Books

The Magician’s Nephiew Review

I finished the first Narnia book, The Magician’s Nephew, and wow I am disappointed. The movies are bad ass but that is because they are visually and the Christian undertone isn’t too much shoved down your throat. But in the Magician’s Nephew, C. S. Lewis straight up steals stories from the Bible to create this boring, confusing, and impossible story. As much as Genesis doesn’t make sense in the real world, it just as much doesn’t in this story. Was it needed to tell me how Narnia was created?? Because it totally killed it for me. And then he goes ahead and steals a scene from the Adam and Eve story with the apple which I don’t understand. Why create an apple no one can eat?? Why tempt people to do bad things and then when they do you shun them? That’s fucked up.

So anyways I’m gonna rate this book:

Creativity: 1/5
Story: 2/5
Shortness: 4/5

All in all, don’t read this book unless you want to read the whole series just to say you did because this sure as hell isn’t a good book and I’m assuming the rest won’t be either. I’ll rate the next one once I’m done with it.

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ASU

Cholla Residents Rejoice!

Crow

Have you ever noticed that your air conditioning ceases to work at night? Well our semi-joking observational theory has been confirmed. ASU in the ultimate thrifty jew move (note the lowercase use. not to be confused with the wonderfully cultured people who live in Manhattan.) has decided to turn off our air conditioning at night – get this – to save money. Bravo Crow and “Crow-nies.” Business students take notice. You can learn from the best. You could also cite this as an example of what not to do if you don’t want to be a complete douche bag. Good night.

See our previous letter to President Crow.

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Uncategorized

A Bite With The Gang: Taco Del Mar Review

How can I summarize this establishment? Horrendous service with lackluster food. I mean this is the antithesis of Cheba Hut. When Nick and I first walked in we met the staff; a desolate couple sitting at a table eating. After they casually stood up and walked around the counter without so much as a hello we ended up standing in line at the register for at least 15 minutes as the computer refused to work. Oh and when we presented our ASU discount card it was rejected. The food was OK, not bad but certainly no Filabertos or Valle Luna. And for the price…common.

The bottom line – You can pass on this one. There’s plenty of great Mexican restaurants in AZ, don’t settle for this tome of mediocrity.

Food: 6.5/10

Service: 2/10

Total: 4.25/10

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Medicine, Science

Whoop there it is

The past 30 years has seen an extraordinary increase in consumer demand for¬†safe, effective and cost-effective¬†natural healthcare. Naturopathic medicine has emerged as the health care profession best suited to meet this demand. Although it almost disappeared in the mid-twentieth century because of the popularity of drugs and surgery, naturopathic medicine now offers safe, effective natural therapies as a vital part of the health care systems of North America the twenty-first century.”

¬† That’s from the America Association of Naturopathic Physicians website (http://www.naturopathic.org)¬†. ¬†Sounds great doesn’t it? ¬†Well it would be if it weren’t a crock of shit.¬†Now I know what you’re saying. ¬†‘Hey, Bryan, these¬†ancient¬†remedies have been around since antiquity and have been “proven” to be effective.’ ¬† Well my answer to that is that the length of time something is in practice has no bearing on it’s effectiveness. ¬†In¬†other words,¬†just because people claim it’s true doesn’t make it so when lacking sufficient¬†any¬†scientific evidence, especially when juxtaposed with contradicting evidence.¬†¬† Continue reading

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