Author Archives: calahan

315px-International_Morse_Code.svg July 10

Hip To Be … –.- ..- .- .-. .

Sometimes ironic, sometimes retro-chic, hipsters are the compass that points our culture toward cool. The horn rimmed glasses and skinny jeans have almost become the uniform of the mainstream, wanna-be hipster. Anyone wearing these is usually a poseur to the Nth degree or a model in a J. Crew ad. To keep themselves one step ahead of what society […]

bible January 10

Rewriting the Bible for the 21st Century

Step aside first century. The New Testament may soon be referred to as The Old New Testament. That’s because one the most widely distributed books in the world is finally getting a makeover. For decades, religious leaders have watched the steady decline in church attendance, as well as fewer ticket sales to such fun stand-by’s […]

Mike Calahan December 09

Holiday Movie Previews

As the holiday season begins its downward spiral into an orgy of spending, gluttony and passive-aggressive behavior toward family members, Tinseltown delivers a selection of films, all opening on Christmas day, guaranteed to delight and entertain the whole family. First up, it’s time to hitch up the wagons and travel back to 1846 with Pixar’s […]

curt_glee_rolling_stone November 08

Dude Goes Undercover To Gay Bar, Maintains ‘I’m Not Gay, Though!’

San Diego, CA – US In the Spring issue of Dudes and Bros, the nation’s leading (and only) magazine geared toward binge drinking, sports-loving, testosterone-excreting males aged 16-32, an exposé by Chad “Yaeger Maester” Yeager is being hailed as a breakthrough in bro-oriented journalism (or Bro-Jo). Yeager, who describes himself as, ‘…a news dude, but, like, […]

film-use--570x378 September 20

Lights, Camera, Cut and Paste

If Gus Van Sant remakes Psycho shot for shot, it’s called an homage to Hitchcock. If Devo covers (I can’t get no) Satisifaction, it’s not just a cover of a Stones song, it’s a creative remix. If I re-write Huckleberry Finn in a different font, I’m a plagiarist. However, if I imagine the entire story in outer space, voila!, the work […]

Yes, it is safe to assume that this Twinkie incarnation didn't sell well in the segregated South. August 07

Twinkie, Twinkie, Little Star

That’s right, America. The Twinkie is back! (for some reason) Assumed by many to be the unholy result of a secret Nazi project codenamed either Twinkilnauss or Angelfoodensch, the Twinkie has been a staple of American households for decades. Created in 1930, Twinkies were a way to utilize the angel food baking machines made seasonally […]


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