Cosmopolitics is an old, barely-used term that has something to do with separating politics from culture in such a way that irrational and unrealistic ideas can be discussed outside the realm of reality. Essentially, a way for the apolitical “Cosmopolitan” or “Globalist” with no desire to inform themselves in the age of information to talk… Continue reading The New Cosmopolitics: Will America Ever Come Back From This?
The Deceptive Dystopia of the Wuhan CoronaVirus
The absurdist and hyperbolic response to the Wuhan Kung Flu CoronaVirus is a flamboyant display of post apocalyptic Communist cosplay at best, and a dangerous sociopolitical totalitarian exercise at worst.
A Scintillating Scenario at CPAC 2020
In the midst of the sociopolitical and medical scare of the Chinese Coronavirus, thousands of Conservatives of various age groups convened for the annual CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) in DC. It was a fun and, at times, chaotic event, but also happened to be my first time attending, so I thought I’d share the… Continue reading A Scintillating Scenario at CPAC 2020
The Sordid State of Safe Injection Sites
This week, a Federal Judge in Philadelphia approved the city's (and the nation's) first "safe" heroin injection site for operation. The nonprofit organization, Safehouse, whose goal it is to establish legal opium dens all across the city, put up a long battle against various communities and attorneys over this proposal. However, one can't help but… Continue reading The Sordid State of Safe Injection Sites
Big ideas and bad actors: The death of modernity
It is a dark time. The few remaining American people of kind heart and mind on the political left have lost nearly all common sense and credibility (if they had any to begin with) and we are unable to come together for similar values and goals. How did we get here? Cognitive dissonance within certain… Continue reading Big ideas and bad actors: The death of modernity
The Deleterious Dilemma of Shane Gillis
On September 12, 2019 it was announced that Pennsylvania native Shane Gillis would be joining the 45th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The long-running sketch comedy series has seen far better days and is teetering around an all-time-low in ratings and popularity. All the while, Shane Gillis--a writer, comedian and actor in his early… Continue reading The Deleterious Dilemma of Shane Gillis
The Historic Collapse of the Wissahickon
The strange death of the Wissahickon Valley has seemingly come out of nowhere. But with denial, hang-wringing, and a refusal to accept any accountability for their own domestic and social policies, the people of Philadelphia are ensuring it will only get worse.
Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple
Every time a seemingly random act of violence occurs, our brains rely on social and cultural clues to bring some sense of reason to what is potentially unreasonable. Our brains, however, have another natural response to contradicting stimuli or irrational behavior; and that's called "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when one is aware that something… Continue reading Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple
The Wizarding World of Wizard World Philadelphia
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByvNkpyj9oO/ Perhaps it's because I'm getting older and more prone to daydream about being a father, or maybe my perception of the comic con crowd is actually legitimate, but it seems to me that the annual Wizard World Comic Con event in Philadelphia is becoming increasingly targeted toward children. As it should be. The weekend-long… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Wizard World Philadelphia
“Dangerous weeds” overtake Cook Wissahickon School
PHILADELPHIA--Public elementary school in the Wissahickon section of Philadelphia brands their weed-infested lot as a "meadow," Neighbors claim. While the excuse given seems to be that the overgrown and underserved corner lot, slowly overtaking the school's sign, is a beautiful garden and haven for local wildlife, the reality of the situation is that the weeds… Continue reading “Dangerous weeds” overtake Cook Wissahickon School
The ‘Nanette’ Delusion
(The following editorial is a matter of opinion. The author has no inside knowledge of the subject and all thoughts herein are purely speculative in nature.) Hannah Gadsby, the Australian performance artist masquerading as a comedienne, rose to international prominence through her interminably turgid Netflix special, "Nanette." The hubris gained from being suddenly world-famous has turned Gadsby… Continue reading The ‘Nanette’ Delusion
The Media is still defending AOC’s ’12 Years’ Blunder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_ovC0N3qfE Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the world is going to end in 12 years; or, at very least, we will be unable to combat the effects of "man-made" climate change in 12 years and our civilization will be doomed... The media continues to defend her on this, but it's not quite pseudo-science...it's just another… Continue reading The Media is still defending AOC’s ’12 Years’ Blunder
The Curious Case of Taylor Alison Swift
I've been a fan of Taylor Swift's since September 13th, 2009. Most people would lie to you and say "I've been a fan since the very beginning," but not me. This was a very specific date when something very significant happened. Less than a year after America had elected its first black President and Taylor… Continue reading The Curious Case of Taylor Alison Swift
In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)
Whether you're too young to remember, or the hyper-speed news cycle has rendered your long-term memory functionally obsolete, you may find it difficult to recall the tumultuous 1990s discussions about broad multimedia censorship. There have been violent video games since the 1970s, but the 90s really drove home the visceral content both figuratively and literally.… Continue reading In a Dark Dark Web (and other stories)
Tha Foolsbumps Issue #MarchIssue
#Foolsbumps: the all new book series calling out the fools, goofs & goobers of the day!
