This week we take a look at two guys who wouldn’t give a fuck what we had to say about them, and that’s the way we like it! Most of the music videos we’ve reviewed here in Dr. Loser’s This or That have been from artists trying to get millions of views with crowd-pleasing pop […]Read more "This or That: David Bowie or Kendrick Lamar"
Last week Canada elected a brand new Prime Minister – Justin Trudeau – and he’s about as hunky a looking dude as that country has had for a leader since possibly a young pre-PM Sir Wilfred Laurier. So in celebration of this very uncharacteristic political success in handsomeness for a drab socialist country, this week’s […]Read more "This or That: Drake or Justin Bieber"
THIS or THAT explores the world of music and attempts to decide, you know, if this is the thing and if that is just that. Who doesn’t love setting things on fire? Setting someone on fire, now that’s a whole other level. Surprisingly, there are two popular videos out there at the moment where setting a […]Read more "This or That: Lorde or The Weeknd"
THIS or THAT explores the world of music and attempts to decide, you know, if this is the thing and if that is just that. Let’s romanticise prison for a moment. The Shawshank Redemption did it. Johnny Cash did it. Hogan’s Heroes did it. And today we’ve got two videos from two distinctly different artists – […]Read more "This or That: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats or Slayer"
THIS or THAT explores the world of music and attempts to decide, you know, if this is the thing and if that is just that. This week it’s 1D or 5SoS! The pop music’s boy band game seems to be as strong as ever. That good old tradition of mixing the cute one with the […]Read more "This or That: One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer"
In this week’s edition of This or That we’re gonna look at a pair of 3-name pop star ingenues and determine just who is the THIS and who’s the THAT. Well, pop music is sure in some state these days. I’m not even sure we can directly point to anything as pop music anymore… I […]Read more "This or That: Carly Rae Jepsen or Lana Del Ray?"
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"
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"
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 do you do when nothing goes your way? For example, let’s say you spent 8 years on a PhD thesis that ultimately failed, then I guess you would be massively disappointed. The psychological effects of this un-achievement on you would be extremely interesting: What have I done with my life? Who is to blame? […]Read more "The 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser!"
I’m currently in the process of completing 4 unique quests as part of a personal spiral into oblivion following my complete collapse of faith in the universe due to failing my PhD after 8 years of depressingly difficult toil and struggle. These epic quests include physically training to complete a montage video of physically training, […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – My 30 Favourite Albums of All Time"
Using a very complex new kind of artistic math, I have recently discovered the best way to find rank the greatest albums of all time. After listening to hundreds of my personal favourites and experimenting with these new equations, I stumbled on the basic three patterns found among all musical albums. I have labelled these as […]Read more "How to Determine the Best Album Ever"
I have spent the past few months attempting a number of different projects following my complete lack of faith in the world after spending years on a PhD thesis that turned out to be a total waste of time. These projects have included the super innovative Live Novel-ing concept of writing every stage of a novel online for anyone to […]Read more "God Hates Us All"
Well… I was all prepared to come here today and announce the end of the Dr. Loser blog experiment. I’d had enough. Sure, it was fun at first but keeping up with it was grinding me down. Lately I was just so disappointed by the progress of those 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser that I […]Read more "No way… I can’t believe it… You’ve got to be kidding me… THIS is what life is all about? For real?!"
In my recent quest to rank my definitive favourite albums of all time, I might have gone a bit nuts! I concocted many schemes to try and evaluate how albums can be considered great, including a very embarrassingly complicated Dr. Loser metrics that in the end got me no closer to the truth than just […]Read more "My Top 10 Favourite Summer Albums of All Time"
I was on a quest this year to rank my favourite 30 albums ever, but boy did that go wrong! Not only did I end up declaring ‘God Hates Us All’ by Slayer as mathematically the greatest album ever recorded (don’t get me wrong, it’s a great album just not THAT great) but then suddenly […]Read more "My Top 10 Favourite Winter Albums of All Time"
Listening to music is great! Everyone loves a good song, like “Thong Song”, “Baby Got Back”, or “Rump Shaker”, but I think we can all admit that a full ALBUM is where musicians truly flex their ‘ass muscles’, as they say. And therefore we run into a problem with today’s list of some of my […]Read more "My Top 10 Favourite Un-Albums of All Time"