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I Was There

I Was There: On Stage at a Comedy Club with Greg Fitzsimmons

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It doesn’t always come across in my self-loathing or self-congratulatory writing, but I can be a pretty funny guy. However, my humor comes from either conversation or reference. I can make my coworkers laugh by imitating an executive or make friends laugh by relaying stories that we all experienced. But I could never make a room full of strangers laugh on demand. Stand-up comedy is an incredible skill, one I’ve never even pretended to have.

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Books Hip-Hop Rap

My Five Favorite Hip-Hop Books

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Over the past thirty years, there have been a lot of books written about hip-hop. It seems that any idiot with a laptop has not only written a book on the subject, but also a sequel.

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The Musical Outcast

Rap Voltron: Building the Ultimate MC

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For my first guest post on England’s The Musical Outcast, I chose a dream team of rappers that would form Voltron to create the perfect MC.

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NBA What If

What If: NBA Draft Edition

How different would the Association had looked if different decisions had been made? 

2007 NBA Draft Portraits

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Knowledge

Most College Majors Are Overrated

“Having a soft major is nowhere near the career death sentence that so many make it out to be. The world is changing, and the U.S. economy with it. Our economy is shifting to a service-and information-based economy, and soft majors are already becoming more and more valuable.”

— Tucker Max

For my final two years as an undergrad, I worked in the admissions office and as student workers, one of our biggest tasks was to serve as tour guides. Any time I gave a tour and was asked for one piece of advice to give to incoming freshmen, I always said the same thing: wait as long as possible to choose a major.

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Writing

Welcome to the New Site

After years and years of writing on various sites (I Hate JJ Redick, Medium, Tumblr, even Facebook), I now have my own home for content.

I’m hoping to have cool stuff coming up and I’ll be linking to all of my other stuff. Enjoy!

— P.