THE REAL DOCTOR (Chapter ?) Draft Written by Alex Gross (copyright 2019) Doctor Thomas Fenton wasn’t a real doctor. Not really. He called himself “doctor,” signed documents as “Doctor,” and introduced himself to his second, and third wife as “doctor,” but he wasn’t really a doctor at all. It bothered him of course, that he… Continue reading Space Force 6 (Chapter Excerpt)
It is a dark time. The few remaining American people of kind heart and mind on the political left have lost nearly all common sense and credibility (if they had any to begin with) and we are unable to come together for similar values and goals. How did we get here? Cognitive dissonance within certain… Continue reading Big ideas and bad actors: The death of modernity
It was a simpler time, back in October 2001. The nation couldn’t have possibly predicted what was soon to creep up on them with almost no warning whatsoever. When Waking Life, the rotoscoping philosophical masterpiece by Richard Linklater was released to limited audiences, minds were blown. The animation style of rotoscoping—drawing the animation cells over existing… Continue reading Amazon’s ‘Undone’ is a visual masterpiece
On September 12, 2019 it was announced that Pennsylvania native Shane Gillis would be joining the 45th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The long-running sketch comedy series has seen far better days and is teetering around an all-time-low in ratings and popularity. All the while, Shane Gillis--a writer, comedian and actor in his early… Continue reading The Deleterious Dilemma of Shane Gillis
The strange death of the Wissahickon Valley has seemingly come out of nowhere. But with denial, hang-wringing, and a refusal to accept any accountability for their own domestic and social policies, the people of Philadelphia are ensuring it will only get worse.
It's been almost 23 years since we last cheered on the District Five, Junior Goodwill Team USA, Eden Hall Mighty Ducks and the country is worse off for it. In 1992, The Mighty Ducks kicked off a string of Disney children's sports films--which were all basically rip-offs of The Bad News Bears--which almost never happened. When NHL… Continue reading Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: The Mighty Ducks Franchise
Every time a seemingly random act of violence occurs, our brains rely on social and cultural clues to bring some sense of reason to what is potentially unreasonable. Our brains, however, have another natural response to contradicting stimuli or irrational behavior; and that's called "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when one is aware that something… Continue reading Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple