The Mental Health Break

Thrice-weekly (or thereabouts) thing for you to read to take your mind off this goddamn world
Created 13 Jul 2020
  • Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Made Him Junior Iron Man
    01 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    The three most famous and recognizable comic book characters ever all belong to DC Comics at present time. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman comprise the company’s holy trinity. While Marvel dominate...
  • Just a Little Patience (With The Quarterback)
    30 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    Image credit: Getty Images Statistically, Jalen Hurts probably played his worst game as a pro on Sunday against the Giants. It was a game the Eagles probably had to win to have any prayer of catching ...
  • The Lions, The Holiday, and The Mirror
    24 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Image via Lions Wire on USA Today The mid-1950s were a golden era for the Detroit Lions. With quarterback Bobby Layne leading the charge, the Lions were among the best teams in the entire league. Betw...
  • An Impassioned Defense of Thanksgiving Staples
    23 Nov 2021 • 19 min read • 1 0
    Photo Credit: TH Let’s be real with each other for a second here. You can eat whatever the hell you want on Thanksgiving. Nothing is stopping you from slumming it and ordering a pizza or transferring ...
  • Languishing with Lugubrious Lunchmeat
    18 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 0 4
    Think about ham for a second. What’s the first thing that comes into your mind? Most people will think of a big hunk of cured pork with a textured red skin and juicy pink meat on the inside. They migh...
  • The Stones Can't Get No Satisfaction
    17 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Photo via Wikipedia I wasn’t around in the 1960s. I was around in the 1990s, so I know everything about music beefs. I remember when a gunman shot Tupac Shakur as he was coming out of a Mike Tyson fig...
  • Say Your Prayers, Andross
    16 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    The best Star Wars-style space fighter battle is not in a Star Wars movie at all. Area 6 is the penultimate level on the “hard” path in Star Fox 64. If you played the game well enough, your three comp...
  • Upset Machine Go BRRRRRR
    11 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Image credit: Aaron Ontiveros/Denver Post College football is a fun sport to watch if you ignore the endgame. Every year, there are wacky possibilities for the playoff in early October, but within a m...
  • Skip to My Lou, but Never Any Tracks on a Good Album
    10 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I’m not sure I qualify as an audiophile. Sure, I listen to a lot of music, but it’s mostly confined do the annals of rock ‘n roll. It feels like you should listen to more than one supergenre to consid...
  • A Song of Storms and Metaphysical Debate
    09 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    The last time I tried to play through The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, I got about as far as the Water Temple. This attempt was made on the Nintendo Wii console, where Nintendo 64 games were avai...
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