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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 […]

Man As Fruit

June 8, 2010

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Anthropomorphic fruits, from their use in advertising to promote good nutrition to their use in fiction to promote good nutrition and Jesus(A), and The California Raisins, apparently had an impact on me. Regrettably as readers will imagine it wasn’t the impact that I was designed to absorb because my fruit and vegetable intake is sub-par. […]

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 […]

The Rat Fiends

May 6, 2010

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“Of the animals that move about on the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard” ~ Leviticus 11:29 For the past month or so the C.K.R. household has been under the constant threat, surveillance, and invasion of several unwanted visitors. The descendants of the perpetrators of the […]

“Calm Down, Ladies-and-gentlemen; It’s Not a Race or Anything.”

April 14, 2010

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Today on the way to class I’m stopped by two people I’ve never met before—a tall black boy and a short black girl. “Answer me this,” says the black boy—”and be honest,” says the black girl. The black boy then inquires as to “Which one of us is blacker?” I hesitate, breathe in deep. Why […]