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FU Facebook

We have made a deal with the devil. In exchange for superficial contact with anyone we have ever known – wherein photos, experiences, and opinions are shared – we have relinquished the intimate details of our lives, which are used to manipulate our every thought and action. 490 more words

Intelligentsia

Bill-265 and the Book -- Finale

Here’s the final part of the short story I wrote for a creative writing class in high school. It could really use editing! It’s a tad overwritten and full of those awful adverbs–but … excuse me! 1,504 more words

Short Fiction

Best Practices and Meeting Specifications are Orwellian

“Orwellian” is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and… 503 more words

Better World

Adam Johnson: 6 Elements of Police Spin -- An Object Lesson in Copspeak

The linguistic gymnastics needed to report on police violence without calling up images of police violence is a thing of semantic wonder. Officers don’t shoot, they are merely “involved” in shootings; victims are not victims, but “suspects” “fleeing”; human beings become premortem cadavers as bullets “enter the torso” rather than the chest of a person; guns and bullets act on their own as they “discharge” or “enter the right femur,” rather than being fired by autonomous individuals with agency and purpose. 1,289 more words

Social Justice

Bill-265 and the Book -- Part Two

For those of you who are just tuning in, here’s Part One of the story.

And now for Part Two!

Tom-345 was a large, burly man, who always had a grin on his face. 625 more words

Short Fiction

The Marxist takeover of our schools should make you really really worry

My favourite Canadian website by a long long way is Small Dead Animals. You should make it a permanent rest stop as you go through your skiing the web (it does originate from Saskatchewan). 777 more words

Philosophical And Speculative

Bill-265 and the Book

You’ll have to excuse the excess wordiness of this story. I wrote it for a class when I was 17 and thought I was being terribly clever. 904 more words

Short Fiction