Out of Context
The Banality of a Wanna Be Robin Hood

As I walked into the payday loan company's office I wondered, Did any of the union welders on the Death Star walk out once they realized what "Project DS" stood for?

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27 Jan 2008 // 8:58 PM

The Real Surreal World

Why are the most visceral, defining moments in our life often perceived as unreal or dream-like?

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6 Jan 2008 // 8:59 PM

Just One of the “Schlubs”

A walk on the down and out side, sans music soundtrack and poetic interpretation.

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7 Oct 2007 // 9:59 PM

A Fistful of Quarters

If only I could love Ms. Pacman the way I want to love Ms. Pacman.

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14 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

With Malice Towards Fun

In a battle to claim The Simpson's for its own, Fox network's favorite family teetered dangerously close to stealing the heart and soul of Springfield, Illinois, away from the man who saved the Union.

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12 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Z-Boys, Cool Losers

The underlying motivation to save Horizons West was about Sticking It to The Man. Us versus Them. Punk culture versus conformist culture. Poor against rich. All, interestingly enough, attitudes heavy in the subtext of the Z-Boys movies.

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Slacker or Hero?: A Taste of the Life of a Video Game Tester

Video Game Testers are rather like UN weapons inspectors (and have about as much credibility, now that I think about it).

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Las Vegas—The Real Never Never Land

In less than 36 hours, I was rear-ended in traffic by a sleazy local lingerie-shop owner who offered free pot for my troubles; I overcame an early $70 deficit and left the blackjack table with $45 in winnings; and the hotel upgraded me to a swanky top-floor Jacuzzi suite.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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