Addictions 4.0

I’m going to just get right into it. February is such a strange month. There’s something off in the air and I don’t know why, but maybe it’s the bi-polar weather or lack of days, but this month and go off and die. With that in mind let’s shift gears. First, there’s this. And then there are these…


1. Kanye West…in general

I’ll keep this as brief as I possibly can. The man has become a joke of a parody of a satire of himself. He drops a new album (with the most atrocious cover art ever), tells everyone he’s $53 million in debt, begs Zuckerberg for $1 billion dollars to put toward his “ideas,” says he’s worse off than Africa, and starts more feuds per day than a mob boss. It’s a joke, right? It has to be at this point. I’m sick of him flooding my daily news feed and I’m tired of the justification of every stupid notion he takes. Granted, he made 808’s & Heartbreak, but does that give him a pass for life? I don’t know, but I think the man needs a break, a vacation, a rehab stint, I don’t know, but I’m sick of his bullshit personally. That put aside a simple examination of The Life of Pablo shows that he’s become as confused about what he is as we are.


2. Oscars

This Sunday marks the 88th annual Academy Awards and regardless of how you feel about the nominees and the lack of color throughout them it’s easy to admit that this was an amazing year in film for the nominees and those brushed under the rug. I’ll name a few of them: Creed, Ex-Machina, Beasts of No Nation, Straight Outta Compton, Tangerine, The Assassin, Dope, The End of the Tour, and Ted 2 (Ha-ha, I’m kidding). However you feel about the Oscars it’s still always exciting to see whether Jack Nicholson will smile, or even show up. In addition, you don’t want to be the last one on the meme train when the Best Actor winner is announced.


 3. The Witch

Shut up. It’s amazing and terrifying. Go see it. Smaller distribution companies like A24 deserve praise for distributing amazing gems like this to the world.


4. Shifting to Lyft

I have been Lyfting more than Ubering for quite some time now, because of the fares being a bit less and the interesting stories my girlfriend and I always seem to walk away from with. Seriously, on Valentine’s Day we were in a Lyft that had just carried Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee from Naughty By Nature before us! But after this whole Uber murder case, I may be avoiding Uber and sticking with Lyft for quite some time.


 5. Ke$ha

How many more horrifying cases of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment have to go through the court systems, before we start taking them seriously? I don’t want to continue beating at a dead horse, but this horse is alive and well and not to be ignored. Say what you will about Ke$ha’s music, but that’s not what’s on trial here. Essentially she is being forced to work with the man who she’s been fighting in court. It’s sick and sad. Imagine being someone without the fame and attention that Ke$ha has and fighting this kind of thing.



- As told by Caleb Ward. 


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