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Insight On the Work of Anger and De-Humanization

August 11, 2015 by


In recent weeks, nothing has angered my wife and I as much as our neighbor taking the parking space in front of our house. For one, they have 7 cars.  Second, we are now limited to only one side of the street for parking.  Third, they leave an SUV full of junk, that they never […]

A Set of Ideas that Rocked My Political Orientation as a Republican-Leaning Teenager

November 6, 2013 by


“There is no such thing as a “black” and “white” world.” “There is no such thing as those ‘eeeee-vil’ men.” “There is no such thing as “good guys” or “bad guys.” I remember that it was in an AOL chatroom about politics in the year 2000 where I realized, well, I guess I’m on the […] Baptist Church Is Fake, Don’t Take Them Seriously

December 28, 2012 by


I think. “Fake” in the sense that I’m not sure that those people actually believe what they say out in public. By this post, I think everyone from the white house petition to anon should take everything Westboro Baptist Church does with a “grain of salt.” Basically, this is a post arguing not to take […]

Easy-to-Follow Trajectories: The Answer to Why I Care So Much About Sports

August 15, 2012 by


In December of 2011, I was wondering:  why do I care so much about sports? Now that I have been engorged in all things pop culture since that time, while staying somewhat abreast of Anthro, Philosophy theory, I have come across a major realization:  we care about sports, celebrities’ personal lives because we generally like […]

Critical Thoughts on the Racial Composition of Some Popular TV, Movies, Radio in LA

June 27, 2012 by


As I’ve spent more time with my girlfriend the past few months, I’ve been re-immersed back into popular TV and radio. On the radio, its been 102.7 KIIS-FM and the ever-ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest in the mornings. NBC has been the main supplier of my popular TV consumption.  I watch the local news sometimes. Of the […]

Today Marks 10 Years Since I’ve Been Out of High School. Snapshots of Daily Life from 6/1/2002 and 6/1/2012.

June 1, 2012 by


Too much has changed in my world, I don’t know if people would consider me the “same person” now, though I have doubts about how people actually “stay the same.” Snapshot of June 1, 2002 It was graduation day for Loyola High School, a Catholic all-boys College preparatory high school. I walked side by side […]

Reality Means Repetition, the Case of Jeremy Lin

May 31, 2012 by


Nowadays, realities only seem to be thought to exist in one of three ways:  a)  if they are repeated a number of times, b)  over a “long period” of time, or c)  something happens with a large number of people. Case in point:  people (or cyborgs) on basketball message boards refusing to acknowledge Jeremy Lin […]