How I found out I was actually going to be a dad was pretty anti-climatic. Reb and I had been trying for a couple of months, and every month it didn’t happen was a sad moment. We pulled the goalie, did the app and were about as serious about it as you could be. It was a real bummer to wait for something that only comes once a month and be let down, especially when I could feel my youth slipping away as the weeks went on. Right after the new year, Reb said that she took a pregnancy test…


My wife makes fun of me for the TV shows I watch. She calls them my “stories,” likening them to soap operas for dudes. She’s not entirely wrong. Between wrestling and the CW superhero shows, her snark here is not unwarranted. My devotion to these shows is doubled-edged. As much joy as I take from watching them, it’s the opposite when they end. Arrow ended this week, and I gotta say, I’m having very weird feelings about it.

I watch a lot of TV. I’m a HBO guy, mostly. My favorite show ever is Deadwood, and I’ve been a huge…


10 years in North Brooklyn.

I’ve been seeing a lot of tweets lately about what people have done in the last 10 years. Lots of accomplished this, lost that, “2019 was a trash fire,” etc. It’s all very interesting, but as I look back on my own time, there’s this nebulous space. I think I’ve finally reached the age where the details start to fade. The 2010’s started when I was 25 and are ending at 35. I would argue that that’s when you do you most growing up. For me, the highs were high and lows were … mostly fine? Compared to the 10…


Ow.

“Geez, why does my ankle hurt,” I thought to myself on the way to the bar. Nothing like I twisted it, but a dull ache. At 35, this isn’t really out of the ordinary so I continued, figuring that it would go away on its own. As I opened the door to Black Rabbit, the same thing started happening in my neck and shoulders.

It was Tuesday, trivia night, so this was all routine. I sat down with Casey and Sean, Kent poured me my beer without me asking and I settled in for what I thought would be a…


The other day I was trying to explain to my wife that I really only play a certain type of video game. I like to play games that are deeply immersive, flexible in their playing style and most of all, have a good story. I like to live in these worlds a couple of hours at a time, letting myself fully digest the landscapes, the characters and whatever missions lay in front of me. I think she understood what I was saying, but it’s hard to describe what this really means.

For me, games are less about experiencing a playable…


Greenpoint on iPhone, 2017.

About halfway through my senior year of college, it dawned on me that I had zero plans for the future.

I knew I wanted to move just down the road to New York City, but for what reason was undetermined. I had saved money from every job I had since I was 16 to move somewhere awesome after college, so I had the cash to go pretty much anywhere. I had an especially shitty experience in LA, so New York was my target. Besides, it was close to home so if I fucked up, I’d save money on flights.

I…


Angels All Fire.

Often you’ll see Twitter games going around asking questions like “Name 5 Movies That Define You” or “Top 5 Style Inspo Movies” or whatever. In most cases, I have pretty definitive answers for that. I’ll say BATMAN ’89 got me into comics, THE OUTSIDERS inspired my personal style or any number of John Carpenter movies made me like blah blah blah. Every time I think about a list of movies, movies that shaped my life and tastes, THE CROW is almost always on that list.

More so than any other piece of media, the movie and the book broke something…


A New Yorker’s Near-LA Experience Made Him Appreciate What He Has

On January 8th, my new boss that I barely knew sat me down with our new COO that I also barely knew and told me I was laid off. I knew it was coming, but I incorrectly guessed I had another month before the ax fell. They read me some pre-written language off a piece of paper (real personal) and sent me on my way. It was a startup, so this is wont to happen. The upper management was fond of saying that we were “punching above our weight,”…


Creative Control and Its Dangers

Like many of you, I am not an Adam Sandler fan. I admit, in my middle school days I enjoyed the slapstick of Billy Madison and the quotable quotes from Happy Gilmore. However in the last decade or so, most of his material is suited for my father ordering it off of cable and watching it for 15 minutes before he falls asleep. To me at least, it seems like Adam Sandler puts in just enough effort to get just enough single snort laughs to get the next picture optioned. That’s Hollywood, I suppose.

So…


HBO Go (to jail if you steal our content)

Unless you live under the sea (and if you do, holy crap what’s that even like), HBO has been top of mind for you recently with the premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones. That’s wonderful, but you may have also heard about their very recent anti-piracy efforts. “I thought they said they didn’t care about that sort of thing?” you may be asking. Now that HBO Now has raised the stakes, they do. But at what cost?

Ahoy, Mateys

HBO very smartly saw that on demand programming was…

Eric Drumm

Brooklynite. Party werewolf. Opinions are my own.

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