Losing Our Common Sense

If you have ever been a student of history or literature of the United States you have probably heard of the author Thomas Paine.  Hailed as a genius by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine published the pamphlet Common Sense in 1776.  One of the most incendiary and revolutionary pieces ever written, selling over a half a… Continue reading Losing Our Common Sense

Panties and “Strike Witches”

People routinely ask me, “What’s the deal with you and panties?”  That is a long story, a philosophy in fact.  Someday I will write the “Panty Treatise” but not today.  To be ‘brief’ about it (hehehe), there’s a certain appreciable aesthetic to the panty shot that I’ve come to enjoy.  The thrill of catching a… Continue reading Panties and “Strike Witches”

From the Archive : “Born Innocent”

Welcome to “Throwback Thursday,” where once a week (or less) I decide to post a re-written article that originally appeared on Geek Juice.  This article, about the film Born Innocent was originally published on February 08, 2012.  I choose this movie because I’ve been doing research into juvenile justice lately and happened to be thinking… Continue reading From the Archive : “Born Innocent”

Great Albums of the ‘90s – The Offspring’s “Smash”

Punk rock has its roots in the United States as far back as the 70’s with early punk pioneers such as The Ramones and The Buzzcocks.  That unique sound and ideology developed further in the 80’s with a slew of Southern California punk bands including Bad Religion and The Descendents.  Through the first part of… Continue reading Great Albums of the ‘90s – The Offspring’s “Smash”

Occurrence at the “Carnival of Souls”

Carnival of Souls is a 1962 low budget horror film that, over time, developed a cult following.  Its creepy visuals and dreamlike story have continued to give this film’s viewers an unforgettable experience.  While Carnival of Souls did influence the works of directors George A. Romero and David Lynch, it is important to look at… Continue reading Occurrence at the “Carnival of Souls”