Written By Paul Nyhart
If Kim Kardashian has taught us anything over the years it’s that she’s an idiotic sociopath who can’t function away from the limelight, and if American’s have learned anything it’s that we’re the worst enablers this side of that one Uncle who always offered to buy you cigs at 16.
But what did we really learn in the world today Keep Reading
Written By Paul Nyhart
It’s no secret that the internet world is overflowing with hot girls pretending to be geeks. Sure some of them happen to be attractive women who also love geeky things (in other words…they’re perfect) but for whatever reason, be it the upward trend of the hipster or the rise of technology towards taking over everything, girls have made it very convenient to sell themselves as geeks.
Now we won’t mention names, but we know they’re out there…they’re on our TV’s, they’re in our movies, they’re wearing T-shirts that tell us they like geeks but in reality their hitting up the guy with the popped collar, wearing the popular cologne.
How do you spot such women? How do you tell the difference between a geek girl and a girl pretending to be a geek. Most of the time you can tell a poser a mile away, but just in case, here are 20 can’t miss signs that will immediatly tell you if a geek girls isn’t truly a geek: Keep Reading
I was the kid that never got invited to the party growing up. I was quiet, sure, but that didn’t mean I wanted to be left out, especially when the High School years rolled around and people really started “partying”.
At the root of my concern was why I wasn’t invited in the first place. Was it my affinity for video games? My proclivity to talk only when spoken to, or more precisely, only when I HAD to? Needless to say it was a lonely, confusing experience, one I went after with a stack of EA games so big that it re-defined the meaning of high and a memory card that was always on the brink of full.
“I heart geek” shirts…they’re more than just a novelty or a not so subtle way for a girl to get a guys attention. They personify what women want–a geek–whether they know it or not.
Not all gamers are geeks, and not all geeks are gamers, but for the sake of keeping things simple (we are talking dating here) let’s look at what makes gamers unique, and why this ultimately makes them a good catch for any girl looking for a solid guy.
Here are 8 reasons why girls want to date a gamer, whether they know it or not: Keep Reading
No matter what anyone tells you, or what you might think, our parents ALWAYS want what’s best for us. Even when it comes to video games…
Most parents are simply not familiar with video games–in a way, they’re afraid of them. Even to this day, the fact that I write about video games is something of an oddity to my parents. It’s something that wasn’t part of their childhood, and thus, they don’t know how to react to something they don’t have any personal experience with. They think it doesn’t have a great deal of importance, maybe compared to the grand scheme of things, video games don’t. But that isn’t to say that they’re worthless or they don’t have tremendous value. Keep Reading
Pop Musicians are a dime a dozen and for the most part are cranking out hits like factories crank out car parts or fast food chains crank out burgers. Wouldn’t it be nice to give ourselves some variety, Keep Reading
The only thing more famous than celebrities in Hollywood are rumors, particularly in regards to what life in Hollywood is really like. For those of you thinking about starting a career on the west coast, or if you just have a general curiosity about the entertainment capital of the Western World, here’s a list of 10 Baseless Hollywood facts that are completely untrue.
A college degree used to mean a ticket into the middle class, now it’s more or less a bill that you have to find a way to pay off. Colleges aren’t perfect, but for how much they charge, they probably should be. College is still the ticket towards most opportunities in this country, and that will probably never change. Still, curriculums, from the Ivy Leagues to the Online Portals, could certainly use some additions that more accurately prepare young adults for life in the real world.
A comprehensive overview of what your landlord can and can’t do. From letting a leaky pipe go unchecked for three months, to holding your deposit for 7 weeks, this course keeps you one step ahead of the competition making sure you don’t end up on your friend’s couch. Final examination includes a take-home quiz where the student must attend a open house from a craigslist post and visit at least one place that sells money orders/cashiers checks (for less than 7 dollars) and describe the experience. Course Pre-requisites: Business Ethics 101, Russian and Czech-Slovakian Studies 102 Keep Reading
There are a lot of things that are wrong with the world, some of them we can’t fix, but most of them we can. This is because most of the things that are actually wrong relate to the cumulative effect of the many choices we all make as individuals on a day to day basis.
