The Best and Worst of 2017

It’s a time-honored tradition: here are the best and worst things about 2017, brought to you by The Kugelmass Episodes. THE BEST OF 2017 Facebook Previously a “Worst of the Year” winner, Facebook… Continue reading

NEW New Study Shows That Dumb People Also Make Terrible Leaders

The word is out around Moscow: don’t have any more meetings with Donald Trump Jr. The Russians are citing a new study of the Texas Rangers (under George W. Bush) and bridge construction… Continue reading

Retreat: Chapter 10

Dear readers, I’m pleased to present Chapter 10 of the novel Retreat, “When They Have Feelings.” -Kugelmass Retreat – Chapters 1-4 Retreat – Chapter 5 Retreat – Chapter 6 Retreat – Chapter 7… Continue reading

The Solution: Concert Control

Like many of you, we here at The Kugelmass Episodes have been thinking about the Las Vegas Strip Shooting of 2017, a horrific tragedy that must never happen again. But how can we… Continue reading

The Nostalgia Shows We’d Like To See

  So…a lot of performers are going around playing concerts where they re-create, in its entirety, whatever album made them the most famous. Thus you have Carole King playing all of Tapestry for… Continue reading

Max Weber and Political Ethics

Source: Max Weber and Political Ethics

The news…via Twitter

  My responses to a Twitter Insider survey about the news. I would like to apologize, in advance, for the way Twitter capitalizes “Tweet.” How, if at all, has Twitter changed the way… Continue reading

A Difficult Conversation Gets Back On Track, Even At Harvard, Of All Places

  Dear readers, I am filled with a sense of purpose. What follows is my re-written version of this Harvard Business Review article, which Google couldn’t help linking, much like relatives at Thanksgiving… Continue reading

The Ten Rules For Writing Better Facebook Posts

  Dear readers, I’m inspired by this YouTube video, which Google posted to its new “hey, waste your time on this” BoingBoing imitation, currently featured at the bottom of (Actual quote from… Continue reading

Pyrrhic Victories: An Essay On Polite Differences

Pyrrhus, sir? Pyrrhus, a pier. All laughed. Mirthless high malicious laughter. Armstrong looked round at his classmates, silly glee in profile. In a moment they will laugh more loudly, aware of my lack… Continue reading