Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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 [...]

Poems

Monarch I opened my front door, and when I bent to retrieve The Times, a crispy Monarch met my gaze. Sunburnt orange and white polka dotted all within a thick black border. As delicately as I could, I grasped her wing. But when I lifted she fell apart, disintegrating in the wind. I watched this dead butterfly float away as though Read more [...]

Norman Reedus Needs Our Help

No, but, really: I think Norman Reedus really needs our help. He needs an intervention from someone, at least. Because something has gone horribly wrong. Earlier this summer, AMC decided to air six one-hour long episodes of Ride with Norman Reedus as part of their Sunday night line-up, immediately following their new 'prestige' drama Preacher. Read more [...]

Pokemon Go Away

As anyone who has browsed the internet, used a phone, or gone outside in the past week is likely aware, Nintendo and Niantic recently partnered to create Pokemon Go, an augmented reality mobile-game that tasks players with roaming the real world to catch the virtual, titular creatures. Already, the game has been a meteoric, shocking success by Read more [...]

Is The Ink Already Dry?

Spoiler Alert: This article contains references to events that happen in the sixth season of Game of Thrones. There are also revealing references to the plot of The Terminator, but if you haven't seen The Terminator by now then you deserve to have it spoiled.  A few weeks ago I was talking to my mom about Game of Thrones. We were discussing Read more [...]

Pale Problem Solved

Bula, Blogcatters! I'm here to propose a brilliant invention that would forever alter the course of history. I recently went to Fiji on my honeymoon, and much of our time was spent relaxing on the beach, laying by the pool, playing tennis, jet-skiing, and going on waterfall hikes. Given that it was 85° and sunny 13 of the 14 days we were Read more [...]

Bellemont Mill

I have always had a bit of a fascination with abandoned buildings. There is something visceral and oddly cathartic about seeing the way our constructs crumble into the dirt. Not only is it humbling to see how quickly the structures that we take for granted as solid and permanent turn to undistinguished piles of bricks, but there is a beauty to Read more [...]

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 (ISIL), allegedly in retaliation for French airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq. All Read more [...]

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 beautiful desert settings. However, I found myself most intrigued by the film’s soundtrack. (Editors note: I realize Read more [...]

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 fair share of TV, and I'm certainly not the only one to hold this belief. I just feel that when you combine its exactness, authenticity, humor, drama, Read more [...]