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Devon Weber

The Most Colorful Names for Poker Hands

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Even if you’re not a poker player, you’ve probably noticed the game’s exponential rise in popularity over the last ten years. From a relatively small back-room game to being featured on ESPN, Texas Holdem is a game that requires an incredibly high level of concentration and a deep understanding of strategy. Plus, there’s a lot(…)


Article, Listicle, or Blog?

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No, this isn’t the first in a series of twenty questions, it’s an inquiry into how we prefer to read news and digest other printed media while surfing the Internet. Since the way we use the internet can say a lot about us, let’s look at the good, the bad, and the ugly for three(…)


Listen and Learn (the Lyrics)

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Music is dear to many people and we often use lyrics for personal inspiration. Sometimes we get the irresistible urge to let the pipes loose and sing along to our favorite songs, even if we may miss a word here or there. It wouldn’t be such a bad thing if it was relegated to amateur(…)


The Baddest Banned Books

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Politics, sex and religion are probably the three worst topics for a polite dinner party. They’re also the three biggest reasons books are still challenged and eventually banned today. First, what’s the difference between a challenge and a ban? A challenge, usually made by parents or political officials with their underwear in a twist, is(…)


Twerking and Derping into the Dictionary

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Would your friends be confused if your only comment concerning the recent government shutdown was derp!? Have you ever felt embarrassed while explaining what it means to have a food baby? Well fret no more! You can now smugly remind everyone who has raised an eyebrow at your choice of vocabulary that these words are(…)


Truly Epic Words and Phrases from Mythology

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Have you ever finished a conversation wishing your words had a more lasting impression? Do you want your similes and metaphors to sound more intelligent? Then look no further than to the realm of mythology. With an abundance of literature stocked full of literally epic deeds and the characters who performed them, it’s the perfect(…)


Hyperbole: The Sport Commentator’s Greatest Tool. Ever.

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The Super Bowl is sometimes called “the greatest sporting event in the world”. That’s quite a claim considering that the vast majority of fans hail from just one country. Baseball players dream of winning the World Series, which for a league including only one non-American team, is also absurd. Money is the primary driving force(…)


From N00B to 1337: Gamer Talk Dissected

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If you’ve ever spent any serious time playing video games, you should be able to translate the title. If not, there’s never been a better time to acclimate yourself with the lingo. Since video games are exponentially evolving in line with Moore’s law, they’re positioned to keep pace with computers and become an increasingly important(…)


Sugarcoatings for Sweet Tooths – Euphemisms Explained!

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I’m going to send you to Belize. If this phrase has any meaning to you apart from embarking on a tropical vacation, chances are good you’re a fan of AMC’s hit television series Breaking Bad. The phrase is used in the final season of the show as a euphemism for murder. A euphemism, of course,(…)