Lessons From My Biggest Investing Mistake

September 21, 2017

Recently at work, a question was broadcast over Slack (for those unfamiliar with Slack, think of a messaging tool that is a cross between email and instant messaging) asking if anybody had any interesting stories about stocks that they had sold that they later regretted. The story was to be used in an upcoming podcast (if you want to hear the dulcet tones of my voice recounting the story, check…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 2

September 20, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. Just Paul and Andrew reacting to Week 2 this time around. Read on for our thoughts on which teams are coming back down to Earth and which might be starting their ascent. Paul says Week 2 of the NFL is always interesting because we get to double our data points when…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 1

September 12, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. Week 1 of the 2017 NFL Season surprised us all, which isn’t surprising in the least. Not even a week into our predictions, we are doubling down on our poor choices and lucky wins. Paul says My prediction of the Pats going 18-1 took a big hit with their shocking loss…

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Rampant Predictions for the NFL 2017 Season

September 7, 2017

Another season of football is upon us, and it’s always fun to put on our prognosticator hats and predict what we think might happen. Will Tom Brady succumb to the Madden Curse or will the Patriots win another Super Bowl after an amazing off-season? After such an amazing offensive output in 2016 led them so heartbreakingly close to a Super Bowl win, can the Falcons overcome losing their offensive coordinator and avoid…

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Have You Read the Google Memo?

August 23, 2017

Have you read the anti-diversity manifesto written by a Google employee that resulted in his firing from the tech giant? I don’t mean have you heard about it on the news or read somebody else’s thoughts about it on social media. No, I’m asking if you’ve read the actual memo itself. If not, I implore you to check it out. It’s not hard to find. You don’t even have to…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

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July 19, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming follows. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the second reboot of the wall-crawler in the past 15 years (Sam Raimi’s three Spider-Man films, Marc Webb’s two The Amazing Spider-Man films), and while the reaction to his presence in Captain America: Civil War was generally positive, do we really need a sixth solo Spider-Man movie? If they’re anything like Homecoming, then the answer is yes. With Great Power… By now,…

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The Dangers of Political Tribalism

June 28, 2017

I hate Kobe Bryant. No, this isn’t another attempt to tear down one of the all-time greats in his sport. In fact, it’s not really fair or accurate to say that I hate Kobe because I don’t know him as a person at all. No, when I say I hate Kobe Bryant, it’s a fake kind of hate that I call “sports-hate.” For a decade, Bryant and his Los Angeles…

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Wonder Woman Movie Review

June 8, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for the Wonder Woman movie follows. I went into Wonder Woman hopeful, but with low expectations. I had been disappointed with the two previous DC Extended Universe movies I had seen (Man of Steel and Batman v Superman) and even though the early Rotten Tomatoes reviews had been favorable, I was trying to avoid getting my hopes up. What I found is that while Wonder Woman is flawed in similar…

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Not Everybody Shares the Same Experiences

May 25, 2017

During the most recent Presidential election and its aftermath, there has been a lot of talk about bubbles and how we’re increasingly living in echo chambers. Most of the discussion has understandably revolved around the political bubbles that we live in. Knowing what political bubbles we all live in is definitely important, but there are plenty of other less serious bubbles that we can be in as well. Here is a lighthearted…

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What Mass Effect: Andromeda Got Wrong

May 17, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for all the Mass Effect games (particularly Andromeda) follow. For the past month or so, my free time has been dominated by Mass Effect: Andromeda. I’m a huge fan of the original trilogy, and consider them to collectively be well within my top 10 video games of all time. While the ending of Mass Effect 3 left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth (Indoctrination Theory…

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