My First Superhero Movie in Two Years

It’s been two years since I’ve seen a superhero movie. The shareholders passed the “No Tights” policy because the Hollywood machine started churning out Marvel and DC properties at a much higher rate, and left…


Coffee Break

I took a break from coffee. I did it because I wanted to see if I could de-acclimate myself enough so that when I started again I could get high, the way I used to…


My Attempted Ether Binge

“There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge.”Hunter S. Thompson In 2015 I was excited about crypto and I wanted some…


Those Kind of Assets

In Dan Hon’s 186th issue of his newsletter, Things That Have Caught My Attention, he finds himself sitting in a suburban Starbucks thinking about the shipping container Starbucks near the Portland airport and writing about…


A Collective Review of The University

We received an email from author Calvin Wolf asking if we would review his new book The University, in which students sells shares of their future earnings in order to pay for college. We split…


⛺️ Notes On Camping

“The object of your mission is to explore communication with the water of the Pacific,”Thomas Jefferson’s instructions to Meriwether Lewis This was a paid assignment written by Gregory Campanile. Part 1: I Do Not Like Camping…


Re-Thinking the Game of Monopoly

It would be hard to simplify capitalism further than Monopoly. The game attempts to express the ruthlessness of raw capitalism by declaring that whoever has the most money at the “end” is the winner. While…


The Critical FAQ

If you’ve ever received media attention you know how the internet will enable you to receive unsolicited critiques from strangers. While many people advise ignoring the comment section I like to embrace it. For example,…