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21. fake vegas
busting myths in atlantic city
pop culture - lifestyle
11.1.10 : feature column!

When my friend Scott and I booked ourselves a quick 36-hour Atlantic City slingshot off of a business trip I'd be taking, we knew what we were getting into. Sort of. We're both huge Vegas guys. Over the years and years (and years), we've graduated from the Tropicana to Caesar's, from free beer to free suites, and from multi-deck to single-deck. We'd been to several casinos outside of Vegas, from carbon-copies like Foxwoods to the somewhat terrifying international waters cruises to the sketch...
22. stop blaming bush
let's talk about the real problem
sports - criticism
10.1.10 : feature column!

What I did to you just now was wrong, and I admit that. And even though I usually can't stand this excuse, it wasn't my fault. Blame it on the system. If I have to bend the rules and use subterfuge to get ahead in this sea of Internet noise, then so be it, because everyone else is doing it. Sure, I can be expected to operate at a huge disadvantage under rules that no one else is following and ultimately put everything I've got out there for the satisfaction of everyone except me. I can do tha...
23. intrepid media turns 11
one louder
pop culture - process
9.17.10 : feature column!

We're so old, we have babies. No, seriously. Intrepid Media has been around since the Internet steam engine era of 1999. Back then, we were a scrappy little zine that basically existed to poke fun at pop-culture. You know, mission accomplished and all that. But as Intrepid Media grew, we began to take on more and more people who were serious about putting stuff up on the web that didn't suck. The engine, the works, the technology that makes Intrepid Media go, is still essentially the same ...
24. wanted: chick
will you be the she to my him?
music - business
9.1.10 : feature column!

This isn't what it sounds like. This is less a personal ad and more an open letter to my wife. If she's busy and can't fulfill these obligations, then I'll settle for an ex-girlfriend or any reasonably famous young actress. This really, really isn't what it sounds like. After my last (and I swore final) band broke up a couple years ago, I've been on a meandering solo kick, only not the kind of meandering that involves expensively noodling around in the studio to the total satisfaction of my i...
25. them snookered youngsters
can rock age gracefully?
music - criticism
8.2.10 : feature column!

Last Saturday night, in a moment of what can only be called discount enlightenment, I happened to watch the DVD version of The Runaways and then turn the DVD player off just in time to see a rerun of Ashton Kutcher introducing Them Crooked Vultures on SNL. Who promptly rocked all you kids off of their lawn. For the record, The Runaways was awful, save for a scarily spot-on performance by Kristen Stewart. But beyond that it just piled one rock cliche on top of another overdramatized moment from...
26. abercrombie and fifty
where trends go to die
pop culture - criticism
7.2.10 : feature column!

Here's a little secret that may completely destroy your image of me as a hip, young, and dare I say sexy pop-culture provocateur: I'm old. And I always have been. My own personal curse and blessing in this world (leaving out the 48-inch vertical leap and mad rhyming skillz) is that all my life I've looked young and thought old. This isn't a huge thing, like being rich or the ability to remember to floss every night, and it doesn't impact my life directly. All I'm saying is that somewhere in ...
27. social networking survival guide
six basic rules for do-it-yourself pimping
advertising - process
6.2.10 : feature column!

Hey you. Rock star. Yes you. It isn't often that we here at Intrepid delve into making you a better whatever you want to be by actually telling you how to do it. We prefer to lead by example, sort of "do as we do, not as we say," because, frankly, we say a lot of stupid stuff. But this time, I'm asking you to read this without a grain of salt. Tongue is out of cheek. Chains aren't being yanked. In a nutshell: Just cool it with all the Facebook. I'm coming at this in two ways. On the priv...
28. death of an icon
purgatory and the mobile lifestyle
tech - lifestyle
5.3.10 : feature column!

You know a column is going to be GREAT when it starts out with apologies. Disclaimer #1: No one died. I'm sorry for exposing you to the sloppy practice of luring you in with an out-of-context title. I know that if you were on Google searching for an edge in Celebrity Death Bingo and have now wasted up to 20 seconds of your life reading an article on what you thought was a website called Intrepid Medical, you're probably all cheesed at my sleight of hand. No, we don't do that here, we're total...
29. 40 days in the desert
want to reach that next level? create your own identity crisis
general - improvement
4.2.10 : feature column!

Self-examination is a bitch. Of course, I'm not talking about the physical. There's nothing funny about finding lumps or shoe fragments where they shouldn't be. No, I'm talking about the meta-physical, the mental, the dare-I-say spiritual experience of taking a good hard look at yourself in the proverbial mirror. And it isn't the act itself that's rough - you basically sit around and put on the Cure and mope for a few weeks. One of my buddies in college did this when his girlfriend dumped him. ...
30. intrepid oscar picks
the secret is ignorance
film - criticism
3.1.10 : feature column!

I know what you're thinking. What can Intrepid Media teach you about this year's crop of Oscar nominated films? Certainly little in comparison to hard-hitting journalistic stand-bys like Entertainment Weekly and Rotten Tomatoes. I'll tell you. We can give you something they can't, and even if they could, they wouldn't, because they don't have the stones. We can give you a handicapping of this year's best picture nominees from someone who hasn't bothered to see a single one of them. That's ri...
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re: wait! don't next me girl

Thank you for your courage in testing this. I never thought if trying it, and now I know not to, thanks to this awesomely written, hilarious piece.

re: burn this office to the ground

Awe-some. Again, Awe-some. Great writing, spot-on observations, and fuck Nellie.

re: why i broke up with netflix

Well stated and entertaining.

re: risk

Read this on a right moment where I needed to remind myself about risk. Absolutely enjoyed it.

re: end it

A piece that echoes truth and class.

re: intrepid oscar picks ii the streets

When there is a discussion about films,I can't remain silent or indifferent,this is my favorite field of study.As for the oscar winning films,I agree,they are not always attracting my attention,but this time if I was among the jury members,I would vote definitely for 'Black Swan'.This film has impressed me so strongly that I'm about writing an article about the 'Perfection Syndrome',inspired essencially by this movie.

re: intrepid oscar picks ii the streets

Funny and timely. Takes a lot of the pomp out of a normally pompous process and winks at the fact that the real Oscar voting process itself is highly subjective. Who can really say that one film or performance is better than another?

re: fake vegas

Real Vegas doesn't have Lucy the Elephant.
Very nice column, nonetheless. Keeping in mind that AC caters basically to those who can't afford to travel to Vegas, but still want to lose what money they do have.
And Vegas doesn't have the Monopoly board designed around it.

re: intrepid media turns 11

nice one. Like the "11" logo

re: wanted: chick

yes yes, this is great.

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