Hold up. HOLD! UP! I was all geared up to end 2018 with a poignant and sober assessment of the political landscape in the U.S. I swear. It was written out, edited and ready to publish – a 1700 word kick in the ass, to spark some real change… And then something incredibly unsettling came … Continue reading Larry’s jowls
You know how you get into your busy season at work and you’re working 30 consecutive 12+ hour days and you look up from your computer and summer time has turned into fall time? Hopefully you don’t but I certainly do. That’s why it brings me so much joy to return to my writer’s saddle … Continue reading Review: Bidets
Back when my self-image was murkier, I found it difficult to believe it when my older and/or more self-assured male friends used to advise me that “getting girls is less about what you look like than you think.” “Easy for you to say,” I thought. “You look like you and I look like me.” For … Continue reading Net Positive: The everyman’s guide to sexual attractiveness
Everyone’s “hood” is different. In certain contexts (like the one I’m using now), it’s a label we place on neighborhoods which are impoverished to a degree and/or contain some element of danger. Whether or not you came from one can be a matter of opinion and the last thing I care to address are questions … Continue reading The struggle is real
Hello, and welcome back to Truth in Jest Studios. Pardon the hiatus; our field researcher/chief editor/reporter/founder was conducting weeks’ worth of interviews and fact-checking so that we could bring you a little something different this time around: a brief documentary of one remarkable young man and his life-altering discovery. Thank you for your patience and … Continue reading What’s breakfast?
I knew this day would come: the day I alienate half of my readers with a personal opinion. I’ve had a good run though – I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for a year; I’m so grateful to anyone who’s read or enjoyed any of this nonsense. And, to half of you: so sorry … Continue reading Don’t worry. I haven’t been kidnapped.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now or (gasp) from the beginning, you may have noticed a subtle shift. Early on I was all about pure, unbridled ridiculousness, one of my favorites being my review of ice cream sandwiches. And I started there for one simple reason: those are the most fun … Continue reading Escaping the friend zone
For a long time, during my adolescence through my teenage years, I thought I was a hood guy. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t live in an affluent neighborhood, my family didn’t have much money and there were certainly hood guys in close proximity – all that is true – but if I’m being honest … Continue reading Embracing white people stuff
I took today off from my day job. I had a few minor errands to run which wouldn't really warrant a full day off but the idea of productivity at my own pace was too alluring to resist. Other than the errands, there is plenty for me to work on, as seems to be my … Continue reading After the “yes”
I’m a notoriously awful movie reviewer. Maybe “awful” is the wrong word; I’m notoriously lenient with my reviews. That is to say, if you’re on the fence about whether or not to see a particular movie, but deep down in your soul know that you’re really just looking for a nudge forward, come talk to … Continue reading Shut up and watch the movie