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Henry: Geek stigma sticks despite big screen success

Posted on April 21, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

There’s no question that geek culture is alive and well as we approach another summer offering a plethora of superhero movies. But Hollywood dominance aside, there’s still a surprisingly resilient stigma attached to geekdom. “Nerds” never really got a proper revenge. I’m here to debunk some of the lingering stereotypes. The stigma I speak of […]

Henry: Internet enabling a new generation of bullies

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

There is nothing in this world that pisses me off more than trolling, bullying or the general lack of decency in conversation both online or in person. I can’t stand people who make comments about other people with the sole intention of making them feel bad. Trolling has become a recent phenomenon with the boom […]

Henry: It’s the end of the world, and we love it

Posted on April 02, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Perspectives

The explosion in popularity of The Hunger Games over the weekend has led me to notice a distinct trend of late: our obsession with dystopian futures. Not that the setting of an apocalyptic future is a new concept in cultural mythology, but the past few years has seen attempts to re-envision it more times and […]

Henry: The naked truth about celebrity photo scandals

Posted on March 12, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Perspectives

These days, celebrity nude photo leaks are as common as alliteration at a Kardashian family baby-naming brainstorm. We simply can’t get enough of them. But why? What’s so enthralling about a naked celebrity, anyway? I guess the question answers itself. It’s a naked celebrity, not an unclothed desk jockey at IBM. We have had an […]

Henry: Pixar choosing money over muse

Posted on February 10, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Every movie production company has its ups and downs. Warner Brothers, Paramount, The Weinstein Company, you name it; the misses actually outnumber the hits. In all of film history, there has never been a production company that’s been perfectly consistent in putting out high-quality movies. Never, that is, until Pixar came along. For the last […]

Henry: Making the best of an ominous Mayan forecast

Posted on January 24, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Every new year is a chance to start over, to wipe off all the figurative grime and gunk clean from life’s slate. We are given a chance to set resolutions to better our lives and, if diligent, the lives of others as well. But not this year. Oh, no. This is our final year. This […]

Henry: The hectic holiday conduct

Posted on December 07, 2011 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes a seasonal tradition as prominent as eggnog and dad’s incessant snoring. I’m talking about holiday advertising. The holiday season brings about millions of smiles each year, but while the classy advertising bolsters holiday joy, it’s often the looniest ads that are the most memorable […]

Henry: No-shave November: Supporting men’s health one scruffy jawline at a time

Posted on November 14, 2011 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

No-shave November started originally as a way of raising awareness for men’s health, prostate health in particular, although many use the cause to raise awareness for other cancers or health-issues as well, which is awesome. No-shave November doesn’t turn anyone away. An estimated 240,000 men per year are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and it’s the second most common form of cancer among men, so it’s no surprise that someone took the initiative to raise awareness for it.

Henry: Creating a terrible fright this coming Halloween night

Posted on October 23, 2011 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Zombie LeVar Burton wants your brains!

Are you one of the many people having trouble maintaining your “scariness” when it comes time for Halloween? Are you afraid of people wearing Ronald Reagan masks because of a scarring childhood experience? Well, the latter sounds like a personal problem (thanks, Dad) but here are some scary ideas for Halloween costumes for those afflicted […]

Holographic anvil strikes obnoxious student on head

Posted on October 03, 2011 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

I can almost guarantee that everyone who is reading this has been in a classroom. You sit in a chair, take out your notebook or computer, write your notes for the allotted class time and then you’re out of there. Whether you thoroughly enjoy a class or not, it’s safe to say that it’s a […]