#1 Review in America: Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” and the so-called death of genre

February 25, 2014 / by / 319 Comments

Each week we make Stephen listen to the #1 album in America. This week, Stephen listens to Eric Church’s The Outsiders.


10 Photos of Adorable Animals Expressing Misgivings About the Sochi Olympics

February 17, 2014 / by / 25 Comments

The cutest animals you’ve ever seen speak their mind about the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.


Fantasy Olympics: Score Update

February 16, 2014 / by , / 16 Comments

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games are more than halfway through, and like a weeklong Stoli bender they’ve been anything but predictable. While the field of our top fantasy teams narrows faster than Bob Costas’ eye, it’ll still be an exciting battle for a spot on the podium.


#1 Review in America: The Frozen Soundtrack

February 10, 2014 / by / 34 Comments

Each week we make Stephen listen to the #1 album in America. This week, Stephen tries to discern the plot of Frozen from its soundtrack, which is currently on its fourth week atop the charts.


Fantasy Olympics: Draft Recap

February 08, 2014 / by / 19 Comments

Draft Day has come and gone for Sochi’s Fantasy Winter Olympics 2k14, and unlike Russian Olympic rings, the field is wide open.


What’s our story?

February 04, 2014 / by , , / 11 Comments

You don’t often hear people suggest that great things start with two guys drinking Old Style in an empty Chicago bar. In fact, the greatest thing that probably came of such a scenario was Rod Blagojevich’s governorship, and that isn’t even a “Great Wall of China” kind of great, but more of a “Voldemort did great things. Terrible, but great” kind of great.


Minutes from Last Month’s Rent Summit

February 01, 2014 / by , / 0 Comment

Roommate Meeting, 31 January 2014, 8:23pm Meeting called to order by Josh Perkins, by means of abruptly turning off the PlayStation upon which roommate Dan Rodgers was playing, for the purposes of collecting this month’s rent. Minutes taken by Ford Lisle, Josh’s downstairs neighbor.


#1 Review in America: High Hopes, Deferred

January 30, 2014 / by / 16 Comments

Each week we make Stephen listen to the #1 album in America. Sure, Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes was supplanted by the Frozen soundtrack this week, but hey, The Boss is The Boss.


The Macklemore Theory

January 29, 2014 / by , / 54 Comments

We used to love Macklemore. Now people aren’t so sure. What happened? And why? The answer, perhaps, can be explained with the Macklemore Theory.


If Every Famous Photograph Were Taken By HONY

January 29, 2014 / by , / 23 Comments

“What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever gotten through together?” “Either sustaining heavy casualties while clearing out an island infested with hidden bunkers over the course of five bloody weeks, or syphilis.”