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By John Dolan
He Stole It All from A Cockroach: A Lesson In Why You Shouldn't Become A Poet

Robert Creeley: Great Poet or One-Eyed Interspecies Plagiarist? Here are two pieces of twentieth-century verse. One has been called “…the most often quoted, even the most widely known, short poem” of the 1960s; the other is from a long-forgotten collection…

Mar 17, 2009 | Comments (3)

By Eileen Jones

This is a vengeful slagging of previews I’ve seen at least ten-thousand times, maybe through bad luck, bad timing, bad karma, it’s hard to say. They’re all for movies opening March 20th. Except for The Soloist, which may never open,…

Mar 15, 2009 | Comments (17)

By Mark Ames
Alabama Murder Mystery Solved: The Shocking Story Of How A Chicken-Slaughtering Billionaire Plundered Rural America

Mega-Statue Of Chicken Plutocrat Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim The killing spree in Alabama fits a well-worn pattern of workplace-driven massacres that we’ve seen since the “going postal” phenomenon exploded in the middle of the Reagan revolution. In spite of the fact…

Mar 13, 2009 | Comments (75)

By John Dolan
Raising Bristol: Freepers Deal With The Bastard Palin

“It is not their love for us but their lack of faith that prevents today’s Christians from burning us.” —Nietzsche For sheer gloating pleasure, you can’t beat the lunkheads on Free Republic trying to deal with the news that Palin’s…

Mar 12, 2009 | Comments (29)


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By Mr. Walker
Banking Porn: The Blowjob Market

One of the things Wall Street does best is confuse people. They are brilliant at it, making simple things seem complex. So today we’re going to go over one of the things they’re trying to make obscure and make them…

Mar 12, 2009 | Comments (23)

By Mark Ames
Alabama Shootings: Just Another Battle In America's Thirty Years' Class War

Whenever I hear about a rampage massacre like the one that just took place in southern Alabama a few hours ago, so far leaving 11 dead and untold wounded (casualty numbers seem to tick up every hour), the first thing…

Mar 11, 2009 | Comments (58)

By Gary Brecher
War Nerd: Apocalypse Never

Sorry about the long break. I had to deal with my real job, even picked up some extra hours. Once I would have bitched non-stop about that, but I’ve noticed that everybody’s gotten real flexible about their schedules, now that…

Mar 10, 2009 | Comments (89)