Humanity

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CNN was on at the gym the other day and there was actually a headline saying “Saudis Should Stop Bombing Hospitals, Schools.” Because we live in a world where apparently it does not go without saying that everyone should ...
Even When It Really Should

It Does Not Go Without Saying

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CNN was on at the gym the other day and there was actually a headline saying “Saudis Should Stop Bombing Hospitals, Schools.” Because we live in a world where apparently it does not go without saying that everyone should just know that bombing a hospital or a school is really terrible. Like punching a baby, [&hellip
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I was going to write about how dogs are better than people but given the news all around us that seems too obvious. Of course dogs are better than people. Dogs are all about love. Dogs love us even when we're terrible. They ...
Though Sometimes It's Tough To Remember

Dogs Make Me Believe in Humanity

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I was going to write about how dogs are better than people but given the news all around us that seems too obvious. Of course dogs are better than people. Dogs are all about love. Dogs love us even when we’re terrible. They spend their lives waiting for us to come home and spend time [&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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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years ...
Can The U.S. Admit Its Weaknesses and Still Be Strong?

The Game of Sorry

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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years that he would like to visit the city and with his upcoming trip to the G7 [&hellip
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It feels really weird to be perturbed by people turning their social media profiles into sympathetic French flags. Then again, it also felt icky to see other people ticked at the outpouring of solidarity with the French ...
How the West Was Numb

Where Lives Matter More

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It feels really weird to be perturbed by people turning their social media profiles into sympathetic French flags. Then again, it also felt icky to see other people ticked at the outpouring of solidarity with the French because those Francophiles didn’t give a damn about the attacks one day earlier in Beirut. Not sure why [&hellip
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The media--even us humble little upstarts here at The Snap Download--love to tell the world how everything is the worst. We revel in tales of how low humanity can go whether we’re talking about school shootings, Congress, ...
Although It's Hard To Believe

Proof That Everything Doesn’t Suck

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The media–even us humble little upstarts here at The Snap Download–love to tell the world how everything is the worst. We revel in tales of how low humanity can go whether we’re talking about school shootings, Congress, sexists, epidemics, dictators, Congress, bigots, terrorists, Congress, violent predators, asshats, rampant
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The Snap: There is a lot of awfulsauceness happening everywhere you look. Wars, injustice, cruelty, indifference, Congress, disease, poverty; the list goes on and on. But sometimes, all the crap is a little bit more than ...
Opting for (Cocktail) Glass Being Half Full This Time

Happy Fluffy Things to Prove The World is Not Total Crap

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The Snap: There is a lot of awfulsauceness happening everywhere you look. Wars, injustice, cruelty, indifference, Congress, disease, poverty; the list goes on and on. But sometimes, all the crap is a little bit more than we can take. Thankfully it’s at moments like these that we see glimmers of redeeming qualities of the human [&hellip
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The Snap: Michael Dunn assumes the carful of teenagers he gunned down were criminals. It’s not just that he thought this when he opened fire on November 23, 2012, taking the life of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. While in ...
How to Stop Being a Bigoted Assclown

Opposite Day

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The Snap: Michael Dunn assumes the carful of teenagers he gunned down were criminals. It’s not just that he thought this when he opened fire on November 23, 2012, taking the life of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. While in prison awaiting trial, Dunn still believed the only reason the teens had no criminal record was that [&hellip
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The Snap: On Monday morning, I had a mini-meltdown. To be honest, things haven’t been going that great. My sister-in-law passed away last Sunday and this Friday my office will be disbanded; the lucky ones will keep our ...
I'm a Poet and I Didn't Even Know It

DEFECTIVE PERSPECTIVE

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The Snap: On Monday morning, I had a mini-meltdown. To be honest, things haven’t been going that great. My sister-in-law passed away last Sunday and this Friday my office will be disbanded; the lucky ones will keep our jobs but don’t know where we’ll be working and what we’ll be doing. But it wasn’t either [&hellip

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