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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 […]

Two Koreas

May 26, 2010

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In a status update the other day I announced my perplexity on why in the twenty-first century the civilized world continuously allows itself to be bullied by madmen such as North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong-Il. Of course it was only a false perplexity, a phony curiosity donned as a loaded question in hope that the […]

MOBILE MADNESS: A History Of Talking, Texting, Sexting, & On-The-Go Amenities Turned Necessities

March 19, 2010

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This history is epitomized three weeks ago when myself, A.E., and Zagbert are high, cruising to Hungry Howies, and I’m having a jolly good time upon realizing my ability to watch porn—for free—via my mobile phone. We’re eventually seated waiting for our $6.50 worth of cheesy pepperoni goodness. I’m still watching some nameless performer perform […]

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 […]