Chris O'Shea

Not the digital artist in England. Or the magician in England. I'm a Charlottesville-based freelance writer. No, I'm not moving to England.

You can contact me at coshea22[at]gmail[dot]com. I can also be found on Twitter. Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 7

Seinfeld’s acceptance speech during the 2007 Comedian Awards. Still the best riff on actors and awards ever. 

"We must honor this man! Why? He pretended to be Bob Johnson! He’s a genius!

Playing dress up and pretend is not genius, ladies and gentlemen. Roll the cameras, put on these clothes, stand there — ready? Say what we told you to say!”


Sep 5

Not sure how I missed Curren$y’s Drive In Theatre mixtape, but anyway.

"Vintage Vineyard" is classic Spitta. Dude always does his best work over laid back, sleepy beats like this great one provided by Thelonious Martin. Enjoy.


Aug 27

5 Thoughts While Lost in a Simon & Garfunkel Wormhole

  1. I was shocked to learn that Simon and Garfunkel wrote “Hazy Shade of Winter,” not the Bangles. I’m going to Google “Walk Like an Egyptian” after I’m done writing this because I feel betrayed.
  2. The Sound of Silence" (my favorite of the duo’s songs, narrowly beating out "Cecilia”) was originally titled “The Sounds of Silence.” The former fits the tone of the song much better than the latter.
  3. Simon & Garfunkel were not able to make “Wake Up Little Susie” — originally performed by the Everly Brothers — less annoying.
  4. 98 percent of my friends do not care about my thoughts on Simon and Garfunkel.
  5. The remaining 2 percent haven’t texted back yet.

Jul 31
One of XXL's finest moments.

One of XXL's finest moments.


Jul 24

Important. 


Jun 12
Today in casual racism. 

Today in casual racism. 


May 1

Apr 9
Officially worried about Billy Corgan.

Officially worried about Billy Corgan.


Mar 10

Feb 13
Amazing cover of The Black Panther, a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panthers from 1967 to 1980.
More here.

Amazing cover of The Black Panther, a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panthers from 1967 to 1980.

More here.


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