#FEB2019 Tha Smirk Season Issue
https://youtu.be/lSkpPaiUF8s there's a storm coming. keep your head above the water. https://youtu.be/uevYxaID9sM
Sailor Twift Magazine #December2018
We Have the TAPES! Review Brah has a Whopper... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03pXYDd4FQw Barron is growing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkYeleh0XC0 Pete Davidson on Suicide Watch... https://youtu.be/GKaakjMVtyE Running Immigrant Memes... Cardi B's relationship was always a sham... https://youtu.be/t1-wKELbW4E Sarah Hyland is losing her mind... https://youtu.be/EiR6DPzRufs Jake Paul is on someone else's Suicide Watch... https://youtu.be/I__NPlB1iVU?t=634 TOMMYNC2010 reconnects… Continue reading Sailor Twift Magazine #December2018
#NPC NEWS – Volume 1
Sailor Twift InstaZine: Tha Spooktacular Issue (Oct. 2018)
As we get closer and closer to the fictional narrative of The Purge, people are angry, violence manifests out of anger and politicians stoke the flames of chaos by encouraging the political Left to engage in acts of physical and mental aggression on their opponents. Halloween is once again upon us; one of the key holidays… Continue reading Sailor Twift InstaZine: Tha Spooktacular Issue (Oct. 2018)
August 2018 Issue #SailorTwift
July 2018 Issue #SAILORTWIFT
JUNE 2018 ISSUE #SAILORTWIFT
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Going Solo: A Wizard World Story
Every year there is a palpable anticipation for our local Philadelphia version of Wizard World Comic Con, and 2018 was no exception. Generally, the first step in building the excitement is what film, tv, media and pop culture projects are in the works; or what is set to be released around the time of the event.… Continue reading Going Solo: A Wizard World Story
David Hogg’s New Jobs
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 208
It's #MemoDay! The FISA Memo has been released and panic ensues / President The Donald gives his first State of the Union address the the Left is in crisis mode / Throwin' shoes in San Diego / Rose McGowan lets loose on a Transgender fella / Philly City Council create a rap video / Cuck… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 208
February 2018 Issue #SailorTwift
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 207
Philly problems with theft and targeting white guys in hoodies / The Dave problem / Helen Gym isn't as cool as she thinks / Curtis Jones is an illiterate moron / The Women's March in Philly is off to a rocky start / Philadelphia Burlesque Dancers are super cringe / Celebrities and politics hit a… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 207
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 206
A year end wrap-up with some of our favorite Philadelphia characters and how they've doomed us for 2018.
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 205
We kick this episode off with Net Neutrality and why everything you heard is wrong / My 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' thoughts and review with spoilers / Turning to local politics with the rise of the Asians / Helen Gym embarrasses herself and wheels out a bewildered black woman on DemocracyNow / The 'Different… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 205
The Last Jedi: Most Divisive ‘Star Wars’ Ever?
As an unapologetic Star Wars apologist, I feel that we need to get several things straight right away regarding a personal and a public response to this latest trilogy installment, The Last Jedi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j78oe2QB7X4 Let's start with the personal. With the unquestionable exception of the Wookiee-related sections of the Star Wars Holiday Special, I can watch anything in… Continue reading The Last Jedi: Most Divisive ‘Star Wars’ Ever?
