September 30th, 2014

Juggalo is NOT Another Word for ‘Fan’ | Brittany O’Mearica

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Colin Waddell is a Juggalo. That is, Colin is a fan of the band called Insane Clown Posse (ICP). But being a Juggalo is different than being just a fan, he says; being a Juggalo is a way of life. “It’s about family, being accepted regardless of who you are.” Colin first joined the Juggalo family in 1999 after being introduced to the band by his friend. He reflects, “It just always seemed like that since my first show … regardless of who you are, if you’re a Juggalo, you’re family.” Using Colin as a lens into Juggalo life, we are able to get a glimpse of the Juggalo family, who Juggalos are, and the ways they are viewed by the media.

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September 30th, 2014

Moon Man | Riley Gable

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I used to find the man in the moon scary, back when I was the age of five or six. My grandma would laugh and tell her colleagues about my unique fear. Stealing glances at the man with grey hollows of cheeks, and sullen eyes, I looked away wishing that his eyes would just once be shut.

      It’s odd how his face scared me but the effect of his existence brought me joy: splashing in puddles to disrupt the mirrored image; bits of white moon splashing up onto my jeans leaving darkened residue of the night’s lamp.

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September 30th, 2014
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you.

John Green

(from The Fault in Our Stars. The first ban of John Green’s contemporary novel occurred this year in the Riverside Unified School District of California due to “sex and crude language.”)

Banned Books Week

September 30th, 2014
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

J.D. Salinger

(from The Catcher in the Rye. Frequently removed from classrooms and school libraries because it is “unacceptable,” “obscene,” “blasphemous,” “negative,” “foul,” “filthy,” and “undermines morality.”)

Banned Books Week

September 29th, 2014
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
September 29th, 2014
When you first hear Mozart’s music, your first impression is that it’s very alive, but if you peel away the layers, you can hear sorrow and sadness behind it, and that’s what I try to be: multi-layered.
September 29th, 2014
Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.
September 29th, 2014

How To Not Get Married After Saying That You Would | Carlos Cardenas

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It’s important that you truly believe that you are going to marry the love of your life. Call her the love of your life. Make sure she knows that’s who she is. Refer to the marriage frequently. Say things like “when we’re married-this,” and “after the wedding-that.”

Remember to think that you’re better than most people because you’re in a relationship that’s going somewhere. This over confidence will lead to a false sense of security, which is key for this process to continue.

Here, start asking yourself questions. You’re unsure about something, what is it?

Never mind. It’s probably not important.

Once your eyes become cloudy, start lying. Lie about things you have no reason to lie about. Make up events, places, even people. Try to leave clues (plot holes, mismatched names and dates) so as to not get caught, but to make your partner believe that there is something to catch.

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September 29th, 2014

Movie Review: ‘The Lego Movie’ (2014) | Jayme K.

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It’s difficult for me to determine how I felt about this movie. On one hand it’s essentially a 90 minute commercial for Lego and all Warner Bros. products and characters in the least subtle display since Space Jam. On the other hand, Chris Miller and Phil Lord managed to inject a genuinely good-natured and positive message that a lot of kids could benefit from, having seen this.

So it’s propaganda, but really good propaganda.

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September 29th, 2014

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Shootin’ It with Jayme K. | Episode 68: “Steven Ye”

'Miley Cyrus' director Steven Ye joins Jayme and Mike for a discussion about Torsodag, Alt Lit, Steve Roggenbuck and Tao Lin's positive and negative influence on internet writing cliques, video games and Steven Ye's interest in old school arcade games from Japan, Christianity, Steven's religious upbringing, Black Jesus, and a lot more.

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