Obama Family on Election Night

Every election season, the pundits and campaigns tell us “ERMAHGAD This is totes the mostest important election in history of ever, you guys!” It’s pretty much never true. But this recent on was actually a historic election for a number of reasons.

We’ve hit a tipping point on gay marriage,  the drug war, and race, and the presidential election itself will have resonance on the direction of this country for at least a decade. Read the rest of this entry »

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I just got home from the Knicks-Nets Preseason Game and wanted to share some photos.

Knicks-Nets Nassau Coliseum

Yea, I was kinda high up there … Read the rest of this entry »

The Dark Knight Rises

Since the release of  The Dark Knight Rises, I’ve been gobbling up a lot of criticism and commentary on the movie. A lot of it is political interpretations, of course, being that I tend to read political people. Some of it is quite smart and interesting, more of it is quite silly.  But most important had been one thread of criticism I’ve seen that I agree with whole-heartedly.

That is, that even at nearly three hours long, the movie still feels short. This is a grand world, with grand happenings and we’re forced to walk through only a few select sections of it. A lot could be gained for this movie by us seeing more of this world. What was life in Gotham like when it was under siege? How much of Bane’s army was normal citizens pushed to the brink by their circumstances? What was life like for your average Gothamite throughout this movie? What are their thoughts and feelings of the events?  Read the rest of this entry »

Jeremy Lin Passion

I am a Knicks fan.

Since the Knicks refused to match Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet I’ve been in a funk. I’ve been light-headed, cranky, and fatigued. Everything has seemed just a little bit off, just a little wrong. Nothing seems to bring me the same joy it did before. I’ll eventually finish mourning and move on, and it’s completely stupid to care this much about a sports team in the first place, but the simple reality is that I do care this much, I’m crushed, and I don’t know if things can ever be the same between me and my team.

Being a fan is a weird experience in the first place . Read the rest of this entry »

Republicans South

I’ve come to the basic conclusion that for America to move forward as a civilization Republicans have to suffer horribly. Poverty, disease, bed bugs, losing the TV remote, loss of limbs, real awful stuff. I want to make it clear that I say this not out of anger or a desire to inflict cruelty, but merely out of practicality. I don’t wish those things on anyone, even Dick Cheney (well, maybe Dick Cheney). I don’t want to see anyone suffer. But out of my deep love for my country and patriotism, Republicans have to suffer.

I don’t hate Republicans. I’ve just given up on trying to reason with people who clearly can’t be reasoned with. But it isn’t even their lack of logic and thinking that’s really holding America back. It’s the fact that they clearly have no concept of compassion. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids These Days is a band out of Chicago that’s destined to be on every up and coming artist list for the next five years. They’re also awesome. They seem to be some sort of mix of jazz, hiphop, and breezy guitar singer-songwriter shiz. I’m going to be blasting this song all summer long.

Why Elmo is Better Than God

Posted: 05/04/2012 in God Stuff
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Yea, that’s right. Mmmm … let the blasphemy flow over you. Doesn’t that feel good? But I’m not writing this purely to piss off believers. In fact, I hope many of them will nod their heads along with what I write and ultimately see past the dressing and agree with my point. Anyway, here’s why Elmo is better than God. Read the rest of this entry »