Greg Dalgetty

Full disclosure: I’m a big Star Trek fan. Well, I should qualify that by saying I have no use for anything that came after Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Voyager and Enterprise didn’t do much for me, and don’t even get me started on the J.J. Abrams movies. But the OG Star Trek from the […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Things seemed peachy in June, when Wiggins—the most highly touted basketball prospect since LeBron James—was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. It looked like our hometown hero would be playing alongside Kyrie Irving and fellow Canadians Anthony Bennett and Tristan Thompson. What was not to love? I couldn’t wait for the season to start. […]

  Greg Dalgetty

A lot of people probably think I’m too young to be a Ramones fan. I’m 30 now, which means I was about 12 when the Ramones broke up in 1996. I discovered the Ramones around that time and fell in love with them, but I never got to see them perform. Going to concerts was […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Girls with glasses sure would be beautiful if they didn’t wear glasses, huh? That’s what the movies would have you believe, anyway. You all know what I’m talking about. It’s a classic movie trope: the bookish, plain-looking girl with glasses is picked on by everyone because she wears glasses and she’s so boring. But one […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Even though I expected it to happen, I still can’t believe it actually happened. When Kyle Lowry announced on Wednesday night that he would re-sign with the Toronto Raptors, he not only ensured that the team would get its best player back, but he helped dispel the notion that sought-after free agents won’t sign with […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Getting back together with your ex is one of the stupidest things you can do. We’ve all been there before. Possibly several times. It’s never something you’re proud of doing, but hopefully it’s something you can at least learn from. When you break up with someone, you’re on top of the world. You no longer […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Either Greivis Vasquez hadn’t talked things over with his agent, or he just hadn’t listened. Days after the Toronto Raptors’ season-ending game-seven loss to the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in early May, players sat down for their exit interviews with team management. After that, they were trotted out one by one to […]

  Greg Dalgetty

If you were anything like me in high school, you had a bit of trouble getting dates. I was scrawny. I had acne. I lacked the confident, I-don’t-give-a-damn-what-you-think-of-me attitude I have today. And I had a terrible haircut. Acne and confidence issues are normal for adolescents, but there was absolutely no excuse for that haircut. […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Remember when Super Nintendo came out? I sure do. It was an unbelievable paradigm shift in gaming. Everything that I thought was great about the original Nintendo Entertainment System seemed like complete shit by comparison. The SNES was better in every way imaginable—the graphics, the sound, the controls. The fact that I could actually save […]

  Greg Dalgetty

“Choose the form of the Destructor!” So spake Gozer the Gozerian during the climactic scene of Ghostbusters. The Ghostbusters found themselves atop Dana Barrett’s apartment building, prepared for an epic battle with supernatural forces, and poor Ray Stantz couldn’t help himself. He was only thinking of the most innocuous memory from his childhood—the Stay Puft […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Well, the Miami Heat are going back to the NBA Finals. It feels like 1998 all over again, doesn’t it? Ah, 1998. I remember it like I remember losing my virginity. But 1998 lasted a lot longer and it was far more satisfying. I turned fourteen in 1998. I was one of about five kids […]