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 204
We start off this week with a little bullying of Keaton Jones / Moving into a look at Monday's failed terrorist attack in New York City / Trump's weakest accusers come to the forefront / Bracing for a rough election in Alabama / Star Wars week and the new Resistance / Philly's attack on the… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 204
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 203
DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes Raves Facebook Group for the inside scoop! #RTR
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 201
https://youtu.be/m15_pzUuTsA Welcome back to Rox Trash Radio / Independent Philly's mischief lands me in Facebook Jail / The people in your neighborhood / Learning together / A look back on the goings-on since election day 2016 / Screaming at the sky in Philly / Octavius Catto and the myth of the switch / Let's play… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 201
The Harry Potter Festival just got more cringe
Last weekend, thousands of Harry Potter fans descended on Chestnut Hill, PA for the 7th annual Harry Potter Festival on Germantown Avenue. For seven years, this flamboyantly jejune exhibition has granted both disappointed children and brazen developmentally halted adults the ability to frolic in unfettered glee in what would otherwise be an unmitigated playground of derision, a… Continue reading The Harry Potter Festival just got more cringe
Is Harvey Weinstein the Iceberg…or Just the Tip?
In the past week, we've seen a very carefully orchestrated and targeted media campaign to officially sink the often-accused and decades-long-known serial Hollywood Creep, Harvey Weinstein. There isn't much to explain that articles from The New Yorker, New York Times, etc haven't already covered; but these allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior (to say the least) have been… Continue reading Is Harvey Weinstein the Iceberg…or Just the Tip?
Prophets of Rage is a Cringe Masterpiece
You may have already forgotten (good for you) that the "rap rock supergroup" Prophets of Rage formed last year featuring most of Rage Against the Machine/AudioSlave, two members of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. The amalgamation of middle-aged artists who have never written a good song in their 30+ years in the industry (with the possible exception of… Continue reading Prophets of Rage is a Cringe Masterpiece
Philly Combats History with SJW Propaganda
Yesterday, a publicly funded organization called Monument Lab unveiled its latest Fall installment at Dilworth Park in Center City Philadelphia. The "monument" is an 800 lb. statue of an afro pick topped with a "Black Power" fist...because a slogan and symbol associated with African American terrorist groups like The Black Panthers is seen by the social… Continue reading Philly Combats History with SJW Propaganda
Your Hot Take on Statues is Garbage
Ask yourself a question. What moral authority do you have over your neighbor? If your answer is anything other than "None, whatsoever," we have a serious problem on our hands. We live in an environment right now where large sections of our populous and governing bodies, regardless of intention, are both shameless and authoritarian. Shameless, through… Continue reading Your Hot Take on Statues is Garbage
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 42: Chasing Enid
The chronicles of our trip to Enid, OK / Fly Film Festival, Auto Shop and lap Alfredo / A Song of Fire and Fire with Game of Thrones / American Airlines finally gets us home / Roxborough Night Market / A Festival of Alt-Lights / We are men, not Nazis / Tragedy in Charlottesville /… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 42: Chasing Enid
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 41: Wedding Hangover
Returning from a wedding in Malvern / Game of Thrones delivers the goods / Erasing men from history / Transgenders in the military / Going deep into the latest trailers / TommyNC2010 has an encounter with a homeless man / Live on FB Live! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 41: Wedding Hangover
White people don’t get to have a history
https://www.facebook.com/VICE/videos/836106116549340/?hc_ref=ARTlbGWQV2vo2heUj6ZpUS25PnWcO_-XlqzUI6EOXcdbvDhxHfew1IjHQ1FzzAUwVCE In the latest "revisionist history" news, Vice has interviewed a couple of art historians about the possibility of ancient Roman statues having been painted back in the day. A study which, on its own, would be at least vaguely interesting, turned into a new accusation of "whitewashing" history through nothing other than...white stone. Yes, that's… Continue reading White people don’t get to have a history
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 40: Let Them Eat Tastykake
