Category Archives: culture

I. Am. Job.

In what can now be considered a “classic” comedy, Robin Williams invents a few hilarious characters on the phone before concocting the iconic Mrs. Doubtfire. Consequently, his wife’s initial inquiries into a nanny for her children are met with lines … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Revolution

Of all American holidays, none seems to receive a wider spectrum of observation than Valentine’s Day. Some people dread it, some people forget about it, and some people plan for months in anticipation of it. Very few are complacent about … Continue reading

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Bridezilla of Christ

I’ve had weddings on the brain lately. Mainly, because four couple-friends of mine recently asked me to marry them. But also because two new bridal shops just opened on the same block as the print shop where I work (in … Continue reading

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An Existential Christmas

For a Christmas post, I know I’m a day late and a dollar short. So let’s call it a retrospective and move on. My parents have always been committed to getting us some kind of “stuff” to open on Christmas … Continue reading

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When a W’s not a W

I have the rather dubious honor of calling myself a Kansas City Chiefs fan. As of yesterday, we have earned 5 W’s, and 4 L’s, and yesterday’s L was a particularly difficult one, seeing as how we gave the W … Continue reading

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Don’t Call the Pot Black

Special interest groups are throwing around millions of dollars of secret money to drag each others’ candidates through the mud. But California might LEGALIZE POT! Probably the most interesting issue of the upcoming election is marijuana. It’s just a shame … Continue reading

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The History of Pop

Your water is Pop, if you’re an American fish. It’s the very thing that gives you breath and existence. It is, more or less, the air you breathe.This is really the case for any worldview. Everybody’s got one, and some … Continue reading

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What Is Hipster?

So you became part of the new breed. Been smoking only the best weed. Hanging out with so-called hippest set. Been seen in all the right places, Seen with just the right faces. You should be satisfied, But still it … Continue reading

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

One bit of advice I hear, if you want to improve your blog’s Google rankings, is to make as many pop-culture references as possible twilight starbucks avatar iphone. And that dropping names (like Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, LeBron James and Angelina Jolie) will steer more hits your way. The nice thing is, you don’t have to say anything good about them. Continue reading

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Comforting the Oppressor

And the winner is… oh s***, not again. Wouldn’t you love to hear this from an announcer at an awards ceremony? When Titanic just kept taking on Oscars, or Beyonce’s name was called again and again at the grammys? If … Continue reading

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