A Spinning Top of Devilish Excess: My Cross-Cultural Re-Experience at the Indy 500
Jun03

A Spinning Top of Devilish Excess: My Cross-Cultural Re-Experience at the Indy 500

I’m from the Midwest. Some would argue it isn’t one hundred percent the most Midwest state you can be from, but then what else would you classify Ohio as, smart guy? It sure as shit isn’t the mid-Atlantic, and don’t even tell me it is Appalachia. Ohio is the Midwest, no matter how much pride some Nebraska student wants to argue it isn’t. Now that you know I’m coming from, this kind of “I can make fun of this because I lived it”...

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Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: AllMusic’s Many, Many Genres
Apr18

Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: AllMusic’s Many, Many Genres

I’m back from the depths of the web for another installment of everyone’s favorite time-destroying game, Unexpected Internet Rabbit Holes. Since we last spoke, I’ve been trying to climb out of the digital sinkhole that is TV Tropes and after a few weeks of trying, I think I’m back on flat ground. This time, we’re going to go over the absolute bonkers genre, subgenre and styles lists found over at AllMusic. Do you want to learn...

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Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: TV Tropes
Mar21

Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: TV Tropes

Don’t go to TVTropes.org if you have any upcoming deadlines. It’ll take the time you have in the rest of your life and cut it in half instantly; you’re really in the actual rabbit hole territory now. I’ve mentioned TV Tropes before and for good reason. The site is designed to make you click one more link, explore one more article, go one more night without sleep. You’ve been warned. Anyway, TV Tropes is one of...

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Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: The SCP Foundation
Jan12

Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: The SCP Foundation

Last time on UIRH, we explored the world of Magic: the Gathering’s suspended player list, which – if you’ve been paying attention – got a whole lot spicier recently. This week, we’re going to take a trip to the land of fiction, with a website that will surely steal your precious time, just like N did so long ago. Not only is it fiction, but it’s spooky fiction! I’m talking about the SCP Foundation, and the thousands...

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Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: The List of Suspended Magic: the Gathering Players
Dec04

Unexpected Internet Rabbit Hole: The List of Suspended Magic: the Gathering Players

Don’t go to TV Tropes unless you want it to suddenly be tomorrow morning and you’re late for work. Stay away from Wikipedia’s music genres if you only have a few minutes to surf (and don’t want to scream at the screen in fury). These are just a few examples of websites out there that suck the life out of you; I’m positive they use the time energy to run their servers. But here’s a site you may not have expected to be such a...

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