What's in Mountain Dew? / The soda commercials you don't remember / Bastille Day 2017 in Philly / Finally, an analysis of Spider-Man: Homecoming / Internet Historian takes on the Furry Convention / The Suit Saga in the TommyVerse / Review Brah Flame War DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 40: Let Them Eat Tastykake
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 39: Creepin’ on Teenz
Internet safety / That's Bris Baby! / The rise and fall of Xander Berkeley / #DatBodaciousness / The Walking Dead stan community opens up / The boys go on a golf outing / We are all Alex Jones / Roxborough is on fire / Daddy's Roommate and other gay shit / Spider-Man Homecoming diversity /… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 39: Creepin’ on Teenz
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 38: The Best Cheese Steak in Roxborough is…
The miracle of BonChon chicken / The best Cheese Steak in Roxborough & Manayunk / Is #Supernatural coming to an end? / Game of Thrones is coming back / Inhumans trailer / What's good on TV anymore? / Dipping into the TommyNC2010 universe / The Report of the Week has a deep dark secret... DOWNLOAD… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 38: The Best Cheese Steak in Roxborough is…
LGBT Pride Gets Babadooked
I've always been against "pride." No singular pride in particular; but unearned pride should have no place in our country. The circumstances of your birth should never be a source of pride. Once you've let your identity politics take the place of actual meaningful accomplishment, all that's left is racial, gender or ethnic hubris that… Continue reading LGBT Pride Gets Babadooked
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 36: Baby Grape Ape
A newborn baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo / Cheesesteak Madness Semi-Finals / Wahlburgers is now the best burger in Northern Liberties / Roxborough plant thieves / Regular Roxborough thieves / Wonder Woman Colleen Campbell runs afoul of the Helium Comedy Club / Tommy eulogizes Adam West / JXC Studios and the vault / Alex… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 36: Baby Grape Ape
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 31
Local food and flair with the results of CheeseSteak Madness Round 4 / Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / Tommy Talks, Talking with Tommy / Diving into a new goober: Flicks and Movies! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes Raves Facebook… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 31
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 30
Cheesesteak Madness Round Three / The great T&F Debacle / The Fyre Festival disaster / JXC Studios releases a long-awaited gem / NFL Draft in Philly / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / The faux-Yale hunger strike! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes Raves Facebook Group for… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 30
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 29
Rainy days at Art is Life / A weekend of adventures, speak easies, and free drinks / Jose Canseco News / The abuse of DaddyOFive / Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer drops / Christine Weston Chandler's mom tries to sell his/her stamps / Tommyhawk Lake Trip / Cheesesteak Madness Round 2! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 29
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 28
Getting right in gear with the follow up to our Wrestlemania adventure / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / The Manayunk StrEATs Festival / Crepe Culture / Round One of Cheesesteak Madness! / The Report of the Week investigates Taco Bell Burritos / Tommy cuts a promo / Christine Weston Chandler tries to sell junk… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 28
When the Frog Went to War
Last night, Americans were unnerved by the breaking news that Trump had ordered an artillery strike on the Syrian Air Force base from which planes carrying "Chemical Weapons" had supposedly launched an attack on the rebel-controlled town of Khan Sheikhoun. As I argued in a previous article, this "Chemical Attack" likely never occurred at all. But,… Continue reading When the Frog Went to War
I’d Like to Buy the World a Pepsi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA5Yq1DLSmQ In the latest example of "dipshit social justice grandstanding" the bewildered and misguided Left have managed to get Pepsi (the sugar-water you get when the restaurant doesn't have Coke-brand sugar-water) to pull their latest long-form advertisement from the Interwebz. The ad, to anyone with a fucking brain in their skull, mimics the sentiment of the classic-but-cringe 1971 Coca… Continue reading I’d Like to Buy the World a Pepsi
Syria: The Tale That Wags the War Dogs
