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In Praise of the New KnightSquire

Apparently my blogging renaissance is going to involve a lot of praising people on the internet.  Last week I covered the McElroy Brothers, and this week I turn my laudatory eye to a YouTuber whom I’ve admired for some time.... Continue Reading →

The McElroy Brothers: Making the World a Better Place, One Goof at a Time

In 2018 America, I open my Twitter feed with a mix of dread and anticipation.  What marginalized community is now under fire? What beloved pop culture icon has been revealed to be some kind of abuser or deviant?  What ALL... Continue Reading →

Why I Think Taylor Swift is Starting a Snake Cult

Okay, just stay with me on this one. Before we dive into this, I have a confession to make: I thoroughly enjoy Taylor Swift. I will admit that it was a long journey to acceptance, and that I once sneered... Continue Reading →

Berserk & the Oldboy Effect

I had a plan for a blog post that I was going to write called “Of Woodcuts and Weeaboos,” talking about two of my favorite artists and a new comic book I was reading called Berserk. The artists, Gustave Doré... Continue Reading →

A History of Film Fisticuffs

Human beings love to watch each other fight. From boxing, to mixed martial arts, to Worldstar Hip Hop videos online, we love a good scrap. There is something honest about two people vying for supremacy with their flesh and blood.... Continue Reading →

A Half-Year Out

So for New Year's I decided to make a resolution to blog once a week for the next year, and so far it's been incredibly rewarding.  I appreciate anyone who has taken the time to read what I've written, and... Continue Reading →

Why We’re Afraid to Be Guard Pullers

There is a maxim that swept the combat sports and self defense worlds in the last two decades, “Most fights end up on the ground.” Brazilian Jiu-jitsu takes this idea to heart, largely focusing on submitting your opponent with a... Continue Reading →

The Micro-History

One of my personal ambitions in life, more of a dream really, is to write a micro-history. This is a unique form of historical monograph that addresses the life of one individual or of one event, and uses it to... Continue Reading →

The Adventure Zone: The Wonder of Wackiness

Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to write today, so I thought I would do something brief but close to my heart and give you a recommendation. I was recently replaying an old video game that I loved... Continue Reading →

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