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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Post-Olympic Sochi Gets All Excited About Russia

Just weeks ago the resort town of Sochi was center stage, hosting the Winter Olympics. Now, with the close of the Paralympic Games, its time in the international spotlight is up—until 2018 when it hosts some World Cup soccer, anyway. The Gabbler sat down with Sochi after the Paralympic Closing Ceremonies and talked sports, fame,

Monday, March 10th, 2014


PDST: Post Daylight’s Savings Time confusion, characterized by completely losing your sense of time. I’m suffering from a severe case of PDST. This morning I was convinced that I had left for work an hour early for at...

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Paid in Experience

Millenials, as we all know, are lazy, entitled, and self-involved. Many have started to lament the fact that they’re stuck in a seemingly permanent intern role, working 40+ hours a week for free in the hopes of...

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Honoring America’s Greatest Forgotten Presidents

Today we celebrate Presidents’ Day and honor America’s greatest leaders. But what about the not-so-great ones? The presidents who have faded into oblivion, completely forgotten by the American people? The Zachary Taylors and Martin Van Burens and...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The Olympic Opening Ceremony That Never Was

This past Friday, the world was wowed by the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremonies, complete with a police choir performing “Get Lucky,” a little girl reciting an alphabetized account of Russian history, and only four of five snowflakes...

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

A Gabbler Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman: Death of a Stage Actor

This Sunday we lost the renowned film and stage actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to what appears to be a drug overdose. Originally, I wanted to write a humor piece on this great loss, hoping that I could...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The Bandits for Traditional Thievery Teach Us How to Steal

Lately, major department stores like Target and Neiman Marcus have been victims of massive data breaches that leave their customers vulnerable to identity theft. Identity theft is clearly a huge problem in modern life, with 15 million...

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Mastering the Master Cleanse: a Cautionary Tale

Some  of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthy, and detox from the overindulgence of the holiday season. Luckily for us, there’s a simple template we can all follow to easily achieve...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Edward Snowden: Dreamboat or Benedict Arnold?

  Recently, a New York Times editorial calling for clemency in the case of Edward Snowden reignited the debate over whether or not the United States should continue in its attempts to extradite him so that he can stand...

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