The Dez Bryant Catch

In 2028, they’ll still be talking about it. The catch that wasn’t cost the Cowboys a trip to the finals. Has it been discussed to death? Yes. Will we discuss it even more below? Yes, we will. We will dig the catch up from its grave and show you angles you had no idea existed. “Wait!” you say, “Haven’t we seen all the pictures? Isn’t this the most overanalyzed film to come out of Dallas since Zapruder?” Gee, we don’t know. Let’s ask a few folks. How about Jim Garrison? “The catch was high… and to the left. High, and to the left.” “The ball hit a grassy knoll before it touched the frozen tundra,” says Mort Saul, determined to get to the...

Where Fudge Is Made

When the Terran Interplanetary Diplomatic Service opened relations with the major civilization on the planet Flomcarp in the solar system of the median stellar body called Grantius by the Terrans, Whowhatso by the Flomcarpians themselves, it was for a single economic reason. Flomcarp’s sole...

Symbol Overload

In America we have a lot of national symbols such as our flag, the Statue of Liberty and, of course, the bald eagle. Symbols are a good thing. They unite us by reminding us of our shared history and culture. In addition to our national icons, all fifty U.S. states have symbols designed to bring their people together and make them feel proud to hail from that state. Many of the symbols recognize a plant or animal that is native to the region or a product that the state is known for. Each state now has a flag, a state bird and a state tree as well as a flower. And they all have a nickname which is usually included on their license plates....

My Vid is Bad/Good

    It started with a book called Talking2Trees. I wrote this biographical book over many years, pulling stories from my past that all had a common theme: Something unlikely happened. I mean something very unlikely really happened. I thought it might be interesting to record myself reading one of the stories, so I sat in front of the computer and did a pretty lame job of it. But did I stop there? Oh no. I figured that it might be 20% cooler if I used sound effects. I put an ad on Craigslist for a guy who could make good vocal sound effects and got one response: the guy at the beginning of the vid, so I hired him sight unseen. I...