A couple of weeks ago, I got a text from my classmate, Josh. The text consisted of an address in Gowanus, Brooklyn, a meeting time and a possibly ominous but most definitely shady message, “If you can, please come. If you can’t, no worries.” After a few back and forths, I determined that the bond […]

One of my instructors shared a piece of writing from Mark Fenske, an Advertising lifer who currently teaches at VCU Brandcenter. The short piece, called “The Nincompoop Forest,” talks about how creatives must push their idea across many obstacles in order to see it actually come to life. As much as I liked the original […]

To say I’m slacking on this blog would be an incredible understatement. It’d be like saying a shark’s teeth are pointy (correction: they’re the love child of an x-acto blade, piranha teeth and one of those crazy, high-pitched, screechy noises on a Skrillex song. Yeah. Really damn sharp. And don’t ask me how 3 things […]

To some people, comedy and rap may not be synonymous but I think differently. Both use an interplay between words. Both show and not tell. Both draw on society’s shared experiences to relate an idea. Both use references. Both use metaphors. To be an effective comedy writer or rapper, you need to have many skills. […]

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney  

In a perfect world, there would be no war. No poverty. No blah blah yada yada. You’ve heard the same spiel. There is no such thing as perfection and nothing ever really turns out exactly how you predict it will. Sometimes it’s better than you imagine. Sometimes it’s worse or in the middle. You can […]

Breath mints are flavored like his mouth. He got chicken pox a 2nd time. Just to have a realistic Halloween costume. His one vote counts for 95% of the electoral college. His funny bone is sarcastic. He can bowl a 400. He can drive an automatic car, manually. Deaf people can hear him speak. He […]