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A-Rod Blew It

Surprisingly, we’re not discussing his batting in October, nor his treatment of the fans, or his “respect for the game”. Alex Rodriguez, the most unlikable player on the most villainous team, had the chance to impact baseball in a positive way. He gave up that chance this morning. Right now we approach steroids the way […]

Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl. We made it. Time to do some inventory. Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl How no one appreciated the above-averageness of Jake Plummer. How everyone was a little too sold on Jay Cutler as a playmaker. Josh McDaniels. Just, yeah. McDaniels. How everyone emphasized Brandon Marshall […]

The Huge, Negligible Problems With S.

The book-lover in me wants you to disregard the title of this piece. What Doug Dorst and J.J.  Abrams set out to do is something I’ve long been waiting for, without knowing that I’ve been waiting for it. Correspondence via marginalia. How could the idea have eluded so many? Sure, characters have bonded over an […]

Short Film Review: The Last Farm

For context, here is the movie in its entirety: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh7sQ4hPnyk The Last Farm explores many themes – such as dignity, vanity, pride, and self-worth – while saying very few words at all. The film’s focus on Hrafn, an old man who has recently lost his wife but refuses to tell anyone, powerfully demonstrates that how we […]

Brief Review: The Catcher in the Rye and Sestinas

I finally read The Catcher In The Rye. Now where do I put the bodies? Lost in myriad slayings, the force behind it being the pop culture phenomenon it is today, was the importance of its poetic refrain. This book is not about changing the world, with or without a sniper rifle, but rather the […]

20 Probable Front Page CNN Headlines

CHAOTIC WEATHER STRIKES EASTERN U.S. Yesterday was 79 degrees. Today… 81.  U.S. BANKING SECTOR IN TURMOIL Free checking to be slightly restricted for Wells Fargo customers  OBAMA UNDER FIRE FROM CRITICS That suit looked a little cheap, Barry. U.S. CITIZENS DEMAND NEW CHANGE ‘Fuck pennies,’ many report.  WAR ERUPTS IN MIDDLE EAST Here’s an article from […]

A-Rod Blew It

07 February 2014

Surprisingly, we’re not discussing his batting in October, nor his treatment of the fans, or his “respect for the game”. Alex Rodriguez, the most unlikable player on the most villainous team, had the chance to impact baseball in a positive way. He gave up that chance this morning. Right now we approach steroids the way […]

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Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl

23 January 2014

The Super Bowl. We made it. Time to do some inventory. Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl How no one appreciated the above-averageness of Jake Plummer. How everyone was a little too sold on Jay Cutler as a playmaker. Josh McDaniels. Just, yeah. McDaniels. How everyone emphasized Brandon Marshall […]

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The Huge, Negligible Problems With S.

21 January 2014

The book-lover in me wants you to disregard the title of this piece. What Doug Dorst and J.J.  Abrams set out to do is something I’ve long been waiting for, without knowing that I’ve been waiting for it. Correspondence via marginalia. How could the idea have eluded so many? Sure, characters have bonded over an […]

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Short Film Review: The Last Farm

18 December 2013

For context, here is the movie in its entirety: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh7sQ4hPnyk The Last Farm explores many themes – such as dignity, vanity, pride, and self-worth – while saying very few words at all. The film’s focus on Hrafn, an old man who has recently lost his wife but refuses to tell anyone, powerfully demonstrates that how we […]

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Sponsored Content: What Are Adobe Certification Exams Good For?

26 November 2013

Adobe Certification Exams are good for many things. They can help your career immensely, and they show you definitively that you have the skills necessary to succeed. Knowing what Adobe Certification Exams are good for is the first step to deciding to take them. Freelance Work The Adobe certifications that you can get from these exams can […]

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Brief Review: The Catcher in the Rye and Sestinas

25 September 2013

I finally read The Catcher In The Rye. Now where do I put the bodies? Lost in myriad slayings, the force behind it being the pop culture phenomenon it is today, was the importance of its poetic refrain. This book is not about changing the world, with or without a sniper rifle, but rather the […]

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20 Probable Front Page CNN Headlines

29 August 2013

CHAOTIC WEATHER STRIKES EASTERN U.S. Yesterday was 79 degrees. Today… 81.  U.S. BANKING SECTOR IN TURMOIL Free checking to be slightly restricted for Wells Fargo customers  OBAMA UNDER FIRE FROM CRITICS That suit looked a little cheap, Barry. U.S. CITIZENS DEMAND NEW CHANGE ‘Fuck pennies,’ many report.  WAR ERUPTS IN MIDDLE EAST Here’s an article from […]

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Mega-Book Mini-Reviews

26 August 2013

Um, so I had some spare time while I was in China. How much spare time? Here are some reviews from my reading list last year. The Brothers Karamazov A feeling of enormous jealousy comes over me every time a friend posts “Person/Thing X is my spirit animal,” especially when it’s true. I should have […]

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A Year In China: Part One

24 August 2013

With the way China is now portrayed as the superpower of the next 100 years, I had the idea that I was cramming into an old jalopy with Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Owen Wilson on course to our version of the roaring 1920s. A sad, polluted, hobbled, suicidal hyper-industrialized version of those fondly remembered days. […]

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Blurred Social Lines, or, The Day We Deserved Royalties

14 August 2013

With the decision to slather hashtags over an otherwise serviceable if purposely derivative music video, Robin Thicke has invited me to join the conversation about Blurred Lines taking place in the realm of buzziness. The invitation comes flashing, repeated, and boldly so. The only hitch in this, well, I don’t have anything to say about […]

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About the Author

Chris O'Toole (Colorado State '12) is pursuing a Screenwriting MFA at Chapman University. He has worked for Livestrong, CBS, Examiner and other publications. Love, hate, and job offers can be sent to: chris@o2lsports.com

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