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Okay, Now Marvel Is Making Me Laugh

Written by on 1 August 2017

The Marvel Universe has a large expanse of Dork Matter. That is, an amorphous blob of good think which is choking out a good percentage of their potential readership. Daddy Warpig lays out the controversy. Start here. We’ll wait. What started with an innocuous “girls rule” Tweet by the female writers at Marvel and ended up […]

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“House of Cards” vs Reality

Written by on 30 May 2017

Remember the hit television show The West Wing? It ran from 1999 to 2006 and was highly rated, winning three Golden Globe Awards and 26 Emmys. Even with its overt left-wing bias, Sorkin’s storylines gave us an idealized yet engaging glimpse into what life in the Executive branch could be like. But I stopped watching roughly […]

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Stephen Colbert, Special Snowflakes, and Media Panic Explained

Written by on 3 May 2017

Stephen Colbert’s disgusting, homophobic rant about President Trump; special snowflake safe spaces on college campuses; and news media pretenses about press rights being eviscerated under our new fascist regime all have the same root cause, and it’s not ideology. That progressives engage in this behavior is incidental to a deeper problem, one that we must […]

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Murder Most Melodious: My Favorite Down-Home Death Songs

Written by on 3 May 2017

Concerned citizens: “Movies and video games are so violent today.” Bluegrass musicians: “Hold my moonshine…” Political arguments come and go, but when the ideological fights du jour have faded into something new, always in season is the question, “Is there too much glorified violence in the movies and in television?” Short answer: Yes. Long answer: […]

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One Trump, Well Roasted

Written by on 2 May 2017

About a month ago I went on a Groucho Marx YouTube binge, watching the videos then moving on to the recommended links. I ended up on the Friar’s Club roasts of the early Seventies. Although I was a kid at the time, my family would hurt ourselves laughing as titans of comedy mercilessly ripped each other. […]

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Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

Written by on 2 May 2017

Please keep in mind that whenever I say “you” in this piece, I don’t mean you. I mean somebody else who isn’t you. This also goes for “we” and “our.” When I say we, I mean other people including me, but not you. Unless it’s about something good, in which case you’re included in the […]

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