Thanos Is A Republican

Like Republicans, Thanos unleashes unmitigated horrors on the world and retreats to his peaceful country estate. He is comforted and ennobled by the belief that the pain and sacrifices he made inflicting his ideology on the less power ennobles him.

Aw Snap! Snapchat’s In Disarray

Maybe we should all just agree that companies that were started by college bros to rate how hot chicks are and send nudes should be allowed to go public. Or at least we should all treat them as unserious as their origins.

Liberal NYC ♡s Amazon

A few months back I was in a professional class setting and I was asked about my views on Amazon. On one hand, I wanted to be critical of the deal in much in the same way I’ve been historically critical of major city mayors subsidizing sports stadiums for billionaires. But the more pragmatic hand (the side of the brain that remembers this December Quinnipiac poll showing New Yorkers approval of the Amazon move to Long Island City at 60 percent compared to just 26 percent disapproval from local community activists), I didn’t think this was a good hill to die on.

We Have Dates for the Opening of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

It’s nice to see Disney’s going to make the Premiere and MaxPass elites bear the brunt of the price hikes, but charging $15 to reserve a spot on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run? That’s about as regressive as a head tax. Is there room for a laser guillotine in Batuu Square?

Netflix and Yield

What happens when an unstoppable force (American free speech and capitalism) meets an immovable object (Saudi homicidal despots)? The unstoppable force capitulates.

Marginal Tax Rates for Wrestling Fans

Troy is correct, there has to be a better way to explain marginal tax rates to the general public [side note, I appreciate a Springsteen reference as much as the next guy, but we all know he’s a dog person]: We may need a seminar on how the top marginal and marginal tax brackets work….

Episode 52: Where’s Lando

Back from the edges of the Unknown Regions, Agreeing Loudly returns with a smaller strike force to finally declare a champion in its epic Star Wars: The Last Jedi prediction pool. Troy and Jered also discuss the legitimacy of diagnosing the boomer generation as sociopaths and the arrival of the ordained one, Kirk Cousins, to…

The Republican Party – Art of the Bad Deal

A Dispatch from Trumpistan — I didn’t know where to start with this one. I’ve been putting this one off for awhile now. The events of the last week regarding President Trump’s (yes folks, he’s our president, just not a particularly good one) saber-rattling with North Korea, a country of 25 billion in GDP, which…

A Nation of Strangers

Earlier this spring while speaking with educators and mentors of mine who were visiting New York City from my hometown in the midwest, a voice called out to me “you live here?” “Yes, ma’am, I do”, I replied. A politeness that does not leave me just because I’m in Urbania now, which is filled with…

Safe For Work Links To Kill Time At Work

Happy Friday! Where to start, where to start? How about a Political Parrots teaser? While there are questions about what President Trump’s transition team knew and when – now we know what Vice President Pence is busy working on. By the way “transition team” is code for Vice President Mike Pence. Bloomberg Speaking of Pence…Did Sixpence…

Welcome to Thunderdome

“Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and Girls. Dying Time is Here…” — Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome By Justin Norris As we watch the slowing moving car crash that is the Trump administration, and as we watch the GOP in Congress react to said car crash, it is important to remember a few important points. First, Trump was never…

This Week on the Interwebs

Beginning a new regular-to-semi-regular series on this website, an internet and news of the week round-up that will be graph-laden and told in a very ad-hoc manner. For the article and commentary news round-up, Pat Meacham has you covered. Depending on your perspective, this week was either the beginning of Watergate Part II (dir. by…

Purely Satirical Country Announced as Finalist for 2017 Mark Twain Prize

New York, NY — Hoping to join the ranks of Richard Pryor, Tina Fey, George Carlin, and other luminaries and icons of comedy, America, under the title of “Murca” has enjoyed near-universal praise from humor and literary critics for its commitment to the unique brand of satire that has allowed brilliant deadpans such as Steve…