Category Archives: fear for humanity

Just give it to them

  “This way, Mexico will have to pay much less money [for the wall]. And that’s good, right? Is that good?” I think Trevor’s team missed the point of Trump’s statement, which to me was just a back-handed, veiled dig … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico

If we admit them, we’ll have to admit a slave state too. It’s more complicated than it looks.

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Oh my God, look at these six people

OH MY GOD LOOK AT THESE SIX PEOPLE

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100 years ago. It is startling how much we’ve lost.

Theda Bara, Cleopatra, 1917.

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A Given

It is the Lord’s will that you not remain sober all the days of your lives. It pleases Him that you do not.

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Let’s keep one thing straight

People, the only reason we know about things is the press. People. We wouldn’t know about Russia or China or global warming or Trump or Wikileaks without the press. We wouldn’t know fuck-all. The press is *how* we’re free. People, … Continue reading

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salute to progress

We die more complicatedly and with more nuance than ever before. In comparison, the ways our fathers and mothers died were larks, pieces of cake. Smug, but as citizens of the 21st century, the best century, we’re entitled to be smug. I … Continue reading

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Moondogs

I saw them on a trip Deep South, and then again on another trip Deep South, during the last few months. They are spectacular. Clearly, they are not spectacular in the way that bombs exploding or cop cars careering through … Continue reading

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run like hell, part 3

  This pell-mell stampede toward reducing everything to a list is killing me. Are we that stupid? Are the media that cynical? Are we now god damn babies who can’t think or attend to anything unless it’s in bullet format? Hell: … Continue reading

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fear for humanity, part 120

Yes, everyone, here’s how to make eight million dollars on Kickstarter. First, take the money you would have spent to set up your Kickstarter, then put it all on black. Win. Repeat this action 18 or 19 times in a … Continue reading

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cnn’s helpful hints on Ebola identification

“Ebola’s symptoms: Five you need to know” Actual headline on cnn.com. “Martian Invasion: will the Dow be affected?” can’t be far behind. First of all, I’d walk through the newsroom and fire everyone tapping on their cellphones. You and you … Continue reading

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a thing

Here’s my standard, kneejerk response to reading the headline of most cnn.com articles: “I don’t give a shit about your goddamn xxx.” I vacillate between thinking I’ve become unbelievably cynical and thinking reportage has become unbelievably cynical. Either way, it’s … Continue reading

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“HEAR BIDEN’S LATEST GAFFE”

—Vice President Joe Biden flubs the name of Virginia’s Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine while speaking in the state. —Biden swaps ‘i’ with ‘o’ in fresh gaffe seized on by Romney camp CNN ‘reports’ Which children at CNN think that … Continue reading

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Solidarity, brothers.

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We bury your dead and their reputations. We bury you.

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The ‘royal wedding’ has its own column, like Business and the environment? IF I COULD REACH OUT AND CRUSH SKULLS

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It felt good to be alive

Of all the possible futures we could see in 1989, how did we end up in this one?  What the fuck happened? It hurts to see the exuberance expressed in this song. And we all felt it! You remember it! … Continue reading

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Monetized nature

from CNN today: There are 1.2 million camels roaming virtually unchecked through vast tracks of desert and rangeland in central Australia, and debate is growing over how to control their rising numbers. Camels are troublesome — they cause millions of … Continue reading

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Psychology: the worthless science

Older people can’t remember who they’ve told what, study suggests It’s just one useless study after another. It’s the same goddamn stuff rehashed decade after decade. To investigate the effects of aging on destination and source memory, researchers recruited 40 … Continue reading

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the Kingdom’s at it again

Lawyer: Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case What a bunch of fucking lunatics. The Kingdom is a disgrace to the 18th through 21st centuries.

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