Wednesday, February 29, 2012

*Vicarious World's Best of the Month*: The Winter Edition

It's been a lukewarm minute since our last edition of the Best of the Month, that's why we are bringing you Vicarious World's best of the Winter Months. The Team of Wannabe Writers have assembled their best work from the past three months and consolidated them into one neat and tidy post for your viewing pleasure. This edition features everything from K.V. Sart's short stories to NYC Robert's prose poetry. Add in a little (not so friendly) debate between NYC Robert and Jersey Campbell with another installment of J. Camp's "peek" series and we got ourselves another well-rounded edition of Vicarious World's Best of the Month. Read, and be merry.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Immature L-Word by K.V. Sart

Split asunder,
            From stem to tip,
Broken petals where water sits,
A collection of dew and rain alike,
            Rain and dew, rain and dew.

Green light,
            From a pane of glass,
Circles of color paired off-white,
The flexing in unison of cones and rods,
            Rods and cones, rods and cones.

Fleeting pain,
            From attachments gone by,
The immature pain of semantic cries,
Greasy superstars of empty words,
            Empty words, empty words.

Open roads,
            From where we sit,
Bent beyond perspective’s pit,
Why do we run from ourselves,
            From ourselves, from ourselves.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jersey Campbell's Quote of the Day: Be like water my friend

Hello boys and girls, we have another edition of Quote of the Day for you. Today's QotD comes to us from Bruce Lee, philospher/professional ass-kicker.

 Before reading up on Lee, I was unaware of his philosophic tendencies. Like most people, my only memories of Lee were in kung-fu movies like Enter the Dragon and The Chinese Connection/Fist of Fury. Come to find out, this was as deep and thoughtful of a brother as you will find in any era. I suggest researching his quotes and philosophies, looking up some of his interviews, and picking up an autobiography. I guarantee you will be more enlightened if you do so.

That's enough of me talking. Here is the quote of the day:

"All thought is partial, it can never be total. Thought is the response of memory, and memory is always partial, because memory is the result of experience; so thought is the reaction of a mind which is conditioned by experience."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The day after February the 14th by NYC Robert

This Valentine's wasn't the most important thing on my mind. Though I took her out for dinner, I wasn't really focused on all the hype like I use to be. Now don’t get me wrong, I still feel very passionate about my significant other, but to signify a day for couples to show their love for one another is lame. What about all the other days in the year? It’s almost like he or she must get flowers, a card, and candies to show their love. But is that what truly demonstrates love?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nausea by K.V. Sart

The girl didn’t know and she came to ask me
“How do you know what you know?”
And I didn’t know so I asked her
“How do you know what you know?”
Which puzzled her not in the slightest
And she spoke to me sweetly and said
“I don’t”

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

**Vicarious World Special** Jersey Campbell and NYC Robert: Women and Dating Evolution Pt. II

If you missed it, here's Pt. I

In Pt. II NYC Rob forces Jersey Campbell to defend his sexist views.

NYC Rob:
I’m a bit confused now. You say your argument isn’t sexist, but yet it seems as if you want women to initiate dates with men just to be as equal as a man. Do you honestly think a date is a women’s biggest concern? 

Monday, February 13, 2012

**Vicarious World Special** Jersey Campbell and NYC Robert: Women and Dating Evolution Pt. I

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Vicarious World presents another heated discussion between Jersey Campbell and NYC Robert.
In this edition, J. Camps and NYC Rob share a few thoughts on traditional dating practices. It begins with Mr. Campbell questioning why we still practice what he calls "outdated" dating protocol, and it ends with Mr. Campbell desperately trying to defend himself from NYC Rob's accusations of sexism. Wanna know how we got there? Read, and be merry.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Voting Illiteracy by Jersey Campbell

Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something.” – Robert A. Heinlein

I’ve said this at least 58 times before, but I need to say it again. I’m an NBA fanatic. I love basketball. More specifically I love good, world-class athlete basketball with pristine ball movement, 80s era Celtics floor spacing and sound team defense.
                  So imagine my dismay when the NBAtv fan night ballot box is closed and the winner of the polls ends up being a Heat – Cavs game. Don’t get me wrong, the team the Cavs are right now are slightly better than the team we all expected them to be, plus they have the early season rookie of the year in Kyrie Irving. But to be voted as the team the NBA universe wants to watch on Fan Night? Come on, man! Maybe Lebron is THAT big of a draw that no matter who the Heatles play the world will want to watch (which is why organizations prize superstars so much, disregarding building solid basketball teams in favor of going after big names. Hey Knickerbockers, how’s that working out for you?). But every week on fan night the marquee game the fans choose is easily the second or third best game of the night. This week the fans chose Heat – Cavs over games featuring better basketball matchups like Pacers – Magic and Blazers – Grizzles. The Heat are on TV twice a week, do we really need to see them a third time?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jersey Campbell's 100% Objective and Totally Legit NBA All-Star Weekend Selections Pt II: The All-Stars

                All-Star Rosters

Team Captains:

Team Dwight- Hometown guy (for now).
Team Rose- Reigning MVP.  

Even though we’re going to the captain-playground ball format, I will still list who I would include under the old East v West format.

Eastern Starters

Jersey Campbell's 100% Objective and Totally Legit NBA All-Star Weekend Selections Pt I: Rules and selections for 3-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest

                Now that the NFL will cease to dominate our sporting lives for the time being (the NFL Draft is less than three months away! Coaches getting fired! The Combine! Peyton Manning to *insert team here*! Tim Tebow fighting for a starting spot again!) the American sporting world can finally focus on the NBA and its annual showcase event, All-Star Weekend. 

                The All-Star starters were announced two weeks ago, and this week the coaches vote on the All-Star reserves. We all know voters are dimwitted and lean toward idiocracy; so being the public servant that I am, I will present my picks not only for the All-Star rosters, but also my picks for who should participate in the Three Point Shootout and the Dunk Contest. Yes, J. Camps has done his research and figured out a totally objective formula that will reveal who deserves to be invited to participate in the 2012 All-Star Weekend. Are you as excited as I am? Let’s get it on!

A couple of rules before we begin:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

**Vicarious World Special** The Ultimate Superbowl Drinking Game... drink with caution

As of right now it is unclear who was working harder during the week leading up to the Superbowl, the two participating teams or Vicarious World’s team of wannabe writers. We have created (with some help from an associate) the most insane Superbowl drinking game ever. If you manage to get to Madonna’s halftime performance without puking your large intestine and/or dying, check yourself into rehab immediately. 
Also, VW does not promote drinking and driving, Jersey Campbell can tell you all about that

Here are the rules:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jersey Campbell's Video of the Day: athletic competition should never lead to this

If you haven't heard already, there was a riot at an Egyptian Premier League football match on Wednesday, February 1st that reportedly left at least 70 people dead and a thousand more injured. As of now I haven't uncovered why fans of the home side, Al-Masry stormed the field with stones, bottles, fireworks and the like after Masry won the match against the best team in Egypt, Al-Ahly, 3-1. After the match was over, fans of the home side stormed the field and chased players and fans of Al-Ahly, you can see the scene on the footage I've posted from YouTube above. The staff and players of the opposing side had to flee the field once the riot began, and an Al-Ahly manager had to be rescued while being beaten by home fans.

Whatever reason the fans have for such a display is really no reason at all.  Certain news outlets have hinted that the riot could be linked to recent political unrest, but it looks like no one knows for sure.

I encourage you to search for more videos and articles covering this unfortunate incident as they may be able to tell the story better then me.