Let’s Talk About Gun Control For a Minute

I promised that I would comment on the politics of the recent Newton shooting after giving it a few days, mostly out of respect, but also out of necessity. It takes time to really think about these matters and form an intellectually honest opinion. Well here it is: People really

Advertisements

Top 10 Ben Folds Songs

Yes, this is almost impossible to do. Almost every Ben Folds song deserves to be honored, so narrowing it down to 10 can be emotionally destructive. But let’s do it! Quick disclaimer: these songs are based on my own preferences, not necessarily cultural impact or anything like that. If you

Why Being “All Over The Place” Is Forgiveable

Correction: can be forgivable. The above image is an excerpt from one of my favorite sketches on the show, Portlandia, which you can watch for free here, or watch the whole series on Netflix (which you should.) In the sketch, Fred Armisen’s character overloads from literally being all over the place with

Why I Love To Argue

The word “argue” has a bad reputation. We typically hear that arguing gets us nowhere, but “discussion” and “debate” are glorious. Well, yeah they are but the truth is that the word “argue” has two meanings: “to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically

Review: ‘Arrow’

I HATE the CW. It doesn’t even try to make shows for my demographic, and hey that is alright. But with Arrow, the superhero biopic based on the quasi-well-known D.C. superhero Green Arrow, could just might show a more balanced network on channel 5. Having premiered back in September, I’ve given

Persuasion is Overrated

The other day I was hit with a nonsensical stereotype. “You’re in public relations right? That means you can talk your way out of anything.” As I put down the barbed-wire fence we were crossing over during an attempt at high-risk mischief, I was instantly offended. Why do I have

10 Tips to Becoming a Better Liberal or Conservative

Want to be politically relevant without alienating your friends and colleagues? Hey, most of us do. Here are 10 tips to helping you become better at taking an ideological stance: 1. If a liberal/conservative doesn’t take you seriously, don’t take that seriously. 2. If a liberal/conservative points out something about