Jeff Sharlet interviews Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King.
No matter how sincerely we think we get it, we don’t really get it. “A personal epiphany about race and gender, to my fellow white males.” And Please Stop Being a Good White Person (TM).
Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny. “Win or lose, Trump’s campaign threatens to unleash the Great American Stupid.”
About Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison Account. Am I the only person who had never HEARD of Ashley Madison until this summer?
USA network postpones ‘Mr. Robot’ finale due to parallels to Virginia murders, in which two people were murdered on live television, a reporter and cameraman. Postponed a whole week, to September 2!
Apocalypse Now – Washington state’s climate change.
The difference between Latino and Hispanic, in one mini comic strip.
Dustbury notes men who are boobs.
Stop the Jared Fogle “footlong” jokes: Why do we still find prison rape acceptable, let alone funny?
John Oliver Exposes Shady Televangelists Fleecing Americans For Millions. Or watch here. And he sets up his OWN church Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption. So, will the IRS respond? Over 30 years ago, Frank Zappa sang about this.
Ken Burns, on the Civil War: It’s about ‘slavery slavery slavery’.
Arthur wonders: expat or immigrant?
In Defense of Saggy Pants by Miriam Axel-Lute.
The English language, we all know, is in decline. “‘The average schoolchild can hardly write’… said William Langland, author of ‘Piers Plowman’… who died in 1386.”
Amy Biancolli explains How to cross the street in Albany.
Jaquandor gets interviewed by Jon Stewart, kinda, sorta.
Rebecca Jade sings the National Anthem at Petco Park on August 8, 2015. Also featuring #1 niece: Under New Management from Tom Antl and Team Groovy, MATURE audience, Winner Best Film – San Diego 48 Hour Film Project 2015.
Artificial Flowers by Bobby Darin, an unlikely hit, given its subject matter. An interpretation by New York stage performer Ciro Barbaro more in keeping with the lyrics.
This actually came up in conversation at church last week: I Love To Singa- Owl.
Dean Martin Knocks the Beatles out of the #1 Spot on the Charts.
Fillyjonk: Lorde have mercy.
Now I Know: Making Sense of Dollar Signs.
The Spiedie Is A Perfect And Important Sandwich: It is high time this nation recognized Binghamton, New York’s beloved culinary mascot as the God-Level Foodstuff that it truly is.
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Chuck Miller and I had an idea for some Times Union bloggers to get together. I jokingly suggested having it at Ken Screven’s place. Chuck actually pursued it, and it was so.
TWCQT #4: The Nine-Panel Grid.
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Lubbock (TX) ISD baseball field home to district’s llamas. “Tina has been here the longest,” Monterey Agriculture teacher Roger Green said.