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Morello, Eastwood, & Asexuality: A Round Up

August 31, 2012


Why Does Anyone Care What Tom Morello Thinks? Rolling Stone reading beigeists were afflicted with vapors when it was reported that Paul Ryan counts Rage Against the Machine among his favorite bands.  It’s unclear whether he actually enjoys the music or if it was the work of some cynical public relations lackey’s profile modeling, but […]

The Difficulty of Being Cynical About Space Exploration

August 30, 2012


At first glance, from a purely fiscal standpoint, space exploration seems like it should be one of the lowest fiscal priorities for a nation under incredible financial strain.  And that’s exactly where it is in the budget.  It hasn’t been appropriated more than 1% of the federal budget since 1993.  Granted, we are still talking […]

The Shot (Un)Heard Around The World

August 28, 2012


Mark Ames (of the great, daily reading required eXiled Online) recently wrote an interesting article about the shooting by and of Jeffrey Johnson at the Empire State Building last Friday which touched on the struggle of the American “twerp,” and the options in life they have after a lifetime of bullying.  He brings together the […]

The Excluded Middle

August 27, 2012


If you’ve looked for employment in the last week, year, or pretty much ever, you know what companies are looking for: Someone who is “excellent” at pretty much anything the company might ask you to do.  Someone who is willing and able, with no stress or hesitation, to conform to whatever demands are made by […]