Category Archives: Culture

“We are all born two drinks shy of happiness.”

Gordon Keith, lead funnyman for Dallas’s great cult radio station, Sportsradio 1310: The Ticket has written a column for the Dallas Morning News about the suspiciously widespread habit of mind that supports frequent and often heavy alcohol consumption.  It also … Continue reading

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Douthat and the Moral Case for Immigration Reform

Ross Douthat, a writer I have come to read voraciously and respect greatly, has finally run crossways with me on the immigration bill. He is a full–blown skeptic of the current bill, and has convinced me that it’s probably nothing … Continue reading

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More Good Reading: Fathers and Daughters by Alan Jacobs

For an intellectual feast, please read Alan Jacobs’s review of a new graphic novel by Mary and Bryan Talbot. Instead of reprinting the article as in my last section of “Good Reading” (which really should be retitled, “Good Reading from … Continue reading

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You Can Download the Best Comic of The Year for Free

I decided not to get flowery with the title, because I want to get straight to the point. Imagine [insert favorite television show here] decided to screw the networks and just let you stream their show for however much money … Continue reading

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A note on the Orson Scott Card’s Superman “controversy” by way of that stuff that happened with Chick-Fil-A last year

Remember when we were all shocked and appalled to find out that the delicious chicken we enjoyed was homophobic?  Yes, it turned out that Chick-Fil-A’s desire to promote what they believed to be traditional Biblical marriage included donations to foundations … Continue reading

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Oscars 2013 – Adam and Dog – Don’t Miss It!

My sole Oscar pick for this season is the short animation Adam and Dog. Download it here in HD (you may not watch it in SD, I won’t allow it) turn the lights down, the sound up, and focus for … Continue reading

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We’re All Living in Portlandia

Once in a while, a popular word will snowball into a state of such broad explanatory use that thoughtful people must either whittle it down to a more definite size or call for its utter dissolution.  This is the present … Continue reading

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