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?
July 2018 Issue #SAILORTWIFT
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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
The Day America Elected a Frog
Let's get one thing straight. Most of America doesn't vote; so before you gloat about "America wanted Trump" or "It appears Clinton won the popular vote, so clearly America wanted Clinton," understand the the vast majority of the country didn't give a fuck about either candidate; or at least not enough to push a button.… Continue reading The Day America Elected a Frog
An Open Letter to Americans
My Fellow Americans-- No, that's too formal... Hey, guys, what's up? That's better. We're about seven exciting weeks away from the next presidential election, and I'm not sure if you've noticed, but you guys are really letting it get to your heads. Between the endless protests and puffing up your chests on social media, you… Continue reading An Open Letter to Americans
I Sit with Colin Kaepernick…
...though he would never sit with me. When I was a teenager, I trusted my government. Actually, when I was a teenager, I didn't care enough about government to trust or distrust it. I grew up in a time when, to my knowledge, the worst thing a sitting President could do would be to lie… Continue reading I Sit with Colin Kaepernick…
Harry Potter and the Grand Wizarding World of White Supremacy
That guy who is known for portraying Harry Potter is going to star as an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates white supremacist groups in order to prevent a terrorist attack!?! Sign me up! After watching a few interviews with Daniel Radcliffe explaining that the dialogue was so harsh he had to apologize to his fellow… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Grand Wizarding World of White Supremacy
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando
The aftermath of the terrorist mass shooting in Orlando, Florida / Everyone has a solution / Everything you need to know about reality, but were afraid to ask / Game of Joes: the weekly recap of Game of Thrones / Rogue One re-shoots and why it's gonna be awesome / E3 Conference and upcoming game trailers /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando
Talking Nerdy, Episode 125: Have Your Cake and Eat Yours, Too
The hacking of Sony results in the cancellation of "The Interview", the notorious torture memos surface on the Internet, and more than one individual lands on his own sword. We play the IMDB Movie Game, Jose Can-Say-So, and dive into the flawed logic of corrupting your own ideology. This week, we officially announce HASHTAG OR… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Episode 125: Have Your Cake and Eat Yours, Too
So I'd like to start out by saying that I think terrorism is pretty cool. Just the idea of blowing something up that you don't like is pretty ballsy and I secretly admire it. As a matter of fact, I feel like the only reason that we hate terrorism so much is simple--we're on the… Continue reading Terrorism Rules
The Good, the Bad, and the Pope
Remember those good old days when the jokes about pedophilia in organizations like Catholicism and the Boy Scouts of America were harmless fun--if you had a decent sense of humor? Well, as it turns out, like Asian tourists and Church's Chicken, the Catholics and Scout Leaders seem to be working extremely hard to prove the… Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Pope
The Other Side of the Olympics
I'll say it so you don't have to: The Olympics are fucking boring. Yes, I recognize the athletic achievement and national pride (blah blah blah) that go along with this ancient sporting event, but it sucks. It's not fun to watch and it's even less fun to hear people talk about. That's right--Americans don't give… Continue reading The Other Side of the Olympics
The Book of Eli: Baddest-Ass Movie of the Year?
This year in cinema really started off with a bang! The Rock is a Tooth Fairy, Jackie Chan is a super-spy who can't make fucking breakfast for a child, and Denzel Washington is bringing the pain! Without giving too much of the film away, let's dive in to a synopsis, shall we? In the Hughes… Continue reading The Book of Eli: Baddest-Ass Movie of the Year?
What Do You Know About Slavery?
Race has certainly become a hot-button issue once again. Along with stereotypes and common prejudices, there are many ways by which people of various races and creeds can be misunderstood and misconstrued. It is important to learn the facts about a background in order to better understand a people; however, history--like individuals--can often be severely… Continue reading What Do You Know About Slavery?
What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 2
(Continued from Part 1) Without procrastinating too much longer, let's dive right into the heat of the ultimately worthless life of the real-world superhero. Many of these individuals are genuinely attempting to do something good; but the world is full of real violence and horror--the likes of which none of these glorified Mummers have ever… Continue reading What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 2
What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 1
If there's any aspect of American Culture that has captivated the imagination and spirit of the masses more than Super-humans, I don't want to know about it. The essence of the Superhero is an ideology which, on the surface, seems to be distinctly American...not counting the Nazi Genetically Superior Ubermensch, of course. Say what you… Continue reading What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 1
California Uber Alles
Last call for alcohol. Last call for your freedom of speech. Drink up. Happy hour is now enforced by law. Don't forget our house special, it's called a Trickie Dickie Screwdriver. It's got one part Jack Daniels, two parts purple Kool-Aid, and a jigger of formaldehyde from the jar with Hitler's brain in it we… Continue reading California Uber Alles
Swine Flu, as I Understand It…
There's recently been a lot of rumors spreading around (like a virus!) about this whole Swine Flu business. It's a lot to wrap my head around, but I'm going to attempt a quick explanation. For those of you who don't know, Swine Flu is a variation of Influenza that came from pigs, transferred to pig people,… Continue reading Swine Flu, as I Understand It…
The Six Recession-Proof Ways to Get Cities Out of Debt
An overwhelming amount of us live in super-sized, congested, polluted cities. I happen to live in Philadelphia, and in addition to the hazards of our everyday lives, we are dealing with a staggering and crippling economic "depression." Because of this, we have cutbacks running wild, elevated panic in the marketplace, and nothing on which to… Continue reading The Six Recession-Proof Ways to Get Cities Out of Debt
An Open Letter to a Celebrity-Obsessed America
My Dear Celebrity-Obsessed Americans-- Though the whole world (especially the Western One) is crippled by their unhealthy appetite for tabloids and gossip entertainment that belittle and viciously attack the personal lives of those who they all wish that they could be, I can only speak on behalf of like-minded people within my own country (plus,… Continue reading An Open Letter to a Celebrity-Obsessed America
In a recent article, I mentioned the ridiculous and intellectually offensive item in the news regarding a certain political cartoon. I know you're all sick of seeing it, but here it is: I don't know why, but I am extremely frightened by the outrage that this cartoon has caused. Actually, that's a lie. I know… Continue reading Chimpanzee That!
11 Reasons Why John Adams Kicks Ass
Image via Wikipedia 11 Reasons why John Adams kicks ass. I've finally gotten my hands on the DVD of HBO's John Adams (Thanks, Chris). Now, I'm only through the first half, so this is not about why the miniseries kicks ass -- although, to be fair, it does so far. John Adams has always been… Continue reading 11 Reasons Why John Adams Kicks Ass
From My Cold, Dead Hands
"For the next six months, Al Gore is going to smear you as the enemy. He will slander you as gun-toting, knuckle-dragging, bloodthirsty maniacs who stand in the way of a safer America. Will you remain silent? I will not remain silent. If we are going to stop this, then it is vital to every… Continue reading From My Cold, Dead Hands