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Trump is like a sore tooth.

OUCH! FUCK! Like a sore tooth you can’t help but touch, I, like most media watchers, just can’t seem to stay away from talking about this Donald J. Trump mess (anyone else notice that the J. just sort of appeared, I don’t deny it’s legitimacy, but still…and btw Trump looks an awful lot like cartoon character Phineas J. Whoppee). If you haven’t seen it already, … Continue reading Trump is like a sore tooth.

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…Divided We Fall

During my lifetime, I’ve witnessed America develop into a nation with a political and cultural fissure so large it seems nothing short of a revolution can correct it. To wit: There are Coke people. There are Pepsi people. We have Yankee fans. We have Red Sox fans. Almond Joy has nuts. Mounds don’t. We have Marriott people. We have Hilton people. There are Costco people. There … Continue reading …Divided We Fall

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I Will Not

I will not ignore the color of your skin. I can’t. If you are African-American, Latin American, Asian American, Indigenous, Irish American, Italian American, Spanish-American, black, brown, yellow, white, green or blue, I will not ignore your color. Not because I don’t have a desire to, it’s just an impossibility. I will ignore your sexual preference. I don’t really care because it’s none of my business. … Continue reading I Will Not

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More Prince

Still bummed about Prince. Back in 2009 SPIN Magazine put out a compilation of modern artists covering the Purple Rain album to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The artists include Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, of Montreal, Riverboat Gamblers, etc. It’s an odd mix of artists and it seems only fitting that it be posted again. It seems unfair to offer up any sort of … Continue reading More Prince

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The Fog of the Culture War

If you think about fog thematically, there are two kinds to consider. There is the thematic fog akin to taking a hit of some really potent weed which makes you feel somewhat “murky” but still pleasant and clear-headed enough to remain very functional and social. Then there is the other kind where you wake up in bed, next to someone you don’t recognize with your … Continue reading The Fog of the Culture War

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It’s about forgiveness. It’s about acceptance.

I’m learning to live without you now, But I miss you sometimes, The more I know, the less I understand, All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again, I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the heart of the matter, But my will gets weak, And my thoughts seem to scatter, But I think it’s about forgiveness, Forgiveness, Even if, even if you … Continue reading It’s about forgiveness. It’s about acceptance.

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What’s News, Pussycat?

Ain’t nothing news anymore…at least not anything regurgitated in American media. So the big “news” today is that Fox anchor Megyn Kelly had a meeting with ass monkey extraordinaire (and presidential candidate) Donald J. Trump (you really should notice how selective the media is in using the J). Now, I never thought I would find myself on the side of Fox News, but I actually … Continue reading What’s News, Pussycat?

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Random Thoughts Monday March 21: The Travel Version

I flew out from JFK in NYC out to LAX in LA this morning. I starting jotting down some notes while in the TSA line:  If you don’t know how to use a computer PLEASE don’t try to use the kiosk check ins. Jesus, you’d think some of these people have never seen a computer before. The labyrinth you have to go through to actually … Continue reading Random Thoughts Monday March 21: The Travel Version

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he speaks at the 2015 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nevada July 11, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun  - RTX1K10O

(sigh) More Jackassery

Well, last night saw another gathering of the loony tunes characters that has come to be known as a Republican “debate”. In actuality, it’s really just a forum of meglomaniacs who blather on about their xenophobia, misguided economic views and outright fascism under the guise of political discourse (notice I left out the part about their absolutely horrible debating skills…it’s really more like shit slinging). … Continue reading (sigh) More Jackassery

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Open Letter to Rolling Stone Magazine

Dear Jann S. Wenner, et al, What. The. Fuck. I was an avid Rolling Stone reader for close to 20 years. I even collected the magazines. You try lugging around 15 years of wrapped magazines…this was a source of much consternation with an ex (who eventually took the liberty of throwing them out in my absence). So, I’m not a casual reader who just feels … Continue reading Open Letter to Rolling Stone Magazine

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Random Thoughts Monday February 29, 2016

Ten Random Thoughts At Noon: Sometimes the Oscars get it right. Make no mistake, Spotlight was the best movie of last year. Not for nuthin, but I called that two minutes after I saw it (just sayin). It is THAT good. But if you are expecting shit blowing up or scantily clad…err, priests, you are…well, you’re strange.  Mark Rylance IS the BEST actor you have … Continue reading Random Thoughts Monday February 29, 2016

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Donald Trump is the Political Equivalent of a Monkey Flinging Poo

Or put another way, Donald Trump is to politics what Kanye West is to music (shitty). They’re both only good because they keep telling us they’re good. I assure you, NEITHER are good, let alone great. To think that anything Trump says is either substantial or has political merit is to be completely ignorant to politics as either a profession or something of profound importance … Continue reading Donald Trump is the Political Equivalent of a Monkey Flinging Poo

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he speaks at the 2015 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nevada July 11, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun  - RTX1K10O

10 New and Ridiculous Donald Trump Statements

In case you have either been living under a rock for the past year or waking up from a coma, reality star, media whore and garish real estate developer Donald Trump is running for President of the United States. Sadly, he’s actually doing quite well (but I need not remind you that the popular vote does not elect the president…just ask Al Gore). Happily, he’s … Continue reading 10 New and Ridiculous Donald Trump Statements

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What No One Will Admit About NYC

The truth to being a New Yorker is that it is a lot like being in an abusive relationship. I should know, my relationship with NYC lasted 13.5 years and I still love that damn place. I always will.  Now, don’t get all knotted up. I mean no disrespect to anyone involved in any sort of domestic relationship where a person is being abused. That … Continue reading What No One Will Admit About NYC

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Random Thoughts – Thursday January 14, 2016

I’m too busy to write a full-blown thought out post and realize Twitter is more or less a blast into the ether, so I am jotting down some random thoughts. Am I seriously the only one who thinks Ted Cruz is the political ghost of Richard Nixon? Deceitful and malleable politician with only his interests at heart (OK, that’s every politician). Oh, and Cruz is … Continue reading Random Thoughts – Thursday January 14, 2016

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Much Ado About Something

The hubub surrounding the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” is justified. The docu-series is about Steven Avery, his nephew Brendan Dassey and their convinction in the murder of Teresa Halbach. Somewhere around the end of the series it dawned on me that as fascinating as this case is, and it’s fascinating, it really highlights the way the justice system treats the under priviged and people of … Continue reading Much Ado About Something

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The Office A**hole

The holidays are upon us (whatever you celebrate, even if you celebrate the war on Christmas…have you noticed that this war on Christmas keeps coming earlier and earlier each year…waiting for the War on Christmas in July). With the season comes a slew of hackneyed colloquialisms. Now if you work in an office setting a number of phrases have been, and will be, bandied about … Continue reading The Office A**hole