https://www.instagram.com/p/ByvNkpyj9oO/ Perhaps it's because I'm getting older and more prone to daydream about being a father, or maybe my perception of the comic con crowd is actually legitimate, but it seems to me that the annual Wizard World Comic Con event in Philadelphia is becoming increasingly targeted toward children. As it should be. The weekend-long… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Wizard World Philadelphia
Last weekend, thousands of Harry Potter fans descended on Chestnut Hill, PA for the 7th annual Harry Potter Festival on Germantown Avenue. For seven years, this flamboyantly jejune exhibition has granted both disappointed children and brazen developmentally halted adults the ability to frolic in unfettered glee in what would otherwise be an unmitigated playground of derision, a… Continue reading The Harry Potter Festival just got more cringe
As the world gains more insight into the avalanche of reporting about alleged Syrian Chemical Attacks, we begin to see that things might not be all that they seem in the Islamist Petri Dish of the Middle East. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lf1kpBgRk Over the years, much of the Western World has been keeping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a… Continue reading Syria: The Tale That Wags the War Dogs
Following a severely damaging loss by the Phillies on Halloween night, I couldn't bring myself to feel much more than a long line of painful fucking disappointments. What's the old saying? "When life gives you lemons...kill yourself." This all spawned from one deep and emotional conversation involving a childhood memory and a long strand of… Continue reading On Life’s Major Disappointments
Have you ever been around someone with small children before? All they can talk about is how smart and adorable their spawn is. "Oh! Little Johnny just shit his pants! Isn't that the cutest thing ever??!!" or "Oh! Little Suzy is having a tantrum in the middle of a nice restaurant! What a cuddle bug!"… Continue reading Why Your Kids Suck
Once in awhile, I'll happen upon something that I will--for a short time--consider the "Greatest Thing Ever." While this practice is often more spasmodic and arguably useless than Keith Olbermann's lists of Best and Worst Persons in the World, it often serves to satiate my otherwise excruciating somnambulism during the average work-day. Just about every… Continue reading Gryffindor FTW!!