Opinion

How To Make an Informed Political Decision

I've considered writing this post for a long, long time. I always stopped myself for some reason or another - not wanting to ruffle feathers, maybe, or trying to steer clear of such an emotional topic. But something happened recently that caused me to become so appalled by myself that I feel like I need… Continue reading How To Make an Informed Political Decision

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Lists · Opinion

What They Don’t Tell You About Life

Here's what they tell you about life: You can do anything you set your mind to. Good things happen to good people, and vice versa. When you fall in love, "you'll just know." Cursive is an important thing to learn. Humpty Dumpty is an egg, even though absolutely nothing in the nursery rhyme ever indicates… Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Life

Humor · Opinion

HEY, JK Rowling, stop being such a tyrant.

I'd like to preface this post by saying that I am wholly and completely, absolutely, entirely, all-encompassingly obsessed with Harry Potter. It is, hands down, the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life. (Sorry, little sister being born. Sorry, friends and family. Sorry, moving to the best city in the world… Continue reading HEY, JK Rowling, stop being such a tyrant.

Humor · Opinion

Stop calling yourself a grammar nazi.

I wouldn't call myself a grammar nazi. I wouldn't do so, first of all, because I think "grammar nazi" has become synonymous with "homophone nazi." And the whole world has gotten a little homophone-happy in the last couple years. It's like everyone on the internet learned the difference between your and you're on the same day, and after that "grammar nazi-ism"… Continue reading Stop calling yourself a grammar nazi.

Opinion

The Ice Bucket Challenge, and Why Your Meme Isn’t Funny

If you're on social media, or watch the news, or live within reasonable proximity to another human being, chances are you've heard of The Ice Bucket Challenge. For those of you who haven't, it's an awareness campaign for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Several variations of the challenge have been circulating, but the gist is… Continue reading The Ice Bucket Challenge, and Why Your Meme Isn’t Funny