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Posted: Jan. 22, 2009, 8:05 p.m.
My close friend Foalpapers and I went to watch Obama's inauguration, and holy crap, what a day! It was like the entire day was one long adrenaline rush; Foalpapers and I didn't have a chance to sit down from the time we got out of his car at the Metro...
Obama Rally In Harrisonburg
Posted: Nov. 3, 2008, 10:40 p.m.
This past Tuesday (Oct. 28), Barack Obama held a campaign rally in my hometown of Harrisonburg, VA! And I managed to go! It was, in a word, intense. It was also the first time in almost 150 years that this town hosted a presidential campaign rally.
The Eternals is the Worst Marvel Movie
Posted: March 20, 2022, 2:39 a.m.
To me, this feels like not only the biggest failure of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one of the worst things Disney has produced or released in decades, period.
Retraction and Removal Policy
Updated: Feb. 11, 2022, 6:06 p.m.
As this website approaches 20 continuous years of existence, and my personal online presence spans more than that, I've found myself cringing at my past self while reading my own content, more than once. I'm sure this happens to everyone, and in fact, I...
Civilization 5: Nukes and Liberation Wars
Posted: Dec. 28, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
The actual impact of nuclear weapons on the city was not as intense as I expected, from a game-mechanics perspective. And the damage to the surrounding areas wasn't that bad. The real impact, however, was more emotional.
Trump's America: Surviving a Powerful Abuser
Posted: Jan. 23, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
In the months following the 2016 presidential election, the internet has seen a flurry of words. Pages upon pages of journalism, reactions, calls to action, and detailed analyses of exactly how awful and authoritarian Donald Trump will be, all of it...
Posted: March 25, 2009, 7:58 p.m.
[ Click for Article ] Once again, Harrisonburg utterly fails at city planning. This is getting really old. In an effort to turn every square foot of undeveloped land into high-density townhouses/apartments, the city let a developer pretty much go...
Smoking Ban, Virginia Style
Posted: Feb. 23, 2009, 9:33 p.m.
I always thought that Virginia would be one of the last states in the US to get a state-wide ban on smoking in restaurants/public places. This is one of the most tobacco-friendly states (that produces a huge amount of it), where several big tobacco...
Trucker Harassed By Reluctant State Troopers
Posted: Jan. 20, 2009, 9:39 p.m.
While driving up to Syme's house this evening, for Obama's Inauguration, I flipped on my radio to listen to Virginia State Police, figuring it'd be interesting tonight. Unfortunately, they were fairly over-staffed at that time, so not much to listen to...
W - The Movie (2008)
Posted: Oct. 20, 2008, 8 p.m.
Over the weekend, I went to see W., a satirical portrayal of Dubya's adult life. From the previews, it looked quite entertaining, and it appeared to make him look like the retarded monkey that I see him as in my mind. So, sure, let's check it...
Abstinence-Only Sex Education
Posted: April 28, 2005, 9:51 p.m.
Yesterday, my 14-year-old sister brought home a video & curriculum from her Family Life class (which is sex ed, for those of you who didn't grow up in Virginia's public school system). According to the accompanying letter, it's something for the...
Posted: Nov. 12, 2003, 9:54 p.m.
In the political simulation I used to participate in, we had a debate about whether recall elections should be allowed on the national level. Reproduced below is my opening argument for that debate. The thing that worries me the most about the...