May 28

Do you remember Street Fighter? If you’re my age and got down in the arcades in the nineties then you will “remember” the games, but if you are still into fighting games and play them regularly then you don’t just remember Street Fighter, you know about it. Street Fighter like many video games that developed a cult following has had a rough time transitioning into film. One of the main reasons for this is that the game was created to give players a variety of fighters to choose from to compete and with no thought to making a grand, central story. When it became popular and players wanted character development for their Japanese karatekas, and green Brazilian monsters, Capcom (creator of the franchise) began to add in more elements to make the fighters seem “real”. Street Fighter has never had one all-inclusive story, what it… [Read more]

May 23

There has been much discussion lately about women that date broken men only to be disappointed continuously in the end. Women that get with men struggling and weather the storm for a time in hopes of helping their partner find a place of normalcy. And why not? Many good men take on multiple jobs and more in order to support a woman going through school or going through hardships. Relationships are built on support before anything else right? But what I want to talk about today is a specific dynamic, the one where a woman finds a man in a bad situation and chooses to become the light in his life. Let’s not confuse these “saints” with women that purposefully find “projects” to enhance and show-off to their fellow white-collar girlfriends as the women in this situation genuinely want to help their men. In many… [Read more]

May 15

Nothing makes me feel more broke and plebeian than viral celebrity news. When you’re stuck on the ground floor, or hell even the tenth floor, you are forced to drown in it. As a writer and Social Media resident I have to take it into my nose, swish it around a bit and let it marinate before I can spit it out. We worship celebrities and for someone that can’t help but be a cynic it all looks like we’re a bunch of broke people gossiping to me. One of the newer hooks in celebrity gossip is the memes that were born from the dregs of the nerd ghetto. Memes were once a treasured secret of spaces such as 4chan and Reddit, but now everybody with a computer is snatching up photos of celebrities and typing ugly, pixelated font quotes all over them to garner… [Read more]

Apr 07

For the longest time we have seen Hollywood showcase “the strong silent type” as the epitome of manliness. Turns out that they were not too far off the mark. Recent studies have shown that quiet men are regarded as more manly and attractive to the opposite sex and both men and women prefer mates whose voices sound familiar in some way (source). I want to stay a bit on the deep voice thing though since it pretty much debunks the whole ideology that women are no longer liking macho men. “Researchers at McMaster University have found that women were more attracted to men with masculine voices, at least for short-term relationships.” – source The downside to this of course is that the same women who are attracted to the James Earl Jones and Keith David types assume that eventually they would cheat. Women in these… [Read more]

Mar 26

If you aren’t watching History TV’s Vikings then first of all I am mad at you, second of all I am about to fix your life. Here, click this link (right here), watch the awesomeness, then come back and finish reading this article. Vikings is where it’s at. Now when I call Vikings “the most manliest show on TV” (right now), what I mean is that it takes us to a place of raw, unbridled, machismo. seriously, I had a buddy who sat through an episode with me and he swore off skinny jeans forever after seeing Rollo (character on the show) solo an entire army with a club… Dead serious. It is the kind of show that will make your feminist Twitter activist wife cringe since the characters aren’t written to fit neatly into a 2014 ideal. The setting is dirty, grimy, and absolutely… [Read more]

Mar 24

One thing we can all agree on is that we look to a leader to guide the way. Many associate leadership with bossing someone around which is understandable given the types of “managers” that populate the work force nowadays. But don’t get it twisted, a leader is a bit more than that. This misunderstanding of leadership becomes even more prevalent when a man hears a woman say that she desires a husband to “be a leader” in one breath while claiming independence in another. It may sound confusing but it’s not when you understand the concept of leadership. A Leader Versus A Boss Just from reading the titles “boss” and “leader” I am willing to bet that your mind rings negatively to one and positively to the other. Am I right? A leader seems elected, as in someone you want to follow whereas a boss… [Read more]

Mar 18

It’s that time of year again. NCAA March Madness is upon us and the influx of office pools are about to flood America’s cubicles. March Madness (aka the Big Dance) is an annual collegiate basketball tournament that allows 68 Universities around the country battle it out to be rightfully named as that year’s National Champion. The office pool that runs with the tournament is arguably the most popular pool in sports as well. Anyone can fill out an NCAA bracket and take a stab on how many winners they can guess correctly all the way to the final remaining team. The mass appeal of the College Basketball Tournament has grown significantly over the years and exemplifies how huge public participation can be for an event. “According to some business experts, some found that the majority of employers now view betting pools as morale boosters” What… [Read more]

Mar 12
bossy girls, arguing, girls fighting, bullies

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of things on social media relating to “bossy” girls and how they should be encouraged and congratulated. I find this meme incredibly aggravating because the reality is that the girls in question are not behaving in a way that is at all desirable.  Bossy little girls are not being strong leaders, they are being overbearing dictators, hence the negative connotation associated with the word bossy. The people posting these things are implying that the word has a negative connotation simply because it is generally descriptive of girls and women.  I call bullshit.  It’s negative because being bossy is in no way positive.  Strong, professional, accomplished women are NOT bossy. It is interesting to note that these “bossy” girls are being portrayed as both “strong” and the “victim” simultaneously. That they are being both chastised and congratulated for behaving in… [Read more]