The California Ballot: Five Rules That Make Voting Easier

(A polling station in the United Kingdom for the Brexit vote. These rules don’t just apply to California elections, although I’ll be using California’s 2016 ballot initiatives as examples. They matter anywhere “direct… Continue reading

You Won’t Believe How This Feral Pig That Was Drunk In Australia Died

Today is a day of mourning for me. Although it happened two years ago, it’s still true: Swino is dead. I first contacted Swino after reading that he had drunk eighteen beers and… Continue reading

Re: The Deluxe Version Of “The Ramones”

In the 1970s, rock was king. Cleverly produced, high-concept creative landmarks like Electric Ladyland, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Pet Sounds had become the recording industry standard. It seemed that everyone was… Continue reading

A Recap Of Tonight’s Presidential Debate

Hopefully, this will be the only analysis of tonight’s debate that you’ll absolutely need. Hillary prepared for the debate. She seemed delighted by the opportunity to attack Trump, and unperturbed by his lies and… Continue reading

An important PSA about your role in this democracy 

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A Hunger Strike Against Donald Trump

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be… Continue reading

20 MORE PhDs Gave Us A Dumbed-Down Summary Of Their Thesis. #3 Is Amazing.

1. Some ants that live in forest soil move their nests around a lot. This might give an advantage to fast growing soil bacteria. Wait, no, it doesn’t, but it does increase fungal… Continue reading

Why People Don’t Beat Addictions Or Keep Resolutions

A local gentleman of ours who is marvellously subject to gout would answer his doctors quite amusingly when asked to give up salted meats entirely. He would say that he liked to have… Continue reading

Five Rules For Avoiding Shitty Classical Recordings

As y’all know (yes, I’m getting “folksier”), here at The Kugelmass Episodes, we play your requests. Today’s question comes from alert reader Jenn Lindsay, whom you may remember from such posts as “On Faith,… Continue reading

“This Old, Uneducated Peasant”: Are Lower-Skilled Workers With Less Education Parasites?

While there are many illegal immigrants in our country who are good people, this doesn’t change the fact that most illegal immigrants are lower-skilled workers with less education who compete directly against vulnerable… Continue reading