Posts by Shane Barnhill

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I missed all of the initial hype about Pokémon Go when it was released earlier this month. At the time, I was vacationing in Iceland and doing my best to avoid the mostly-depressing news from both the U.S. and rest of the ...
Not Just Another Game

I have avoided Pokémon Go so far. Here’s why I’m about to give in.

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I missed all of the initial hype about Pokémon Go when it was released earlier this month. At the time, I was vacationing in Iceland and doing my best to avoid the mostly-depressing news from both the U.S. and rest of the world. I would occasionally peek at The New York Times and ESPN during [&hellip
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Last week, I had the opportunity to take my 12-year-old son to a city council meeting. We were there to show support for his school, BASIS Scottsdale, which was asking the Scottsdale City Council to nullify easement ...
But It's Got Teeth

Democracy in Action: It’s Not Sexy

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Last week, I had the opportunity to take my 12-year-old son to a city council meeting. We were there to show support for his school, BASIS Scottsdale, which was asking the Scottsdale City Council to nullify easement restrictions at the proposed site for a new campus. Hundreds of other students, parents and supporters of BASIS [&hellip
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Dear Secretary Clinton, Congratulations on your recent caucus and primary wins. It feels like momentum has shifted away from Bernie Sanders and in your favor, despite some poll tightening and the nagging controversy over ...
Just Make It Easy For Me To Help

Secretary Clinton, Let’s Talk About Volunteer Onboarding

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Dear Secretary Clinton, Congratulations on your recent caucus and primary wins. It feels like momentum has shifted away from Bernie Sanders and in your favor, despite some poll tightening and the nagging controversy over the private email system that you used while serving in the State Department. I think you’re well on your way to bea
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From forgetting to re-new his JebBush.com domain name to tone deaf tweets about handguns, Jeb Bush and his campaign team can't seem to do anything right. Meanwhile, the left and right are battling over nominating a ...
Drink Along, America

Episode 20: Jeb Bush’s America, Antonin Scalia, the Sad State of Twitter

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From forgetting to re-new his JebBush.com domain name to tone deaf tweets about handguns, Jeb Bush and his campaign team can’t seem to do anything right. Meanwhile, the left and right are battling over nominating a replacement for Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, and Twitter is in trouble. So much Jackassery. And yet… a [&
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Tune in for episode 18 of This Week in Jackassery, where Adrienne Boettinger and I take on current event topics in the game Rad or Bad, discuss what's driving us to drink this week, and somehow find proof that everything ...
GOP Debates = Crunked

This Week In Jackassery, ep. 18

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Tune in for episode 18 of This Week in Jackassery, where Adrienne Boettinger and I take on current event topics in the game Rad or Bad, discuss what’s driving us to drink this week, and somehow find proof that everything doesn’t suck! Listen in, and then reach out to TSD, Adrienne and me on Twitter [&hellip
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Tune in for the 17th episode of This Week In Jackassery, where my co-host Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Ted Cruz, YOUR Facebook ad settings, gun violence, and more. We play the game "Rad ...
Facebook Alone Will Drive You to Drink

This Week In Jackassery, ep. 17

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Tune in for the 17th episode of This Week In Jackassery, where my co-host Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Ted Cruz, YOUR Facebook ad settings, gun violence, and more. We play the game “Rad Or Bad” while discussing current events, and once again find proof that everything in the world doesn’t
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Recently, I created* a cartoon after thinking about a friend's question: "Should I publish on LinkedIn or Medium?" The cartoon was meant to not only help answer his question, but also to serve up a bit of commentary over the ...
Techies vs. The Normals

Reactions to Publishing on LinkedIn vs. Medium

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Recently, I created* a cartoon after thinking about a friend’s question: “Should I publish on LinkedIn or Medium?” The cartoon was meant to not only help answer his question, but also to serve up a bit of commentary over the sad state of LinkedIn, which is flooded with both self-described and wannabe “influencers&#
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Twitter has changed stars to hearts and the internet is freaking out. Ben Carson has approved a rap song with the lyrics "Vote and support Ben Carson / for our next president he'd be awesome" for a campaign ad. Off-year ...
Freaking Out Over Hearts and Faves

This Week In Jackassery, ep. 16

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Twitter has changed stars to hearts and the internet is freaking out. Ben Carson has approved a rap song with the lyrics “Vote and support Ben Carson / for our next president he’d be awesome” for a campaign ad. Off-year election results are in. Yes, we cover all the world’s most important topics in the 16th [&hell
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From time to time, playing hockey teaches me something about life. But this isn't a post about hockey -- not really, anyway -- so if you're not interested in the sport, don't worry, you can keep reading. Anyway, I enjoy ...
He Shoots, He Scores?

Playing Defense

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From time to time, playing hockey teaches me something about life. But this isn’t a post about hockey — not really, anyway — so if you’re not interested in the sport, don’t worry, you can keep reading. Anyway, I enjoy the game, and the camaraderie with my teammates, but I’m not a good player. I have [&
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