Author Archives: Brady Achterberg

The Comics Closet opens in southern York County

Vending comic books and tabletop games yields a community having the stalwart attitude of a coral reef with the alacrity of a police roadblock. The Comics Closet, a comic books/gaming/general nerdery facility, opened up next to the ‘e Steam Vapes … Continue reading

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The Five Common App Questions and Their Answers

First: The Common Application sign-up process is a torturous and Gilliam-esque bureaucratic maze that cannot be duplicated in any circle of hell. They won’t be sated until your password has at least eight characters, a capital letter, a lowercase letter, … Continue reading

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So what is this York Fair thing all about, anyway?

I moved here from Maryland, as did a lot of people. I wasn’t ahead of that trend but I was totally with it. I’ve lived in York for 12 years now and yet never felt even the slightest itch to … Continue reading

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What senioritis does to prepare you for the future

Senior year is that most mystical time of a young person’s life where they walk into a school on day one and realize that they’re less willing to do work than they were on the last day of last year. But … Continue reading

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The Achterbergs’ Airtight, Holistic Guide to Pest Removal

Everybody remember February? Back when the ground was brittle and the air went 20 below with windchill? The invertebrates survived that, somehow, and they’ve got no more objections to the air so thick and still it might as well be … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing at the DC Grand Prix

(Here’s the post I wrote earlier this week explaining the basics of Magic. The following post is the story of my trip to the Washington D.C. Grand Prix on June 29, attended by 1,400 competitors and promising up to $4,000 … Continue reading

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What You All Ought to Know About Magic: the Gathering

Friends… subscribers… confused people who found this post after Googling “flabbergasting” out to the fourth page… we are about to embark on a bold journey into the nation’s capitol… into that marble landscape which rose up so intrepidly from the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Strap Surprise

On Wednesday, May 14, a teacher at Susquehannock High School commanded a student to take off her shirt. Which isn’t anything abnormal, or even illegal. The shirt just didn’t measure up to the three-finger rule set up by Susquehannock’s dress … Continue reading

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Federal PA court rules that Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

Exclamation point! The decision came stunningly fast, considering this is politics: as of yesterday afternoon, same-sex Pennsylvania couples are now free to receive marriage licenses, and many are already been given out in places like Philadelphia. If you’re wondering why, as … Continue reading

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5 Things Which the Honduras Has And the USA Doesn’t

At 1 a.m. this Easter I returned home after a nine-day sojourn in the Honduras, a country stuck in the tail of North America, like see: View Larger Map For six days out of the nine we worked out in … Continue reading

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