The Newsroom and How I Suck at Thinking

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It’s a strange feeling watching The Newsroom. In recent months I’ve grown accustomed to cognitive dissonance, a phenomenon briefly explained as a sense of internal combative thought when faced with two ideas of reality that conflict. The Newsroom presents me with something I know to be true; that there is bias in media that is carefully constructed to sway opinions to radical sides of the political spectrum, but despite knowing this, I am still sometimes drawn into the persuasive sway of media and accept their information without critical analysis.

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Awesome North Korean Propaganda Truth

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 Americans need to give their loyalty to Great Leader. The secret that we have not been told is that North Korea (BEST KOREA) supplies all of our food supplies and raw materials, purely out of their own goodness. Great Leader Kim Jong Un will come and bring us rescue from our squalor and sadness.

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It’s Not You, Seth MacFarlane, Nobody Likes Oscars Hosts

You were never meant to like me

You were never meant to like me

This year’s 85th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, have garnered a whole lot of bad press because of Seth’s” tame-by-his-standard sexist humor” and the rape references of his “vapidly boring Boob Song.” He lacked the capacity to take lowbrow humor content and raise the quality of the delivery even a smidgen. But the Oscars’ hosts never seem to satisfy the critics nor viewers. How many hosts of the last few Oscars have gotten generally positive responses? Let us recap. Continue reading

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Kai, the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker: A Celebration

He hasn’t exactly risen to the same heights of fame as Antoine Dodson, but the hatchet-wielding hero Kai has been getting some well deserved attention for his heroics. Kai is the hitchhiking superman that saved an innocent woman from a racist killer who professed to being Jesus Christ himself. And, one of the advantages to being a traveling kerchief-wearing beacon of light is that you can say as many curse words as you want to the camera, and no matter what, it’ll be awesome.

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London Opening Ceremonies

“I don’t know if that’s cute or creepy.” – Matt Lauer. Photo via Huffingtonpost.co.uk

So last night the Brits gave us a show. It wasn’t as awesome as Beijing, but it had it’s quirks and fun parts and it was worth a watch. Here are my five favorite things about the London 2012 Opening Ceremonies, followed by my five least favorite things.

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