Presidential Battle Royale

Japanese writer Koushun Takami’s book Battle Royale was about school kids getting plucked out of everyday life and forced to fight to the death on a controlled island. The last one standing gets to go home. If the plot sounds familiar, it’s because Suzanne Collins ripped it off nine years later and called it The…

The Best (and Worst) Sidekicks of All-Time

Henry Ford once said, “My best friend is the one who brings out the best of me.” That was a very telling quote – because it’s true and it also reveals Henry Ford had no friends. Yeah, he made the first cars and all but he was a colossal piece of shit. Seriously, the dude…

The Bachelorette Recap: Episode 10

Bone and Home, Ireland to Utah This week is all about figuring out who fits you best, figuratively and literally, as we have the final two back-to-back overnight dates with Ben H. and Shawn B. and the elimination of one of the remaining three guys. Followed by the hyper-awkward meet the family dates where you get…

Cheer Up, Greeks!

After years of floundering, it appears Greece has just about reached rock bottom – unemployment is at staggering levels, loans are defaulting, even supermarkets are running out of food. It’s a sad time for Greeks everywhere. But, as Mahatma Gandhi once said, “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth…