May 19, 2014
Mailbag: Part I

Welcome to the first (and possibly last) No Yelling on the Busmailbag segment. A few weeks ago I asked for questions via Facebook and Twitter and after eight days of “will they-won’t they,” it had become obvious that they wouldn’t come unless I pressed a little harder. So I pressed by way of direct correspondence and general whining, and the results were quite good. So good, in fact, that I could…

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May 4, 2014
Graduate School Update: A Final Decision and Some (Not So) Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate School Update: A Final Decision and Some (Not So) Frequently Asked Questions

Roughly 10 days ago, I decided that I would be attending Northern Illinois University in the fall with the intention of earning a Masters degree in English with an emphasis in film and literature. I’ve told a handful of people, but generally-I just wanted to keep quiet until I had crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s, as they say. I wanted to keep the news fairly close to my chest until it was an…

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April 13, 2014
First “Girl Meets World” Trailer Released: How are Millennials to Feel About the Sequel?

First “Girl Meets World” Trailer Released: How are Millennials to Feel About the Sequel?

On Thursday, April 10th, the Disney Channel released the first trailer for Girl Meets World-the sequel to the 90′s television series Boy Meets World.  The clip is a little over 30 seconds in length and shows an adult Corey Matthews catching his teenage daughter as she tries to sneak out of her bedroom window with (presumably) her best friend. When caught by her, seemingly ageless, father- the…

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April 9, 2014
David Letterman to Retire in 2015: Who Will Take Over The Late Show?

David Letterman to Retire in 2015: Who Will Take Over The Late Show?

Last Thursday, David Letterman, the most tenured host currently on late night television, announced that he would be retiring as host of the The Late Show. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, informed viewers of his show that he intends to step down when his contract ends in 2015, the exact date of which is unknown. Letterman, known by many for his memorable segments like “Stupid Human Tricks”…

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April 3, 2014
13 Reasons Why I’m Glad Winter Is Over

13 Reasons Why I’m Glad Winter Is Over

I don’t believe in jinxes, but if I did then I probably would have waited longer before declaring this year’s (vile, repugnant, malignant, awful) winter dead. But I don’t, so I’ll shout  from the mountain top “EVERYONE, THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT IS OVER-YOU’RE LIVES MAY RESUME AS THEY WERE-LET THE HAPPINESS COMMENCE,” and once my message has been received, I’ll write a silly blog post about it.

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March 27, 2014
Quick Six: Recommended Reads

Quick Six: Recommended Reads

In this “Quick Six”post; I wanted to dole out some literary recommendations to, you, my readership. These are books that I’ve found enjoyable over the past few years and that I think some of you might connect with as well. The selections range in genre, length, and age. You’ll find a brief summary, along with a page count, and a pop culture comparison below.

Catch-22 by Joesph Heller (1961)


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March 23, 2014
Van Gogh, More like Van No: My Youthful Career Aspirations

Van Gogh, More like Van No: My Youthful Career Aspirations

One of the first questions that children are consistently asked by adults as they mature is: what do you want to be when you grow up?

Answers vary as life experiences are obtained, personas are developed, learning occurs, and life gives you both lemon and lemonade. When one looks back at their answers to the career question throughout their youth, the result is a potpourri of laughter and…

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March 16, 2014
March Sadness: An Observer in December Becomes a Fan in March

March Sadness: An Observer in December Becomes a Fan in March

I don’t like college basketball and I don’t think I ever will. I consider it to be an inferior product to the NBA because it is and by function, it is supposed to be.

College basketball is undeniably sloppy, there are too many teams and players, and I don’t understand how the teams are ranked nationally, nor how they are selected for the tournament. Having said that, when March rolls around, I…

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March 4, 2014
March Movie Preview: Part One

March Movie Preview: Part One

The February film slate was a heaping pile of trash. Actually, worse than trash – it was a bag of trash left sitting outdoors and then rained on for several days, whereupon a stray dog proceeded to lay down next to the trash bag and die….in the midst of record high temperatures in the area. It was a smelly-rotten-awful-mess of a month for movies.

February is always a weak month for films, what…

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March 2, 2014
2014 Oscar Predictions

2014 Oscar Predictions

The 86th annual Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, March 2nd and will honor the past years major achievements in cinema. Ellen DeGeneres is set to host and coverage will begin on ABC at 7 est. According to ABC (the same network that brought you the sitcom about neighbors who are also aliens), it is supposed to be the greatest and one of the…

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