Gun Control

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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other ...
In Between All The Pokemon Go

How We Talk To Our Kids

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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other hand, my mom would give bizarre guidance when it wasn’t needed—like that using tampons [&hellip
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In case you hadn’t noticed it, the world decided to go to hell in a handbasket the exact same moment The Snap Download took a brief hiatus from illuminating all the ways the world sucks (for all the ways the world ...
Just Kidding! The World is Imploding!

Nothing To See Here, Folks

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In case you hadn’t noticed it, the world decided to go to hell in a handbasket the exact same moment The Snap Download took a brief hiatus from illuminating all the ways the world sucks (for all the ways the world doesn’t suck, listen to the final section of our podcast, This Week in Jackassery, [&hellip
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It’s been a long, shitty week but at this point I’m feeling numb. A big chunk of time was taken up with shaking my head to the point of banging it into the wall over the horrific mass murder and hate crime in Orlando. ...
Or Do I Just Need a Breather Between Ragings?

Am I Tapped Out of Outrage?

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It’s been a long, shitty week but at this point I’m feeling numb. A big chunk of time was taken up with shaking my head to the point of banging it into the wall over the horrific mass murder and hate crime in Orlando. Then came the smaller and more personal crappy moments including waking [&hellip
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In the wake of this latest mass shooting we are already hearing versions of “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This pithy expression may feel truthy and it fits nicely on a bumper ...
We really need good guys with gun policy reform.

The Good Guy With A Gun is Not The Answer

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In the wake of this latest mass shooting we are already hearing versions of “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This pithy expression may feel truthy and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker, but it falls apart pretty quickly under even minor [&hellip
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2016 is just a teeny newborn -- unable to hold its head upright and constantly crapping itself -- and I already want to slap a ton of people. I haven’t yet because I remind myself this is unacceptable behavior but I ...
Finding a Cure for Bigotry

Mythologically Unbiased

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2016 is just a teeny newborn — unable to hold its head upright and constantly crapping itself — and I already want to slap a ton of people. I haven’t yet because I remind myself this is unacceptable behavior but I don’t know how much longer I can restrain myself. Whether it’s candidates and pundits [&hellip
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One night in college, I mixed Boone’s Strawberry Hill with Absolut Vodka (note to impressionable readers: 4th worst idea of my life). After attempting to climb a bike rack and scale a wall, I made it back to the safety of ...
Guns Galore

Campus Carry: Safe or Scary?

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One night in college, I mixed Boone’s Strawberry Hill with Absolut Vodka (note to impressionable readers: 4th worst idea of my life). After attempting to climb a bike rack and scale a wall, I made it back to the safety of my room, sneezed and vomited over everything. Then I stripped down to my undies, [&hellip
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Since each time a mass shooting happens, everyone says and does the exact same damn things—resulting in no action whatsoever that would have the slightest effect on the amount of times we have to deal with these senseless ...
Same Story, Different Day

Mass Shooting Mad Lib

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Since each time a mass shooting happens, everyone says and does the exact same damn things—resulting in no action whatsoever that would have the slightest effect on the amount of times we have to deal with these senseless tragedies—we thought it would make more sense to report these fill-in-the-blank/mad lib style. Don’t like it? Ge
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One week ago Paris was brutally attacked by a group of mostly European nationals connected to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (hereafter referred to as ISIS d-bags). Near one of the bodies of the dead murderers was a ...
My Mom Said It Was OK to Swear In This Post

U.S. Congress, Half of ‘Murican Governors and Citizens Surrender to ISIS Douchebags

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One week ago Paris was brutally attacked by a group of mostly European nationals connected to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (hereafter referred to as ISIS d-bags). Near one of the bodies of the dead murderers was a passport from an alleged Syrian refugee. We still don’t know if an actual refugee was involved in the [&hellip
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Listening to the news, watching debates, and eavesdropping on people talking in public has convinced me that a lot of Americans misunderstand a lot of things, including the following five current and controversial political ...
5 Issues People Think They Know But Don't

What the Frack?

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Listening to the news, watching debates, and eavesdropping on people talking in public has convinced me that a lot of Americans misunderstand a lot of things, including the following five current and controversial political issues of 2015. 1. Immigration – People aren’t stealing “our” jobs. If you are included in the very, ver
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