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eXiled Alert! Joe the Copywriter Laid Off For Exposing his Incompetent Bosses

Joe the Copywriter (whose identity we’re not revealing yet) was fired less than 24 hours after we posted an  article with him railing on his incompetent bosses at the Yellow Pages company. He gloated that these Just-For-Men-highlight-wearing-morons were too clueless…

Feb 16, 2009 | Comments (18)

THE INTERNATIONAL: NOW WHAT?

There’s a shootout at the Guggenheim Museum in the middle of The International that’s about as cheery a spectacle as an action film can offer. One minute a cathedral hush prevails in Frank Lloyd Wright’s creamy architectural spiral, and visitors…

Feb 15, 2009 | Comments (7)

BETSY MCCAUGHEY WANTS TO KILL AMERICANS ON BEHALF OF HER PLUTOCRAT FRIENDS, BUT ARE AMERICANS TOO SLAVE-LIKE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES?

My fellow Americans (as you like to be called), you now have the opportunity to prove that you are not passive slaves, the “sheeple” that they say you are. Over the past few months you’ve been forced to face the awful…

Feb 13, 2009 | Comments (85)

Radio Interview: Mark Ames Talks About Why Rampage Massacres Make Sense In A Reaganomics World

Feb 13, 2009 | Comments (13)

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Notes on “Fallout 3″ From An Unemployed Video Game Reviewer

The gaming groundhog sticks his head from his hole, goes to Blockbuster and sees: F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (360). Most people associate F.E.A.R. with Alma, the creepy little girl who gets bloody footprints everywhere and sets shit on fire. But…

Feb 12, 2009 | Comments (8)

Recession Gloat: Executives Too Incompetent to Fire Me

The past few weeks, national headlines swirled with distressing news for an American workforce already cowering in fear. As the world suffers the worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression, two-thirds of American CEOs plan to fire employees in the…

Feb 11, 2009 | Comments (41)

Why the Academy Awards Are So Great

This will necessarily be a short article. The Academy Awards are so great because they keep us in touch with the ratty old values of our forefathers and foremothers. We no longer know how to churn butter, or why it’s…

Feb 8, 2009 | Comments (9)

War Nerd Roundup: Mo’ Money for Mog, Bummer of A Gaza

I come back from sick leave and there’s a whole pile of wars in my “in” box, like one of those old office cartoons. Still got to write up the dustup in Gaza, and then there’s the so-called final victory…

Feb 5, 2009 | Comments (55)

Review: Enter the Madness of Solid Snake with “Metal Gear Solid 4″

The new games on shelves this week are: Burnout Paradise for the (PC) – reheated leftovers. Ultimate Shooting Collection (Wii) – Extremely Unimpressive Unleashed! And… My World My Way (DS) – In this Japanese Pouting Sim, you play a little…

Feb 4, 2009 | Comments (28)

How my buddy was kidnapped and pistol-whipped for 22 days…and other Mexican kidnapping stories

MONTERREY, MEXICO — Kidnapping and Mexico, they go together like beans and rice. There has always been a kidnapping industry in Mexico. It’s not for nothing that we have become the kidnapping capital of the world. Yep, that’s a true,…

Feb 3, 2009 | Comments (30)

New Year’s Greetings From Russia’s Provincial Carmen Elektra

This hussie, named Karina Barbie, is hugely popular in Russia, a kind of low provincial Carmen Elektra. She’s originally from the central Kazakh town of Karaganda, which is a euphemism in Russian for “backwater.” Buck-toothed and head slightly askew, it’s…

Feb 3, 2009 | Comments (18)

Taken: Back to Action Basics

Liam Neeson tries to be reasonable. Genre films are beginning to creep back into theaters after the big parade of Oscar-contenders—praise be to God—and one of them, a little actioner called Taken, is now tops at the box-office and deserves…

Feb 1, 2009 | Comments (16)

Tax the Poor: California’s Evil Financing Strategy

It was 11:00 am on Saturday morning when I woke up and jumped out of bed in panic. I realized that the night before, I had parked my car in a 2-hour parking zone around the corner from my house….

