Meet the Vultures: Shaun Yassin

Shaun put a lot of thought into our final question.

Hey, Shaun! How are you? What was the last thing you ate and what would you rate it out of ten?
I feel great! The last thing I ate was two ice cubes left over from a glass of 12-year-old Glenfiddich. It was glorious. 10/10

What’s your favourite video game?
Probably the Mass Effect series. I loved the original trilogy and I’m about to wrap up the new Andromeda game hopefully today. Honourable mentions to the Batman: Arkham series and the traditional-style Pokemon games, Gen I-V.

What drew you to CV?
It’s been a few years hasn’t it? Back then I was newly graduated and unemployed, writing album reviews and concert reviews for fun between job interviews. I saw CV as an opportunity to simply reach a wider audience with my writing hobby, and it ended up doing a lot more than just that. The portfolio I made here helped me land an internship with ambrosiaforheads.com, which curates everything dope in Hip-Hop culture, and I’ve gotten quite a few media passes to music festivals through CV. A lot of doors have been opened.

Where else can we find you?
I haven’t had as much time for my writing these days, but I’m still regularly doing concert reviews on SYpherSights.com. I mostly cover hip-hop shows in Toronto, Canada, and even the festivals I cover for CV are linked to through that site. I have a ton of new concert reviews lined up for this summer, and I’m looking at potentially travelling for music festivals in other cities after covering The Roots Picnic in New York last fall. I’m also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, all of them @SYpherSights.

Who would win in a fight: a kangaroo with one punching hand or a crocodile missing half of its teeth?
Well first off, I think winning is defined differently for each of them. The kangaroo wins if it can survive the fight and continue living, while the crocodile wins if it kills the kangaroo and gets to eat. I think the kangaroo would wear down the crocodile, and the croc would retreat in favour of finding and ambushing less energetic prey. Especially since it’s missing half its teeth, the croc would be more selective in the prey it chooses to attack, and would probably let the kangaroo live.

But what if there are no other options available and the crocodile needs to eat the kangaroo to live? What if they’re in an enclosed space and neither of them can retreat? In a fight to the death, I think the kangaroo will fight off the crocodile in the first few rounds, but will fail to kill it. The crocodile would eventually win.

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