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And Now It Is Time To Rest

The idea of living in a haunted house appeals to me. I like the idea that my home, the boring bricks and warped windows that each day don’t seem to add up to anything special, might harbor a secret past, a secret life, some slumbering memory that is beyond me. Unfortunately, no house… More »

By: Mans / March 14, 2011 - 5:41 pm

What is the HTML for “Vomit”?: A Review of Battle: Los Angeles

1. Introduction: From nearly the moment the theater darkened, I realized that a movie about the complete destruction of a city on the Pacific Ocean was maybe not what I was in the mood for and that I had very likely made a terrible mistake.

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By: Mans / March 14, 2011 - 4:55 pm

David Foster Wallace Interview Outtakes

I read Infinite Jest over Christmas break after my first semester of law school. Actually, I started during finals and it is reflected on my transcript. I read the bulk of the book on a treadmill in a basement, running nowhere. I lost no weight, I got no healthier, but I was happier. More »

By: Mans / March 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Kentucky’s Place in the History of Hip Hop

Hip hop was invented in 1791 by Col. James Harrod, founder of the Fort Harrod settlement in what is now Mercer County, Kentucky. One evening, Col. Harrod took a bite of some stew that was not to his liking. He turned to spit it out on the floor, but rather than spitting stew,… More »

By: Mans / March 14, 2011 - 2:55 pm

A Hedgehog Reviews Battle: Los Angeles

Here is a hedgehog’s review of Battle: Los Angeles. My review of the film will be up later in the day, but I have to say, I agree with many of the points that she makes. More »

By: Mans / March 14, 2011 - 2:38 pm

Comments from Mans

Not with a bang, but with improperly coded HTML.
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February 7, 2014 on Life Is A Highway, You Guys
In included that first typo because I wanted the world to know that I am okay with being imperfect. The second typo is because I was rushing and didn't proofread.
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February 5, 2014 on Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence
This is also my favorite posts. Serious a good moment in life.
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February 5, 2014 on Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence
I loved the ending of Lost. I loved almost every episode of Lost. Lost is one of the best television shows ever.
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February 4, 2014 on Lost S06E07: The “Banana Leaf”
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February 4, 2014 on Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge
That's what happens when we all die. "Grandma just passed away. I guess we need to see about a big X watermark for her cadaver."
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February 4, 2014 on Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge
Gabe wakes up and turns on the light. LiveJournal is in bed next to him. "What is it?" LiveJournal asks. Gabe says, "I just had the weirdest dream."
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August 2, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post
I remember the first time I saw the video for "Thriller." I was in elementary school the year it came out and my school was having a fall festival. There were games set up in the parking lot, easy games that cost a quarter a piece to play. You won tickets that could be redeemed for various prices--plastic rings and stickers. In the second grade classroom, a room with the shades drawn and the lights out, a television and VCR were set up to screen the "Thriller" video. It cost twenty tickets to see it. I saved up all of the tickets I won all day long just so I could see it. It took a really long time because I wasn't very good at anything and there is a chance that I was given some tickets by older children who saw me weeping. I watched the video in that dark classroom by myself because it was late in the day and everyone else who'd wanted to see it had already done so. Our school was really old and in the winter when they turned on the heat, the pipes knocked, a sound which the teachers assured us was caused by the ghost of the woman the school was named after. Perhaps the video for "Thriller" seems quaint and silly now, but alone in that dark room, the distant voices of classmates and parents in the hallways fading as everyone left, I was utterly terrified and completely rapt. To this day when I hear the song, even Vincent Price's hammy monologue, I get goosebumps and remember the wonderful feeling of being young and believing in that which we cannot see. When I left the fair to walk home and looked up and down the mostly empty streets of my little hometown, I know for certain that the world was a strange place.
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October 17, 2012 on Krispy Kreme’s “Halloween” Is OUR Generation’s “Thriller”
A show about horrific, deathless creatures whose very existence is to experience and perpetuate endless, mind-numbing agony? It is going to be about lawyers.
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April 4, 2012 on What Will The Hellraiser TV Show Be About?
Wrong! I am a rotting corpse.
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March 29, 2012 on The Official Song Of The Summer, 2012: The Stack Boys “Snapbacks”