All posts by John O'Neill

John O'Neill is a writer for Writtalin. He keeps his nose in the news. He is a big fan of pretty sunset pictures and crisp words. Don't tell him, show him. Firm believer in dinner and drinks. Journalist, athlete. You can email John at: johno@writtalin.com

I didn’t delete my Netflix. Why would anyone do that shit? Netflix rocks.  Read More
In America, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and along the way the once cherished American middle class got stuffed. According the ALF-CIO, America sees one of the largest CEO to average worker income gaps in the world with American CEOs pocketing more than $12 million annually while the average American worker brings in just over $34 thousand annually. Add the fractions, carry the 1 and you have a pay rate difference of astronomical proportions – the average American CEO, in 2012, made around 202.3 times moreRead More
It is every gun advocate’s holstered response for school shootings, the reason women and men develop body image issues, the reason for teen pregnancy and, most recently, the reason a poor woman in Moore, Oklahoma was beheaded by the deranged 30-year-old Alton Nolen. Often if not altogether every time a tragedy occurs, and certainly if it reoccurs in the United States – or an international threat manifests itself domestically – the media receives immediate causal blame for their reporting it or previous events like it. Sophocles left it simply atRead More

Posted On September 26, 2014By John O'NeillIn Internet, The Scene

Classic Pranks

1. The Invisible Rope Prank       2. Buttered Floors Prank     3. Spoon Prank     4. The Force Elevator       5. Air horn under the chair pranks (or Air horn as a door stop works)    Read More

Posted On September 25, 2014By John O'NeillIn Buzzworthy, Opinion, Politics, The Scene, Up For Debate

A Millennial Political Platform

The 2016 presidential elections will be fierce. With no eligible incumbent, the nation is braced for the political season that has already begun – its starting gun signified by the media peeping at prospective nominees viable to survive what promises to be an attritional war of primaries and the always fierce and final push toward the general election. Like any show dog or pageant contestant trying to win over the hearts of an American electorate, the political parties are grooming and prodding their candidates to form an ideal appeal. DamningRead More

Posted On June 28, 2014By John O'NeillIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

13 Ridiculous Celebrity Quotes

Everyone puts a foot in their mouth at some point, but these celebrities are about knee deep in foot gobbling. Check out these 13 ridiculous celebrity quotes: 1. Rick Ross on losing 100 pounds: “I eat pears now and shit.” 2. Sylvester Stallone on art or reincarnation…We aren’t sure which: “The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can’t change. After I die, I’ll probably come back as a paintbrush.” 3. Gwyneth Paltrow on nutrition: “I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin.” 4.Read More

Posted On June 22, 2014By John O'NeillIn Gallery

10 Times The Capybara DGAF

When this oversized guinea pig came onto the scene it was immediately Capybara against the world. When this bird showed up When someone put this paper bag around his head When this caiman came ashore When some dude offered up corn on the cob When someone put him in a motherfuckin’ cage When he got busy with his lady in public When he went to mexico When this monkey wanted a ride When he went out for drinks with all his friends When he threw Tessa a birthday partyRead More
Chuck Palahniuk is a cult-favorite. Either you read every one of his books, or you read none (or just Fight Club – yes, he wrote that. Yes, it was a book before it was a movie). Chuck, as his readers dearly refer to him, pens life lessons through incredibly odd circumstances faced by his characters. While these circumstances don’t play out in our everyday life, Chuck strikes a note that makes us wonder “why not?” Take the scene in Fight Club – the movie – where Tyler Durden and theRead More
At the bottom of this page, below my words, are a few boxes with an image and one catchy headline – we’ll call it a hook. Most of them take you off this site 🙁 But where do they take you? I beefed up my spam filters, scrolled on down to some of the most popular internet leisure-reading articles and clicked. I did it for you, Writtalin reader. Check out these complete bullshit, waste of time, addicting but deceptive headlines and hooks, and what they actually mean.   Get LaidRead More

Posted On June 10, 2014By John O'NeillIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

What We Are vs. Who We Are

We have a sensitivity problem in America, and I’m done with it. I don’t care if you are black, white, yellow, or brown. I don’t care if you celebrate Jesus, Allah, God 1, God 2, God 3, or no God at all. If you go the bathroom in the men’s room or the ladies room, or have a hard time figuring out which one you should use – frankly, I don’t give a damn. And don’t chastise me for it. The reason I don’t give a damn is that noRead More
Today is perhaps the greatest era of social commentary, even more so than just yesterday. We live in a world where everyone is a publisher and one-to-many-communication is the easiest it has ever been. Of course I am talking about social media. Any single person has the opportunity to express, document, and publish their view on anything – this restaurant, that movie, what your girlfriend did, how pretty your dog is. Lighthearted, flippant posting is great social fun, but challenging hard issue on social media brings a new level of responsibility to theRead More
“Harmoneeeee and Meeeeee, we’re pretty good companeeeeee” might have been Elton John’s best rhyme. Honestly, if you listen to a lot of Elton John, you might realize that not many of his songs rhyme. When you try to sing one of his hit songs for yourself, it comes out with none of the angelic strut that Sir Elton just belted. And you wonder why this is.  Well, it might be because Sir Elton is one of the greatest masters of vocal range of all time. An you’re not. Years agoRead More
Boarding the flight you already have a good idea of your seat, hopefully you didn’t score the middle. But on a 747 there are not two middle seats, but 6 middle seats. Your chances are high. Find your seat and immediately make your first enemies in the battle for space in the overhead compartment for your carry-on. As the loser, you retreat further toward the back of the plane searching for space. Then, like a salmon swimming upstream, you fight the hoard of people back to your seat, and sit,Read More
Your first day of work is a barrage of introductions to people that you will spend eight hours a day, five days a week with until you retire or leave. On your first day, here are the five people you will want to spend some extra time with, smile a little bigger with, and make a bigger impression upon. 1. The Janitor Ha ha, right? No. This is not a joke. The janitor is perhaps your most important new friend in the office. On your first day, your chaperone mightRead More

Posted On April 1, 2014By John O'NeillIn Gallery

10 Times When Nike Marketing Killed It

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