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Don’t Bother Saving for a Retirement That Won’t Happen

Each generation faces its series of challenges. Currently there is much resentment leveled by Millennials at the Baby Boomers for their role in the economic disparity we’ve been seeing over the last 15 to 20 years. The fallacy in such… Continue Reading →

Why Revenge of the Nerds Could Never Be Produced in 2020 – Movie Analysis

To jump out of the gates with it, Revenge of the Nerds is a #MeToo nightmare. The film encouraged the kind of creepiness often associated with losers in their basement who would spy on women showering and dressing, only if… Continue Reading →

What Travel Abroad Will Teach You About Racism

It’s indeed a sad state of affairs in the world that the term racism (along with other words like Nazi, bigot, homophobe, etc) resembles the aftermath of a car wreck: so twisted and mangled that it barely represents what it… Continue Reading →

Why Was Tommy DeVito Killed & Why Did it Happen at the End of Goodfellas?

I’ve come across a small plot hole in Goodfellas, namely the explanation, or reasoning behind Tommy DeVito’s murder. Even if you haven’t watched Goodfellas in awhile, you’ll most likely recall the scene where a surprised Joe Pesci realizes he will… Continue Reading →

Is it Safe to Visit Kiev?

If you are wondering whether Kiev is worth visiting and if the city is safe for tourists, the answer to both questions is an absolute yes! To put these questions into greater perspective, walking some of America’s inner cities at… Continue Reading →

James Randi Is a Hero

With the exception of professional wrestling, I find that magic is one of few experiences both adults and children can enjoy at equal levels. Now, what I mean by “equal” is that an adult can be as captivated as a… Continue Reading →

Thoughts & Analysis on the Seattle CHAZ / CHOP Autonomous Zone Experiment

Anyone who enjoys studying history has most likely come to the same dismal conclusion I have regarding the CHAZ / CHOP zone experiment, namely that it was a disaster which caused unnecessary destruction and loss of life in the process…. Continue Reading →

My “Turn Your Tables” Approach to Social Media: How to Protect Your Privacy on Social Media + 7 Social Media Privacy Tips

Why Your Privacy Matters More Than Ever The rapid growth and development of social media brought back memories of my time as a student in East Berlin. During my studies there, I was first introduced to the Stasi and the… Continue Reading →

Was Tom’s Restaurant from Seinfeld Featured in the 1988 Film Shakedown?

As a lover of obscure and vintage films, it was only a matter of time that I came across Shakedown, a film I’d throw into the bucket of late 80s / early 90s action movies. One of the main stars… Continue Reading →

Resort Review: Prima Life Makadi

Prima Life is an all inclusive holiday resort located in the Makadi Bay district of Hurghada, Egypt. Those researching holiday destinations in Egypt will have plenty of resorts to choose from, Prima Life being one of the many options available… Continue Reading →

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