Will Gervais, 1999–2016

I hold a deep appreciation for the way that music tells stories. Pink Floyd’s The Wall was on constant rotation on my iPod when I was younger, and I love the tales of overcoming struggle and hardship from Kanye West’s first album, College Dropout. These stories have helped me learn, helped me grow, and helped me cope. One such story is the story of a dead cat.

Virtute the Cat (pronounced ver-too-tay) is the invention of John K. Samson, who tells Virtute’s story across three songs (referred to as the Virtute cycle). …


I consider myself a practical person with regards to what I carry in my pockets. I don’t have a lot of time in the morning to collect everything that I think I’ll need, so I limit myself to just the essentials — wallet, phone, keys. Even then, there’s little impracticality in those objects — I only carry the cards I need and cash in my wallet, there’s no cosmetic case around my phone, and my key chain consists solely of keys, with one notable exception: a Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter Backer key chain, with the iconic logo-carved-into-the-moon-by-lasers emblem mounted…


Bojack Horseman is no stranger to experimental narratives, unflinching examinations of the self, and dives into the nature of addiction and brokenness, all while skewering media and celebrity through elaborate references and self-referential humor. Therefore, it makes sense that it borrows many of these themes and at times seems to directly reference Infinite Jest, the 1996 novel by David Foster Wallace.

Narrative Experimentation

Postmodernism is a school of literary thought which generally relied on fragmented, experimental literary structure, and this style is taken to the extremes in Infinite Jest (to a degree that some have argued that the work is no longer…


It’s a day ending in “y”, which means that it’s time for Deadspin to publish yet another article about sports writing websites who refuse to pay their writers fair wages (or anything, for that matter). Time and time again, I’ve seen these high-profile exposés on these big sites that fail to pay their writers fairly — FanSided & SBNation among others — but I have yet to see anyone write anything on the smaller sites that engage in this manner of predatory behavior. For every writer earning nothing on SBNation, there are ten more earning nothing for other sites too…


Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a big trivia fan. I do bar trivia weekly, I did scholastic bowl in high school, and I watch Jeopardy quite regularly. So, as you can imagine, I take this trivia stuff far more seriously than I realistically should (note that the word “trivia” is derived from the plural form of “trivialities” — meaning insignificant). But someone on Jeopardy just cost themselves several thousand dollars with poor betting and I’m very frustrated with it.

Let’s set the scene. We have 5 questions left in Double Jeopardy. These are the remaining questions and categories…


Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a troubled history of development. A solo-Solo film (some other reviewer has probably already made that joke, but I don’t care) has been in development for ages, lost its directors halfway through the project, and had a new director come in and re-shoot 70% of the project.

So it should come as little surprise that the film itself feels, at times, cobbled together. In fact, if I may be so bold, I’d like to call the first half “mediocre”, which may be sacrilege for any Star Wars film that chronologically follows Episode III…


It’s been quite the slide for the Dallas Fuel. Entering the season as the highest-ranked NA team, the Fuel have done their best to avoid living up to expectations — at the end of stage II, the Fuel are 5–15, embroiled in personnel drama, and have had more players suspended for longer than any other team. The latest scandal? The KyKy/Rascal/aKm drama.

On March 23rd, Fuel head coach KyKy gave an unusually candid interview to journalist Harry Baker, talking about the trials and tribulations of coaching. …


I’ve never been one much for heading to Cancun for Spring Break and spending my week of free time partying in some foreign locale, warm and sunny. Perhaps it’s a symptom of growing up at the beach that I’ve never appreciated it, or felt any desire to go out of my way to visit it unless doing so with friends and family. As a consequence, I’m home, waiting for the snow to fall for the fourth-or-fifth Nor’Easter to hit the area this winter, and doing some homework. I’ve been asked to read a book about Earth, create a book presentation…


2017 might have been a pretty bad year for Mets fans like myself. It was also pretty “bleugh” for American politics and media as well. Fortunately, it was a pretty great year for music, so I’m going to celebrate the good and leave the bad behind. Here are my favorite albums that I found in 2017, in no particular order.

Lotta Sea Lice, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

I’m an unabashed Courtney Barnett fan (Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is one of the best albums of the last decade, don’t @ me). I’m also an…


Philadelphia Fusion, one of the first franchises in Blizzard’s professional Overwatch League, announced late Monday that they would be unable to participate in pre-season matches due to “player logistics issues”. Fusion had previously been scheduled to play against Florida Mayhem for the first game of the pre-season Wednesday, December 6th at 7 PM ET. In a press release, the Overwatch League announced that San Francisco Shock would take Fusion’s place in the first pre-season match.

The announcement follows a report on Twitter last week by Fusion beat reporter Ryan Bright, who said that despite visa issues, Fusion’s players were expected…

John Edwards

Baseball, hot takes, baseball. Not-so-mysterious man of mystery. Mets fan, writer. Sporting News contributor.

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