The Legend of the Burger Bunch
Allow me the opportunity to tell you the legend of the Burger Bunch. The year was 2013, and myself, Daniel, Jordan, Ethan, other Daniel, Alix, Adam, Emily, Daniel #3, and Dov were coming up on the end of our first summer as camp counselors. With mere weeks to go before we spread across the world to begin our first semesters of college, we knew we needed one final adventure. As we ate the camp's modest attempt at burgers, it dawned on Alix.
I Tried the Arozzi Vernazza Series Gaming Chair and I'm Never Going Back
Comfort is crucial when gaming. Like collapsing into a soft bed with firm pillows after a long day of work, or going on a run in your favorite sneakers, you're at your best when these accessories fit your preference. If you’re like me, you probably spend more time playing video games than you do running, and sleeping just barely has the lead between all three. And also if you’re like me, you probably got your start in gaming in the living room on a big couch, or your dad's extra large reclining chair, or, in times of great need, the floor.
Lose Yourself in the Game with Redragon H201 Noise Canceling Gaming Headphones
There is no way around it anymore, if you’re a gamer, you need a pair of gaming headphones. For one, you’re at a major competitive disadvantage if you don't have them. For another, you can't help but experience a break in immersion every time you hear a siren go off outside, your roommate going on about his or her business a few feet away, or when the terrifying monster you’re supposed to be hearing as it creeps up behind you can only be heard from the stereo speaker right below your screen.
What Was the Point of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi?'
Walking out of the theater into the cold New York night, I found myself repeatedly asking my friends, “Well what was the point?” The Last Jedi was unlike any Star Wars film I had seen before, and for the first time, I wasn’t reminiscing about the space battles, clash of lightsabers, or Chewie’s mighty roar. I was left with a profound sense that what we had just seen was not about these things. It was not about giving me the Star Wars that I had grown accustomed to. This is fine. Star Wars is not the franchise it once was. It is not helmed by a single man with unlimited power. After seeing The Force Awakens, my view of the great saga had shifted to fit the new message that Disney, not J.J. Abrams or Lawrence Kasdan, was sending me. Star Wars has joined their dark side. From now on, fan service will play a large role in the saga. This was refuted when I saw Rogue One, and again upon hearing the next Star Wars story would be following Han, and the next Obi-Wan. To be fair, I really adored TFA and have watched it numerous times. While it was not a brave film, it was clean. It had so much riding on it. While it will never compare to its several-decades-old predecessors, it will always be an enjoyable ride. But I was left disappointed, feeling that this trilogy was going to feel all too familiar. As it turns out, I was wrong.
Best VR Games for PS4
While virtual reality presence in gaming continues to push out of being a “gimmick” and into a full-fledged experience, the bar for quality and innovation is being raised constantly. With Sony’s PlayStation acting as the only console for VR presence, the future and success of their VR platform lies on whether they are able to present high-quality immersion and gameplay. With their initial VR release in October 2016, it seems like the game lineup is finally beginning to showcase the best and brightest of console VR. From arcade combat to Sci-Fi ship decks, the best VR games for PS4 hint at a bright future for this encapsulating branch of gaming.
Top Nintendo 3DS LEGO Games
For years now, the Lego video game series has infused classic stories with over the top humor and fun couch co-op. With new installments every year, and more features added, there seems to be no end in sight for this childish yet alluring franchise. Sometimes, when modern gaming culture becomes overly cluttered with in app purchases and loot, its nice to journey to the the most recognizable of worlds for some light hearted takes on our favorite legends. Thankfully, most of the lego series can be played on the go if you don't feel like a lego game is a good use of hard drive space on your console. And what better way to bolster your already stellar 3DS Library than with some classic stories? Here are the top Nintendo 3DS Lego Games.
Most Underrated Marvel Superpowers
Throughout the history of mankind, there has been one question that has either divided or united those that give an answer. It is a question asked by children and adults like. What superpower is the best? Many respond with the obvious choices, the comic greats that have permeated pop culture since the golden age. Flight, strength, mind-reading, laser beams for eyes, x-ray vision, time manipulation. Undoubtedly there is a good reason for these to hold their place as the most sought after of abilities. They are possessed by the most famous of superheroes. But what of the unsung heroes? Do they not possess great power as well? I'm not talking about those weird forgotten superheroes. I'm talking about the guys that just need more time to shine. The most underrated Marvel superpowers are nothing to ignore, as you will see.
Best Low-Calorie Tequila Brands
You may not know it, but tequila is the best spirit. If you already knew that then congratulations, you are ahead. If you are shaking your head right now, you probably only associate tequila with bad memories or shots preceded by salt and followed with a lime.
Best Detox Drinks to Pass a Drug Test
Sooner or later, all stoners will know the anxiety of an upcoming drug test. Depending on how much heads up is given, these tests can send a person into a state of mild annoyance or all-out panic. In some cases, people are absolutely right to worry. THC stays in the system far longer than most other drugs. This means that even though there are far worse drugs and public opinion on marijuana is shifting, smoking weed is more detrimental to your job hunt.
Cover Songs Better Than the Original
To me, one of the most miraculous moments in music is when an artist has a vision for someone else's song. He/she feels something that may not be what the creator felt, but all the same, it is overwhelming enough that this new artist must express it. I am irresolute in my phrasing of cover songs better than the original as to say one is better is subjective. Moreover, "better" is more synonymous with creating a more empathetic piece to me. I feel a greater connection to these covers, not because the artist is more skilled, but because he/she captured my feelings more closely than the original creator.
Best Slow Cookers for Your Kitchen
As life becomes more hectic, it gets harder to commit all your attention to the stove. Sometimes it is easier and preferred to go about your day knowing that your slow cooker is reliably taking care of business. From 7-in-1 multifunctional instant pots to wifi enhanced slow cookers, there is something for everyone. You can even use them for purposes other than cooking. The best slow cookers for your kitchen will change the way you prepare food forever.
Most Powerful 'Star Wars' Jedi
United in their observance of the Force, the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice throughout the galaxy. Noble beings from hundreds of worlds, they were. It is no easy task to decide which of these great knights were the most powerful. The Force moves in mysterious ways and to say one Jedi is more powerful than another based on his or her pure strength or abilities would be disingenuous. As Yoda said, “Size matters not...For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.” Instead, we must look at the Jedi’s actions and potential in relation the challenges of their time. While much of the Expanded Universe is now Legends, it will not stop me from acknowledging some of its greatest Jedi and stories.