All Posts in Intros

Introducing… a collection of each contributor’s first post.

College Football is Not a Religion. Still, It Interests Me. (Part 1)

August 3, 2010
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College Football is Not a Religion. Still, It Interests Me. (Part 1)

The only two sports scenarios that might cause me to become completely irrational is the play of the All Blacks and the Boston Celtics. So, now that I have made the case that I am somewhat/completely unsuitable to be a sports writer, let me reiterate that I am. A sportswriter and an unsuitable sportswriter.
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Posted in Culture, Intros, Sports | 13 Comments »

Why I Eat TV

August 2, 2010
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Why I Eat TV

Judging by ratings, lots of people think they like it, but a taste for trash is an acquired one. Once you realize it's garbage, it doesn't go down easy.
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Posted in Arts + Entertainment, Intros, TV | 6 Comments »

The Reluctant English Major

August 2, 2010
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The Reluctant English Major

If he directly quotes Noam Chomsky, just stick a cigarette in his mouth and give him beret with the word “douchebag” carefully stitched across the front. Tell him it’s French for “existentialism”…he’ll wear it.
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Posted in Intros | 3 Comments »

She Cried “Wolf”…or, er, “Bull.”

May 14, 2010
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She Cried “Wolf”…or, er, “Bull.”

If you’ve ever waded into an open pasture, you’re sure to notice that bullshit smells. Its pungent, and its everywhere. For those of you who never spent time jumping meadow muffins like this lil’ American Indian girl, fear not. You won’t be left out. Chances are, you’ve experienced it enough already. How? By reading...
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Is This Cheating?

April 13, 2010
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Is This Cheating?

A friend at work; who has assumed the hierarchy of being my best friend, primarily because it is her ear that I do the most complaining to about the boss; has only just found out that her husband of eight years is gay. No surprise there, truth be told. The first time I had...
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Posted in Intros, Sex | 5 Comments »

Lethal Teaching Tricks: Mr. Killstudent, Substitute Teacher

May 6, 2009
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Lethal Teaching Tricks: Mr. Killstudent, Substitute Teacher

The self-titled debut.  And just like our finest rappers, I have decided to use my first release to introduce myself.  I would have written it earlier, but I’ve been all Brian Wilson kinds of obsessive about it.  I’d have an idea, sit down to type, then get distracted and end up wasting the rest...
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Posted in Intros, Lethal Teaching Tricks | 10 Comments »

Alcoholism, Anorexia and You: The Rousing Interests of Facebook.

April 7, 2009
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"While I am compelled to categorize drinking as a mere activity, not necessarily an interest, or at the least, not an interest with any intrinsic value, “being skinny” simply cannot qualify as an interest, right? Right!?"
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Posted in Intros | 8 Comments »

An Introduction to Literary Madness

March 25, 2009
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An introduction into the madness that is Ian Caithness' life.
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Posted in Intros, Lit | 4 Comments »

The Only Road Through Town

March 8, 2009
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I was surprised and gladdened by the Washington Post’s story on the digital divide Saturday – One Step Off the Superhighway by Cecelia Kang. Whereas serious weight has been given to the Pew Study that found 2/3 of those without broadband don’t want it, few writers express an understanding that those that “don’t want...
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Posted in Intros, Tech | No Comments »

The Biggest Snub of All Time

January 28, 2009
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The Biggest Snub of All Time

There are plenty of Halls of Fame around the country (not to mention around the globe), and one of the hottest topics of debate in any arena is whether or not certain groups or individuals have been denied access to a level of fame not easily granted–does Mark McGwire belong in the baseball Hall...
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Posted in Intros, Music, Rant of the Week | 8 Comments »