Wednesday Woes: The Trouble with Nicknames

March 28, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes The other day, my friend Jarom was reborn. It was amazing.   Walking through Times Square, Jarom was stopped by a random rap artist, peddling his wares among the tourists. “What’s your name, man?”   “Jarom.”   “Jared?”   “Jarom.”   “Cool,” said the rapper. “I’m gonna call you J-Smoove.”   That’s right, Smoove, with […]

Your Resigned Optimism Sucks

February 1, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week Old Man Winter sucker-punched us right in the back of the head.  He sang us all off to a peaceful slumber with mendacious lullabies, promising us a lush, warm winter. And then, right as we were all floating off to the Land of Sweet Dreams, he flipped us over onto our stomachs and […]

Wednesday Woes: Movie trivia time

January 18, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Has this ever happened to you? You’re at party, really hitting it off with a fine specimen of whatever gender(s) you’re into. You two are comparing notes on personal dreams, favorite bands, influential bands, politics, religion, the works and all signs are pointing toward get married and commence the aggressive manufacture of children. I mean, […]

Wednesday woes: Bro grabs

January 11, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.   -Socrates   Hey, dude, it’s nice to meet you. My name is John-Ross. Most every calls me J.R., though. I wish I had a cool nickname that everybody called me, but the only alias that’s ever really stuck is […]