Tag Archives: Sarcasm

Trump shows us that sarcasm doesn’t translate over hostile media either.

Sarcasm does’t work on the internet because the general comprehension level there doesn’t rise above dense. Owing to the same common denominator, Poe’s Law applies to the corporate media too, except the adage doesn’t come up when content isn’t crowdsourced. … Continue reading

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Randy Newman dreams of a White President and a sarcasm-enabled internet

“He won’t be the brightest, but he’ll be the whitest, and I’ll vote for that!” sings Randy Newman of his dream president, drawing the reaction he got when he penned “I’m a Redneck” or “Short People.” America needs a laugh … Continue reading

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Here’s another one for ANZAC Day…

So, it was on or just before ANZAC Day four years ago, the last veteran of Gallipoli died.   And I truly do get a bit sad and angry, betimes, when these guys are held up as a reason FOR … Continue reading

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You can lead a horse to water, but will it give a statement to the press?

From the horse’s mouth: Nope. On advice of lawyer, don’t talk about arrest. On advice from retired lawyers: civil liberties issue iffy. Advice gleaned from the overworked ACLU: case not as good as others we’ve got. Advice from friends: hope … Continue reading

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Muddy wellies across white canvas

Norway prides itself on its ubiquitous and egalitarian middle class, making of its opera house a celebration of folkstheatre –and it’s no empty boast– Oslo newspapers address eight pages to culture versus one to sport. But I think the architects … Continue reading

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New Trouble for Iraq, Iran, U.S. Puppet Government.

Kurdistan. The Turkish top court just banned the largest pro-Kurdish party, the Democratic Worker’s Party, stripping the top level 35 members of the party including the chairman and vice chairman. Banned them from politics for 5 years, and stripped the … Continue reading

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The Well of apologism for Obama now seems endless and without limits

Last night at work shortly after the New Year had arrived, I got into a conversation with my two co- workers who began to reprimand me for ‘not giving Barack Obama a chance’. …I was told that ‘he can’t do … Continue reading

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Dave and 911 fail Dale Carnegie at KRCC

Believe what you want, but suffer the fate of Copernicus if you insist on trying to shake the system to its destruction. Copernicus tried to put the very infallibility of the church to flame. Hard to blame them for burning him. Continue reading

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Is promoting First Affirmative Financial Network promoting ‘economic sustainability’?

Is promoting the First Affirmative Financial Network actually promoting real ‘economic sustainability’? The reason I ask this, is that tonight the Justice and Peace group here in Colorado Springs is hosting the message of this FAFN group in the PPJPC … Continue reading

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A. Whitney Brown and The Big Picture

Every year or so I search online to see what cartoonist Bill Watterson might have decided to do since putting Calvin and Hobbes to bed in 1995. I showed less diligence with another favorite social satirist whom I’m thrilled to … Continue reading

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White Native Americans

A branch of our local library is hosting a discussion about a recent work of popular fiction, One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus. I’m thinking of stopping by to puke. The novel begins by alluding that its unspeakable historical … Continue reading

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A first kiss

I watched a Buster Keaton film featuring a locomotive in the title role as THE GENERAL. It’s the silent comedy whose civil war settings took Keaton way over budget, flopped and ruined his career. In the sixties the film was … Continue reading

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