Three Bad Brothers You Know So Well

I’ve always heard that people remember where they were and what they were doing when something important happens to them. The first time I heard The Beastie Boys’ album “Licensed to Ill,” I was arguing with a guy over five dollars. I had loaned a classmate (oddly enough, I don’t actually remember who) a fiver […]

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Metallica, You Should Disappear

1999 was a good year for music, and I probably bought more CDs in 1999 and 2000 than at any other time in my life. Part of the reason for my excitement in music stemmed from my age and where I was at that time in my life, but the other, probably larger, reason came […]

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Poetry Pinhead

As a student of english literature, I’ve always had a hard time with poetry. There are a handful of poets that I like, and who I will read for pleasure, but for the most part the majority of the poetry I’ve read and am knowledgeable about is the product of my education. Poetry, and especially […]

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We Chase Misprinted Lies / We Face The Path Of Time

It’s ten past eleven at night. I’m sitting in my recliner with the computer in my lap watching “Good Eats” (the Spinach Salad episode). Ellie’s sleeping soundly under her favorite down blanket on the couch. In a few minutes I’ll probably make myself a Nutella-sandwich and wash it down with a big glass of cold […]

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Entropic Media

I’m a big fan of the ongoing writers’ strike. First off, it’s entertaining to see Elaine in the picket line, wearing a crappy pair of sweats and a sucking on a bottle of water. I also love the notion of Jay Leno delivering donuts to the strikers on his big, stupid Harley, like some kind […]

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What, Me Electric Worry?

At the end of my day I have two classes back to back. Back to back classes aren’t necessarily a bad thing, as the two hours just zip by, but when my adrenaline’s faded at the end of those two classes I feel exhausted. It may not sound like a lot of work, but standing […]

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Mark Recommends…

While looking at the blog today I realized I haven’t written a post in the “Music” category in quite a while. I have a couple of reasons for this–for one thing, my musical palate pretty much reached the peak of its sophistication with Down Boys and Youth Gone Wild, which means I’m completely unqualified to […]

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Yippie Ki Yay, Motherfunker!

Rumors are a swirlin’ all over the internet that the upcoming Die Hard sequel “Live Free or Die Hard” will be toned down to receive a PG-13 rating. That means that all the violence has to be blood-free, and John will only be able to utter the f-word a single time in the whole movie, […]

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I don’t feel much like writing a post tonight, but for you enjoyment, and my general sanity, I’d like to present the music video for the tune “Secret.” There’s nothing like some Adam Sandler and Nick Swardson to brighten a day (there are a couple of swear words, so don’t turn it up too loud […]

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Musical Monday

“Fell On Black Days” — Soundgarden

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