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Positive Cynicism – And also there’s a movie at the end

This week, Aaron R. Davis truly captures the modern movie-going experience. He takes you inside an actual theater to show exactly what it's like to sit there waiting for the magical cinematic experience to unfold ... after you get through the endless ads and previews, of course.

Positive Cynicism – For my newborn niece

Aaron R. Davis' younger sister recently gave birth to a baby girl. Although his new niece lives in Australia and he is unsure how often he will be able to see her, Davis still feels a strong bond with his new family member and has the desire

Positive Cynicism: -The holiday protest stupidity of 1990

These days, we often hear a lot about the so-called "war on Christmas." Every year, Fox News pundits and conservative Christians claim that their holiday is being taken away from them, despite the fact that Christmas eclipses Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and all other holidays in its path. This

Positive Cynicism – Check your privilege, Rudolph

Chances are that most of you have watched the classic Rankin-Bass Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer without giving the special very much thought. But if you actually take a moment to think about what's going on in the special, it raises some disturbing questions. This week, Aaron

Positive Cynicism – Giving thanks in 2013

You may have forgotten now that Thanksgiving is being promoted as "Good Friday Eve," but as the name suggests, Thanksgiving is actually a holiday created so that all Americans can take a moment to give thanks for all that they have in their lives (in between the