36 Chambers Cocktails

There are only about five different kinds of drinks: Beer Wine Liquor in puny 2oz "shots," or diluted with soda The cocktail or mixed drink Jello shooters The problem with the first two is that they don't catch fire when exposed to an open flame. The problem with item three is one of quantity, not…

Embracing the Horror: Introduction

The bitter truth about informal logic and argument is that it's a game played with no referees. Like high school tennis where you have to just trust your opponent to call the balls you hit in bounds when in fact they are. There are two problems here. First, the guy's honest perception of where the…

Autumnal Hattrick 2007

This is the season that I always look forward to all year and then I don't do anything. Halloween I'm a man of obsessions and as you can read lately I've been obsessed with Lynch and Freud again so it should have been the best Halloween ever. I planned on watching Mulholland Drive yesterday but…

The Internet Makes David Lynch Stupid

David Lynch is without a doubt in my mind the most important American filmmaker now living, and probably ever. His knack for utilizing every cinematic element at his disposal-- lighting, sound, pacing, frame selection-- to represent unconscious thought and explore the weight of mystery and the aesthetic sublime is absolutely uncanny, literally almost unbelievable. Nearly…

Confession Time

Hey Kevin, remember how our freshman and sophomore dorms had sinks but no bathrooms? Remember how far you'd have to walk down the hall to get to a urinal? Remember what a lazy slob I was? Well, I'm glad we had this talk. I didn't want you going through the rest of your life thinking…

Hay Guys!!!

Sorry for falling off the face of the universe again but third shift is really wreaking havoc on my system and I can't really do a whole lot of anything anymore until I find a better job. Anyway, there's this. I don't even know what a Belgium is exactly but it looked like it'd be…

Hostel: The Movie Hostel

There just may be some careful wordplay in the title of this movie. I'll give you a few minutes to try to figure it out. And you'll never guess what that chainsaw's a phallic symbol of. Let the above image really sink in, hold tight to those feelings of disgust and contempt welling up deep…