Is It Me Or Has Television Gotten Completely Obnoxious?

TV

  Most of us have probably become used to a certain level of sensory overload by now. Especially if you live in a city as overwhelming as New York. Here, nary a cab passes by without a brightly flashing sign or a block is walked through without four people trying to hand you a flyer for a local business. We’re bombarded every minute of the day by things which scream at us to look in their direction; Facebook alerts, Instagram likes, billboards, blaring car stereos, the smell of freshly risen Read More…

I Hate StubHub

EPSON MFP image

If you’re not comfortable with foul language I’m going to give you an opportunity to bow out of this article like right now because there are few things in this world that inspire the kind of rage I feel after being intercepted when trying to buy tickets to damn near ANYTHING these days by blood sucking, bottom feeding, party-pooping, parade-raining, motherfucking StubHub! So there may be more than my usual peppering of obscenities in this post, but can you blame me? We’re talking about an organization who consistently delivers a level of heartache Read More…

Six Things That Suck About Living In The City

New-York-City-Skyline

Let me start off by saying that I understand some people get bent out of shape when anyone refers to New York as “the city” because it seems to imply that New York is the only city and somewhere like Sacramento might as well have tumble weeds and OK Coral style gun fights in the streets. That’s not what I’m doing here. I wanted to call this post Six Things That Kind Of Suck About Living In The City because I felt like people from lots of cities could relate Read More…

Just What The Hell Is Going On With Girls These Days?

whiskey

I’ve got a bone to pick with you ladies. Especially the younger ones. You know, it used to be that a woman could go to a bar and order a vodka-cranberry without feeling like a total pussy for not downing bourbon like it’s what she puts in her breakfast cereal. However it seems those days are over because everywhere I look, women of all ages, are drinking whiskey as though they actually enjoy it. They’re nursing a Maker’s Mark on the rocks or savoring a Glenlivet neat. No coke. No water. Read More…

I’m Forfeiting My Holiday Spirit This Year So I Can Enjoy The Goddamn Holidays

BlackFridayMacys

Few things test my faith in humanity like watching footage of people shopping on Black Friday. Only twelve hours before, or in some cases, minutes as many stores are now open at fucking 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving (!) I was looking at my Facebook feed which showed one person after another proclaiming how blessed and grateful they were for x, y and z and then in the blink of an eye, a number of those same people are down at the local mall, clawing someone’s eyes out to get to Read More…

Just What The Hell Is Going On With Dudes These Days?

Mustache

I don’t know about where you come from but around these parts it’s becoming increasingly difficult to walk down certain streets and not question the possibility that you may, in fact, be living in an early twentieth century mining town or New York City during the prohibition era. It’s kind of hard to articulate, so why don’t I just provide you with a couple of visuals. Here is a picture of Mulberry Street on the Lower East Side circa 1900: However, if you were to remove the wagon and all of Read More…

I Know I’m Not Supposed To But I Really Really Really Like Gossiping

Gossip

As much as I miss the days when my DVR was overflowing with Oprah episodes telling me what kind of person I should be, the fact that she’s been off the air for nearly three years now (can you believe that shit? Oprah, come back!) makes me feel like it’s finally safe to talk about some things that in the Winfrey era, just wouldn’t fly. Things that were merely whispers under an “aha! moment” regime which can now be brought to light. In fact, I feel like I could start Read More…

I Asked A Silly Question And Got A Lot Of Serious Answers: What I Learned From My Fifteen Minutes Of Infamy On The Internet

Thought Catalog

What a crazy forty-eight hours.  On Wednesday, I wrote a post for Thought Catalog entitled Are People Actually Upset Over Julianne Hough Dressing Up As A Black Woman For Halloween? Its aim was to call into question what I thought might be intentionally inflammatory news coverage of the dark makeup she wore, in an effort to increase network ratings, blog traffic, social media followers, what have you. The reason I felt this way was because the stories about it made such drastic leaps in their arguments against her costume, like Read More…

Are People Actually Upset Over Julianne Hough’s Halloween Costume?

Julianne Hough

By now you may have heard about the backlash concerning actress Julianne Hough’s choice to dress up as Uzo Aduba’s character Crazy Eyes, on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. In case you were wondering why this caused such an uproar, it’s because the white actress Hough, wore dark makeup as part of her costume in order to appear more like the black actress Aduba. And yet if you’re still wondering why this turned into such a media and Twitter shit storm, well then you’re like me and of an Read More…

If A Girl Goes Out With Her Friends And No One Bothers To Instagram It, Did It Really Happen?

black

I’ve never been one of these girls who goes crazy with her camera. You know who I’m talking about. The ones who turn every single scenario into a photo opportunity? If they’re not choreographing a “cheers!” pic before you down your shots, they’re keeping you from eating your food until they’ve snapped the entire table’s entrees. You’ll see them mostly in bars or restaurants but the worst offenders can take the most mundane of situations and create an Instagram extravaganza. Let me give you an example. I work with a Read More…