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By Mark Ames
How To Annoy Obama's Russia "Expert": An Exile Classic Prank Featuring Our Old Nemesis Michael McFaul

This classic “prank” first published in the summer of 1999 ranks as one of the eXile’s least-successful pranks (which paradoxically made it x-tra annoying) on our longtime nemesis Michael McFaul–formerly a top Clinton USAID official in Moscow, Carnegie Endowment and…

Aug 25, 2010 | Comments (9)

By Eileen Jones
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Box-office

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a financial flop so far, I don’t know why exactly. It’s aimed directly at the prized demographic of Young People Who Still Go to Theaters to See Movies If Anyone Does, In Order to…

Aug 15, 2010 | Comments (31)

By Mark Ames
Death Of "The Assassin"

I just found out–belatedly–that one of my childhood heroes, Jack Tatum, died of a heart attack a few days ago. When Tatum played for the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s, he was the most intimidating football player of his time–not…

Aug 1, 2010 | Comments (62)

By Mark Ames
Russia's Original Gangstas: Meet The Gopniki

This article first appeared in The eXile on June 1, 2007 For months now, our overseas readers have been asking us, “What’s a gopnik?” They have a vague idea of what a gopnik looks like, thanks to our Face Control page:…

Jul 22, 2010 | Comments (28)

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By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd Returns: Be Famous Or Be Shot Tryin'

I know, I know, I’ve been AWOL a long time. Shoot me. No, seriously. I wouldn’t object. It’d be great to get shot, as long as it was quick and fatal, not somewhere like the shin, where you scream like…

Jul 19, 2010 | Comments (115)

By Eileen Jones
Predators: Killing the Talkative

I found Predators to be amusing as hell, but then, I was in just the right mood for it. I’d had one of those brain-melting work weeks when you do nothing but talk to people, prepare to talk to people,…

Jul 13, 2010 | Comments (27)

By Eileen Jones
Great Americans

Notice to readers: We are scrapping the Great Living Americans nominating process due to your miserable failure, and hereby revoke your suggestion privileges. The eXiled has also initiated a review of our policies regarding the solicitation of reader input to…

Jul 4, 2010 | Comments (84)