Revisiting the Rock Ballad Decades Later

The other night, I was watching a video of the singer Meatloaf and a rendition of “Paradise By the Dashboard Light”. This is a song he made famous with Ellen Foley, and in case you missed the 1970s and the next few decades after, it tells the story of a young couple who are on a date in the guy’s … Read More

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Star Trek Online: Quark’s Lucky Seven

Some of you may find this relevant, and most of you probably won’t. It involves computer games, and more to the point, an MMO.   Recently, I’ve been playing Star Trek Online, which I’ve been playing off and on ever since it was first released back in 2010. Sometimes, it can drag on; other times, it can be just like … Read More

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Duane Gundrum   Education Master’s degree, communication                                         graduated December 2008 University of the Pacific                                                                             Stockton, California Master’s degree, political science                                       graduated December 2001 Western Michigan University                                                                   Kalamazoo, Michigan Bachelor of Arts, political science                                           Graduated APRIL 1999 San Francisco State University                                                          San Francisco, California Associate degree of science, computer science                           Graduated MAY 1995 City College of San Francisco                                                            San … Read More

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The Avatar Returns to the World of Britannia (An Early Review of Shroud of the Avatar after its official release)

For the longest time, I was holding out on playing Shroud of the Avatar. Which is kind of strange, considering the fact that I’m exactly the type of player the game has been looking for. You see, I grew up as a programmer and gamer while playing every Ultima game ever made. If you follow the natural evolution of that … Read More

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The Problems of a Young People’s Movement

Recently, there’s been a lot of attention being paid to a group of high school students who were survivors of a horrific gun attack in Florida. While they’re not the first students to suffer from such a crappy situation, what made this tragedy even more significant was that the students didn’t remain the backdrop of the event but have now … Read More

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The Hidden Ramifications of the #metoo Movement and the “Funnel of Male Response”

Yesterday, Rob Porter, a top White House aid, resigned from his position due to allegations that he abused his former wives. So far, Chief of Staff John Kelly has mistakenly thrown his political clout into defending Porter, and conservatives are starting to feel the negative effects of having stood behind an abusive person for so long (and even after discovering … Read More

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Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Clark Gable Anymore

He was the star of some of Hollywood’s greatest pictures, earning studios more money than they could count. So, why doesn’t Hollywood use him for movies any more? The answer may shock you!   Press Next Page to Find out the SHOCKING reason

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Why Twitter Should Be Seen As A Complete Failure

As much as it saddens me to say this, I’m more and more convinced every day that Twitter has failed as the communication vehicle it originally set out to be. You see, the original idea for Twitter was that it was going to create an atmosphere where people could communicate with lots of people AND as a result, give those … Read More

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Remaining Unknown in a Viral World: Popularity, ASMR and Celebrity Status

Earlier today, I was examining the statistics on my website and realized that I have about 1.5 million hits on my site since I started it. That appears to be a lot, but then I started to think to myself that not a lot of people comment on it or send me messages based off of my web site (or … Read More

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