As the world gains more insight into the avalanche of reporting about alleged Syrian Chemical Attacks, we begin to see that things might not be all that they seem in the Islamist Petri Dish of the Middle East. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lf1kpBgRk Over the years, much of the Western World has been keeping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a… Continue reading Syria: The Tale That Wags the War Dogs
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 26
Mr. McNaughty is in the building / A buffet of tiny foods / MAGA March in Philly / Cheese Steak Madness Updates / What the deal with Brad's Wife? / Jose Can-Say-So financial situación / The new Sesame Street Autistic Muppet, Julia / The Report of the Week discovers something the CIA doesn't want you to know! DOWNLOAD… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 26
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 25
Is Uber over? / The Spicy Belly Caribbean and Korean Fusion / Cheesesteak Madness Brackets / Is you NCAA Bracket done? / Marvel's Iron Fist / Disney's Beauty and the Beast / Pennsylvania MAGA March / TommyNC2010 Remix / The continuing sagas of Chris Chan: The Liquid Chris Saga! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 25
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 24
Shamrock Local and St. Paddy's Day fun / Inside Target Express / Roxborough Billoon / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / Trailers for Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, and Rough Night / The Sandlot trilogy / The continuing adventures of Christian Weston Chandler / Tommy has router problems. DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 24
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 23
Psychic fraud alert / Where is Manayunk? / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / WWE Fastlane and beyond / The Walking Dead is out of control / Deadpool 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 / Jose Can Say So: Robots and Bigfeet / The continuing sagas of Christian Weston Chandler /… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 23
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 22: Tiddie Twisters
The great February snow storm of 2017 is upon us. We've got a special message from the Garbage Police and a man-on-the-street segment with Tony Blizzards. After figuring out Winter season neighborhood parking, we open up about our plans for a brand new family-friendly pretzel and strip club. DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 22: Tiddie Twisters
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 230: Elephant Seals Against Fascism
Superbowl LI and the speculation over Lady Gaga's inevitable Half Time Show disaster / Shamir is back! / Turbo Tax's disturbing Humpty Dumpty commercial / Checking in to He Will Not Divide Us / Frantic NYU Professor goes full-blown-insane / Pocahontas loses a whole crowd in an airport / SNL lampoons Sean Spicer with a mannish Melissa McCarthy / Verne Troyer does an unboxing / Review Brah… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 230: Elephant Seals Against Fascism
How far will Lady Gaga go on Superbowl Sunday?
After all of the hope and praying for an objectively superior Superbowl LI performance by Adele (or Taylor Swift, or whoever), it was announced back in September 2016 that Lady Gaga would be taking the field for the Halftime Show; or, more accurately, the taking the fucking roof. Despite the totally legitimate fears from her staff, Gaga remains confident that… Continue reading How far will Lady Gaga go on Superbowl Sunday?
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 229: Does That John Hurt?
The WWE Royal Rumble kicks off during the show / Joe has a Neighborhood Fight Night / We play Does That John Hurt? / Trump makes an executive order blocking travel from 7 Muslim Countries / He Will Not Divide Us turns terrifying / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / Star Wars: The Last Jedi / Guessing what… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 229: Does That John Hurt?
5 Yuge Things About Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
So, I know I'm a bit late to the game on this one. But I couldn't resist writing about it, since we all know Star Wars is bae, and dope as fuck. The next installment in the new trilogy will be released in December 2017, and the official title has been announced as Star Wars Episode VIII: The… Continue reading 5 Yuge Things About Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
White Men Can’t Jump…Again?
The creator of ABC’s sitcom Black-ish, Kenya Barris, has a new project in the works. Barris, is currently in development to remake the 1992 sports-comedy White Men Can’t Jump, which was written and directed by sports-comedy master mind, Ron Shelton. I have no doubt that Kenya Barris could make an enjoyable movie, however, he has… Continue reading White Men Can’t Jump…Again?