How we act, what we value, the orientation of our priorities, our fears, our hopes, the disconnect between what we truly feel inside versus what we choose to present to others… It all conspires together and can leave us feeling lost, confused, angry, depressed, etc.
So in the meanwhile, we medicate in our own different ways…
What lessons do they really teach? What stories do they really tell?
Something has changed over the last 50 years – Something besides technology and the other obvious advancements.
On average, people have more conveniences than ever, more access to information, more awareness of themselves and the world… but yet, it seems to me people are more confused and unhappy than ever before. What is happening? No, I mean really?
I’ve always felt that if someone in the know would just say SOMETHING – no, not just SOMETHING, but some honest, usable TRUTH that we all can use to help make sense of things and provide some kind of structure or thought process, it would be greatly appreciated by many.
Yet no one really says anything. Not really….
Then it occurred to me. Maybe I should say something.
Not that I think I am “in the know” or anything special really. In fact, who am I to say anything? Right?
But isn’t that the question? We all have been trained to think that way, and I am just playing along with it – which results in people not really saying anything…. And the wheel goes round and round…
So I am going to start sharing things that I have learned. Things that I see. Things that I know. I do this with the hope that it is useful for at least ONE person out there. So that maybe, ONE person’s life can be improved a little because they learned something from me, which I had to learn the hard way.
Now some of the things that I will say may completely contradict things that you have been taught by the conventional system. I don’t know what to say about that. You can either believe me, or believe the conventional system that taught you.
But before you disregard what I say, please consider that the conventional system is what has left you confused, probably in debt, probably stressed, and most assuredly feeling trapped on some level. The conventional system benefits from you behaving according to it’s rules – well, I should say that the people who control the conventional system’s rules benefit from you sticking to plan.
I, on the other hand, gain nothing from you and am just trying to share what little I have.
It’s up to you – but please know that everything I say, I believe – and I am able to prove, debate, and support. And I accept all challenges to my statements.
So with all that being said, here are three random beginner things you can tell your family and friends and you can rest assured that what you are telling them is true:
1.) Going to college only guarantees ONE thing – and that is you (or someone) will be paying the college in order to attend.
2.) Our system teaches you to define yourself internally by what you CANT do. It teaches you that the further you define yourself by the things you are NOT, the better your life will be. In fact, that is what an EXPERT is considered to be – a person who knows all the things that can’t be done in their area of expertise.
Imagine a newborn baby, who knows nothing, ALL possibilities are available to its thought process when trying to solve a problem it has never faced before. It doesn’t know what CANT be done, so the likelihood of that baby coming up with a solution that was never before realized is MUCH higher than an adult expert who already has set rules and limitations in place with their thoughts.
Don’t define yourself by what you CANT do. Keep that newborn baby example in mind and try to define yourself by what you CAN do, and know that you can continually add to that list of things and ever broaden the definition of yourself.
We literally live in an infinite universe, with infinite possibilities – don’t believe for one second that things that one person has achieved are beyond your reach. The only real factor is time. It might take you longer than someone else, but you CAN do whatever you focus on.
3.) Whenever you tell a lie, a big one or small one, it doesn’t matter if you get away with it. It always hurts you. It hurts you because you know you lied. You cannot escape it and it will hurt your self-esteem. A lowered self-esteem causes people to sometimes make poor choices for themselves, which in turn can sometimes cause more lies to be told.
The system teaches us that lying or misrepresenting ourselves can be a good thing. It teaches us that it can be a justified thing (think of the end of “The Dark Knight”) In fact, on occasion we are told that doing things covertly is the best choice.
I am here to tell you that you that this is flat out wrong and you will get better results on average if you choose to act OVERTLY rather than COVERTLY. In all areas of your life. Period. More on this later…
Let me know what you think. If you think I should just shut up – let me know that too…