The Weblog of

Kevan Loy


And My Name is Death

Posted on March 30, 2013, 9:39 p.m.

The Childhood Camping Trip and the Story of Finn McCool

When I was child I went on a camping trip with my father. One night, the smoke rising from the crackling fire we'd built, my father swallowed a gulp of some blue wine cooler and said, "Son, I'm going to play this song and I want you to think about it." I told him that I would, but ...


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The Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A. or By Different Means We Arrive at the Same End

Posted on March 19, 2013, 9:38 p.m.

I'm sitting in LAX wondering what, exactly, I'm heading back to Chicago for—I'm not pondering this because I fell in love with L.A. (quite the opposite actually, fuck this place). I'm thinking on my return because of my friends here in   hell   (I literally typed "hell" while thinking of typing L.A.), and no, it's not because I miss them (fuck ...


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Are We All On the Same Team

Posted on Jan. 26, 2013, 9:37 p.m.

Kid President:

If life is a game, are we all on the same team? I'm on your team, you're on my team.

A while ago, while thinking something very similar to Kid President, I had an idea for a project to help recent graduates with student loans. I've been toying with whether or not to put it together because I think, using me as the test pilot ...


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Be It Resolved

Posted on Jan. 1, 2013, 9:36 p.m.

So, you just read the title of the post, I know what you're thinking. Yes, dude, this is a New Years resolution post. Suck it.

After writing about the Kyle situation, I really felt like I was going down a path that would get me back on track creatively and take advantage of the time I've been allotted. "Hell, maybe I'll even shake something up," I naively ...


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Clap Hands

Posted on Dec. 15, 2012, 9:35 p.m.

Lots of things have been in flux lately and, consequently, I haven't had the spare time to do a lot of the things I've been hoping to do for a long time—chiefly among them updating this blog with something everyday.

Part of the problem has been work. I've been taking on a lot of new projects, training people and solving problems (but, unfortunately, not solving the ...


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Racist Tweets

Posted on Nov. 9, 2012, 9:33 p.m.

The prevalence of post-election racist tweets is not strictly a southern phenomenon as North Dakota (3.5), Utah (3.5) and Missouri (3) have very high LQs. Other states such as West Virginia, Oregon and Minnesota don't score as high but have a relatively higher number of hate tweets than their overall twitter usage would suggest.

It's sad that in 2012 this is still a problem.

↬ Gruber


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I Sent My Mom an Email to Ask Her Not to Vote for Romney

Posted on Nov. 4, 2012, 9:31 p.m.

Lauren Ashley Bishop:

I just wanted to remind you that every single reason I am voting for Obama, I learned from you. I love you for all of them.

Wonderful letter at just the right time. Seriously, Mom, you're why I'm voting for Obama.


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I Played with Microsoft's Surface

Posted on Sept. 22, 2012, 1:45 p.m.

It did about as much as I expected.

Update: @MS_SurfaceEvang and others on Twitter requested some more photos of the ad, so I took some on my way home the other day.


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The Jobs Zuckerberg Comparison or The Emotional Roller Coaster of Facebook's Stock

Posted on Aug. 29, 2012, 12:33 p.m.

Investors’ love for Facebook drove interest in its IPO to extreme levels, and the same herd mentality is now working in reverse, said Chiagouris.

'Facebook’s stock price will eventually get to a point where its valuation is unrealistic,' he said. 'To turn that decline around, Facebook has to do a major move -- one would be to replace top management.'

While Mark Zuckerberg is clearly inventive, no one will ever ...


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We Are Infinite: The Perks of Being A Wallflower Film Review

Posted on Aug. 27, 2012, 12:29 p.m.

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing The Perks of Being A Wallflower before its official premiere in Toronto; getting the opportunity to meet and talk with Stephen Chbosky one-on-one afterwards was fabulous as well.

I wasn't sure what to expect before the movie started. The Perks was, neigh is, one of the most influential and touching books I've ever read. I remember being given a copy ...


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