Month: May 2012

The Death of Creativity

Two days ago I wrote a post entitled “Exes and Ohs.” While writing that post, I couldn’t stop thinking about the cleverness of the title. Exes, because the post featured an ex-girlfriend; Ohs, because it discussed sexy dreams. XO is also a┬ásign of love, symbolizing┬ácrossed arms and wide eyes, or maybe it’s hugs and kisses. Regardless, I was absolutely thrilled…

Avengeance

I think comic book movies fall into two categories: Directed by Christopher Nolan Everything else That second category may seem a bit broad, but really, comic book movies that aren’t from Nolan’s Batman trilogy all blend together pretty nicely. There’s a hero or gang of heroes who are predisposed to quick-witted remarks. There’s a villain who displays some degree of…

Exes and Ohs

I had a dream the other night. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say it featured a distant ex-girlfriend and things got hot and heavy. Torrid, really. With a definite degree of rapacious grappling in musk-filled dream corridors. I woke up in a very confused sweat, blankets binding my torso like a noose. For several moments, I clutched…

What a Weekend!

Astute readers will note that I didn’t update Sunday or Monday. Yes, it’s true, I have arbitrarily decided that those will be my weekend days, devoid of writing so that I may maintain my sanity and hopefully come up with more excellent blog topics. But what about my real weekend, you may wonder. What awesome things did Dakota get up…

Five of May

Shocking fact: I’ve never actually celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Strange, really, considering the culture at MSU, where every day is a Friday and sunrise is a good excuse to start drinking You’d think after all these years someone would have cracked out the tequila and drowned me in that fiery liquid, but no, I spent May 5th asleep, generally. Or…

The Amazing Avengers in Black Rise from Dark Shadows: Retaliation

Sometime around now, in movie palaces across America, the first showings of The Avengers are taking place. With the crash and boom of a rousing introductory explosion, the summer movie season has begun. You may or may not know this about me, but I am something of a film aficionado. Please don’t confuse my usage of “aficionado” with “a person…

Gimme Dem Juicy Thighs

I skim the fashion articles in the Wall Street Journal on occasion and, I have to say, they just don’t make any sense to me. Admittedly, it’s the Wall Street Journal, where fashion takes a backseat to – shockingly – business news, but I feel like they’re pretty in touch with what is going on out there. Out there being…

The Weather Today

Personally, I use weather.com for my “what’s that shit falling out of the sky” needs. Over the years, I’ll admit, it’s become an ad-infested hive of scum and villainy, but generally usable. Tonight’s update, on the other hand, is clearly the work of some 13 year old kid fucking around in his Web Design class. Let’s start at the beginning.…

A Manifesto

I feel like it’s important to start this blog off with some direction. All of the most popular blogs have a focus: Embarrassing celebrity photos, bland fashion commentary, an endless stream of quaint garden pictures, or a combination of all three. I don’t really have access to celebrities or fashion and I feel like my predilections towards cursing and referencing…