Reminiscing about Anti-Drug PSAs of Our Youth

During Power Rangers commercial breaks, I remember seeing Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that featured kids and cartoon characters talking (or rapping) about the “un-coolness” of doing drugs. These PSAs were aimed to teach kids to do the right thing by avoiding drugs, but how strong were they? (PSAs, not drugs.) I wasn’t clear on why […]

Beer Pong and Gen Y: A match made in heaven

Go to any young adult party and you’re sure to find a make-shift table with beer cups in triangular formations and plenty of ping-pong balls. Beer pong, king of drinking games, is believed to have originated with Dartmouth College students who had added beer to the game of ping-pong; they would use the paddles to […]

How I became a government-trained subversive

Federal acronyms do not boast a particularly inspiring literary record. They tend to be strong on utility — think FBI, CBO, FDIC — or invoke a special brand of dystopian terror. FEDRIP, for instance (the Federal Database of Research in Progress) or CERCLIS (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Information System). So let us […]