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Paul Rinn

About Paul Rinn

Paul Rinn is a student at Columbia College, majoring in Fiction Writing. He lives in Chicago and hopes to one day publish a novel or collection of short stories. He enjoys the writing of Irvine Welsh, Bret Ellis, and many others.
12 Jun, 2013

Breaking Bad: Season Preview

2019-03-18T18:47:42-05:00June 12th, 2013|Tags: , |

With the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad coming up August 11th, we here at the CockleBur have been spending our days drifting through clouds of the crystal meth cooking in the basement, pondering the fate of our beloved master chefs, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. When Breaking Bad first aired back [...]

9 Nov, 2012

Early NFL Playoff Predictions

2012-11-09T22:35:28-06:00November 9th, 2012|

Yes, I know we’re only halfway through the season, but ten of the twelve playoff spots are pretty much already spoken for in each conference, leaving a bunch of sub par teams to scramble for the remaining wild cards. In the AFC; Houston, New England, Denver, Pittsburgh and Baltimore are all in line for return [...]

12 Jun, 2012

My Thoughts on the NBA Finals

2012-06-12T21:51:34-05:00June 12th, 2012|

I’m not one to toot my own horn, but if you go back and look at my predictions from when the NBA Playoffs were just starting you’ll see the only series I got wrong was the Chicago/Philadelphia match-up in the first round. And who can blame me? I’m a homer. If I [...]

1 Jan, 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo: A Paul Rinn Review

2019-03-18T18:47:49-05:00January 1st, 2012|Tags: , |

David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo stays close to the dark, brooding, wintery feel of the original (directed by Niels Arden Oplev, released in 2009), which only proves that they made this movie to please the lazy Americans that couldn’t sit through two hours of subtitles. The sub plots for each [...]

1 Nov, 2011

Update on Breaking Bad, the NFL, and some opinions of The Walking Dead.

2011-11-01T14:59:38-05:00November 1st, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

So, season four of Breaking Bad was going along great until Gus's crew got shot at and then Gus comes strolling out like he's Tony Montana or something, throwing his hands in the air like, what's up? It was so bad that they even tried to explain it by having Jesse ask, "What was up [...]

6 Oct, 2011

What’s Going On In The NFL?

2019-03-18T18:47:53-05:00October 6th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

You know that stock video clip that you always see on ESPN when someone makes a boneheaded mistake or some crazy and improbable play happens and they cut to a shot of Vince Lombardi standing on the sidelines with his hands tucked into his beige overcoat, with his trademark glasses and fedora, yelling, “What the [...]