Going Out In Style: Top 5 Ways to End the World

I went to summer camp as a kid. It was one of those Christian activity day camps that vaguely appropriates Native American culture to help young boys grow up with good values and better rock climbing skills if you're into that. During the nine-to-ten-year-old times at camp, they would read the Bible to us before … Continue reading Going Out In Style: Top 5 Ways to End the World

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Glenn Beck’s Long Journey Left: a Voyage in Ten Deleted Tweets

It looks like Glenn Beck is changing. I don't think the Fox News star known for shedding tears at the drop of an American Flag hat will ever be "woke" in the contemporary sense, but he is, it seems, at least in a state of slow waking.  In a recent New Yorker article, Glenn Beck … Continue reading Glenn Beck’s Long Journey Left: a Voyage in Ten Deleted Tweets

Recommendation: Samuel Fuller’s White Dog

This is a time in America where white people cannot in good conscience afford to be comfortable. President-elect Donald Trump makes his entire political campaign on white people's comfort. By extension, this means his campaign emboldens those who hate. Racists and bigots of all stripes lined up for his rallies and crowded the ballot boxes … Continue reading Recommendation: Samuel Fuller’s White Dog

Recommending: Fruit (And Why the Word “Exotic” Is Nonsense)

You like fruit? I do. Like...a lot. So today we're gonna talk about how much I fucking love "exotic" fruit, and why I think you should give it a shot.  But first let's unpack "exotic." I have a problem with this word because it assumes that anything not homegrown right here on good ol' US … Continue reading Recommending: Fruit (And Why the Word “Exotic” Is Nonsense)

A Few Words for the President-Elect

Recently, the New York Times compiled all of Donald Trump's insults into a two page spread in their newspaper. He insults over 282 people. (You can read all about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html?_r=0 ) Below, I've insulted Donald Trump 282 times. 1-151 "Donald Trump, you look like..." 1. Like a microwaved GI Joe. 2. Like a … Continue reading A Few Words for the President-Elect

Recommending: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

Sometimes, when I'm walking around in my neighborhood, I think about solving crimes.  There's a very specific day dream where a neighbor flags me down, presents a crime scene (a dead body, a broken potted plant, the last place they say their fat orange cat named Caruso, etc.) and I, miraculously, follow incidental details like … Continue reading Recommending: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

Recommending: Ryan North’s Machine of Death Anthology and Podcast

We talked about ghosts in our last post. Today we're gonna talk about death. But don't worry, we're also gonna talk about science fiction. Both can be found in today's recommendation: Ryan North'sshort story anthology, The Machine of Death. Science fiction is one of the things I mess around with. It's a constant battle between … Continue reading Recommending: Ryan North’s Machine of Death Anthology and Podcast