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Video: John Cleese on Stupidity

Cleese explains why extremely stupid people do not have the capability to realize how stupid they are. Watch until the end.

Opinion Leaders

George Monbiot: Let's Bomb the Whole Middle East

Footage released by the Pentagon shows a target being hit by U.S. missiles inside Syria.

Let’s bomb the Muslim world – all of it – to save the lives of its people. 1,259 more words

War And Peace

Why Writers Kill Themselves

     I would say it’s vain to call myself a “Writer”, but then again, I have a blog and run under the delusion I’m “self-published” so I’ll humbly say I’m a “writer.” Close enough, I assume you’ve read worse anyway. 529 more words

Humor And Satire

Jose Padua: The Bartertown Ball

When I got into Washington my friend Eddie met me at the train station and took me directly to Neal’s. Neal had drafted Eddie to be the master of ceremonies, a role Neal didn’t wish to play so he could concentrate on simply being the host. 1,847 more words

Poetry

Video: John Oliver discusses student debt

Published on Sep 7, 2014

John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us.

Social Justice

Jose Padua: Becoming a Poet

Ever since I can remember I wanted to be a poet, and in the early 80s I began sending my poems out to magazines in the hopes of making the transition from being a simple poet to being a published poet. 998 more words

Personal Essays

Jose Padua: How I Tried To Escape The Sick World Of Poetry

The rules were that you had to give your name and occupation before reciting your first poem.

Naturally, I tried to evade this unnecessary formality which to me seemed akin to a rooftop sniper announcing his name and address before firing upon the crowd below. 805 more words

Personal Essays