Image courtesy of Clipartpanda It’s not easy to hold an online conversation. You have to delegate time to state points, cite sources, and prepare for rhetoric ranging from insightful to vitriolic — if the person even responds. Or you can go off half-cocked and use emotion to make your points; screw civility and sensibility. That’s… Read More Online Discourse, Social Media, and Branding
With news that the “Straight Outta Compton” movie biopic of N.W.A. made more than $60 million last weekend (Aug. 14-16), thoughts (the need for greed) naturally turned to a sequel. With rumors buzzing about a follow-up focusing on rappers Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur (“Straight Outta Compton: Age of Dogg Pound”?), how else can Universal Pictures… Read More The Straight Outta Compton Cinematic Universe
Because Fantastic Four is flaming out (GET IT?) of theaters in fantastic (AH?) fashion, Miles Teller’s dick-baggin’ nature is making the rounds, and this piece was another McSweeney’s reject, have fun with this! A (Al Pacino) Ad (Adam Sandler) Al (Alison Brie) Am (Amy Poehler) Be (Ben Affleck) Bi (Bill Hader) Br (Bryce Dallas-Howard) Cat… Read More Miles Teller’s Nicknames for Actors
On Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force communicated that Minnesotan dentist Walter James Palmer (first AND middle name? UH OH) tracked and killed protected lion Cecil, the result of paying more than $50,000 to hunt the famous animal of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The news blew social media’s collective roof off in a steam of… Read More Lions and Terrorism and Bloodshed! Oh My!
Racism still exists; shit ain’t post-racial. Despite the mass shooting taking place at a church, this wasn’t motivated by religious bias. A simple Google search will tell you that Dylann Roof was a white supremacist that hated black people. Removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol, though a noble gesture long overdue,… Read More 7 Sad Truths About Charleston
If you’re out in the dating world, I salute you. As a fellow person in the singles bunker, numerous enemies are advancing on our base: smug couples; nagging parents (except you, Mom!); biological clocks; and terrible singles. This last threat is the most dire to our singlehood, as they are supposed to be our brothers… Read More The Waiting Game
Yesterday, über-edgy news outlet VICE published a writer’s racial cry for help in the form of the thinkpiece “Why I’m Disappointed in Mindy Kaling“. The long-winded rant boiled down to the fact that Kaling, the actress/creator of “The Mindy Project”, was not being Indian enough for the author’s liking. I’m glad that there are websites… Read More Why I’m Disappointed in the Philadelphia Amtrak Train