Jan 30, 2009 | Comments (30)

Moscow’s Finest Stomp & Arrest Annoying Greenpeace Mascot

Like all healthy folks, I hate cops. The only thing worse than cops are Russian cops. And the only thing worse than Russian cops are the OMON–the Interior Ministry’s paramilitary goons famous for brutalizing anyone who dares to oppose the…

Jan 30, 2009 | Comments (27)

Political Correctness’ First Bona Fide Genocide

You know how even Bush haters will admit that his one undisputed good deed was getting all that AIDS prevention funding to Africa? But, boy, do they have it all wrong. More than anything, Bush’s efforts show how little anyone…

Jan 29, 2009 | Comments (46)

Death Porn Special: Faces Of Chuvash Death

If you’ve ever been in Russia, you’ve no doubt seen the token dead-drunk man, barely stumbling home from work in the middle of winter. You probably thought to yourself: What happens if that guy falls and passes out? Well, here’s…

Jan 28, 2009 | Comments (6)

Unsexy America: Virgin Prostitute Falls From Our Graces

You might’ve heard that a bunch of dudes are bidding on the chance to deflower a 22-year-old chick from San Diego. This girl or woman or woperdaughter, or whatever you want to call her, put her virginity up for auction…

Jan 27, 2009 | Comments (39)

Global Dispatch: How Do People Buy Drugs in Mexico?

Pancho Montana is an eXiled Special Mexican War on Drugs Correspondent. As a native of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, located in northern Mexico, Mr. Montana lives in Gulf Cartel territory. That means the streets belong to the Zetas, a paramilitary organization…

Jan 26, 2009 | Comments (22)

DEPRESSION GLOAT #5: Sundance Film Festival ’09 Takes the Hit

This year, Sundance got shoved back toward its mid-‘80s roots as a small nowheresville festival in an ugly ski town showcasing bad independent films nobody wants to buy or see.

Jan 24, 2009 | Comments (10)

Notes on Cabela’s “Trophy Bucks” From A Newly Unemployed Video Game Reviewer

You might wonder why I’m covering Cabela’s Trophy Bucks for the Nintendo Wii, an unheralded game that came out last June. Well, I’ll tell you. I was recently laid off, so I took a trip to the local Blockbuster to…

Jan 22, 2009 | Comments (9)

Literature on Mexico’s Drug War You Can Read, Sort Of

Today’s Topic: In semi-praise of Down by the River. Statement of the Grand Inquisitor: As we have ruled earlier, there are few good books. Down by the River by Charles Bowden, a meandering and disorganized collection of facts, soundbites and…

Jan 21, 2009 | Comments (16)

Cheney Borrows Wheelchair Trick From Casino’s Remo Gaggi

If you’ve lived in Russia, you know that just before anyone big gets charged with corruption or other high crimes, they always have a way of suffering conveniently-timed heart attacks and winding up in the hospital before the heat arrives…

Jan 20, 2009 | Comments (17)

Park Your Ship Here: Ukrainian Calendar Girls

Today’s calendar girl collection, newly minted for 2009, comes courtesy of Kerch Yard, a Ukrainian shipyard in the Eastern Crimean town of Kerch. According to our sources, “kerch” comes from an Old East Slavic word for “throat,” and the town’s…

Jan 20, 2009 | Comments (9)

War Nerd: Abba, Civil War Songs—Anything But Gaza

I’ll talk about Gaza tomorrow, but I’ve got the day off and it’s not my idea of a good time. For now I’ll just say it turned out exactly like I said it would, but blecch, it’s not my idea…

Jan 19, 2009 | Comments (51)

BOOK REVIEW: Snark, and Why We’re For It

Maureen Dowd: queen of snark? The burning issue in David Denby’s new book, Snark: It’s Mean, It’s Personal, and It’s Ruining Our Conversation, is that these days we’re all too snarky, and it’s imperiling Western Civilization. First, of course, he…

Jan 16, 2009 | Comments (17)