Opinion

An Evening of Glenn Beck (Is All I Can Take)

The things I do for your entertainment. Normally, it’s not so bad, but this was horrid. At 11:00 p.m. on Sept. 29, I watched the Glenn Beck Program on Fox News—the entire excruciating hour. Like Beck himself, I rode a serious emotional rollercoaster. I laughed, I cried—it was soooo worse…

Three is a Magic Number

Trifecta Vortex: The Final Battle Sacramento State Grand Ballroom Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 Words by Nicole Martinez Photos by Rob Lim Hip-hop dance crews, break-dance crews and martial arts tricksters took center stage Saturday, Sept. 19 at the first-ever Trifecta Vortex: The Final Battle held at the Sacramento State Grand…

Regarding Roman

Who would’ve thought moral mongering right-wingers, democrats and hard line feminists could ever agree on something? Right now, these three disparate sections of the American populace are firmly walking hand in uneasy hand in their disgust over those in Hollywood who have come to the defense of visionary director Roman…

The Road to Success

Hello, college students. I was reading over the column I wrote around this time last year, and I apologize to any of you who may have read it (and if you have, and you’re still picking up Submerge on a regular basis, it’s nice to see you again). I didn’t…

The Day the Hammer Came Down

For some of you, it was a typical Thursday in Sacramento: dry, with that hot wind that is neither welcome nor refreshing. And while it was that, for some of us, it was something to remember. For some of us, that Thursday was different. That Thursday, Submerge hooked it up…

Snow White, Blood Red

There are plenty of movies that speak to the human soul. They dig deep and teach you a little something about the world around you and yourself. On the other hand, there are movies like Dead Snow, which only teach you what your guts might look like if they were…

Self-Help Through Hate

I’ve been commuting semi-regularly for the past few weeks. All that freeway time hasn’t exactly made me appreciative of my fellow man. I might have gone on a rampage if I had remembered to bring my gat; but alas, Bam-Bam was resting snuggly under my pillow at home. Stuck in…

Don’t You Forget About Me

This space seems to be turning into the obits section. The 2009 Celebocalypse rolls on with the passing of ’80s film director John Hughes. The man who was responsible for films such as Weird Science and Sixteen Candles passed away from a heart attack at the age of 59. He…

A Swill of Rights: Part II

As we wrap up the month of everything ‘Merica, I continue my in-depth look at the creation of the Bill of Rights. Last time I covered the drunken debauchery that went into our first five amendments to the Constitution. I discussed how our forefathers were a “spirited” bunch who drank…

A Swill of Rights: Part I

I realize you are reading this a week or so after the Fourth of July, but I was truly inspired by this year’s festivities. The day was a celebration of all things American: guns, beer, off-roading, barbecue and hair metal all made an appearance. As I blasted baby watermelons from…