February 22, 2011

Your Facebook Sucks (And Here's Why)

So I was thinking the other day. And then I stopped. Then I started again. I thought, "Gee, how can I separate my blog from the literally hundreds of other blogs out there?" And then it hit me. A wall. I should stop walking and thinking at the same time. Then I had an idea: original content! The type you can get nowhere else but right here at Required Reading! And thus I present:


As I see it, there are a few distinct Facebook personalities that people seem to take on. Usually these are just extensions of their every day personalities. But in some cases, these Facebook personalities manifest themselves in ways that the person (or host, as it were) never saw coming. Regardless of where the persona stems from, they all suck equally hard (nh). Let's get into it then, yeah?

February 16, 2011

Steve Christ: Public Defender

Perhaps you've been able to decipher from my infrequent updates that working on a steady deadline isn't really my thing. This has been a motif throughout my life as a shorty (which shouldn't have been so rough) to my current adultlescence. In fact, my most vivid memories of school are of teachers constantly reminding me of how I handn't turned in a first draft when it was due. And then how I handn't handed in a revised copy, again at their deadline. Without fail, they would all just assume I wouldn't have a finished project ready for them. After all, their deadlines were law. And one couldn't possibly work on their own schedule. My favorite memories, however, are of receivig the graded papers which would almost always be in the 95 or A- range. This showed me 1)That they recognized the quality of work I submitted and 2)They absolutely begrudged my refusal of adherence to their way of doing things and their petty way of showing it was by not giving me the A or 100 that the paper deserved.

This rambling incoherence is all to introduce you to:

Steve Christ: Public Defender

February 13, 2011

More Random Tandems

So I was racking my brain trying to come up with something relevant to add to the discussion about the recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. All I could come up with was a pun about it being a pyramid scheme. So here's some random thoughts, yo.

February 2, 2011

Wah. I Got Bullied. Wah.

By now I'm sure everyone has heard of the case of the kid in Philly who got bullied. And while what happened to him was certainly unfortunate, I can't help but see this as emblematic of a much larger problem. And no, it's not bullying.