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Ellen McGrath Smith: The ascendancy of the word "Douchebag"

can be attributed to Twitter and other social media.

Compared to other obscene slurs predating the Internet, “douchebag” enjoys much more frequency and vehemence. It’s fun and satisfying for the mouth to shape that sweet soft bosomy French word for “shower” then clamp it down in an anglo-saxon vise. 945 more words

Social Justice

Gary Snyder: Smokey the Bear Sutra

Once in the Jurassic about 150 million years ago, the Great Sun Buddha in this corner of the Infinite Void gave a discourse to all the assembled elements and energies: to the standing beings, the walking beings, the flying beings, and the sitting beings–even the grasses, to the number of thirteen billion, each one born from a seed, assembled there: a Discourse concerning Enlightenment on the planet Earth. 735 more words

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The fault in our furs

Imagine what’s in there? Inside the thing? The thing that lies there inertly all day, like it has no life! Like it isn’t the same one that robbed the night and half of your day away from you! 306 more words


Audio: Hieronymous Bosch Butt Music

A 600 year old butt song from Hell.

Oklahoma Christian University student Amelia Hamrick has transcribed a piece of music hidden in Hieronymus Bosch’s 16th century painting… 149 more words

Art And Cinema

'Against love, a polemic', by Laura Kipnis

If you asked a stranger on the street what a successful marriage looks like they would probably say that it should be lifelong and monogamous. Most people see togetherness as the ideal state and fidelity as the only morally acceptable way of coupledom. 1,282 more words


Video: Operatico Politico -- Keep Your Ding Dong In Your Pants

Some really good advice…in Carol format.


Keep your Ding Dong in your pants,
And don’t say nasty phrases.
To yourself, please keep your hands. 259 more words

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Abby Zimet: Ho Ho Ho Milk-Breath -- On Scowling Whining Little Freeloaders

If you haven’t been paying attention: Republicans have been so gung-ho about stripping health care from millions of people and giving tax cuts to a few monstrously rich people that at the end of September they needlessly let the  Children’s Health Plan ( 272 more words

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