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Drones Aren’t Just Used In War

Drones Aren’t Just Used In War

Drone is an fairly innocuous word. It is often used to describe something or someone being boring, droning on and on, or a low, constant noise. The word becomes more loaded in other contexts though. Drone in the military context has never been an innocent word. Used historically to refer to soldiers considered disposable, the […]

How Americans Will Teach The World To Save Itself

How Americans Will Teach The World To Save Itself

This 4th of July, Americans need to send an important message to the world: stop being so lazy and save yourself. In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote a satirical piece to answer the question of mass starvation in British occupied Ireland, suggesting Irish couples eat their children since there seemed to be no other solution aside […]

PLAYLIST: Veronica Dee’s Psychedelic Trip

PLAYLIST: Veronica Dee’s Psychedelic Trip

Drugs make us listen to all kinds of music. Some is really good and some you can’t really get into unless you’re on drugs. I don’t have any set playlist for when I’m on psychedelics but I have found a favorite to listen to in an odd way. When I was eighteen, I took a […]

Horror Movies That Don’t Suck

Horror Movies That Don’t Suck

Lately I’ve heard a lot of people discussing horror movies and how there are never any good ones made anymore. Reviews all over discussion boards rip into every crappy new release as if it speaks for the whole genre. Disgruntled horror fans complain that all new movies are either remakes or torture porn, a category […]

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Mary Sue: An idealized character based on the author of a literary work, most commonly used by female authors. The term Mary Sue is quasi-loaded. A writer might be insulted if someone claimed a character they created was a Mary Sue and because of awful drek, like anything related to Twilight, Mary Sue has become […]

Why Can’t We Start A Revolution?

Why Can’t We Start A Revolution?

PHOTO: “Liberty leading the People” by Eugène Delacroix Revolutions are romantic, especially for Americans. Our revolutions are all so recent that we are still so close to them, the force and violence of them lingers in our collective attitudes; it influences our laws and society. We had our first revolution a little over two hundred […]

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I learned in life, I learned from pinball. Lesson one: Know the lay of the land. You may never be able to guess where problems are coming from or what they’ll bounce off of but knowing where obstacles might be and how they might affect you is priceless information. In pinball and in life, […]