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That Was Unexpected

I’m All-Powerful. In the past 3 days since I posted my thoughts about Ray Rice, the NFL, and domestic violence this blog garnered almost 500 views.

Sep 8

Man’s Game

Man’s Game

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Not sure what I was expecting.

So without too much recapping, this post is about Ray Rice. If you don’t want to read/hear about it then screw. There’s plenty of places to go bury your head. Ray Rice, a professional athlete, punched his fiancee (now wife) in the face, then dragged her unconscious body out of an elevator and left her on the floor. These are facts. They have always been facts. So…

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Sep 5

Our Journey Begins

Origin Story.

Let’s get this out of the way for any uninitiated: My name is Vinny. I will often refer to myself in the third person, e.g. “Great job, Vinny.” There is a 99.9% chance this will be sarcastic.

I have a 6 month puppy named Oberyn, after Oberyn Martell from A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones. I will often refer to him as “Obie,” because it’s quicker and easier to type.

I own a…

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Sep 4

Reset Button

Starting over.

I was about to create a new blog, but I’m too damn lazy to try and come up with a new blog name. So I deleted all the previous entries from this one, and here we are. Unlike the last iteration that was roughly themed around my creative writing, this iteration has no theme. It will be more similar to my blog from college, though hopefully with fewer typos and less ennui. It will…

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Predictions

Nice predictions, Vin. Take a lap.

(More in-depth thoughts on the conclusion of True Detective’s first season are forth-coming)

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Mar 9

Last Episode of True Detective Is Tonight

Last Episode of True Detective Is Tonight

The last episode of True Detective is tonight. I will, unfortunately, be playing hockey around when it airs so I will miss it. But thanks to the wonders of DVR I will be able to catch the episode tonight around midnight.

Here’s my predictions:

- The Yellow King is Sam Tuttle

- The “Five Horseman” are Eddie Tuttle, Billy Lee Tuttle, Maggie’s Dad, Commander Speece and possibly Errol Childress.

-…

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True Detective Is Stupid Good

True Detective Is Stupid Good

HBO’s True Detective with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey is absolutely fantastic.

I should really stop writing there, but I won’t because I’m a narcissist. The basic premise is  two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives’ hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years and multiple timelines. There’s a present day set of detectives…

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Endless Voyage Update

So I’ve sort of just resolved to update this once per month, and since I’m running out of month here it is.

I’m heading to the UK on Sunday. I’ll be “in country” for 12 days, working 10 of ‘em. My flight leaves on Sunday and lands Monday morning. I’ll…

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Dec 2

JD Salinger’s Unpublished Stories

I don’t know when I first wanted to be a writer but I’m pretty sure it had something to do with The Catcher In The Rye. Here is a prequel to the story that put me at ease with all my teenage angst. The Ocean Full of Bowling Ballsreads a lot like a chapter…

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Fatty Fatty Fat Fat

I’ve spent the better part of the past year-plus making excuses. The ones that I’m specifically referring to are about my health/weight. Around my 25th birthday I was in the best shape of my life. I was about 174 lbs (at 5’9″) and I had abs. They may not…

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