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. But we’re hoping to overcome our foundational disadvantage, surpass Blago & Co. and become something so awesome that people won’t even believe that National Ave started with friends drinking Old Style in an empty Chicago bar.

Because ultimately, that’s what makes us unique: we don’t adhere to any sort of predictable narrative. Our playlists skip from Springsteen to Ke$ha to Bill Monroe. Our DVD collections range from Shawshank Redemption to EuroTrip, from A Bridge Too Far to Mean Girls. Our fridges are an amalgamation of microbrews, Bud Lights and Smirnoff Ices, and our lunchtime Porterhouse very well may be followed up with a dinnertime Crunchwrap Supreme™. We appreciate high culture and low culture, old classics and new groundbreakers.

Therefore, since we have eclectic tastes and widespread interests (we don’t even agree on the Oxford Comma, for shit’s sake), we have set out with a simple mission: to create a website in which every single piece is entertaining and valuable. Whether it’s funny or serious, satire or long-form, we want every single post on this site to be interesting and relevant to our audience. We’re going to write about everything — sports, politics, music, TV, movies, pairs of historical leaders that would make the most formidable foosball teams — and hopefully bring some joy and perspective to whoever the hell our readers will be. We’re going to engage with the culture we inhabit, and we’re going to livetweet the shit out of it.

So, if you’re interested in anything from Fantasy Olympics to essays about the theorem governing the cultural rise and fall of Macklemore, then join us. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.