Recommending: Batman: The Long Halloween

Today I'm gonna ask you to read the graphic novel Batman: The Long Halloween, but first we have to get a painful truth out of the way. I can never be Batman. Mainly because I have both my parents and never got further than a brown belt in Karate. But, there's a part of me … Continue reading Recommending: Batman: The Long Halloween

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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

Recommending: Busta Rhymes’ Verse on “Look At Me Now”

Today we're going to talk about my favorite rapper of all time, Busta Rhymes. But, before I get into it, there's a phenomenon in pop culture that I have to address.  There's a tendency, a temptation, in white people to call the achievements and work of people of color magic or reduce it to raw … Continue reading Recommending: Busta Rhymes’ Verse on “Look At Me Now”

The WWE Is a Drag: Professional Wrestling and Drag Shows

I try to base most of my professional life on Vince McMahon. The grey, over-muscled, parody of a ruthless business man that runs World Wrestling Entertainment. He's what the wrestling world calls a "heel." Everybody hates him and they love to hate him. He's loud, brash, offensive, and entertaining. He's like an only-slightly-better-looking and equally … Continue reading The WWE Is a Drag: Professional Wrestling and Drag Shows