Newtown

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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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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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In light of the most recent U.S. mass shooting, here’s a quiz to try to put the killings and America’s firearm obsession in perspective. 1. When you heard of the October 2nd mass shooting at a community college in ...
Groundhog's Day

The Mass Shooting Rorschach Test

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In light of the most recent U.S. mass shooting, here’s a quiz to try to put the killings and America’s firearm obsession in perspective. 1. When you heard of the October 2nd mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, what was your first reaction? a. Feelings of sympathy for the victims and their families [&hellip
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The Snap: We’re barely a month into 2014 and there’s already widespread acknowledgement that Congress won’t do anything this year. There’s always an election coming up somewhere and for some reason politicians ...
If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

Chopped: Congressional Edition

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The Snap: We’re barely a month into 2014 and there’s already widespread acknowledgement that Congress won’t do anything this year. There’s always an election coming up somewhere and for some reason politicians think the best way to gain votes is to turn into brick walls. It’s not enough to do nothing; they must stop everyone [&h
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The Snap: Saturday marks an important anniversary. No, not the anniversary of one of the best weekends for gun dealer profits in this country... but that reminds me I should probably get a greeting card for the NRA. Does ...
#26Acts: Make It Count

NEWTOWN: THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE GROTESQUE

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The Snap: Saturday marks an important anniversary. No, not the anniversary of one of the best weekends for gun dealer profits in this country… but that reminds me I should probably get a greeting card for the NRA. Does Hallmark make one along the lines of, “Thanks for ensuring that 2/3 of gun legislation since [&hellip
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The Snap: Fine. I stole the headline from Adrienne. The fact is that I think that it is the perfect description for this post. Yesterday there was another mass shooting. This time at the Navy Yard in DC. The ...
Fake Logic

50 SHADES OF SHUT THE HELL UP

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The Snap: Fine. I stole the headline from Adrienne. The fact is that I think that it is the perfect description for this post. Yesterday there was another mass shooting. This time at the Navy Yard in DC. The Download: It has been almost a year since Newtown. Newtown. The event that was referred to [&hellip
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The Snap: It’s almost 4 months since the school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults. Whatever political will there was to do something at the federal level dissipated faster than the time between ...
What Are The Odds?

LONG SHOT

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The Snap: It’s almost 4 months since the school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults. Whatever political will there was to do something at the federal level dissipated faster than the time between the inauguration and the start of the 2016 campaign season. Some, like Examiner columnist Gene Healy, argue [&hellip
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The Snap: You’ve got 8 seconds. Not to stay on a mechanical bull at Fratty McFratFrat’s Bar but to grab someone’s attention. That’s because attention spans are 8 seconds long. Sounds crazy, right? You can pay ...

DECISIONS ARE THE WORST!

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The Snap: You’ve got 8 seconds. Not to stay on a mechanical bull at Fratty McFratFrat’s Bar but to grab someone’s attention. That’s because attention spans are 8 seconds long. Sounds crazy, right? You can pay attention for longer than…um, HELLO! Are you still reading this? If so, you’ve got a longer attention span than [&helli

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