Author Archives: publiusminimus

On Nazis

Once upon a time, in my formative years, a song came on a friend’s playlist. The singer yelled “Nazi Punks Fuck Off!” Ahh, those silly years of America’s where a raging, anti-establishment punk rock band echoed the general purview of its prior two generations. The irony of Jello Biafra agreeing, in his own way, with […]

GoT Predictions (spoilers, dick heads)

Alright, I’ve kept this off the blog for a while for two reasons: It’s way more fun to have these discussions in real life. I’m fuckin’ lazy. But now, with Season 7 quickly approaching its last episode in a week, thereby sending me into a fit of rage over having to wait another year to […]

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 […]