Browsing All posts tagged under »2010«

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 […]

Recent Happenings And Transgressions

May 10, 2010

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“R.H.A.T.-a-tat-tat” Zig says as he holds his hands up so as to support and fire an imaginary Tommy Gun. He’s high. Everyone in the car is. “And I mean, like… what is the deal with all this oil spill shit?” he says to Zag. “I don’t know, dude,” Zag says. Zag says to me that […]

Fluids, Among Other Phenomenon

April 16, 2010

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People often ask me, “Why?” and they often seem to often ask that one word with a veiled contempt and indignation; usually the Why in question surrounds the usual implications that I am Totally Fucked Up. Largely that corruption is the fault of my father, who introduced me at the tender age of eleven to […]

“Help! My Girlfriend Is A Sex Addict!” & Other Trials & Tribulations of 2010 (Part III of III)

February 7, 2010

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(Continued From Pt. 2) Two Weeks After Our Last Update… (We are in Zag’s car, discreetly hidden within a dead-end suburban niche, behind a fog of marijuana smoke and the shadow of his tinted windows) “Cops and bums; two things this city has plenty of now,” Zig says to Zag. Zag agrees, as do I. […]

“Help! My Girlfriend Is A Sex Addict!” & Other Trials & Tribulations of 2010 (Part II of III)

January 24, 2010

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(Continued From Pt. I) A Re-Cap From Last Week’s Episode: Neil is called by Marcus who wants him to want Selena who wants everyone apparently. Neil is cautious and ultimately declines. Little does he know the convolutions and compromises that await him… But First: Those “Other Trials & Tribulations” which were mentioned. Not wanting to […]

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 […]