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Poems

The Siege Right-angled hydrangeas blind the windowframe to the bitter rotten clot of light over wrought iron chairs perched like insects beneath constellations of coffee stains while the red eyed frenzy of the night fast implodes in steam and speed: … Continue reading

Kill The Boy

I’ve previously written how surreal it is to be aware of a life transition as it’s occurring. Now, I’m finding myself – and my micro-generation – facing a different and more existential progression. So, if you’ve completely figured out your life by … Continue reading

Social Tragedy on Social Media

On the night of Friday, November 13th, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks – suicide bombings and mass shootings – occurred in and just-outside of Paris. Responsibility for these attacks was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant … Continue reading

Farewell, Grantland

This past Friday, news came out that ESPN would be shutting down the sports and pop culture website Grantland.com, effectively immediately. The site, with its “free flowing” content that “occasionally touche[d] on mature subjects,” was known for its overly long … Continue reading

Original Soundtrack

Last weekend I went to the movies, for the first time in a long time, to peep the new drug-trade thriller Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve. It was enjoyable for a slew of reasons—the cast, the action-driven plot, and the … Continue reading

Infobesity: The Future of Sports Analytics

By the start of this upcoming NBA season, up to 20 teams will be employing wearable GPS devices created by the company Catapult, which will track player biometric data in real time. The championship Warriors were one of a number … Continue reading

Into the Abyss

More than two years ago, I wrote a blogcat about the SyFy channel. You can read the original here. I gave that article the title the “uncanny valley,” after a well-known psychological phenomenon, describing the revulsion people tend to feel … Continue reading

Play or Get Played

It is my opinion that The Wire is the greatest show in the history of television. Obviously I have not watched every show ever, so I suppose I can’t know for sure, but I have watched and read about my … Continue reading

NogFest Analysis: Individual Games

This Blogcat is the third and final chapter in my analysis of NogFest, a Pong tournament hosted by my friend Nog during the last weekend of May this year. If you need to get caught up on Part 1 (which … Continue reading

NogFest Analysis: Player Performance

This Blogcat is a continuation of some posts I’ve previously written regarding my fraternity’s game of Pong: The Brother Pi Breakdown Pong II: Advanced Analytics DKE Pong Rules & Regulations Don’t Doobie To bring everyone on the same page: at … Continue reading