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Recently, I went to go see a movie with a bunch of my friends called “Your Name.” To be totally honest, I didn’t think much of it going in. I was mostly irritated that we cancelled all of our plans for the night to go see an anime movie and thought it would be a pretty huge waste of my time. I hate to say that I was wrong, so I just won’t. “Your Name,” for those who are unaware, is a Japanese film that was released in 2016, but the English dubbed version only came out in the United States last month. In Japan, it was lauded as one of the best animated movies of all time and the reception it has received in the United States has been pretty great as well. I personally felt it was an incredible movie for a number of reasons, but I would…

As with all art and media, television has a great capacity to vary widely in its quality. Some shows are universally loved and revered, a la “Breaking Bad” or “Mad Men.” However, as unfortunate as it is, it is a lot more likely for a show to be just straight up awful. And not the good kind of awful that makes you want to watch it to see how bad it can get, like “Sharknado.” I mean awful in the sense that it takes itself very seriously when nobody watching it will do the same. Now, having grown up, I realize that it was probably pretty hard to distinguish between  good and bad television shows. At least in my case, I didn’t have a solidified taste yet, so I couldn’t tell the difference.. For that reason, I think it would be interesting to take a look at some shows that…

I’m sure most people have had a friend or an acquaintance ask them what kind of music they like, only to turn around and tell them that the music they listen to is better.  It’s a phenomenon that I like to call “Musical Elitism,” and it fucking sucks.  Now, unfortunately, I have to come clean.  I’ve been guilty of doing this kind of thing myself.  When I was just entering high school, I remember asking a guy that I had known pretty well for a few years what kind of music he liked.  He told me that he liked rap and, being the obnoxious elitist that I was when I was 14 years old, I told him how much I hated it and how he was wrong for liking it.  Now, seven years later, I realize my mistake.  I’m still not the biggest rap fan in the world, but let’s…

I have very mixed feelings about No Shave November.  When I was in high school, it was a way for the guys with more active follicles to lord it over all of the beta males in a show of animalistic dominance.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve also heard of some organizations that try to use No Shave November as a form of awareness for cancer, symbolically embracing the fact that we, as men, have hair, while those less fortunate, who suffer from cancer, may not. I’d like to take this opportunity to plug a couple of those charity organizations for those who are considering taking part in No Shave November.  The No-Shave organization allows anybody to sign up on their website and also donate to others who may be participating themselves, donating the funds to cancer research.  Movember is another such organization that focuses on mustaches specifically, encouraging men to…