Four Things Maserati Mastered Superbowl Night

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Early in the first quarter of the Superbowl last night, Maserati dimmed the emotions of viewers with their Ghibli commercial. Fascinating. I teach a Sophomore level English and Literature class. Regularly, I challenge my students to analyze pop culture videos, commercials, songs and find the three things I wrote about after last year’s superbowl: Three […]

Can You Relate?

The Head and the Heart have struck a chord in my heart with the song, Rivers and Roads. You see, I am in an amazing moment of contentment with my life. I love life. I really do. Honest. But, this seems to be the place and time when struggles with family are happening, relationships are crumbling, […]

Psy, You Are A “Mother Father Gentleman”

I don’t know if you know why it needs to be hot I don’t know if you know why it needs to be clean I don’t know if you know, it’ll be a problem if you’re confused I don’t know if you know but we like, we we we like to party Hey there If […]

The Great Gatsby, Coming May 10

“I wouldn’t ask too much of her,” I ventured. “You can’t repeat the past.” “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand.” – The Great Gatsby […]

Three Things Unacknowledged About Dodge’s Superbowl Commercial

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During the second half of the superbowl, Dodge released a commercial advertising the ‘Farmer in all of us.’ Instantly, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogs, and almost every other social media platform exploded with responses. People loved the commercial. People hated the commercial. People loved the commercial, but they hated the backers. People hated the exploitation of […]

A Medical Paradox: Forty Years Later

I walked into a giant paradox today. I stood inside a building marked “Women and Children’s Hospital” to visit a relation whose  twin daughters were born premature. After visiting in her room, she asked if my wife and I wanted to go down and see the now three-day-old miracles of life. “Of course!” we exclaimed. […]

Murder Your Darlings, Please.

Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, a genius of the English language, once said, “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it–wholeheartedly–and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.” Murder my darlings? I heard this phrase for the first time in a language theory class freshman year of undergrad. […]

“Am I a hipster?”

“Am I a hipster?” quoteth most of Facebook. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen the above statement as a Facebook status or tweet. I have also heard the question, “Where have hipsters come from all of the sudden?” Spoiler alert: I have some news. Well, more like a reminder. Hipsters are […]

Pioneers, O Pioneers!

Levi’s started using the advertisement slogan, “Go Forth”, in 2009. This video is the first of their marketing campaign. The company chose “Pioneers, O Pioneers,” a poem by Walt Whitman, as the words of the video. Are any of you familiar with it? If not, read the poem here. Walt Whitman is an iconic figure of […]

Remus Lupin is a wolf.

Actually, Remus Lupin is a werewolf. You may be thinking, “Wow! Thom, you are a few years late on spoiling that bit of news!” I am 8 years late to be precise, because the “Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling was published in the spring of 2004. But, I just want to geek out for a […]