Friday Free Verse: Vulgarity

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Meet me in the kingdom of absurdity where we can laugh at the facts as they splatter against the walls of our mania. We will bathe in the entrails of reason as it is eviscerated by the golems of our fear. Meet me at the altar of outrage where we can smash the babies of our enemies upon the ...
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The world grew fuzzy as the walls of reality thinned and buckled. “Are you ok?” Mark asked. The language was unfamiliar yet Rhea understood the words. “Yes. I just got a little dizzy,” the response came unbidden. “Probably allergies,” her husband said. Except she didn’t have ...
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How bad could it get?

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Throughout most of the Bush administration I remember news media reporting on how good the economy was doing. The Bush tax cuts were working! So they said. I never really believed it. As a child of the 90s, my baseline for what a decent economy "feels" like is probably skewed. However, near the end ...
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A few high concepts for 4/20

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In honor of America’s favorite unsanctioned holiday, I figured I’d do a little free writing today. Disclaimer: No cannabis was harmed in the making of this blog post. I stopped by the Circle K this morning to pick up my morning breakfast of carbonated high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine. ...
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Serious but silly


The majority of funding for any Kickstarter rolls in during the first and final week. You start with the excitement of a new launch and finish with the urgency of a ticking clock. With just a few days left on our current Black Suit of Death Kickstarter I feel like I should have something profound to ...
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The Quarterly Oppressor: Good Slags Are Hard to Find

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There are many people in this world who suffer from the delusion that they have value and deserve to be treated with respect. The worst of these types believe themselves to be “individuals.” If you make the mistake of employing these people, no amount of oppressive skill or trickery will keep them ...
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