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 228: Deploraball So Hard
Joe and Dan discuss what they remember from a long night of partying / Alex discusses his trip to Washington DC for Deploraball, the Inauguration, the Inaugural Parade, the #WomensMarch, Comet Ping Pong, and more! / Review Brah laments his existence and reviews Burger King again / Madonna and Alicia Keys embarrass themselves at the Women's March.… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 228: Deploraball So Hard
You’re Fired: Damage Control over #GoldenShowerGate
BuzzFeed News should be an oxymoron to anyone competent enough to know what an "oxymoron" is; but it seems that many individuals have a problem differentiating the bizarre and tainted from the verifiable information in the media. An anonymous 4Chan /pol user (which is admittedly redundant) has taken responsibility for fabricating a series of accusations… Continue reading You’re Fired: Damage Control over #GoldenShowerGate
Streep, Gosling and Sessions: 2017 is Up and Running
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v0bUBwJfvg There is nothing better than protesters dressed like Klansmen being dragged out of a government building by a black police officer. Soak it in. 2017 is off to a fantastic start. The protest occurred at the Senate Judiciary Hearing on the appointment of Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions; no doubt a politically polarizing figure for many… Continue reading Streep, Gosling and Sessions: 2017 is Up and Running
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 226: All These Noodles
The Happiest of New Years! / Dan runs afoul of a bar full of women / Non-stop drinking / Black Lives Matter kidnapping / #N*ggerNavy / Joe's Winter Grad Party / The celebrities are at it again with the bossing us around / Mobile Strike fatties / The return of Goob News! New Goober alerts… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 226: All These Noodles
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 21: Refugees of the Soda Wars
It's a brand new year of Rox Trash Radio! The Soda Tax is in full swing and the residents of this fair city are officially shook. Time for a Lemonade Party! Will Millennials be the first generation in history to be poorer, unhealthier, and die earlier than their parents? We re-write history through movies; and crack… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 21: Refugees of the Soda Wars
New Year, New You: Don’t Do It
Well let us begin with a friendly HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that we’ve got that out of the way we can discuss what our resolutions are, or, what we’re going to better this year. Think about yours, close your eyes, count to five, and allow me to inform you that it is complete bullshit. Self-improvement… Continue reading New Year, New You: Don’t Do It
The Red Herring and the Rise of Hate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml0WvjU05nI We've all heard about the massive outbreak of hate crimes after, and surrounding, the election of Donald Trump. We've heard about them...but have we seen them? Supposedly these white anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-black homophobic, Islamophobic, racist bigots are floating to the surface. But where are they? Have we seen examples flooding the mainstream media...the social media?… Continue reading The Red Herring and the Rise of Hate
Celebrities Don’t Get Sick of Losing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6mfjJIxgSM We all love when celebrities get involved in political issues. Leonardo DiCaprio likes to step-up for the environment. Mark Ruffalo generates fake footage of tap water being set on fire to increase his points about the dangers of fracking. Emma Watson stands up for women by spreading lies about wage gaps and rapping with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Shailene Woodley tells… Continue reading Celebrities Don’t Get Sick of Losing
Phuck the Philly Soda Tax
On January 1st, Philadelphia became the first major city (the other being Berkeley) to enact a Soda Tax, a citywide tax increase on drinks with added sugar at a rate of 1.5 cents per ounce. For example, a gallon of sweetened tea that used to cost $1.77 now fucks your shit up for $3.69 because of an… Continue reading Phuck the Philly Soda Tax
Grace, Chewbacca & The Deplorables: 2016 Year in Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIViy7L_lo8 At the end of each year, it's customary to reflect backward instead of looking forward. Pretty much the only forward-thinking we ever do is related to some doomed-to-fail resolution that we wind up breaking within the first month of the new year when the first celebrity we kind of liked dies. Pass the cigarettes,… Continue reading Grace, Chewbacca & The Deplorables: 2016 Year in Review
Could it be? A Hamilton Inauguration?
[via Blind Gossip] While the media rushes to suggest that no self-respecting performer, marching band, or choir would dare throw their hat in the ring to light up the stage or parade at the Inauguration of Donald Trump, we're slowly learning that this is not true. It has been discovered that the producer of a popular theatrical… Continue reading Could it be? A Hamilton Inauguration?
