Author Archives: Charles Kupershmidt

9/11: The TRUTH

Context: I was chatting with my roommate about his time in marching band in high school, and the following is one of the encounters he had during one of his festival trips. Background: My roommate is a psychology minor, and one of the aspects of the subject he’s always been interested in is the part of the human brain […]

A Poor Chinese Communist’s Guide to Cooking

Context: I collected this from a high school friend when we were on a camping trip together over Spring Break. Background: My friend is Chinese on his mother’s side, and she grew up in a poorer part of Communist China. The Cooking Method: Because of the lack of proper food that poor Chinese people had to eat, they […]

Going to Hell in High School

Context: I collected this from a high school friend when we were on a camping trip together over Spring Break. Background: My friend and I were part of our high school’s marching band. Dialogue: (Note: C denotes myself, J denotes my friend) J: When I first went to CV [high school] they— We did the tour thing with the […]

Joshua the Apocalyptic Prophet

Context: When I told my roommate about how I was collecting folklore, he offered to talk about some of the stories he’d heard over the course of his life. Background: This is something my roommate heard in his religious studies class this semester. Dialogue: (Note: C denotes myself, B denotes my roommate) B: …And I think especially the Jesus […]

Difficult Difficult Lemon Difficult

Context: My roommate discovered this meme one day, and it prompted a discussion about the various levels of depth it reached. Background: My roommate is a self-described “conveyor of fine memes” and has a hobby of collecting, creating, and sharing Internet memes. The Meme: The meme (attached to this post) is a play on the phrase “easy peasy […]