New Music Friday Review, Week of 2/2

Happy Friday, folks.  As we musical intellectuals know, Friday means new music. And I have listened.  Here are my educated takes on what you should and shouldn't listen to while sifting through the shitstorm that was this week’s New Music Friday. Album of the Week: Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake Never a stranger... Continue Reading →

Music Reviews, Week of 1/26 – 2/1

Well it's Thursday and I've found the time to listen to nearly all of the songs that last week's New Music Friday brought us.  Ahead of tomorrow's new releases, I'm here to provide invaluable judgment on which songs you should listen to, which will become popular, and which should be sent to the Pit of... Continue Reading →

2018 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

For many of us, it's time to turn to NFL draft season, and thankfully, Icy Schemes' analyst has devoted countless hours to watching fim, researching teams' needs, and considering different draft day scenarios.  We have a long way to go before April 26, but here is our carefully-considered first round mock draft. 1.Cleveland Browns Sam... Continue Reading →

Blake Griffin Trade and More

A few things have happened in the past 24 hours to shake up the NBA’s Eastern Conference.   Most important, the Clippers traded Blake Griffin's contract to the Pistons for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, a 2018 first-round draft pick and 2019 second-round pick.  And... the trade makes little to no sense, for me.  While Griffin is... Continue Reading →

How We Attained Immortality

Twelve hours a day.  Four days.  That’s what it took. Thankfully, this time was split between the two of us. Considering the need to attend class, do homework and party, there’s no way one of us alone could have sustained such a mind-numbing amount of gameplay. What I am referring to is perhaps the greatest... Continue Reading →

Book Review #1: American Kingpin by Nick Bilton

Nick Bilton's American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road is a superbly-researched book that reads like a thriller. Mr. Bilton successfully recounts the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, known by his pseudonym, “Dread Pirate Roberts." Bilton follows Ulbricht from his undergrad days at the University of Texas, when he... Continue Reading →

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