My Top 5 Favorite Adaptations of A Christmas Carol (In No Particular Order)

It has been a very long year, and it is almost Christmas. Let’s take a moment and give thanks for a wonderful piece of public domain literature that doesn’t know how to stop giving.

Charles Dickens had no idea what he was creating at a farthing per word. Nor that he would feed undeserving families for what is approaching two centuries. So without further ado, here are my favorite adaptations of his classic, A Christmas Carol.

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My Top 5 Favorite TV Comedy Sketches That Changed My Life (in no particular order)

In my early years I was a huge sketch comedy fan. I even planned, at one time, to run off to Chicago and join Second City after I graduated from High School. I didn’t, obviously, and I am a lesser person because of it.

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In remembrance of that lost dream and the importance that filmed sketch comedy had on me as younger person, here are Five TV Comedy Sketches That Changed My Life. Continue reading

My Top 5 Things That Have Contributed To The Black Mirror World In Which We Are Currently Living (in no particular order)

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There are a lot of reasons why we have reached this dark place in our progression as a social species – the biggest one of them all being a weird need to put one tribe above other tribes. But that has always been the case, going back to when we were actually in tribes with no real spoken language and rudimentary art skills. What are the things recently that have pushed us deeper into that tribal abyss?

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Ben’s Top 5 Unanswered Questions from Back to the Future (in no particular order)

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If there is anything that we have learned since the creation of Social Media and the Big Bang of Nerd Culture, it is that nothing happens by chance. There is no minutae too minute to not have massive meaning. There is a reason for everything and everything has an involved back story that makes sense regardless of how much it doesn’t make sense. Continue reading