Vox Populi

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Jose Padua: Party Invitation for the Age of Unnatural Disasters

If life were like a perfume commercial I’d be spending even more time than I already do gazing pensively into the distance the top buttons of my shirt undone my … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The dirty poet: i’m actually arguing with a robot here at work

the future i’m actually arguing with a robot here at work a mobile linen cart rolls up to me and intones approaching elevator, please stand aside i’m not moving a … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: Liberal Redneck — On Guns

. Trae says, “I sympathize with pro-gun people. Always have. But at some point ain’t enough enough?” Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Liberal Redneck — Take a Knee, Ya’ll

. Trae says, “Trump reminded his base of how much they hate the guys that play the sport they love, and re-reminded the rest of us how full a shit … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

Elizabeth Romero: Game

You be the man. I’ll be the woman. You be black. I’ll be white. You be paranoid. I’ll be ignorant.   Ready? Now we’ll fall in love. I’ll take it … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Six characteristics of stand-up comedy that define Donald Trump’s rhetorical style

Trump acts and talks like a stand-up comic, but the joke is on the American people At first listen, Donald Trump’s speaking style when he eschews the teleprompter seems chaotically … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: Clio Cresswell — Mathematics and Sex

. Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: The View from Here

It’s been a while since I’ve had occasion to see the human form, male version, naked, from behind. Luckily, this circumstance was remedied over the weekend, when I went to … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Mr Blue Footed Booby

. From the director: “This short film is an invitation to a lucid dream. Let’s take dinner together!” Written and directed by Gino Imagino Email subscribers may click on the … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 7 Comments

Video: The Addams Family dancing Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones

. For a brief moment, forget the hurricanes, the threat of nuclear war, the fires burning in LA, Montana, Washington, DC and the hearts of white supremacists. Breathe in. Breathe … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Video: Charles Bukowski’s Crappy Life

. “I’m such a spoiled old toad … I was blessed with a crappy life.” — Charles Bukowski in 1993 One afternoon, Bukowski sat down to record the audio version … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: Nazi vs. Nazi

. Small Town Tricks Neo-Nazi Marchers Into Raising Thousands Of Euros To Combat Extremism. In preparation for an upcoming neo-Nazi march in the small Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, local residents … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Alexis Rhone Fancher: Divorce Court Barbie™ (Ken™ Drives Away With All of My Things)

I was no Fairytale Bride™ but I came with a Barbie Daybed,™ A Bath Fun Playset,™ and a large, pink Desire Barbie Dildo Vibrator™ for when Ken™ forgot to come … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Liberal Redneck — Virginia is for Lovers, not Nazis

. “I’m absolutely disgusted by this weekend in Charlottesville. But I maintain….love will prevail y’all.”  Trae Crowder is an American comedian and author. Crowder grew up in rural Celina, Tennessee, near … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment