Are Emojis Destroying Our Language?

Emojis. Those cutesy little things that enable you to evolve a simple text of boring old words into a beautiful tapestry of modern-day hieroglyphics. But are they really helping you better express yourself? Or are they another step towards a brainless Orwellian future? My, my. That took a dark turn. But stick with me here. … Continue reading Are Emojis Destroying Our Language?

How To Eat Your Weight In Cookies And Not Feel Guilty

Ah, the New Year. That magical time when people are determined to care about their health. At least for the next week or so. Then the gyms, which were so crowded with bright-eyed hopefuls with visions of chiseled abs dancing in their heads, will gradually empty out as lifetimes of poor habits reassert themselves. That … Continue reading How To Eat Your Weight In Cookies And Not Feel Guilty

Winners Deal In Facts

The topic of talking shit as a preamble to a competitive effort has always been interesting to me. Perhaps because I’m so bad at it. I’m not very witty, so I’ve found it best to keep my mouth shut. Three hours later, I’m sure I’ll come up with a real zinger. Enter my scientific fascination … Continue reading Winners Deal In Facts

The Age of Offense

I have this fervent and forlorn hope that this whole “offended” thing is just a passing craze wherein some attention-starved people will attain for themselves digital vindication and eventually grow out of it. And yet, every day I scroll through the newsfeeds to see if the news is actually reporting anything newsworthy that day (mostly … Continue reading The Age of Offense

The Death Of The Warrior Poet (And Resurrection?)

If you were to look up “Warrior Poet” on the internet you’d find no concrete definition. What you would find would be a bunch of sales pitches. One of the sacred tenets of my life is being whored out for $24.99, plus shipping and handling. It’s little more than an “Affliction” t-shirt now--a way for … Continue reading The Death Of The Warrior Poet (And Resurrection?)