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Category Archives: Pop Culture

Kids Do Dumb Things

Just because some kids occasionally do dumb things, doesn’t mean you should be a prick about it. People seem to have a lot to say about kids and Tide Pods (or the latest craze – condoms). I understand the negative reaction, but the generalizations that typically follow are absurd and hypocritical. Kids doing dumb things […]

Network TV and Basic Cable Should Be Very Worried

I don’t personally care who gets honored for what on Hollywood awards shows. I rarely watch awards shows, and when I do, it’s to learn more about entertainment I might want to check out – not to see awards get passed around. But I do find that these awards shows can be informative in other ways. […]

You and I Both Know This is Bulls*** – Just Stop

I’m a decent human being. Generally speaking, my friends are decent human beings. In all of my decency, I’ve only just given this issue the thought it deserves, and I’m hoping my friends (and strangers who read this) will do the same. It’s time to kill off Chief Wahoo. But it’s tradition, right? You don’t […]

Social Media: You’re Doing It Wrong

We are eroding our personal relationships with our online habits, and most of us have no idea what we’re doing wrong! At issue here is not the fact that mobile devices and social media exist; the problem is not the availability of life distractions. The issue involves shared experiences. I realized this a few days ago when […]

The NFL is Broken – No Problem, I’ll Fix It

When I say the NFL is broken, I’m speaking primarily as a Browns fan, the most profoundly broken team perhaps in the history of U.S. professional sports. I have a solution that might fix this franchise (and a handful of other teams), but it requires that contracts and compensation be completely restructured across the league. […]