The Golden Mile

Have you ever seen The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? It's a hilarious movie part of the Cornetto trilogy—a random title given to a series of films also including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Anyway, the plot of the film is relatively simple. In small town England, five men return to their childhood home which is famous [...]

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Cell Phones-Pros and Cons

I often wonder about the benefits of the technology age. Is this—the era of immediate accessibility and unlimited mobile porn—truly humanity's finest? I don't have the answer—all I have is the perspective of a male in his mid-twenties. I've noticed that interacting with the fairer sex has changed in the past few decades (I'm a heterosexual [...]

A Generation of Idiots…?

I had a lengthy discussion recently with one of my best buds. He argued the next generation was stock full of idiots. "Learning how to use an iPad before you're able to walk can't be good," he said. Keep in mind: he's got a few younger siblings who spend more time on YouTube than they [...]

“Son, did I ever tell you about the time I lifted a house?”

A few months back I went job hunting. Having just returned from a trip to England, I was broke. I updated my resume and printed off a few copies '90's style—at the library. Trying to figure out what sorta job I wanted was tough. I'm a relatively physical guy who likes to move around while I [...]

Badminton—Another word for “Jedi Training”

Me vs. Badminton—An Origin Story I was never a huge fan of P.E. in high school. Always with the softball, ultimate frisbee and 10-mile runs—never about the Smash Bros., Halo or Modern Warfare. There were Xbox games to play, girls to hide from, colourful new herbs to smoke, difficult classes to kill my confidence. I was always too [...]

Yesterday at the Bank…

I work at a bar, right? Over the past two months I've been collecting my tips and putting them in...an unknown location in my room. After lying awake at 4, waiting for sleep, I switched on the light and counted it up. After 63 days of employment, I'd earned X amount. X!!!! Dope as hell, right? [...]

Should All Drugs Be Legalized?

As far as I know, I've never been addicted to anything. The closest thing would probably be food and water, which I'm told are basic human needs and don't count. I'm not against weed—by any stretch of the imagination—and I try to keep my distance from pills, tablets and basically anything else the pharmaceutical industry throws at [...]

Tequila Shots in the Dominican: A Coming-of-Age Tale

In the June of 2009 my friends and I were to be released from the confines of high school through the magical process of 'graduation'. It being our final year in public school we decided to go on a grad trip. The Destination The plan was to fly hundreds of teenagers across Canada to a country that [...]

House Party Done WRONG

In my final year of high school I decided to have a house party. With graduation coming in June and the pressure to have fun dominating my every thought, I adopted a time-tested strategy: beg my parents for the opportunity to let a bunch of random kids walk through our front door and do illegal [...]

Why Everyone Should Miss Jon Stewart

This past week, a comedic great left our TVs, laptops, iPhones, iPads, Kindles, GameBoys and everything else people own that has a screen. Which is sad, because he lit all of 'em up. The New Jersey native redefined the comedic genre when he took over for Craig Kilborn as Daily Show host in 1999, mastering a [...]