Author Archives: Josh Kambour

Pong Pod #5: Mechanics & Training

In the fifth installment of the Pong Pod, Ezra, Bullets and I discuss how one can improve his/her odds of winning at pong - tackling that topic specifically from the angle of what we feel proper mechanics and training regimes might look like. Please enjoy responsibly: Also of note is the new paddle Bullets designed, which we referenced Read more [...]

Order of Merlin: Worst Class

There are many things in the world of Harry Potter that don't quite hold up under scrutiny - or at least, are somewhat absurd. One of my favorites, for instance, is this scene, in which Harry - a full five+ books in, and in complete belief that Dumbledore is likely the greatest wizard of all time - is downright amazed that his headmaster knows Read more [...]

KamBamTV

The current state of TV is fascinating. Peak TV reigns. Thrones hangs on as our last "monoculture" show - unless Amazon has anything to say about it. The Golden Age of shows about Bad Men Doing Bad Things has come and gone, with no real Pantheon successor looming. Netflix, losing 30 Rock and Disney, is shifting away from its core "binge all the Read more [...]

Straight Hangin

This is probably not my most profound post for this website. Nor,fingers crossed, will it be the longest. But that doesn't mean it's not as crucial as the rest, for there's a real problem in our society that's need to be addressed. Let me set the stage first. A few months ago, my wife and I bought our first house. It was very exciting, and continues Read more [...]

Nognarok

If I think about this website's library, I invariably land on one particular topic that's woefully underrepresented. It's sort of like, when you got a fever, and there's only one prescription. It's time, once again, for Pong analytics. Welcome to Nognarok. Premise The format for this spring's beer pong tourney was different than prior Read more [...]

La Familia

On February 4, 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a pledge of Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity, died after a night of drinking and being hazed. The particulars of this happening are certainly disconcerting, but this all became especially close to home when I learned that a graduate of my alma mater Niskayuna High School was involved, and is now Read more [...]

Moron Mountain

There's been an elephant in the room for a long time. Something we've all known about, but none of us have been willing to address. In today's post, I'm finally biting the bullet, speaking out on what everybody's been thinking for the past twenty years. This needed to happen. For all of us. Over a decade ago, sports & media mogul Bill Read more [...]

Green for Green

Two years ago, my wife and I were scheming for ways to eat healthier, and she challenged me to go vegetarian for a whole month. Pulling this off ended up being incredibly easy - other than, of course, the four times that month I caved and ate meat. To be fair, I'm not the only one who struggles transitioning to a no-meat diet. Of the 320 million Read more [...]

Cups for Ants

I went to Five Guys earlier today for lunch, and ordered my go-to Cheeseburger with Fried Onions, Mushrooms and Hot Sauce. The cashier asked if I wanted any fries or drink to go with that, and I countered with a request for a cup for water. This lilliputian shot-glass is what she gave me: After putting in some ice, it took less than Read more [...]

NogFest 2016

Entering the second annual NogFest, one player in particular was flying under the radar. After famously squandering a 15-2 lead, then following that performance with an unsurprising yet still demoralizing defeat in the Brother Pi semifinal - to the same team, no less - some questioned whether he or his partner could ever come back, mentally. When Read more [...]