Why Martin Shkreli Is Gangster

Why Martin Shkreli Is Gangster
Martin Shkreli is the cartoonishly evil capitalist who started a business which bought licenses for drugs with expired patents, and famously raised the price of one from $13 a pill to $750 per pill, which allowed him the disposable income to do what is called #ballin’. While #ballin’ Shkreli bought an album recorded by the Wu-Tang Clan ...

Kobe Bryant’s Charade Proves He’s Overrated

Kobe Bryant's Charade Proves He's Overrated
The Kobe Bryant retirement spectacle says a lot about him as a player. He’s on one of the worst teams in the league, his contract has crippled the team, and he’s totally cool with going out and shooting an abysmal percentage while taking bad shots, even though he’s now a below average player. It’s basically what ...

Let’s Talk About Police Privilege 2

Let's Talk About Police Privilege
With all the talk about privilege these days, as well as the various cultural issues tied to policing, I find it strange I haven’t heard anything mentioned about police privilege. Police indeed possess many privileges not afforded to the average civilian. It’s nearly impossible for them to be brought to trial, and if so, convicted for any ...

The Editor Of The Huffington Post Doesn’t Read Books Written By White People

The Editor Of The Huffington Post Doesn't Read Books Written By White People
Chloe Angyal is the Senior Front Page Editor at The Huffington Post. She recently wrote a piece, conspicuously published on The Huffington Post, titled “I Decided Not To Read Books By White Authors For A Year. Conservatives Lost Their Damn Minds.” She briefly explains how whites are overrepresented in the literary world in general and in ...

Back In Alaska

I went back to Fairbanks Alaska for the weekend because my friend passed away from a brain aneurism while watching over his newborn puppies in his basement. A few friends offered to buy mileage tickets so everyone could be together. I texted a few friends when I was coming in to see if I could get a ...

Is Being Gay A Big Deal Or Not?

Is Being Gay A Big Deal Or Not?
          Pick one because it can’t be both. When the supreme court legalized gay marriage I celebrated, but it was a bit hampered. I knew the religious right egged into rabid ignorance by the Koch PACs would find some other issue to latch onto and generally rain on the parade of ...

Enjoying Some Pool Lounging Cop Killer Ambiance

Enjoying Some Pool Lounging Cop Killer Ambiance
I was at the Hilton Waikoloa’s pool in Hawaii hanging out, enjoying a fourteen dollar gas station sandwich and listening to a local musician perform covers of American pop music with a distinctive island twist, meaning tunes by Slipknot and Ariana Grande come out sounding exactly the same. Having visited Hawaii many times I’m quite sure the guy ...

Merry Christmas, Assholes. 2

It’s hard to gauge a sense of right and wrong in an increasingly partisan United States of America. Everyone seems to feel superior to some other group. It’s possible anyone who is deeply partisan is inherently wrong. Republicans are up front and slightly more bullish about their adherence to corporate welfare and class warfare. Democrats ...

Why Ronda Rousey Should Be Dead To You Too

Why Ronda Rousey Should Be Dead To You Too
Ronda Rousey has a lot of balls. It takes balls to compete in the World Judo Championships and win. It takes balls to walk into a cage and try to maim some psycho with nothing to lose who hasn’t yet coped with childhood abuse and just wants to hurt somebody to make the voices stop. ...

Clothes Don’t Make The Man, Or Woman

Clothes Don't Make The Man, Or Woman
It occurred to me recently that I rarely see transgendered women (a woman who was born a man and became a woman) wearing gender neutral clothing. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen, maybe I just don’t notice. Yet I wonder to what extent a person’s gender identity is determined by their clothing, or how clothing really matters ...