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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. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 ... 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. 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. 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... 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! 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... 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. 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. 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. 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. more

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In other words, it's not right to call someone a bigot for pointing out the inherent bigotry of Islam. If you think that makes me a bigot please note, I am not condemning Muslims. more

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