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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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First, Let me start out by saying that this in no way is meant to diminish the seriousness of mental illness. In addition, my intention is not to offend anyone by the term “crazy.” This is less about serious mental ...
Are You Crazy?

Am I Crazy?

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First, Let me start out by saying that this in no way is meant to diminish the seriousness of mental illness. In addition, my intention is not to offend anyone by the term “crazy.” This is less about serious mental illness and more about what meets the threshold of thoughts or behaviors that indicate you [&hellip
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After a three-year hiatus, Heartless Bastards is back with a hint of their upcoming fifth album, Restless Ones. "Gates of Dawn" feels loyal to the gritty sound that make their first four albums stand out, a sound that has ...
The three year wait was worth it, i think

Listen to: Heartless Bastards, “Gates Of Dawn”

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After a three-year hiatus, Heartless Bastards is back with a hint of their upcoming fifth album, Restless Ones. “Gates of Dawn” feels loyal to the gritty sound that make their first four albums stand out, a sound that has gathered them a small but mighty fan base. Pitchfork, considering their “escape” from the lim
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I always knew there were Twitter controversies. Things that exploded on Twitter and other forms of social media that had a profound effect on someone or something. Usually I don’t really pay attention to these things. But ...
Not Helping

TEMPEST IN A TWEET

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I always knew there were Twitter controversies. Things that exploded on Twitter and other forms of social media that had a profound effect on someone or something. Usually I don’t really pay attention to these things. But over the past week or so, I have seen two of them. The first was a minor dustup [&hellip
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Fucking Canada has always been known as America’s polite, little brother. It pisses some Canadians right the fuck off because no one likes being the little brother. In all honesty though, it’s a pretty fucking accurate ...
The True North Strong And (Free?)

Canada

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Fucking Canada has always been known as America’s polite, little brother. It pisses some Canadians right the fuck off because no one likes being the little brother. In all honesty though, it’s a pretty fucking accurate statement. We love boobs, and beer, and sports that cause fucking concussions. But most of all, we love our [&hellip
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Lately it feels like American society has devalued women to the point where the rights of everyone and everything around us cancel out any rights we thought we had. Corporations are obviously more important than women ...
Indiana Style Justice

Concealed Miscarry Permit

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Lately it feels like American society has devalued women to the point where the rights of everyone and everything around us cancel out any rights we thought we had. Corporations are obviously more important than women because they make money and are run by men. That’s why the Supreme Court ruled corporations are just like [&hellip
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In the fifth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Indiana becoming the first state to sentence a woman to 20 years in prison for having a miscarriage, the new discriminatory "Religious ...
Jackassery, "Religious Freedom," Indiana, Arkansas, Jay-Z's Tidal app, and Things That Are Driving Us To Drink

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 5

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In the fifth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Indiana becoming the first state to sentence a woman to 20 years in prison for having a miscarriage, the new discriminatory “Religious Freedom” bill in Arkansas, livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope, Jay-Z’s re-launched music streaming
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What happens when your mind is so overwhelmed by trauma, stress, fear and pain? When it shatters into pieces, removing the ground under your feet? Mad Madam Em is interested precisely in musically describing this state of ...
When Mad Madam Em Tells a Story

Dark Beauty of 47th Helen

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What happens when your mind is so overwhelmed by trauma, stress, fear and pain? When it shatters into pieces, removing the ground under your feet? Mad Madam Em is interested precisely in musically describing this state of instability and uncertainty. Mad Madam Em is a songwriter and electronic music producer, as well as the creator [&hell
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Yesterday I wrote a post about how Trevor Noah may have the worst job in the world. He is trying to follow Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show. In the entire post, I did not explore if Trevor was qualified to do the ...
But maybe I am not a great judge of offensive

Don’t Know What I Think

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Yesterday I wrote a post about how Trevor Noah may have the worst job in the world. He is trying to follow Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show. In the entire post, I did not explore if Trevor was qualified to do the job, if he had any skeletons in his closet, [&hellip
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So you're interested in learning more about Tidal, the new HiFi music streaming service owned by Jay-Z and other celebrity music artists? Well, I already wrote about Tidal--what it is, and why Tidal's goals worth ...
Half Baked

Streaming with Jay-Z’s Tidal: A Stream of Consciousness Review

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So you’re interested in learning more about Tidal, the new HiFi music streaming service owned by Jay-Z and other celebrity music artists? Well, I already wrote about Tidal–what it is, and why Tidal’s goals worth supporting–and you should go read that post. It’s much better than this one, which already kind of
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The world gained a new streaming music service yesterday, as hip-hop and entertainment mogul Jay-Z relaunched Tidal, the music streaming service that he acquired in January as part of a $56 million purchase of Aspiro, a ...
A Worthwhile Goal

Why the Idea of Tidal, Jay-Z’s Spotify (and Beats) Competitor, is Worth Supporting

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The world gained a new streaming music service yesterday, as hip-hop and entertainment mogul Jay-Z relaunched Tidal, the music streaming service that he acquired in January as part of a $56 million purchase of Aspiro, a Swedish tech company. At a launch event in New York, Jay-Z was joined by a star-studded group of artists: [&hellip
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As the presidential run begins to heat up, what with Carnival Cruz having announced and Marco Rubio (Bonus points if you can come up with a snarkey name for him to go along with Mittens Romney and Carnival Cruz), planning to ...
Not enough money on the planet for that job

Worst. Job. Ever.

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As the presidential run begins to heat up, what with Carnival Cruz having announced and Marco Rubio (Bonus points if you can come up with a snarkey name for him to go along with Mittens Romney and Carnival Cruz), planning to announce on the 13th of April, I think it is time to reaffirm my [&hellip
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The 2014 documentary Rich Hill recorded the lives of boys growing up in the small American town of Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393). The Sundance award-winning film focused on three teenage boys facing the challenges ...
And Despair

‘Rich Hill’ – A Film About Life

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The 2014 documentary Rich Hill recorded the lives of boys growing up in the small American town of Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393). The Sundance award-winning film focused on three teenage boys facing the challenges of life in low-income households in rural America. The teenagers (ages 13, 14, and 15) discussed concerns associated
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When we recently heard pundits describing Senator Ted Cruz’s recent announcement as the start of the 2016 Presidential election campaign season, we threw up a little bit in our own mouths. Not because of Senator Cruz ...
Texas Rejoices at Chance to Rid Self of Cruz and Perry

Presidential Wannabes Part V: Is It Too Late To Return to the Monarchy?

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When we recently heard pundits describing Senator Ted Cruz’s recent announcement as the start of the 2016 Presidential election campaign season, we threw up a little bit in our own mouths. Not because of Senator Cruz (well, not entirely because of him) but because it feels like the 2016 election campaign season has been underway [&helli
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