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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 […]

A NEED FOR SPEED: Adderall, Your Designer Drug To Assist You In This Fast-Paced 2010s World of Work and Woe

February 24, 2010

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(EDIT 03/07/10: Since I mention Ritalin later in the article due to its similarity to Adderall, I figured this study that found that it improves learning by increasing brain plasticity was relevant.) If I only had a brain, a heart, some speed: If only I had fulfilled my need for Speed after my last update, […]

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 […]

Addendum To “Gen Y’s Curious Cultural Paranoia” (Part II)

January 3, 2010

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Re: Original Article PART II: Coffee With Ivy “…because I sure as shit don’t,” I finish telling Ivy. It’s Wednesday, two days before the new year, and I’m having a chai with my friend Ivy, catching up while she’s still in town for the holidays. This place, Black Dog Cafe, it’s got really good coffee, […]

Addendum to “Gen Y’s Curious Cultural Paranoia” (Part I)

January 2, 2010

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Re: Original Article PART I: Girls I Don’t Know.   This morning I received an e-mail from a girl I don’t know in response to my post from a couple days ago on a paranoia complex other Gen Y sources often neglect to point out. All it said was: “Reading your blog on Gen Y, […]

Gen Y’s Curious Paranoia Complex

December 29, 2009

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“Did you hear what happened?” Dad tells me excitedly the other night.  “They caught some Nigerian-” I cut in: “-scammer alleging to be royalty? That’s not news.” “No,” he says, “he tried to blow up a plane.” We all heard about the Christmas miracle that occurred when a prospective human barbecue onboard Northwest Airlines flight 253 was […]