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Wires

June 28, 2010

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As I type this on an office Dell, shrouded by the clarity and presence of the monitor are an ever-winding series of cables. Tangled, dangled, and angled in all different manner of overlapping, this is another de facto mainstay in a world increasingly dependent on gizmos and gadgetry just to feel stimulated. Like the creeping, […]

Underlying Themes of “Red Dead Redemption”

June 14, 2010

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Who would have thought that electronic gaming would be the ideal medium for perhaps the greatest western experience since 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma? In the spiritual successor to their coolly-received 2004 western epic Red Dead Revolver the player is thrust into a fictionalized West as the gritty, hardened outlaw-turned-rancher John Marston, reluctantly forced to do […]

Rejected Submission: “Newspapers Turned Off by Contributor Reference to Heads Being Sawed Off.”

January 5, 2010

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The Woes Of the Ohs That Everyone Knows: Getting by Slowly in the Fast-Paced Old-Worn New Age New World Order by Neil C/K/R Today’s Date: 12/31/09 Time: 8:50 AM In roughly fifteen hours the Ohs – The Aughts – The Naughty Naughts – they will be over and done with, leaving a beachball-sized digital tumbleweed […]

Commuting Through The Culture Gap

December 27, 2009

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Driving to work Christmas Eve morning I get into traffic and find myself posterior to something that embodies a symbiosis of all things repellent in everyday living. I see in this lipstick-scarlet Dodge minivan all the jingoistic mantras of the last decade: the renaissance of ’80s morality echoed by magnetic Jesus Fish, the vague and […]

Crying on Christmas Because of Something I Read

December 25, 2009

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On one hand, it’s exorbitantly difficult to endure some of the descriptions in Kristin Viana’s “People That Have Won” when it mirrors so well your own experience with schizophrenia; being afraid to trust the ones you love or think you love, not knowing whether or not the faces and whispers and secrets you hear are […]