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Colby Cosh: Hey, man, nice shot — what Harambe, the martyred gorilla, died to teach us

Every time I see a social-media meme featuring Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla shot dead in May to protect a child that had blundered into his enclosure, my mind returns to an article that H.L. 987 more words

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The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few dogmas have ever faced it and survived.

—H. L. Mencken


Advanced Satanism: Sexts from Jupiter

“Advanced Satanism” means living your life fully. That means anyone can be an “advanced Satanist.” What? You thought they were passing out photo IDs? Even some Christians manage to pull it off, though too many are certifiable victims of AAA — American Apocalyptic Anxiety. 784 more words


For Those Without Ears to Hear

Justin Taylor revives Billy Sunday’s career by collecting comments on what the evangelist sounded like and even a few clips of the preacher himself. Taylor leaves out arguably the most insightful observer of Sunday, H. 367 more words

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Quote of the day, Aug. 2

H.L. Mencken

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”