Author Archives: publiusminimus

Today, from McSweeney’s

I have plenty of new perspective for you cretins, but haven’t had time to write amongst all the Laphroaig , music festivals and World of Warcraft. Killer fact about each: Laphroaig 10-Year is objectively better than it’s Triple Wood or Quarter Cask counterparts. Summer Camp Music Festival is better than Electric Forest. Horde is the fantasy […]

Welp, we’ve still got our guns (and always will)

It was with great vengeance and furious anger (perhaps furious delight) that around the January inauguration of Pres. Donald J. Trump that I rained down critical thought facts on my most ultra-conservative friends. You know, the ones who’d been howling for years that Pres. Barack H. Obama was coming for their guns. I asked, with monumental […]

Thanks, Obama.

An accounting of the executive officer’s work.

Fake vs Real in the era of instant information

Or, Identifying bullshit in the information age Since the “FW:FW:FW:FW” emails of the late 90s through Onion and Duffel Blog-level satire being shared as fact to the onset of real Fake News being shared as so-called Real News recently, there needed to be shared methodologies for rooting out disinformation, misinformation, satire and fact.   Inevitably […]

#VeteransForKaepernick

Once upon a time, you see, radicals protested against being told what to do. They wrote a document that picked a fight. The fight turned into a war, which they fought (even on Christmas). They won the war and years later, through years of toil and discussion and debate and pistols-at-dawn, they encoded much of […]

Publius Minimus’ Greater Hipster Theory

I know why the mustachioed youngster sings. If that seems like I ripped off Maya Angelou for my own personal lede, you’re right. So congratulate yourself and get over it. Everything rips off everything, all music is old music, and no culture is real. I’m about to ruin everyone’s day, and in the process provide […]

Insurgency in a Children’s Saying

In which the author takes a moment to tell you why technology doesn’t matter in an insurgency.