The Centipede’s Dilemma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKH6PAoUuD0 There's something happening; and it goes far beyond a year-long meme war (never forget). A new language has been created, new heroes have emerged, a complete mainstream media world-view has been uncovered and challenged at every turn, and the infighting among new cliques like the Alt-Right and Proud Boys has already begun. Thus begins the "Centipede's… Continue reading The Centipede’s Dilemma
Your Russian Hacker Theory Sucks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sbT3_9dJY4 While it's ultimately refreshing to have individuals who have a seemingly limitless history of being categorically wrong about every major issue involving race, gender, sociology, and economics suddenly get super-into international politics instead, one does not simply become magically red-pilled when one's political nemesis becomes God Emperor. In this latest and transparently bogus attempt to (at… Continue reading Your Russian Hacker Theory Sucks
How to Fight for Animal Rights & Not Get Laid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH0Rj2xcqQs For reasons that shouldn't be a total mystery, activism is sexy. Whether you're a left wing radical building a pipe bomb to protest war; or an Islamist radical building a bomb out of a pressure cooker to protest a marathon, you'll likely find some naive young dropout or human sexuality major to press your… Continue reading How to Fight for Animal Rights & Not Get Laid
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 19: Christmas in Junkietown
Junkies, drugs and hobo shanties, oh my! A woman cries at quizzo, and pantsless drug addicts are stumbling in the street. Smells like Christmastime in Roxborough! Dunkin Donuts is in trouble, but the Ridge is booming; except, of course, for the Big Mexican Sandwich. Pistachio Girl gets fired from Citizens Bank Park, and the Gaybourhood… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 19: Christmas in Junkietown
Yuri Bezmenov and the Forgotten 1984
It was in February of 1970, a presumably cold and grey day in the former Soviet Union, that Yuri disguised himself as a cartoon hippie, complete with fake beard and shaggy hair, and joined a pro-commie tour group that allowed him to flee his homeland to Athens, Greece. After lengthy security checks by United States… Continue reading Yuri Bezmenov and the Forgotten 1984
It’s the Most Problematic Song of the Year!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-4aOi3AzQ Every Christmas season we hear the same old classic tunes flowing through the speakers in our retail stores and Christ-forbid: car radios. Seriously, anyone who complains about what's "on the radio" needs to usher themselves into the 21st Century. We get the occasional new novelty songs, a cappella groups desperately trying to make Christmas… Continue reading It’s the Most Problematic Song of the Year!
Yes, Hamilton. There IS an Electoral College
Recently, a new organization has cropped up all over the media landscape and they're getting quite a bit of attention. The group is called Hamilton Electors and they are made up (as far as I can tell) of a tiny handful of members of the Electoral College who are both born without genitalia and devoted to… Continue reading Yes, Hamilton. There IS an Electoral College
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 223: United Federation of Malls
Another edition of Joe's famous drunk surveys / The King of Prussia Mall is an absolute dystopian nightmare / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: Man of the House / Shailene Woodley debunks her own Thanksgiving story / Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 / A month in review with Billoon45 / TommyNC2010 gives us… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 223: United Federation of Malls
We Need to Talk About Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show
For those of you who don't know who Tomi Lahren is, she is a young conservative pundit with her own show, Tomi, on TheBlaze. TheBlaze is a multimedia network owned by universally recognized crazy person, Glenn Beck; but don't let that distract you from Tomi. While it's true that networks tend to drift towards a political spectrum (in… Continue reading We Need to Talk About Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show
Flag Burning: Your Right, Your Loss
This morning, Donald Trump, as he is apt to do, Tweeted out a little bit of inner monologue that has succeeded in rubbing people the wrong way; as he is also apt to do. It should be no surprise to anyone at this point that Trump is an atypical President-Elect. His Twitter is, and will remain for the… Continue reading Flag Burning: Your Right, Your Loss
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 222: Stranger Things & Where to Find Them
Dan lets the WWE Championship Belt go to his head / Jill Stein makes the transition to harmless crazy person into desperate thief / Donald Trump is punk rock / Joe begins his long trek into the world of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them / Playing GTAV with Tommy / Diving into what we now know for sure about Star… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 222: Stranger Things & Where to Find Them
I Did Nazi That One Coming!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o6-bi3jlxk We are in full meltdown mode, ladies and gentlemen. It's as if you're all going through the five stages of grief in a manic and unprecedented dynamic. Aside from the occasional anxiety attack, I've been having the time of my life watching all of this unfold. And I have some big-boy rational explanations for… Continue reading I Did Nazi That One Coming!
