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Vote Dulce De Leche (Creamy Caramel) For Dum Dums Flavor 2018

Vote Dulce De Leche (Creamy Caramel) For Dum Dums Flavor 2018

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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I, Mark Andrew McCarthy, Staff Writer for the Impact News and only person on earth with a brain, here by cast my endorsement for dulce de leche (creamy caramel) as a returning flavor to the Dum Dum lollipop brand. I also condemn pink lemonade, the flavor currently winning the voting gauntlet, on the...

A More Potent Poison Than Venom

A More Potent Poison Than Venom

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


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Sony please, for the love of god, step away from the movie rights. I know you think you're good at comic adaptations, even though everyone says that you aren’t. I know that you think the success Spider-Man Homecoming has more to do with you and less to do with Disney stepping in to write the whol...

Wait They Won, Why Are They Rioting?

Wait They Won, Why Are They Rioting?

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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I would like to take a moment to let everyone know that despite Philadelphia’s best efforts, the city is still standing. Yes, I know it’s sad. I know that Philly really wanted to destroy its arch rival, and stable living conditions. I know that it gave its best effort, standing on the top of hotel...

The Oscars Don’t Matter, Now Change the Channel

The Oscars Don’t Matter, Now Change the Channel

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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Welcome to the Oscars, where the nominations are made up and the awards don't matter. I am aware that what I’m about to say isn’t new by any stretch of the imagination, but I feel its necessary nonetheless to say it because I got nothing better to do. The Oscars are the most out of touch award...

Boxes, The Future of Technology

Boxes, The Future of Technology

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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So, cardboard…yeah… this wasn’t what I was expecting. This isn’t a bad move by any means, just a weird one. If someone came up to me 2 months ago and told me that Nintendo would be hyping up pieces of constructible cardboard as the next big thing, I’d probably call them an idiot. Then I’d...

To Hell With Smartphones

To Hell With Smartphones

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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I know I might be coming off as an 80-year-old grandpa, but screw it, you all need to be told the truth. SMART PHONES ARE TERRIBLE. Oh, and before you make the argument,  "Oh Mark you own one too, don’t be a baby," let me make one thing clear: I don’t own a smartphone in any capacity. I...

Dear Justice League: Don’t Drop The Ball

Dear Justice League: Don’t Drop The Ball

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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I know its tough D.C., trying to make a cinematic universe to compete with Marvels. Believe me, I get that you want to jump into the ring as fast as possible. I get that you feel it might be unfair to be compared to your competitor since they have over seventeen movies in their cinematic universe while...

Mechanized WWE

Mechanized WWE

October 18, 2017


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You know the one thing that doesn’t need a script? A giant robot death match. Nobody needs a back story just to see two mech's punch each other for a couple of hours. If you look at some of the shows that dealt with robotic combat, “Robot Wars” and “BattleBots” they understand what people...

Fandoms, Nostalgia and Szechuan Sauce

Fandoms, Nostalgia and Szechuan Sauce

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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If you work in marketing, and you want to appeal to a fandom, please check to make sure that the fandom isn’t beyond stupid. For the record, being in a fandom doesn’t make you a bad person and the idea of fandom is not the problem. The problem stems from the “dark side” that each fandom has...

No Paramount, You Don’t “Gotta Go Fast”

No Paramount, You Don’t “Gotta Go Fast”

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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A few days ago, Paramount decided to damn humanity to a fate worse than death. They’re going to try and make a “Sonic The Hedgehog” movie. And it’s going to be a live action/CGI hybrid movie like such great feats in cinema like the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie (that currently holds a rating...

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