Opinion

Now That’s What I Call Popular Culture

It’s just a function of life to have nostalgic feelings about the past—to idealize your youth. Unfortunately for me, I blossomed from adolescence into adulthood in the late 1980s to early ‘90s, so all the pertinent experiences of my past are cloaked in torn jeans and drab plaid. My parents…

Space Balls

With all the weird shit going on here on Earth, I completely forgot about Space Force. I was in a dollar store when I first heard about Space Force, looking to buy aluminum foil (believe it or not, not to make a hat out of to shield my thoughts from…

License to Drive

I’m old now, but I still have my memories. Certain events in my life have etched themselves into the folds of my cerebral cortex and cannot be shook. One of these “events” took place over a series of several weeks in the summer of 1995. I was 15-and-a-half and (at…

2001: A Travel Guide

Space is a crazy place; or at least Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke would have us think so. These two giants of film and science fiction teamed up in the late ‘60s to show the world what they thought the universe might look like and what our place in…

O Jogo Bonito

I don’t know if you’ve been watching the World Cup, but if you’re at all interested in sports, you should probably try to catch at least one game. Even if you’re not at all into sports, you probably should. Sure, there are a lot of things about soccer that doesn’t…

Hot Time: Surviving Summer in the City

If you’ve noticed a burning sensation on your exposed skin recently, you are not alone. The source of dat hot fire is not an STI (hopefully), the latest Kendrick Lamar verse or runaway deep fryer, hell-bent on destroying us all; it’s just the sun! In case you’ve only recently joined…

Particle Accelerated

Last issue, I’d mentioned that I’ve been watching a lot of MSNBC clips on YouTube. (I haven’t had cable television for quite some time, so I’d been spared watching any of the 24-hour news networks for a while; however, YouTube’s powerful algorithms were well aware that I enjoyed watching clips…

Reality Bites

We’re still alive. I have to admit, I had my doubts as I woke up on the morning of June 12. Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump were having their summit brouhaha in Singapore, and I wasn’t entirely sure if I’d wake up with a warhead in my lap. I mean,…

Re: Your Hatred of Chiggers

Dear Caroline Picard: I’m writing regarding your recent article posted on GoodHousekeeping.com entitled “How to Get Rid of Chiggers and Soothe Chigger Bites.” What kind of monster are you, Caroline Picard? You sit there on your high perch from the pages of Good Housekeeping and judge me like your shit…

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!

We have a problem, people; a disturbingly sexy problem and we need to start discussing it now. If we stick to our current path, this problem will become all but a certainty. Our reckoning will shake the very foundation of who we are as people; it will change how we…