Struggling to put my thoughts into words about the recent podcasts by CM Punk that revealed his reasons for mysteriously leaving the WWE earlier this year, I decided to try to come up with at least a good title for the article, but even that isn’t working out well. Here’s what I started out with: […]Read more "How Many Titles Can I Think Up For This Post About CM Punk?"
At the moment, NBC is airing a totally live musical version of Peter Pan, and man is it horrible. I’m not a fan of musicals, kids, or adults playing kids in musicals, so I guess I’m not the target audience for this show (which must be what, like child molesting high school teachers then?), however […]Read more "Live Blogging – Peter Pan Live"
Hate on Justin Bieber all you want, but this guy’s resume of celebrity hottie hook-ups is starting to put him on an untouchable pedestal. Along with new rumours of him and Hailey Baldwin, there is also his famous relationship with Selena Gomez, and more potentially with Miranda Kerr, Kendall Jenner and Rhianna. Of course, these might […]Read more "Bieber Bangs Baldwin?! Chisel This Guy’s Face on Mount Rushmore!"
Last week there was a new Star Wars teaser trailer, then there was a teaser for the trailer of the new Terminator movie, and now there is a big announcement just for the title of the next James Bond movie. What are we talking about here? These aren’t movies, they’re magic tricks. Hey, look over […]Read more "The New James Bond Movie has a Title… Whoopee!"
Ferguson, Missouri is certainly no Club Med… at least, not from what I can tell as I guy who’s never been to either place. As the U.S. is rocked by another death of a black man at the hands of a white cop, we’ve got to wonder if ‘hands up’ is really the right gesture […]Read more "Hands Up, Baby Hands Up"
If there was ever a time for a sequel to Bill Cosby’s classic movie Leonard Part 6, it would be now! This guy is hotter than he’s been since The Cosby Show was the #1 TV show in America. And why – date rape allegations. And I stress the word allegations. There has never been […]Read more "Bill Cosby in Leonard Part 12"
No way did North Korea hack Sony’s websites over the upcoming movie The Interview about a buffoon-ish attempt to assassinate “president” Kim Jong Un. I believe Sony in fact hacked North Korea and then piggy-backed on their system to then re-hack themselves to make it look like North Korea hacked them in an elaborate scheme […]Read more "Did North Korea Really Hack Sony Over The Interview?"
Earlier today it was announced that the UFC signed a deal with Reebok to outfit all of their fighters in official sports gear starting next year. Now this is a great moment for the UFC. If you’ve ever seen any UFC event, then one of the first things you must have noticed is these atrocious […]Read more "That New UFC Uniform Policy – brought to you by Dynamic Fastener"
Let it be said by me now that no man should strike a woman, no man should strike a child, no man should strike a man. Hell, no one should hit anyone EVER outside of action movies, professional wrestling, and combat sports (and I’m not including hockey, those fights make no sense). These are thus […]Read more "How about that Ray Rice?"
What is it with Cyber Monday? Wouldn’t it make more sense to it to be Cyber Sunday? At least for the alliteration. Stores are all open on Sunday nowadays, so why wait until Monday? But if it has to be on Monday (for whatever reason) then why not Money Monday or More-off Monday, just for […]Read more "What’s the deal with Cyber Monday?"
Ugh.. who wants to write everyday? What a drag. Once you’re writing all the time as if it’s your regular job you might as well just be another office monkey. Creepy, boring, mindless… you know what I’m talking about, and we don’t want our writing to be like that! But if you don’t want to write […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #4 – Write Everyday"
A sure fire way to be a loser is to have a totally lame opinion. In my original blog post on the qualities that make me write like a loser, I explained that my opinions are always too extreme – everything is either the greatest thing ever or the complete worst thing in history. This makes for boring […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #3 – Have a Good Opinion"
Nobody wants to write like a loser – not even me, Dr. Loser! We all hope to write quickly, precisely, powerfully, prolifically and profound, not this wimpy, patient, confusing, mundane drivel that brings us nothing but headaches and heartbreak. I’ve arrogantly made it my goal to blow out the back of common writing process problems […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #2 – Follow the Rules"
Last time I explained the 4 specific factors that keep me writing like a loser and now I’m going to try and correct some of those problems, starting with my inability to write a lot of words. Most writers would agree that in order to revise a bad piece of writing into something good, you really need a whole […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #1 – Write More Words"
How to be a writer? I’ve written before about how ridiculous it is to aspire to be a ‘writer’ – it really makes no sense, either professionally or as a hobby. You might think reading is fun, sure, especially cool stuff like comic books or pro-wrestling gossip websites, but trying to actually become a good […]Read more "How to Write Like a Loser"
Collected below are links to the chronological reading order of the collaborative writing project “Just Seoul” Included are all chapters from the 3 different sources: – my Dr. Loser blog (1-paragraph micro-stories from the 2nd person POV) -my friend’s Just Eric blog (3-paragraph, long form stories in the 1st person POV) -the Street Novel tumblr blog […]Read more "Just Seoul – The Complete Online Novel"
Here now collected is the complete chronological order of the Dr. Loser 4 Quests saga! Follow the ups and downs as I attempt to come to grips with life AFTER failing a Phd. Everything started out fine, I had some grand plans to pursue four challenging but fun and interesting tasks but as I put more focus […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – The Full Adventure"
8 years is a long time. That’s about twice as long as most people put into writing their PhD theses. And they pass. I failed. Okay, so now I’m not going to be able to strut around with the prestige of that doctorate and get into all the best clubs and upgraded on flights. And […]Read more "Dr. Loser! 8 Lessons learned after spending 8 years on a PhD… and then failing!"
Let’s hear it for 2013! The year my PhD thesis officially failed, when I learned there were even lower levels of misery to which one can sink, and discovered that hyperbolic sarcastic exaggeration is so obviously the lamest thing you can EVER do! On the flip side, 2013 was a hell of a year for […]Read more "A Very Late “Best of 2013” List, or, All the Things I was Doing Last Year Instead of Working on that Damn PhD!"
What is “street novel-ing” exactly? From what I can tell it involves publishing a novel on the streets of the city, or something like that… hey, it wasn’t my idea! All I know is that I got a mysterious link without any explanation in my inbox (and left on this blog as a comment) from […]Read more "Street Novel-ing?"