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    A Message of Hope for the Geeks: From Coheed and Cambria

    A Message of Hope for the Geeks: From Coheed and Cambria

    Music is a weird time machine. Whether it’s an entire record, a song, or even a particular melody or rhythm, music has a way of viscerally tethering me to snapshots from my past. It not only surfaces visual memories of particular places and things, but it dredges up the feeling of particular seasons of life. […]

    Meme Lore 101: Lecture 1 - Course Overview

    Meme Lore 101: Lecture 1 – Course Overview

    Henlo class, and welcome to your introductory course on the dankest Internet trend since coolmath-games.com and Early Youtube. I’m sure that many of you have elected to take this course because of your confounding daily encounters with spicy fresh-baked memes. You’ve caught yourself thinking “what are these ‘may-mays’ my children are always talking about? Why […]

    Incomplete Math and the Paradox of Grace

    Incomplete Math and the Paradox of Grace

    Achilles: “Well, the best way I know to explain it is to quote the words of another old Zen master, Kyōgen. Kyōgen said: ‘Zen is like a man hanging in a tree by his teeth over a precipice. His hands grasp no branch, his feet rest on no limb, and under the tree another person […]

    Gospel Moshing: Adventures at Metal Shows with a Spooky Friend

    Gospel Moshing: Adventures at Metal Shows with a Spooky Friend

    Maybe we, why don’t we Sit right here for half an hour? We’ll speak of what a waste I am And how we missed your beat again I swear we need to find some comfort in this run down place To bridge the gap of this conscious state that we live in And I’m short […]

    "I Roll to Punch the Shark": The Strangely Familiar World of Dungeons and Dragons

    “I Roll to Punch the Shark”: The Strangely Familiar World of Dungeons and Dragons

    My first encounter with Dungeons and Dragons (DnD), the archetypal tabletop roleplaying game (rpg), took place in the winter of my freshman year of high school. I had just left the dark, lonely, Mordor-esque bleakness of my middle school years, and in joining the marching band, I made some good friends who shared my affinity […]