Behind the times: Punching 2019 in the face

Now that it's all over and we're almost into the second month of 2020, let's find out once and for all: Did I succeed in punching 2019 in the face and making it my bitch? Well, let's dive into the goals I set at the beginning of that most currently previous of previous years and... Continue Reading →

Ghost Rider passes on

I always thought it was weird when people got all emotional about some celebrity's death, as if it had anything to do with anything at all. Knowing something about them doesn't mean you knew them; just move the fuck on and don't be an idiot about it. But here I am. Crying my stupid fucking... Continue Reading →

Punching 2019 in the face: Summer bleeds into fall

Last time I posted one of these was back in July. The whole summer was kind of a whirlwind. I don't remember anything about it except that everything revolved around getting my daughter set up to start college and also trying to make the most of family time somehow in a weird transitional time when... Continue Reading →

Slayer: Raining…Jazz?

Some guy rewrote Slayer's iconic Raining Blood as a jazz tune and synchronized it with a live performance...and it might be the most awesome thing I've ever seen. I've been watching and rewatching this for hours now. And also, because Slayer, here's the original live video. It's heresy, I know, but I almost... Continue Reading →

Individuality is not an “-ism”

Among some people I follow online, there's been a lot of talk recently about the harmful, hollow nature of individualism. My first instinct is to reflexively disagree, but after thinking about it, I do have to admit that they make a very good point. The individualism they decry is the direct, binary opposite of collectivism;... Continue Reading →

Dear progressive journalists: Now that you've lost your jobs on this failed "news" site, take your own might find yourself doing something useful for a change.

Individualists, unite!

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770)

Global climate change, anyone?

"The legitimacy of the ruling class - in whatever political form it may take - is based on the illusion that they can protect the people, whether from war, famine, economic hardship, or any other kind of disaster that disrupts the everyday routine of their lives and livelihood. ... By attributing the cause of these cosmically-induced events... Continue Reading →

A baptism of stains

Imagine something with me, if you will. Visualize a gigantic crowd -- a great big festival, let's say. A modern version of the World's Fairs that were held in more innocent times. A showcase of technology and cultural advancement. It's jam-packed with people of all nationalities, mixing and mingling. There's food and drink to be... Continue Reading →

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