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Death by Healthy Doses

They buried Bouldergrass today. The cause of death was listed as “media-induced health.” Bouldergrass had begun his health crusade more than a decade ago when he began reading more than the sports pages of his local newspaper, subscribed to his first magazine, and decided TV news could be informative if it didn’t mention anything about


The Personhood of a Mississippi Zygote

“O.K., class, we have a few minutes at the end of today’s lecture about how the godless Communists created evolution to try to destroy the decent loyal patriotic capitalist society of America. Any questions? Yes, Billy Bob.” “Mr. Jim Bob, I heard about this thing called a person. What is that?” “Good question. With all


Drinks Are on the House (and Senate)

A “friend” of Walter Brasch raises the question: Why not some really useful corporate subsidies? by Walter Brasch “Got any idea how to make a frozen daiquiri?” Saturday. 6 a.m. A question no one else would have asked at that hour. I knew it had to be Marshbaum, my faux-friend foil. “Too early to be


10 Most Idiotic Tweets Concerning #OccupyWallStreet : 10/12/11 edition

Hundreds of tweets per hour are hashtagged #OccupyWallStreet. Every hundredth or so contains A-1 first class poobaggery. Here are some annotated highlights: 10. “#OccupyWallStreet: So dumb most of them don’t even realize they’re socialists.” -diggrbiii Anti-occupiers: So dumb most of them don’t even realize they’re rich people’s tools… 9. “don’t forget to tweet from your

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10 Most Idiotic Tweets Concerning #OccupyWallStreet: 10/10/11 Edition

Tweets with the hashtag #OccupyWallStreet are streaming at well over 40 per minute (but, amazingly enough, it ain’t trending on Twitter…). About one tenth of one percent of the tweets are against the Occupy movement, and are remarkable in their idiocy. As a public service, politicalcontext.org presents the best such hatertweeting from the last hour or


A Punishing Educational Curriculum

“There are still a few hold-outs among colleges where students actually go to study, develop their minds, and hope to make great contributions to society. This, of course, in a declining economy, is not acceptable.” by Walter Brasch With the nation’s unemployment rate hovering about 10 percent, recent high school graduates are escaping reality by

But What About My Needs?

It’s late, really late, and as I sit alone in the flicker of my television’s blue, hazy halo, I suddenly realize that I have needs—needs that, until now, I never knew I had. I need a breezy way to steam the perfect egg and a hassle-free method for making perfect pasta every time. You might

Brasch: Look for the Union Bunny

by Walter Brasch Bullied, harassed, and lied to, District 1 of the Amalgamated Association of Easter Bunnies, AFB-CIO (American Federation of Bunnies–Cottontails International Organization) went on strike, forcing a halt to this year’s Easter egg hunts in Wisconsin. At Bunny Headquarters, Solomon P. Bunny, union executive secretary, and a militant corps of Easter bunnies were

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