Mario: “What’s up with this?” (Photo by Cláudio Luiz Castro on Unsplash)

Usurping Charles Martinet’s signature role as Nintendo’s Mario (a role he’s helmed for nearly 30 years) in favor of a younger and more marketable Hollywood star is probably one of the most (of many) shameless examples of mainstream corporate cuckoldry I’ve seen as of late, pardon my French.

Although I…

[Taken from a personal LinkedIn post on 9/21/2021]

I’ve been thinking of posting this for a few weeks now and I figured that, now that it’s World Gratitude Day, this would be the perfect opportunity to say thank you to one of the most genuine people I’ve known growing up…

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I’m usually not one to write on this specific topic but I wanted to address something that’s been on my mind over the past few days, an issue that has continued to resurface over the past four years.

In the spring of 2017, I took an honors college course on…

a Review of an Overlooked, Underrated Christmas Carol

Like other legendary singles that have come to recognition in the decades following their release, it all started with Shrek. Or, to be more precise, Shrek the Halls, a 2007 made-for-TV comedy special that premiered on ABC. I remember sitting in my…

By Matthew Beyer

A long time ago, on a particularly damp and blustery morning in the green hills of County Cork, Kitty Fitzpatrick trudged through the muddy rural roads. She had just finished tending to the sheep and was adamant that she would arrive at the town chapel before the…

By Matthew Beyer

Caspar Dougal spent the last minutes of his late-night shift at the warehouse scrolling through Facebook.

Malorie had gotten engaged: Like, “Congratulations”

An invitation to Ron’s retirement party: “Interested”

A message from HR regarding another team-building exercise: Open begrudgingly. “Got it.” Refresh.

The newest message to pop…

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