Words Don’t Do It Justice: YOU are Forty Thousand Strong on our 2nd Anniversary

Words Don’t Do It Justice: YOU are Forty Thousand Strong on our 2nd Anniversary

Words Don’t Do It Justice “It was all a dream. I used read word up magazine.” I could keep going with that, but really I don’t feel like quoting too much of anyone else today. So let me address this with the style most comforting. When this all began it was an idea. The thought that we could give the world something in this blog that would be read by our friends, maybe a few co-workers and classmates. And every once in a while I’d get to deal with the issues I have to face on a daily basis by Read more »

The 6th Hell: The Introduction

The 6th Hell: The Introduction

Welcome to the Mystery World of Reason… The 6th Hell: The Introduction “Welcome to day one of your six days in hell; James, Nicole, Jacob, Ty, Marge, Britney, Rebecca, Sam, Amadou, and Maryanne. I’m sure you are all eager to start your passages through hell, but I do want to review the rules one more time to make sure we are all on the same page. As mentioned before, everyone must go through each hell completing each task as instructed, because only those remaining after the sixth hell will receive the $100,000. When you get a chance, remember to record Read more »

Happy Anniversary… I mean … Happy New Year!!!

Happy Anniversary… I mean … Happy New Year!!!

Yeah… that’s what I meant… Happy New Year folks. And what a year it was. I promised to call you out, piss you off, and talk about random stuff that interests me. After reviewing all of my posts, I’m pleased to say I kept up my end of the bargain… You guys; Not so much. So here’s the question: What have you learned this year? What have you done? I know *I’ve* done a lot of Reflecting, and I’ve invited you all to participate in my journey. Remember the angry days when I was sounding off about race classification, or Read more »

Words Don’t Do It Justice: Breaking News

Words Don’t Do It Justice: Breaking News

Over the weekend we were very close to an amazing achievement. On Monday it was so tantalizingly close I was thinking of dropping a post just to help push it over after the Holidays Don’t Do It Justice post. But Tuesday Night after Posts from Ruminated Thoughts and of course from THE Ruthless Wonder reacting to the decision by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury, we hit a milestone that if I’m honest I didn’t expect until 2015. SO On Behalf of the Weekends Don’t Do It Justice Writers Reason, Kudo, Xion, and Lucremo. On Behalf of the Words Don’t Do It Justice Guest Read more »

Decorum Deficiency Disorder: Break Time

Decorum Deficiency Disorder: Break Time

Have you ever been so tired and fed up with reality that you knew if you didn’t disconnect from reality, you’d be calling up your best friend to help you hide the bodies? . . . I eL-Oh-Vee-Ee LOVE the Legends of Zelda franchise. I recently went back to replay Majora’s Mask, spent 4 days stuck in the water temple/dungeon (friggin vortex of water with the gears and… anyway), but felt like a BOSS just because I finally acquired the Postman’s Hat… my fellow LoZ fans know my struggle… So I’m in the middle of kicking ass and collecting rupees when I Read more »

In defense of Bill Simmons

In defense of Bill Simmons

I’m going to talk about sports, but only sort of. This really isn’t about sports as much as it is about the role of journalists in the age of digital media and social media. Bill Simmons got suspended this week for nothing more than doing what we will be getting back to doing here in October (WDDIJcast and The Wrath of Ruthless have been on vacation due to …well due to needing a production break honestly). He spoke his mind on his own podcast about the situation, and used the circumstantial evidence including the very public stature of the NFL to Read more »

Ruthless Grab Bag: Too much, too soon, too often

Ruthless Grab Bag: Too much, too soon, too often

One of the things that often comes up with my writing here on WDDIJ is a request to cover a particular topic. And usually I just don’t do it. In some cases what someone wants to cover I want to cover and so it for a moment interests are aligned and it works out. Oddly enough my silence on some particular matters has been due to an over abundance of work on outside projects. And my appearance on a Friday instead of my usual Monday is because we have two writers who are just straight up swamped. So everyone send positive Read more »