Weekend Edition:12-28

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Burn the Fucking System to the Ground (“The system is not fixable because it is not broken. It is working, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to give the insiders their royal prerogatives, and to shove the regulations, the laws, and the debt up the asses of […]

Happy holidays

Yes, the title is another imagined shot in the “war on Christmas.” Regardless of creed, religion or lack thereof, here’s my annual Christmas Eve greeting from Jackson Browne’s “The Rebel Jesus“:

And once a year when Christmas comes We give to our relations And perhaps we give a little to the poor If the […]

Abstaining from best books mania

For some reason this year’s onslaught of “best of the year” lists really wore on me. As a result, I’m not going to do one of those posts for 2013. Instead, I will note that, based on books listed in both of two different compilations of this year’s book lists, it’s again clear I am […]

Weekend Edition: 12-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Orwell in America (“Edward Snowden recognized two great Orwellian truths; first that liberty depends on millions of private lives kept private. …. Second, Snowden recognized that the War on Terror is no war and the quicker we drop the impossible abstraction of it all the better.”)

Legal Puzzler of […]

Weekend Edition: 12-14

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Dystropia: The Christmas Edition! (“During a holiday that is increasingly dominated by commercial interests, the Christmas Creep highlights the panoramic greed that encapsulates us all this time of year. Even the Whos down in Whoville were noticeably happier once they got all their shit back.”)

The Last Taboo […]