Category Culture

Individualism vs Collectivism: The “I over We” problem

On a long enough timeline, all things face the inevitable choice to either adapt or die, from single-cell organisms to complex systems. Likelihood is minimal that societies are any different.

War is Still a Racket

And the Defense Industry will win your shitty little mind over to their cause every time, because they own the psychologists, politicians and talking heads, and know they can trigger you with words and phrases like “patriotism” and “support the troops.”

Trust-Busting Web 2.0; or, Last Stop Before the Guillotines

They’ve taken and profited off your data, wrecked your privacy, flooded the Internet with disinformation. Now it’s time to take something back. Let’s talk regulation of Big Tech.

War On Christmas, 2019

A reflection of battles won. We’d say “and battles lost” but that would make us liars, and we’re exceedingly good at the War on Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Dear Santa, I have been good

Please don’t believe what those DO-NOTHING DEMOCRATS like Shifty Schiff and Naughty Nancy have to say.

My Next Evolution of Musicianship: The American Artist Beef

In which I formally enter onto the historical record the vaguest proof possible that I exist outside this text and your mom’s most cherished memories.

Facebook Awareness; or, Mark Zuckerberg is an alien in a human suit.

This is a short one this Saturday morning that just takes a quick spin ’round the track. We discuss how your data, much like your mom, has everyone else’s hand prints ALL OVER IT.

The violence inherent in the system

You will never know a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than the one you live in. You just can’t see it because the rules and the systems obscure and distort the truth. Just like they’re meant to.

A Limit to Progress; or, How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Safety

I have seen the enemy and the enemy is us. The people placing TooSafe mechanisms on playground equipment, then complaining about how kids don’t take risks anymore. Bah God! Harrumph!

Andrew WK is full of shit

Listen to his music if you must, but his recent advice column musings are the stuff that high school newspaper editors toss out for being naive.