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A writer who is living the dream. It's unclear whose dream it is, though. Stay tuned.

Hip To Be … –.- ..- .- .-. .

July 10, 2014 // 43 Comments

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 [Click For More]

Rewriting the Bible for the 21st Century

January 10, 2014 // 43 Comments

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 as church [Click For More]

Holiday Movie Previews

December 9, 2013 // 16 Comments

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 [Click For More]

Lights, Camera, Cut and Paste

September 20, 2013 // 62 Comments

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 [Click For More]

Twinkie, Twinkie, Little Star

August 7, 2013 // 62 Comments

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 [Click For More]
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