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Big ideas and bad actors: The death of modernity

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

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The Deleterious Dilemma of Shane Gillis

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

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The Historic Collapse of the Wissahickon

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.

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Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple

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

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The Wizarding World of Wizard World Philadelphia

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByvNkpyj9oO/ Perhaps it's because I'm getting older and more prone to daydream about being a father, or maybe my perception of the comic con crowd is actually legitimate, but it seems to me that the annual Wizard World Comic Con event in Philadelphia is becoming increasingly targeted toward children. As it should be. The weekend-long… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Wizard World Philadelphia

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“Dangerous weeds” overtake Cook Wissahickon School

PHILADELPHIA--Public elementary school in the Wissahickon section of Philadelphia brands their weed-infested lot as a "meadow," Neighbors claim. While the excuse given seems to be that the overgrown and underserved corner lot, slowly overtaking the school's sign, is a beautiful garden and haven for local wildlife, the reality of the situation is that the weeds… Continue reading “Dangerous weeds” overtake Cook Wissahickon School

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The ‘Nanette’ Delusion

(The following editorial is a matter of opinion. The author has no inside knowledge of the subject and all thoughts herein are purely speculative in nature.) Hannah Gadsby, the Australian performance artist masquerading as a comedienne, rose to international prominence through her interminably turgid Netflix special, "Nanette." The hubris gained from being suddenly world-famous has turned Gadsby… Continue reading The ‘Nanette’ Delusion

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The Media is still defending AOC’s ’12 Years’ Blunder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_ovC0N3qfE Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the world is going to end in 12 years; or, at very least, we will be unable to combat the effects of "man-made" climate change in 12 years and our civilization will be doomed... The media continues to defend her on this, but it's not quite pseudo-science...it's just another… Continue reading The Media is still defending AOC’s ’12 Years’ Blunder