Armagideon Time

Posts tagged ‘there is more to freedom than being a selfish prick’

Bear those ills we have

January 16th, 2020

When I launched the Nobody’s Favorites feature (over ten years ago, apparently) I made a public point of striving for more than just a “Mort of the Month” angle where I’d find lazy ways to snark on soft targets. Instead of a litany of smug cheap shots, I forced myself to find some angle — […]

Year (Less Than) Zero

January 24th, 2017

The old cliche is true. Waiting is the hardest part. No matter how bad we told ourselves it was going to be, watching it unfold makes it feel even worse — that feeling of powerlessness, flinching as each fresh blow lands even as you realize the brunt of it is landing more ferociously on someone […]

Wash and go

April 30th, 2015

LIFE was the most popular magazine in the country during its original 1936-72 run, pharmacy and its attempts to reflect and shape the nation’s attitudes provide an invaluable historic survey of post-WW2 “mainstream America, for sale ” both aspirational and actual. The slant was both fiscally conservative and socially liberal in keeping with the old […]

It’s really not alright

November 25th, 2014

The worst things in life

September 19th, 2014

On the eve of the Scottish independence vote, medical NBC’s twitter account posted a link to an article titled “Why a Yes vote in Thursday’s Scottish #indyref could spell trouble for Scotch Whisky.” It was typical a example of the “news you can use” school, viagra dosage in which wider events are rendered — no […]

The 2014 “NuDC” update has Superman arriving just as the officer riddles the three kids with a Pentagon-supplied assault rifle. “Officer, this site don’t you think your response was a little excessive?” “You snapped a guy’s neck in a big budget blockbuster.” “Fair enough! I guess there’s nothing we can do….but catch Batman v Superman: […]

Who’s kidding who?

November 14th, 2013

Cui boner

September 20th, 2013

We’re going to kick off our return to regular updates with a vile character who cast a long, information pills slimy shadow over the 1980s and beyond… …Margaret Thatcher, check a.k.a. The Iron Lady. “But Andrew,” I hear you saying, “Thatcher was a real person, not a funnybook character!” Regrettably, but Maggie has also made […]

Yes, you did

November 7th, 2012

Warren, price Baldwin, price Duckworth, and McCaskill triumphant. Maryland, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota doing the right thing. Akin and Mourdock rightfully flushed down the hopper of history. The glorious sight of delusional reactionaries getting dope-slapped by the reality they’d vociferously (and expensively) denied. A plutocratic cipher taken down by an incumbent president saddled with problematic […]

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