Archive for 2016

Sugar Daddies, Financial Domination, and Dead Celebrities! (Episode 17 of MY PODCAST)

Sugar Daddies, Financial Domination, and Dead Celebrities! (Episode 17 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan) and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss the plethora of celebrity deaths this year and debate a very prurient and salacious topic: Sugar Daddies and Financial Domination! Also: Jack hates the Star Wars Prequels, Steven uses an... Read more »

And now Debbie Reynolds is dead...2016 is officially FOR THE DAMN BIRDS

And now Debbie Reynolds is dead...2016 is officially FOR THE DAMN BIRDS
First Carrie Fisher dies and now her mother Debbie Reynolds has passed into the ether… how much more of this can one little artistic boy take? I swear I feel like a kid who just lost his aunt and grandma in a car accident. These two women, who I adore greatly, are now gone. Poof. Nada.... Read more »

Carrie Fisher is dead and 2016 can officially go f**k itself

Carrie Fisher is dead and 2016 can officially go f**k itself
It’s a very rare occurrence indeed when a celebrity death shakes me to my very core. When the news was broken to me that Carrie Fisher died, it was as if all the happiness was drained from my being, like a Dementor in Harry Potter siphoning off the joy that I began this morning with.... Read more »
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How singing at a Hispanic church this Christmas taught me not to fear Donald Trump

How singing at a Hispanic church this Christmas taught me not to fear Donald Trump
“Gloria in Excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus” (“Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace to people of good will”) Those words echoed through the vast open air of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora, IL. My voice was suspended in the air as if carried aloft by angels, the world melting... Read more »

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#7): The Finale or "I think this Christmas is gonna be damn good this year!"

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#7): The Finale or "I think this Christmas is gonna be damn good this year!"
As I prepare for my marathon of singing duties over the next three days, I am taken to reflecting on what they will truly entail. It’s difficult to properly explain my relationship with Christmas. I love the feeling that the season generates and the beautiful transformation that occurs within the hearts of the masses. What I... Read more »

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#6): The Objectivist and The Vegan's Holiday Soiree! (Episode 16 of MY PODCAST)

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#6): The Objectivist and The Vegan's Holiday Soiree! (Episode 16 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan) and Steven (The Objectivist) celebrate the holidays as only they can! Also: Steven dates a fundamentalist Christian, Jack admits that Christmas is all about the presents, and a cavalcade of fantastic guests visit the studio... Read more »
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Steven's Cynical Christmas (#5): The Ten Ethel Mertz of Christmas! (or "An I Love Lucy Holiday!")

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#5): The Ten Ethel Mertz of Christmas!  (or "An I Love Lucy Holiday!")
Inevitably around the holidays, we’re forced to endure a wide range of emotions, aggravations, and general malaise, unequaled during any single month. And, as I got to thinking about this sensation, I realized that all of these quirks could be summed up simply by looking at the quality acting of Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz from... Read more »

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#4): My Top 5 Holiday Songs!

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#4): My Top 5 Holiday Songs!
This time of the year, we’re deluged with the same music played ad nauseam, over and over and over again. There’s only so much Rudolph and Frosty I can take before it feels like centipedes are gnawing out the back of my eye socket. So, for a rather fun, informal article, I thought I’d count... Read more »

Dahlings...I'm Dead! (A final letter from Zsa Zsa Gabor)

Dahlings...I'm Dead! (A final letter from Zsa Zsa Gabor)
Dahlings, I don’t know how to tell you this, but I have passed into the hereafter! I mean, I was ninety-nine, but it’s still a shock, is it not? (It’s perfectly alright if you forgot I was still alive, you know. I won’t judge you. Just donate a dollar to Greenpeace in my honor.) I... Read more »
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Here are 5 reasons that I'm the modern-day Grinch (and not just because I've got garlic in my soul!)

Here are 5 reasons that I'm the modern-day Grinch (and not just because I've got garlic in my soul!)
Dr. Seuss’s immortal Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a mainstay of households since the book was released in 1957. The story has become a part of our cultural lexicon, so much so that The Grinch has become the Scrooge of our time. The 1966 Television version, featuring Universal Monster Icon Boris Karloff,... Read more »