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Yup, it’s true, this will be the last Sordid Tales. The next time you see my byline in these pages there will be a different header above it. Read more

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I mean, fer sufferin’ succotash, can we get real about the Civil War? Some argue it was more about states’ rights. However the state right they wanted most was the right to own people(!) so, nice try Boo. Read more

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Even after Shaquille O’Neal claimed he was joking, the former NBA center got a lot of grief for saying the Earth is flat. Read more

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For those who don’t know, Jenner—a lifelong Republican and devout Trump supporter—Tweeted a selfie-video in which she was actually critical of our Orangutan-in-Chief. Read more

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Over recent months and years it has been suggested—by a fair amount of friends, readers and editors—that I should refrain from mocking religion so much in my writing. Read more

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At last, at last, vindicated at last. Can you imagine my delight when I recently learned that, according to a variety of studies, people who regularly use profanity have a higher level of intelligence and integrity than those who do not? Read more

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It is my belief that right now, straight, white males (SWMs) are the most reviled group in America. Don’t worry—this is not one of those “Woe-is-Me-I’m-White” tirades. Read more

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First, I would like to offer condolences to the fans of the San Diego Chargers. Being a devotee of the New York Giants, their departure doesn’t affect me. Read more

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I’ve always found “Real Man Clichés” (RMC’s) largely to be a simplistic view of gender identity, as if there was only one way for a male to be. Read more

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Either way, I disagree. The act of incinerating Old Glory as a form or protest is not "despicable" and it's certainly not "unpatriotic." It is one of the loveliest and most dutiful things a citizen can do. Read more

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First of all, let's get something straight. Complaining that Hillary Clinton should be president because she won the popular vote is like saying George Foreman won the Rumble in the Jungle because he connected more blows before Ali knocked ... Read more

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I am so mad at my ex-wife. It has been about two years since we split and for all my efforts she refuses to have post-breakup sex with me. Read more

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At last, the state will vote on recreational pot smoking: California Proposition 64. The initiative is commonly known as The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), and the fact that it's even up for a vote amazes me. Read more

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Did you hear Donald Trump repeatedly sniffling his nose during the last Presidential debate? If I were a lesser man, I would say dude was pretty coked up. Of course, it would be wrong to make such a comment without proof, which is why I wou... Read more

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Here's a fact that is so factual it's whack! In 2003, A Dutch scientist named Kees Moeliker won a Noble Prize in Biology for his paper about a male mallard he observed humping the anus of a deceased male mallard— for over an hour! Read more

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He fired a shot across the bow of the privileged majority and now the glaring red rockets of reactionary defensiveness are bursting around him. This is especially true on the social media pages where the patrio-maniacs post excessively punc... Read more

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I love TV. Especially these days—what with all the streaming services and cable broadcasters improving the landscape. However, it is still television, and television has an unnerving ability to piss me right the fuck off. Read more

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The news that Donald Trump received a medical deferment exempting him from the Vietnam War draft is causing quite a problem for his campaign. Read more

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You have probably heard that parts of the speech delivered last week by Donald Trump's wife, Melania, at the 2016 Republican National Convention were plagiarized from a 2008 Michelle Obama DNC speech. Read more

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On June 17, 2016, while in New York visiting my parents, The Mother lost her iPod and mobile phone. This was quite a tragedy given that she only recently learned how to use the darn things. Read more

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