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An Alternate Perspective On Sexism and Racism In Movies A-Rod Blew It Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl The Huge, Negligible Problems With S. Short Film Review: The Last Farm Brief Review: The Catcher in the Rye and Sestinas
 

An Alternate Perspective On Sexism and Racism In Movies

93 percent. If you are even tangentially related to the film industry, you hear that number and think ‘the percent of Major Oscars which haven’t gone to minorities or women’. When a fact as glaring as that exists, it’s all hands on deck to try and rectify the environment of filmmaking. But, I believe, the […]

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 […]

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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2013 ESPYs After-Party Photo Gallery

21 July 2013

My friend Travis Synder over at the Hungry Creative Agency had the opportunity to snap some photos at the ESPYs daytime after-party/SWAG giveaway and he graciously allowed my site to post them. Comments are mine.         And now for my favorite part: ATHLETES UNCOMFORTABLY ENDORSING PRODUCTS AT RANDOM         […]

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Magna Carter, Holy Yeezus: A Style Comparison

14 July 2013

Yeezus is a supremely arrogant title. In fact, for all the braggadocio in hip-hop, I’m not sure I can think of one that surpasses it. The essence of modern day rap is to tell the listener that you’re good and, in fact, quite superior to the other so-called rappers. Also, you have money and girls […]

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Puppy Dwight Howard Intrigued By Lakers’ Sales Pitch

27 June 2013

The giant billboards erected outside the Staples Center pleading for Dwight Howard, Bull Mastiff and starting center for the Los Angeles Lakers, have been met with enthusiam and tail wagging, according to sources inside the puppy’s inner circle. Five-month-old Howard had reportedly been considering alternative homes, such as the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks, but […]

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Does America Have the Balls to Revolt?

09 June 2013

The sign of a presidency turned sour: I thought about writing an article called The Top 10 Worst Presidential Terms – a more fascinating argument than Worst Presidents, as our opinions of those men are predicated upon the administrations that sandwiched theirs – but I didn’t write that article, yet, because I’m reasonably confident the […]

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40 Things Better For Nuggets Fans Than Kroenke

06 June 2013

1.  Pedophile Night at the Pepsi Center 2. Millions of bees 3. Replacing Coors with Icehouse 4. Drafting Darko in 2003 5. Making Rocky a Klansman 6. Changing the team colors to royal purple and gold 7. $ ∞ tickets 8. Semi-automatic t-shirt cannons 9. Vinny Del Negro plus total control 10. A ban on […]

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The 5 Strangest Uses of Shakespeare in Pop Culture

08 May 2013

As you may have guessed from the title, this was originally going to be an article for Cracked. However, their process for new submissions resembles a Mesozoic tar pit crossed with the bureaucracy of a DMV in Detroit. To their credit, a lot of those dinosaurs probably had it coming, licenses are issued, and daily […]

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LeBron James Is Underpaid (via CableTV)

01 May 2013

Ever wonder about the exact depth of LeBron James’ attempted murder in Cleveland, pre-Irving? Of course you do. It occupies the space in our minds next to the ‘Do I Still Like Tiger Woods?’ tissue. Our friends at CableTV.com have the answer.                           […]

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GOP Announces 2014 Fiscal Plan: “We’re Gonna Teach Fishing”

29 April 2013

With the ever-present threat of budget cuts, an uncapped deficit heading toward the rubicon, and a nation left with only uncertainty, the heroics of the Republican party once again answered the falconer Thursday evening with an airtight economic plan. “We’re going fishing,” Rep. Paul Ryan announced on the Senate floor to captivated cheers. “America is […]

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Review of One Year Lived (with Free Copy Inside)

16 April 2013

I have a few certainties in life: Everyone likes The Beatles and everyone has a friend who pretends they’re just OK.  The NBA was rigged from the very late 1990s to the early 2000s. Jordan left basketball because of gambling. Michael Jackson was innocent. Bush didn’t knock down the Towers. Our cable news will never […]

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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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