Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

While it has become one of the most popular garments on the planet, the modern t-shirt has been a relatively brief staple in our collective wardrobe. The t-shirt started solely as an undergarment. Initially, a one-piece garment, similar to Long Johns. Members of the Navy started cutting the item in half to create a top and bottom to allow for more flexibility and breathability. They even started cutting the sleeves off to stay cool. This trend was seen by manufacturers, who started making what we know as a t-shirt. And in 1913, the US Navy adopted the classic plain white…


While he is most known for his play on the field, including time at AC Milan, sandwiched between two spells at Arsenal, Mathieu Flamini is doing A LOT off the field. He has only been retired for about a year now but has been very busy running his two companies.

The first of those, which was founded in 2008 when he was just 24 years old, is GF Biochemicals. Named after himself and co-founder Pasquale Granata, while he was just starting his career in Italy, GF Biochemicals is the first company in the world able to produce levulinic acid on…


I admit I hadn’t heard of Forest Green Rovers FC or what they’re doing until Hector Bellerin announced he had become a shareholder in the club. As a Bellerin fan and someone who is increasingly becoming more interested in sustainability, I was intrigued by the quick snippets I was reading about the club and decided to do some more research.

For those of you that don’t know, Forest Green Rovers is seen by FIFA as the greenest football club in the world, the only fully vegan club in the world, and the first club to be certified carbon neutral by…


Landed in Milan airport, excited. Fucking Italy! Head to the exit. Sign Reads “Shuttle into city center.” Great. That’s what we need. Buy the tickets. Hop on the bus. 10 minutes. 20 minutes. 40 minutes. Countryside. “Wtf? where is the city?” Finally start seeing what feels like suburbs. Shops and things. Everything looks closed. Whatever. Finally pull into the city for our one-night stay. Everything still looks closed. Walk to the Hotel. Check in. “Why is everything closed?” “It’s a holiday. Ferragosto. Open tomorrow.” We leave tomorrow. Put our stuff in the room. Walk to subway to go to the…


I wrote this as a way to help me cope with a very difficult breakup. One where no one was at fault and we both still loved each other, but I had attached myself to her too much. I had become dependent on her and felt like I was not whole without her. This story is me attempting to detach myself for both my own good and our relationship as friends.

The Boy did not grow up knowing God. He had heard stories but had never met Him, himself. The Boy had pondered whether God existed at all. He thought…


I’m the one who can’t keep a straight face.

Soccer is a unique environment because no matter how much you train and work on possible scenarios before the game, those exact scenarios will almost never actually present themselves in a match. There are too many changing factors. This means that in the 90 minutes, every player has to make a constant series of decisions, and the team that collectively makes the most “right” decisions wins. This pressure to make a decision and then immediately make another one and another one… forced me to come up with so many different ways of doing things. These are things that, if given…


3D collage made in SketchUp

I’ve been using SketchUp on and off for about 3 years now. I can model simple geometric things, such as rooms, bunkbeds, and building blocks. However, I use it more for 3D collage than modeling. When it comes to making detailed designs, my knowledge and interest, frankly, of the program starts to go away. It’s not that I am unable to figure it out. It’s more of the fact that I use SketchUp as a tool to visualize ideas in 3D. I am usually not creating products or unique environments with it. I am simply trying to turn a rough…


My dream as a kid was to become a professional soccer player. As I got older, my expectations started to lower, realizing I wasn’t as good as I once thought. But around 14, I remember thinking, “If I can just get good enough to be on FIFA, then I’ll be happy.” Whether that means lower league teams or MLS reserves, it didn’t matter. I just wanted to be on FIFA. I’m now 24, and I’ve essentially stopped playing altogether except for kicking the ball at my garage wall. So when I was playing FIFA the other day, I realized I’m…


It is my belief that humans are going to destroy themselves, likely within the next few generations. This may be through environmental disaster, war, a biological pandemic, like we’re seeing right now with Coronavirus x1000, or something totally different. That means that we as individuals, currently, will only be able to leave a legacy on a relatively short term basis. Once we’re gone, the deer, cats, and especially Carole Baskin’s tigers (if they make it) will likely be better off without us, especially after some years of adaptation, and won’t know or care what happened to us. …


I’ve recently gotten into buying soccer cards as an investment. I’m not 100% sure if now is the best time with the impending recession/depression, but I’ve been watching the prices of all Panini Obsidian cards and they’ve been staying pretty consistent or even going up in some cases. My focus has been almost solely on Panini Obsidian cards for three reasons. The first is that I like them; I think they have a good design and look good when displayed. I personally find Prizm to be too jarring and hard to see in the wrong light. Secondly, the prices of…

Theodore Richards

just trying to figure it all out.

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