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Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 3)

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (part 3)
The man in the hooded sweatshirt led Paul down a long dark hallway. The air was cold and carried a whiff of french fries. Paul picked up his pace to keep up with the long strides of his mysterious hooded guide. Note: If you’re new to this series, you can catch up on Part 1... Read more »

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (Part 1)

Fast Food Avengers: The Chicken Wars (Part 1)
To understand the current fried chicken sandwich battle (also known as “The Chicken Wars”), one must go deeper into history and study the origin story of our iconic fast-food restaurants. Like a greasy version of The Iliad, this epic poem sets “the table,” so to speak, for the fast-food universe. This, my friends, is how... Read more »

March Madness 2021: Medium Rare Bracket predictions

March Madness 2021: Medium Rare Bracket predictions
Note – If you want to dive right into the picks, click here. You can also skip ahead to the Final Four or a specific region. Final Four West Region East Region Midwest Region South Region But if you don’t mind reading my yearly March Madness reflection, hey, let’s begin! When I was a senior... Read more »
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The Tell-Tale Heart: A Return Policy

The Tell-Tale Heart: A Return Policy
Background – I saw a headline that certain retailers are allowing customers to keep the product they purchased and still receive a full refund. This led to the idea: What if there was a customer who couldn’t accept this generous return policy. He was wrecked with guilt that he couldn’t return the product. Then what if you took... Read more »

October 31st might be getting demoted

October 31st might be getting demoted
“‘Scuse me, ‘scuse me. Coming through, coming through!” The Days of the Year factory is located in Washington D.C., a couple of blocks away from Capitol Hill. The facility employs 365 calendar days a year with February 29th, known as the “Leap Year” consultant, coming in once every four years to give a lecture on the solar... Read more »

Check your font size, bro

I glanced at my older brother’s phone and it looked like he was reading from a large print Reader’s Digest. Everything was zoomed in. The app buttons were bigger. His text messages–let’s say the normal font size is 12 pt–looked like they were 16 going on 20. Which was surprising to see, because my brother is the... Read more »
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NCAA Tournament 2017: Eight sleeper/dark horse picks (part 2)

The 2017 NCAA Tournament is almost here. Like less than 24 hours almost here. And it’s at this point we begin questioning every aspect of our bracket. The championship matchup doesn’t look right. The Elite Eight looks anything but elite. Why’d I put so much faith in Middle Tennessee State? Wichita State over Kentucky? Maybe... Read more »

What if you don't like Halloween?

Halloween has gotten a little too big. I liked Halloween when it lived in the shadows of Thanksgiving and Christmas. When it was ahead of St. Paddy’s Day and Cinco De Mayo, but still comfortably behind the 4th of July in terms of popularity. Now Halloween is all of October. When I was a kid... Read more »