Articles by Oliver O'Sullivan

Blood-Brain Barrier

In 1960, Nixon’s sweaty upper-lip squared-off against Kennedy’s impeccable hair. For all intents and purposes, the merciless gaze of the TV cameras swung the presidential [...]

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

TV Echolalia & Thaw

It’s said that humor happens when we’re told “the truth quicker and more directly than we’re used to.” What if it’s slower? Or garbled? Or purposely aloof? Or [...]

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gluttony Mise en abîme

I’ve imbibed Ancient Aliens sober many a times, probably an unhealthy amount. I get it: It’s an ambient, lulling salve, a comforting bath of ludicrousness, blinking [...]

August 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Lonesome Crowded West

Both Billy the Kid and James A. Garfield were fatally shot in July of 1881. Kid died at the scene; it took 11 weeks and sepsis for Garfield to kick the bucket. Separated by [...]

August 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Viscous Television!

Seeing people vomit is a singular human experience. Should you have the opportunity, take it in; there’s nothing quite like it. Watching in person, it’s profoundly [...]

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments