Category Archives: External Articles

These are articles that I have written for other web sites.

7 Wrestlers Who Were Blatant Knock-offs (via WhatCulture)

Nobody likes a cheap knock-off—that’s why you never hear anyone try to order Dr. Thunder at a restaurant.  And it’s no better when you pay $30 for wrestling tickets only to find out the main event is Andrew the Giant versus “Macho Guy” Sandy Ravage.  Check out my new WhatCulture article, 7 Wrestlers Who Were Blatant Knock-offs.

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The Crazy Coincidence That Saved Video Games Forever (via Cracked)

If you’ve ever found yourself playing video games for thirty-five hours non-stop, remember to thank the 80s CEO whose temper tantrum is directly responsible for your favorite hobby/debilitating addiction.  Check out my latest Cracked article, The Crazy Coincidence That Saved Video Games Forever.

8 Weird Questions That Courts Have Legally Answered (via WhatCulture)

An integral judiciary is the backbone of a functioning democracy, but sometimes it really does seem like the courts are just fucking with us.  Check out my latest WhatCulture article, 8 Weird Questions That Courts Have Legally Answered.

10 Features You Didn’t Know Were Cut from Classic Video Games (via WhatCulture)

If you ever felt like Mario had a more viaolent side he wasn’t showing us, it turns out you were right all along.  Check out my latest WhatCulture article, 10 Features You Didn’t Know Were Cut From Classic Video Games, to see how Nintendo very nearly gave us Super Rambo Bros.

7 Beloved Video Game Consoles That Were Almost Completely Different (via WhatCulture)

Video game consoles go through a lot of changes before they hit stores.  Some are pretty well-publicized, like that time Microsoft almost prevented you from sharing Xbox One games as an experiment to see how many people they could convince to buy a PlayStation 4.  Others are a little lesser known, and for those, you should check out my first article on WhatCulture, 7 Beloved Video Game Consoles That Were Almost Completely Different.

5 Well-Meaning Tributes That Went Shockingly Wrong (via Cracked)

Death is depressing enough without General Mills using it to hawk Cheerios and Hamburger Helper.  Check out my latest Cracked.com article, 5 Well-Meaning Tributes That Went Shockingly Wrong.  If nothing else, it’ll give your ghost some valuable perspective for when your family spells your name wrong in your obit.

6 Video Games That Came Bundled with Filthy, Filthy Lies (via Cracked)

I wrote a thing!  Professionally!  Check out my first Cracked.com article, 6 Video Games That Came Bundled with Filthy, Filthy Lies, to learn why your favorite hobby is built on a foundation of deceit.  Here’s a quick excerpt:

“Unfortunately for EA…”

Go read it, and then tell everybody “I was reading Jeff’s work when he was still writing about weird toys and vehicular manslaughter.”