That there is good in all things

I went to the bookstore today to sell my copy of Emma Straub’s novel Modern Lovers, which is a fairly terrible example of “contemporary fiction.” (It is, however, a terrific band name. There… Continue reading

Two thoughts about art, via Werner Herzog

There is something so fundamentally anti-life about creating art. It comes from this very sad, alienated place, in part; you’re creating art because you don’t want to be alive, or if you do… Continue reading

Whether the governor of a besieged place should go out to parley (The Montaigne Project)

I put my trust easily in another man’s word. But I should do so reluctantly whenever I would give the impression of acting from despair and want of courage rather than freely and… Continue reading

A Short Post About Manchester By The Sea

I was thinking, “Hey, my life isn’t great, and nothing is really going on.” So I decided to “get away from it all” by going to a matinee! There I was, watching Manchester… Continue reading

Why The National League Should Have Designated Hitters

Haha! Didn’t think I’d make my comeback with a post about baseball, now did you? Well, to be honest, I also wrote a post on whether the electoral college should exist, but it was… Continue reading

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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