Joseph Farley is a North Jersey based writer who loves short fiction and stand-up comedy
Best Shows to Watch If You Like Mindhunter
Mindhunter recently came out on Netflix with rave reviews, mainly thanks to the dark mind of David Fincher and Americas never-ending fascination with serial killers. The show tracks the formation of a Behavioral Analysis Unit under the FBI as they attempt to catch killers through understanding what makes them tick. We follow two agents, one old-school and one new-school, both of whom conduct interviews with convicted serial killers all over the country—many are based on actual famous American serial killers.
Best Gifts for Horror Movie Fans in Your Life
The holidays are almost here and that means it's about that time to become stressed and overwhelmed when agonizing over what to get the important people in your life. If they're fans of horror and iconic horror films, use that as a jumping point, and look into some of the best gifts for horror movie fans.
Best Podcasts for Political Junkies
In these troubling political times, we need doses of sanity where we can get it, and that's where the best podcasts for political junkies come in. The best political podcasts blend policy discussion, insights, and a touch of humor. This day and age, it's vital to be entertaining and informative at the same time.
Best Mystery Podcasts to Listen to
In the days of binge-watching Netflix, it seems like we want to consume all our content in a hurry. So, if you're a podcast listener, mystery podcasts are the best way to replicate the feeling. Missing persons and unsolved mysteries unfolding over the arc of the podcast is the best way to create rabid listeners—think Serial.
Coolest Lap Desks To Help You Work Anywhere
Laptops come with a great ease of use, and with a good laptop you can work virtually anywhere—in bed, on the couch, out on the porch, etc. However, hunching over a table or placing the computer on your lap can be uncomfortable, and if you want to upgrade and get the most out of every work situation, you should look into the best lap desks.
Best Stand-Up Comedy Specials Streaming on Netflix
Stand-up is the purest of art forms, as there is absolutely nothing between audience and artist—it's all pure reaction. You laugh, or you don't. You get the joke, or you're offended—it's that simple. If you're a real stand-up nerd, than you should really be taking advantage of the hidden gems on Netflix.
Great Gifts to Buy for Your Boss That Won't Make You Broke
Buying gifts for anybody can be difficult and stressful, but buying a gift for somebody who basically controls your fate can be downright panic inducing. Yup, we're talking about buying gifts for the boss man in your life. Depending on your relationship and your level, it might not even be necessary to get your boss anything. But, if you do have to get them something, make sure you nail it. Whether you have a nightmare boss or a chill boss, you'll want to make an impression.
Best New Cars of 2017
New cars today are a combination of safety, reliability, and performance. The more a car has of all three, the more likely you are to read about them on this list. Many of these vehicles are highly awarded models, but some entries may surprise you and cause you to research them a bit further—which is a good thing.
Classic War Films That Need a Reboot
Seemingly every other movie these days is a superhero flick or remake, but there is one classic genre that doesn't often get the updated treatment—the war film. Some of the greatest cinematic masterpieces have been war movies, but imagine them with a 21st-century update? The special effects for the battle scenes alone would be worth checking out.
Best Reverb-Delay Combo Pedals
If you're a guitar player that loves experimentation and functionality, then looking into the best reverb-delay combo pedals on the market is something you should be doing. The great part about the combo is that you get added ambient and atmospheric sounds without adding too much unwanted complexity to your setup.
The Chilling Mystery of the Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia is one the most highly publicized unsolved crimes in US history. Over the years, there's been more than 200 suspects and more than 60 false confessions, and yet we still don't know for sure who killed Elizabeth Short.