Monthly Archives: December 2019

Is Trumpism a Cult?

Has Trumpism become a cult? A new book by Sean Illing, a former cult member, makes the case. Sean Illing of VOX recently had a conversation with Steve Hassan. The question almost feels like a provocation. And yet more and … Continue reading

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The Institute of Official Cheer

It’s been forever since I last perused the pages, nay, plumbed the profundity of James Lileks website, The Institute of Official Cheer. Check it out:

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A Gangster In The Whitehouse

I was trying to avoid the depressing vortex of American politics during the Holidays. However, came across this article by David Frum in the Atlantic that is worth a read.

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House Ordered From 1920’s Sears Catalog!

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Career in Music is Damaging to Mental Health

CAREER IN MUSIC IS DAMAGING TO MENTAL HEALTH, NEW STUDY FINDS Posted 16 October 2017 in Can Music Make You Sick?, commissioned by the charity and undertaken by University of Westminster researchers Sally-Anne Gross and Dr. George Musgrave, offers … Continue reading

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Nothing Less Than a Civil War

“Great American Pizza & Subs, on a highway about 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas, was busier and Trumpier than usual. On any given day it serves “M.A.G.A. Subs” and “Liberty Bell Lasagna.” The “Second Amendment” pizza comes “loaded” with … Continue reading

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After the Fire and Rain – How James Taylor captured America’s post-sixties blues ~ 23/07/19 CULTURAL ERAS rarely, if ever, fit neatly into the decades allotted to them. The 1950s, for instance, did not really shuffle off until 1963 (when according to Philip Larkin, a British poet, “sexual intercourse began”.) But there … Continue reading

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tRumpian Rhapsody

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Gary Moore — The Messiah Will Come Again

Hot damn. This holds up. I expect that they’ll be listening to this one still when humanity has left the planet!

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How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online

Excellent article by Adi Robertson posted on FIRSTHAND SOURCES Even if you don’t trust a particular outlet, you can often use their reporting to work back to primary sources, which you can use to fact-check what the outlet is … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Middle Cove

Late-Fall storm, once upon a time in Middle Cove, Newfoundland. From November 1992 Shot on Fujicolor 200 / Pentax Spotmatic / 35mm f2.8

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