Maybe Netflix shows like House of Cards are better enjoyed by pacing yourself

I Didn’t Binge-Watch House of Cards and It Was a Great Decision

March 14, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Let me start this essay by stating a fact about myself: I am not the binge-watching type.


Frank Underwood Monologue Mad Libs

February 27, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The road to power is paved with hypocrisy. And casualties. And the occasional adverb. Get prepared for Season 3 of House of Cards by creating your very own Frank Underwood monologue.

Modeling the difference between a social gathering with and without the presence of YouTube videos.

Please Stop Playing YouTube Videos at Hangouts: An Empirical Modeling

February 19, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Last weekend, I spent a Saturday evening at a friend’s place. There were about 8 or 9 or so people there. It was fine. We had a few beers, talked about whatever. Then someone had the idea to play a funny YouTube video for everyone on the television.

A blow-by-blow recap of the ironies and oxymorons of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2014: A Recap; or, What Made Me Wear a Tank Top in Public

August 06, 2014 / by / 23 Comments

PR attended all three days of this year’s Lollapalooza, held in Grant Park in Chicago from Friday, August 1st to Sunday, August 3rd.  Here are his observations and thoughts, organized in a reader-friendly timeline format.

Observations from overhearing the party your roommates threw while you were sick in bed

My Roommates Threw a Party Last Weekend While I Was Sick in Bed. This Is What I Overheard.

March 24, 2014 / by / 29 Comments

You don’t want to read a backstory, reader.  So here’s the gist of it.

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The Myth of Jennifer Lawrence

February 27, 2014 / by / 30 Comments

You know Jennifer Lawrence, right?  Of course you do.