Culture

Why We Burn Couches – Thoughts by a Michigan State Grad

16 Dec , 2013  

why we burn couches thoughts from a michigan state grad

Why We Burn Couches – Thoughts by a Michigan State Grad In April of 2008 I was eighteen years old and a freshman at Michigan State University. The movie 300 hadn’t been out for more than a year and a half and seemed to constantly be playing in every dorm room. That movie resonated with […]

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Culture

Why I Know Nothing

16 Apr , 2013  

Lately, I’ve been thinking a fair amount about Socrates. Admittedly, I have not thoroughly studied the philosophy of Socrates. Admittedly, I know nothing. The last sentence is the one thing I believe I actually know. I also realize that is inherently contradictory. Socrates thought a lot about nothingness, and he asked a lot of pesky […]

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Entertainment

What the F in “Weezy F.” Stands for (as explained by a Venn Diagram)

11 Mar , 2013  

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., best known as Lil Wayne, has given himself more nicknames than ancient Roman royalty. Rap Genius documents more than 50 of these names – as classic as Weezy F. and as obscure albeit respectable as Mr. I-Can’t-Make-An-Appointment. Of those nicknames, Weezy F. stands alone in that he tells the listener over […]

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Culture

Don’t Overlook Spring Breakers in 2013

28 Feb , 2013  

Don’t Overlook Spring Breakers in 2013 Disclaimer: I’ve been wrong about movies before. In the months approaching the opening of Cowboys Vs. Aliens I was convinced it was going to be a game changer, sending cinema towards an epic fad of movies with titles like “Pirates Fighting Vikings Fighting Martians”. Instead, I found myself disappointed […]

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Culture, Humor

An (Unfortunately Imaginary) Day in the Life of a House Husband

20 Feb , 2013  

  An (Unfortunately Imaginary) Day in the Life of a House Husband As anyone outside of Utah knows, the dynamic between men and women is changing. The traditional roles of men going to work and women maintaining the home are increasingly uncommon, with more and more women leaving the paths between the kitchen, bedroom, and […]

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Culture

Kim Kardashian is The Worst and Here is Why

18 Feb , 2013  

Kim Kardashian is The Worst and Here is Why   We all hate the Klan Kardashian, don’t we? They’re essentially drains on precious resources like electricity and oxygen; things we can’t be messing around with. Things that we would notice if they weren’t there. Unlike the Kardashians. Although some say that they typify the new […]

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Culture

I’d Take a Vegan Burger… Hold the Natural Rights.

7 Feb , 2013  

So last week, I’m at this bar with some people I barely know, right? They’re talking amongst themselves (I might as well be eavesdropping), and it’s like, “I <3 Obama,” “I KNO RIGHT? My fam HATES me now LOL,” and finally devolves into “UGH right? We’re the best. Let’s talk about the moral rationale for […]

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Culture

Beck’s Beer and Beta Fish Bonanza!

7 Feb , 2013  

Last Sunday, over 100 million Americans sat down/passed out on their couch after shot-gunning 3/4th of a bottle of bottom shelf rum and watched the Super Bowl, arguably the most culturally significant televised event of the year. Some tuned-in to watch a unique physical specimen demand the attention and respect of the world, and others […]

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Culture

App Review: Vine

5 Feb , 2013  

Last week, Vine Labs, an entity closely associate with Internet giant Twitter, publically released a new mobile-device toy of theirs, “app”tly (please, don’t stop reading yet) named “Vine”. On your iPhone or iPad or iPod, you can take 6 seconds of video, upload it to Vine, and, potentially, show it to the entire world. It’s […]

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Humor, Style & Self

Hipster Style and the Cult of Personality.

28 Jan , 2013  

Because I am a middle-aged father of three, masquerading as a single, hopefully childless, college student, I recently saw this for the first time. Given the semi-exasperated way my friends shook their heads when I sent them the link, I’m guessing that you’ve already seen it. If you haven’t, or if you’re reading this while […]

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