The Instagram outcry: An iPhone user’s perspective.

Hey guys. We iPhone users have gotten a lot of heat lately over this whole Instagram thing.  The outcry was read around the world, in the form of tweets and facebook posts. A lot of my fellow iPhone users have been ridiculed and as you read this are probably being …

The songs are awesome: Another reason why you should watch Adventure Time.

Still don’t believe that Adventure Time is awesome?  If weird stuff isn’t your thing, well, you probably shouldn’t even be on this website. Anyway, Adventure Time has the greatest songs I’ve heard in a cartoon since…ever.  And I was a child of the 80’s. I wonder if this is how …

Directors You Know, Movies You May Not: Sam Raimi

Were you shocked by how genuinely great the first two Spider-Man films were? Are you willing to ignore a brief, eyeliner-fueled Spider-Emo misstep? Wondering what else Sam Raimi has done besides write Duke Nukem’s lines for him? Read on. Darkman (1990) Raimi loved the old radio character The Shadow so …

Can A Song of Ice and Fire work as a game?

  With the recent explosion in popularity of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series due to the long awaited release of the fifth book A Dance with Dragons and the incredibly well received HBO series A Game of Thrones (named after the first book in the …

Philly Bathroom Graffiti Roundup: The Abbaye

I’m going to stop kidding myself.  I love hipster bars, for what I think are really good reasons.  For starters, hipster bars are run by hipsters.  Crafty, creative, pretentious hipsters.  If there is one thing hipsters do well, it’s the following list of three things:

Directors You Know, Movies You May Not: Christopher Nolan

Yes, Christopher Nolan did an amazing job on the Batman reboot trilogy, aside from a few minor complaints about ridiculous voices from two of its leading men. Yes, Inception was a mind-bending delight that has as many interpretations as you can think of. Check out these lesser-known Nolan masterpieces that …

A World of Pure Imagination, part 01

Apprentice: Hail, Grand Mathemagician! I come to you with many questions today. Grand Mathemagican: Indeed, I have deduced from our past meetings that there is a high probability that you will have many questions for me on any given day. Apprentice: Umm, ok sure. Anyway, I was studying under the …

Why I’m not embarrassed to admit that I was a backyard wrestler.

  It’s true.  In my teenage years I was a backyard wrestler.  As expected, this news is met with mixed reactions.  But whatever your personal feelings on backyard wrestling, it was one of the best things I did in my teen years.  I didn’t care about wrestling before I started, …

Update responsibly: Facebook status update ettiquette

    With social media continuing it’s meteoric rise of popularity to the point where one day we will no longer be able to operate in social situations away from the computer, I feel it’s necessary to set forth some ground rules.   I understand that this very topic has probably been …

Why you should be listening to Nerdcore (if you aren’t already).

  I love hip-hop.  I love nerds.  Naturally, when I learned about a genre of music called “Nerdcore,” I was pretty excited.  I found it by accident, while following links to artists that iTunes suggested I might be interested in (that’s how everyone learns about new music, right?  Well, that way …

Bathroom Grafitti Round-up: South Philly-TLA & The Dive Bar

   Okay, so the TLA isn’t really a bar, it’s a venue for live shows on South Street.  It’s not technically in South Philadelphia either, because South Street is really just the south side of center city Philadelphia.  As such, it’s frequented by all sorts of people, for all different …