. A Professor friend of mine passed this along and I just thought I would share it. How to Read an Article. 1) First you have to read the first two sentences. There is no getting around ...