Monthly Archives: August 2013

Miley, Tumblr, and what we want from our Disney stars

What is a better indicator of Tumblr’s future success: Getting bought for 1.1 Billion by Yahoo! or Miley Cyrus bringing twerking to America’s living rooms?  I think this is at least up for debate. I suspect in towns across America parents are Gchatting their children as I write this, asking what “twerking” is and why […]

Following the Fairer Sex Down A Spotify Rabbit Hole

Something interesting has happened with my music taste lately, and although I’m not quite sure how I got there, I have to say that I’m 100% down with it. Undoubtedly as a result of a series of Spotify radio rabbit holes, I’ve found myself on a new listening binge: female singers. By this I don’t […]

FOPA: Fear of Posting Anything

Everyone knows that YOLO (You Only Live Once) and most know that FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is real, or maybe just have FOMO on knowing what FOMO is. The point is that the internet has come together to establish that four letter acronyms are the best way to define emotions that aren’t listed in […]

Drake’s balancing act

Over the last two years I’ve developed quite a relationship with Drake’s 2011 sophomore album, Take Care. At its best, Take Care is a thoughtful, inward-looking account of fame and youthful indulgence.  At its worst, its the prototype for the next decade of Hip-Hop, combining classic R&B tropes, with radio-ready singles. Drake would have been […]

Learning the Value of a Fiverr

Accounting for inflation, is a living representation of this video of a man explaining the value of a purchase. On the site, you contract people on the internet to do a variety of things for increments of five dollars. Whether you’re looking for a custom ukulele ringtone, some girl to hold a piece of […]

The Marital Bonds of TV Viewership

Commitment to watching a stellar TV series is a glorious and momentous undertaking. It’s much like any relationship, beginning with an initially awkward period of wonder and adjustment, which spills into intense exhilaration as a viewer comes to understand a show’s on-screen characters and the story really hits its stride. This tipping point signals the […]

8 Hours From a Post-Breaking Bad World

This Sunday marks the beginning of the end for Breaking Bad, indisputably one of the greatest shows to ever hit TV. “Beginning of the end” isn’t quite an accurate descriptor though — it’s really best to consider the first episode of the series as the beginning of the end, and this second half of season […]