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Just Plain Whelmed

A blog consisting of the wild musings of a young man trapped in a world he never made.

  1. The End of an Era: Former TCG Champion Gives Up the Ghost-type

    "Sold" by Kentucky Fried Torchic
    (Sung to the tune of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails)

    I sold my cards today
    To see how much I'd make
    A buck for five hundred
    This has to be a fake

    But they are taking space
    And have seen better days
    I focus on the dough
    And sold them anyways

    What have I just done
    My cardboard friends
    Every card I own
    (Well, those without a bend)
    ...
  2. Fancy New Business Cards

    It only took about four months of me working at my current job for my employer to chip in to get me some nice new business cards with my current position on it. I think they look pretty good, but what do you think?

  3. Jury Maguire

    For the past two weeks, I have been on call to perform my civic duty of serving on a jury for my county. This is part of a long-standing legal tradition dating back centuries and I am pleased to report that it is weathering the tests of time quite well, thank you very much for asking.

    Without going into too much details about the case itself, I was initially called up to potentially serve on the twelve-man jury for a criminal case going to trial, meaning that the accused and his ...
  4. Film Review: Character Development, Smiling Existentialism, and Pleasantville

    This past weekend I had the immense pleasure of rewatching a seminal piece of cinema, Gary Ross's Pleasantville. While I rather enjoyed the film the first time I saw it, about eighteen months ago, upon this viewing, I was struck by powerful emotional and intellectual revelations, to the point where I would say that Pleasantville may be one of my greatest films of all time, joining such noted luminaries as It's a Wonderful Life, Elizabethtown, and RoboCop. Allow me to tell you some of the reasons ...
  5. This is the Beginning of the Blog

    I am starting a blog here. Let me tell you why.

    Last week, I stumbled upon an old friend, in a manner of speaking. During my high school years, I was captivated by the incredible webcomic "Polkout" run by the eponymous Polk Polkster, both named after one of the greatest presidents of the United States, James K. Polk. Out of all of the influences on my sense of humor and life, Polk was one of the biggest. I did not get the chance to tell him so before his website went ...

    Updated 12-09-2017 at 06:46 PM by Kentucky Fried Torchic

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