Why I Don’t Trade Zines

I am reluctant to trade zines, and here’s why.

Consider January…

Adult me has always detested January. After three solid months of prepping for and celebrating holidays (Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving, Christmas), January is just boring. There are no big holidays that you celebrate with friends or family, the days are short and cold, the skies are always a formless grey, filled with a blanket of shapeless clouds.  …read more…

How to Translate Job Descriptions

The business world has its own weird way of communicating. It likes jargon and coded language. But never fear! Here is a translation of some of the most common phrases and expressions you’re likely to see in a job description.  “Challenging personalities” — You will work with assholes. All day, every day. “We’re looking for …read more…

When you are…

I don’t know where this originally came from. I found it the other day when I was clearing out some papers in my office.  When you are alone, mind your thoughts. When you are with friends, mind your tongue. When you are angry, mind your temper. When you are with a group, mind your behavior. …read more…

Religious Wars Explained

            View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Peter Johanns (@peteytvprof) His entire account is pretty funny, actually. It was a bit of a shock to see him post this. But it’s true.

How to Translate Business Emails

The business world has its own weird way of communicating. It likes jargon and coded language. But never fear! Here is a translation of some of the most common phrases and expressions you’re likely to see in an email.  “Thanks in advance” — Get this done by the time I hit “send”. “Thanks for your …read more…

Cousin by Wilco

The cover for the Wilco album "Cousin"

Wilco is one of those bands that has always been running in the background of my life. I’m aware of them, I like their music, but I’ve never been a huge fan. I don’t know why, really. Not enough time? Not enough energy? (Okay, there are reasons for this that I will talk about at …read more…

Weekend Reading #006

Just a few things you might want to read over the weekend as you step away from the television: George Orwell wrote an unpublished introduction to Animal Farm.  What’s your favorite kids’ movie? The Guardian posted a list picked by readers. (Some of my favorites from the list: Explorers, Coco, The Iron Giant, and The …read more…

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Why I am neither a Christian nor a Capitalist

Why I am neither a Christian nor a Capitalista

Also…why these two things are completely incompatible.

Silent Noise Project #012 — there’s no time like a little bit later episode

Silent Noise Project Volume 2

Welcome to episode #12 of the Silent Noise Project. This episode is 56 minutes and 06 seconds long and weighs 74.9 megabytes. If your mileage varies, it’s possible that you’re a victim of sabotage. The People’s Revolutionary Podcast Naming Committee has decreed that this episode shall be called “there’s no time like a little bit …read more…

Weekend Reading #005

Just a few things I’ve read lately that you might like to peruse over the weekend… The Public Domain Review usually posts interesting articles about things which are with us, but uncommon. But their essay “The City That Fell Off a Cliff” by Matthew Green tells the story of something that is no longer with …read more…

broken…lost…free

So this came into my Instagram feed this morning:             View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Art Never Sleeps (@artneversleeps) As an American, and as a member of a western, consumerist culture, this struck home …read more…