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Mayan Chultuns and Experimental Archaeology

December 5, 2011


It’s been a while since I’ve contributed to The Love Machine, with Cait providing all the content for a while now. I’ve been busy with grad school work, but that’s not really a good excuse – I could have found the time if I wanted to. I’m re-affirming my presence on this blog and will […]

Love Letter: The Mall

October 3, 2011


So, uh, I come to bury The Mall, not to praise him. At the end of the day, malls suck. They’re soulless, homogenized temples to the sweatshop and the corporation, and the merchandise their stores sell is low-quality and overpriced. But you know all that already, and probably don’t want to hear more about it. […]

Society, Morality and Harry Potter #2

September 20, 2011


Fred and George Weasley as Model Entrepreneurs   It’s been a while, and it’s not as specific as I’d like, but I wanted to put out this piece of Fred and George so I can move on to the next part in my Harry Potter series of posts. I’m still working without the books in […]

Afternoon Art Project: Intaglio Cameos

September 4, 2011


On my lazy Labor Day Sunday afternoon, I undertook and documented a little art project. It was easy, fun, and I got to play around with melted wax and seals. Did you all ever do that growing up? So much fun! I thought I’d share my project, plus a little bit of historical background: A […]

Love Letter: Majora’s Mask

August 18, 2011


There are a lot of nostalgic 20-somethings writing on the internet about how awesome the 2000 Nintendo N64 game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was. If you’ve never played this game, I think I’ve written this article with enough explanation such that you shouldn’t be confused, and it should be interesting even if you […]

Harry Potter Excursion #1

August 11, 2011


Harry Potter and the College Experience After a period of dormancy, The Love Machine is back on a regular update schedule, with Caitmechanic posting on Tuesdays and yours truly posting on Thursdays. I’m continuing my series Society, Morality, and Harry Potter, but I’m not picking up where I promised I would in my last entry, […]

If the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync were around today, boys would love them.

June 12, 2011


Boys loved them then, sure. They made catchy music. They were on the radio. And many boys must have sung their songs and even bought their CDs, listening and singing along in secret. Some more daring and less caring boys undoubtedly were fans not-in-secret. But the “boy bands” of the late 1990s, the Backstreet Boys […]