Oliver Bateman, Splice Today

Oliver Bateman

Splice Today

Washington, PA, United States

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Past articles by Oliver:

Oliver Bateman’s 12 Rules for Life: The First Half

An antidote to merely “doing the work” in 2021. See the show or be the show. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

There’s a Name I Know

“Hey, you should listen to this cool podcast! What? You co-host it! Whoa!” || Oliver Bateman → Read More

How the Work Gets Done

Oliver Bateman, Internet famous for “doing the work,” takes you under the hood so you can understand how all that beloved work gets done. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

Reflections on Homeschooling Number Two

My father’s sui generis philosophy, explained. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

Kipping as Ethos

Cutting corners as a way of life. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

Reading, Writing, and the Work of Your Brand

Reflections on a career spent “generating content” for the marketplace of ideas. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

Reflections on Four Years of Homeschooling

Some thoughts on the four years and six grades spent at my most prestigious alma mater. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

Tommy “Tiny” Lister Played a Wrestler, For Real

Lister achieved his greatest fame on the big screen, but he had an oversized impact during professional wrestling’s most colorful and muscle-obsessed era. → Read More

The Year That Wasn’t

Memo to 2020: you were real, you were fun, but you were never real fun. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

The “Cooties Theory” of Criticism

Wait, that person you dislike now supports something you used to think was good? Guess that thing is Bad, Actually! || Oliver Bateman → Read More

The Last Gasp of Tracy Smothers’ Rebel Yell

Smothers was a major part of Southern wrestling’s last great “youth movement” before tutoring many of the biggest stars of the past 20 years. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

Meet the New Consensus Coalition That Wants to Rule Your Life

What will life be like when Trump, that bright orange “Sun King” around which all social and cultural commentary revolves, finally goes out? His legacy will be examined by historians, and for all the… → Read More

The Grifters

I’m the real deal, and I’m dealing with you in not just good faith but the best faith. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

To Fap and Fap Not

The politics of getting your rocks off in 2020. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

They Called Him Bathroom Bill

More flashbacks and heart attacks from the ever-expanding Hot Take Universe. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

“Bullet” Bob Armstrong: 1939-2020

Elegy for the Platonic Ideal of a Pro Wrestling Tough Dad → Read More

Kamala Was a Very Human Monster

Remembering Kamala, the sweetheart African terror of the squared circle → Read More

Theses on the Hot Takes

Reflections on the hottest thoughts of our troubled times. || Oliver Bateman → Read More

Howard Finkel Was the Voice of a Generation

Remembering the ring announcer who was a WWE icon and the voice of a generation → Read More

How to Write Hot Takes

A step-by-step guide to going viral by writing the hottest takes under the sun. || Oliver Bateman → Read More