Twitter Censorship and the World of Tomorrow
Twitter was created a decade ago, but didn't truly see the height of its rampant popularity until 2012. I know--not too long ago at all. It played a huge impact in Middle Eastern revolutions, and David Cameron threatened to ban it during the London Riots of 2011. So...understandably, there are a lot of little, let's… Continue reading Twitter Censorship and the World of Tomorrow
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 220: Making New Haven Great Again
We're back, ladies and gentlemen, and badder than ever! Full coverage of the election aftermath / Dan finally gets his rewards from the WWE and mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from girls on Twitter / Joe plays a game of Shotgun / Alex takes a trip to New Haven, Connecticut and triggers some snowflakes at Yale University… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 220: Making New Haven Great Again
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 18: Maximum Pounds
The big ol' election episode of #RTR, featuring the only candidate running for PA State Rep whose name sounds like British Currency, Mr. Bill Pounds! We cover his plans for the district as well as the SEPTA strike, local attitudes, school district problems, and, perhaps most importantly, favorite sandwich shops! We've got a special message from the… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 18: Maximum Pounds
What Does Watching ‘Black Mirror’ Say About You?
Black Mirror was a show I started watching at the behest of a lady whose opinion I can't help but trust. I'd never really heard anything about the show other than that it was "like The Twilight Zone for a new generation"...which, as a massive fan of The Twilight Zone, I have to tell you it's not. It's… Continue reading What Does Watching ‘Black Mirror’ Say About You?
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 17: Just Say Yo!
The neighborhood is hooked on the drugs! Packages are going missing, jabrones are falling asleep on the streets and in the Dunkin Donuts, and no one knows how to stop it...or do they? SEPTA is going on strike yet again! How will it effect your commute, and how much will be enough for those Union… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 17: Just Say Yo!
If Trump Destroys Your Sex Life, It’s Your Problem
Recently, a writer for Cosmopolitan.com decided to share the sordid details of the rapid decline of her mental health and sex life with her husband, a man, all due to anxiety over the 2016 election; more specifically, Donald Judas Trump. Laura Hooper Beck could be mentally unstable, bordering on dangerous. Who knows for sure? Only the… Continue reading If Trump Destroys Your Sex Life, It’s Your Problem
WikiLeaks and the Unsinkable Hillary Clinton
It's happening. We're exactly three weeks out from what all your friends on Facebook are saying is the most important election we've ever had in the history of having elections! It's not the time to vote your conscience anymore! That was the rhetoric of 2 weeks ago! It's today now! Now you have to vote for Hillary… Continue reading WikiLeaks and the Unsinkable Hillary Clinton
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 216: Grab Em By the Front Butt
Son of Zorn misses the mark / Disney's First Kid and the discovery of the Great Ape conspiracy / Justice for Harambe and Clinton Attacks /When and where to buy your steel buildings / Trump and Billy Bush, the Access Hollywood Tape / Joe is always stuck at the front of the haunted house group / Power Rangers is… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 216: Grab Em By the Front Butt
Friday Goob News! 10/7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-SI-j-DyEw Review Brah is at it again, and when he's not reporting on Papa John's Personal Pan Pizza (which now I have to try), he's visiting the largest McDonald's on Earth...in Florida, of course. I'm hoping he was able to survive Hurricane Matthew, if he's still down there. I would hate to lose such a valuable YouTuber. And speaking… Continue reading Friday Goob News! 10/7
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 16: Send in the Clowns
Roxtoberfest went off without a hitch, but the Roxborough Rants & Raves page is still at it. Clowns invade the greater Philadelphia area and the most Roxborough "Chirp" fight ever erupts in the middle of Ridge Avenue. All this and more on this week's #RTR! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Rants & Raves… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 16: Send in the Clowns
Who’s Ready for Another Wolverine?
How many Wolverine stand-alone movies have there been? Dear god, this will only be three? It feels like so many more. Probably because Hugh Jackman has been the focal point of so many X-Men films by now that his character become pretty much synonymous with the franchise. So what are they going to do when he's gone? There's… Continue reading Who’s Ready for Another Wolverine?
Vote for Yourselves (For All I Care)
First thing's fucking first, I get it--this election has been pretty nuts. Not unpredictably nuts, but a level of bizarre we can all deal with, should we be mentally stable individuals. Most of us aren't. And it seems that you guys--gentle readers--are almost certainly more out-of-touch than any of the current candidates are. But, having said… Continue reading Vote for Yourselves (For All I Care)