100 Words Or Less: On National Doughnut Day
Jun05

100 Words Or Less: On National Doughnut Day

As if there were any day where Americans weren’t already downing two at a time, today is National Doughnut Day, where we celebrate everyone’s favorite morning dessert. We have a lot of these national days for trivial things, don’t we? National Doughnut Day, National Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s almost as if we need to distract ourselves from the cruel and crushing realization that nothing matters. To keep us distracted from the...

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100 Words or Less: On Beowulf
Sep22

100 Words or Less: On Beowulf

The legend of Beowulf is so epic that it was passed down through generations through word of mouth before being written down sometime between the 8th and 11th centuries. And maybe Beowulf’s sword, Hrunting, has maybe the most epic name of all time, but that isn’t what ultimately makes Beowulf so fucking brutal. What makes Beowulf so brutal is that when he rips the arm off of Grendel and sends him home crying, Grendel’s mom has...

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