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The Nightcap

Nightcap for November 17th, 2018

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“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery



Home Alone: When Reality Strikes

It’s November 16th which can mean only one of two things for you – absolutely zilch, or it’s time to start preparing for Christmas.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I love Christmas as much as the average, warm-blooded American does. What’s not to like? There’s great food at every corner, the streets and houses are aglow with beautiful Christmas lights, happy Christmas music greets you wherever you go, and it’s an excuse to see distant relatives who come bearing gifts and holiday cheer.

Or at least, that’s how SOME people look at it. Some people view Christmas as a consumer-driven mass-produced holiday that makes people get fat, spend money they don’t have, hang out with people they barely tolerate, and listen to the same ten songs over and over again like you’re being held hostage and tortured at a terrorist imprisonment camp.

And it’s that very difference of mindsets that lends itself to a discrepancy in how people view Home Alone.
Arguably, some of the top Christmas movies of all time are Home Alone and its New York Sequel. While both movies are fantastic for a myriad of reasons, one must give pause as to exactly how “heartfelt” the messages are in these movies.

I don’t care how many Christmas carols and feel-good speeches they crammed into these films; the crux of each movie is that a little kid was left behind from his family to fend off burglars, largely because his “loving family” chose to support his narcissistic, borderline psychopathic brother who probably burns insects in the woods as a favorite pastime.

In probably one of the funniest and most realistic parodies in what would actually happen if all these life events transpired with one family, I present you with Home Alone: The Reunion.



A Ghost In Outer Space

Between the California fires, morally bankrupt politicians, elections, mass shootings, escalating wars, environmental pollution, and whatever stupid crap came out of Kanye West’s mouth THIS week – it’s hard to focus on things that are outside our human bubble.

Outer space has seemingly taken a back seat to virtually every other area of study there is. Or, at least, any new developments and findings related to space exploration haven’t made their way to headline or front page news recently. (Probably because what Trump tweeted about last night is SIGNIFICANTLY more noteworthy than, say, anything going on in our galaxy.)

Which is probably why you missed the landmark news that a dwarf “ghost” galaxy has been discovered along the Milky Way. This is an incredibly exciting finding for astronomers and science geeks and probably means absolutely nothing to 99.9% of you reading this article right now.

Here is what a dwarf galaxy is and what this new discovery, named Antlia 2, may mean for future study and exploration of outer space.


How Your Childhood Affects Your Love Styles

Our childhood, how we were brought up, our relationships with our caregivers play a big impact on our love styles. Whether you are the pleaser, the victim or the controller, your upbringing is largely responsible for that.

Watch this video to see how your childhood might have affected who you are.



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Written by Mcclain Warren


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