Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ghostbusters: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

In honor of our impending Halloween weekend* and the zombie Moammar Gaddafis and slutty-fill-in-the-blanks who come with it, I thought it only fitting to scrutinize arguably the greatest sort-of-Halloween-themed song of all time. The song I Want a New Drug … Continue reading

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How Things Used to Work

As I sat around on Sunday staring at a RedZone “quad-box” on my HDTV with my smartphone by my side and my laptop in my . . . uh . . . lap, I realized that even those of us … Continue reading

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Plenty of Room Left on the Bandwagon

My general preference is to avoid self-promotion.  However, I am proud of what I’ve accomplished so far with this website.  So, I wanted to pass along two quick suggestions to you, our faithful readers. First, you can follow the Axis of … Continue reading

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What Commercials Have Taught Me About Myself

Television is more than a wondrous box rectangle that bestows upon us hours of entertainment, information, infotainment, and entermation.  It’s a metaphorical window on our own society, more so even than the actual windows that face outward to the real … Continue reading

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Star Wars Revisited: The Extras

The final three discs of the Star Wars blu-ray set consist entirely of extras.  Disc seven includes extras from Episodes I-III, disc eight covers the original trilogy, and disc nine has “documentaries and spoofs” spanning the entire series. Rather than … Continue reading

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Right On Schedule

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Breaking Bad Finale

With the finale of the fourth season of the amazing Breaking Bad now history, Chicago improviser and comedy actor Joey Bland stops by again to talk about the episode, Jason Whitlock‘s complaints about the B. B. finale, where the final season … Continue reading

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Findings in from Controversial Pediatric Drug Study

Have you ever wondered what it might look like if you gave cocaine to an eight-year-old? If so, (1) you’re probably already in jail, but (2) at least you can wonder no more:

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Occupy Wall Street’s Deman-ifesto (Translated Version)

Our previously-vague, sometimes-confusing comrades friends at Occupy Wall Street finally released a long-awaited proposed list of demands a couple of days ago.  And, yes, the group has since pointed out that this demani-festo is merely the work of one supporter, and … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Breaking Bad

Season four of Breaking Bad is almost at an end.  With the finale coming up this weekend, Joey Bland stops by again to discuss the penultimate episode, the show as a whole, possibilities for the season finale, who poisoned Brock, the … Continue reading

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