A generation ago Grandmaster Flash had a huge hit with The Message, with a chorus that went like this: Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge I’m trying not to lose my head It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder How I keep from going under That was 1982, twenty-seven years ago,Continue reading “Don’t Push Me Because I’m Close to the Edge: 2019”
Guess we'll find out. Here's Ted Rall on the subject (along with a long rant on the subject of Time and their piece on Millenials vs. Gen X'rs): And here's a joke to match, courtesy of Dr. Dave White: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb? It's a really cool number,Continue reading “Can hipsters take a joke?”
As the inevitability of dreary Mitt Romney's candidacy for President for the GOP becomes inescapable, one has to wonder — will today's character artists be able to make fun of him? Will he be a target-rich opportunity, as exemplified by the likes of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, or will he just be bland, likeContinue reading “The pen is mightier than the Mitt Romney”
Shorter sentences, says Rall: Looks a little frustrated to me, though…
From conservative David Brooks, on public radio Friday, when asked — as the President suggested — if it's true that President Obama has a communications problem: Mr. BROOKS: Yeah. Well, maybe the Titanic had a communications problem with the iceberg. You know, I just think it's a wrong diagnosis. You know, 60 or 70 percentContinue reading “Obama in trouble, lefties and righties agree”
Ted Rall likes to work from bizarre but real news stories. Sometimes this makes his work seems a little beyond belief, but when you see the context, it all begins to make sense…in a 21st sort of way.
The Los Angeles Times is in the middle of a bankruptcy proceeding that is opaque, to say the least, from the outside; it's shed literally hundreds of reporters and editors over the last few years, its circulation has plummeted…but despite all that, it's been on fire this summer. Its series on the public pensions inContinue reading “LA Times: out of the fire, into the Eisner frying pan?”
I think this, from the irrepressible Ted Rall, is really funny. Is that wrong?
Not really: Ted Rall is making a point. And a pretty sharp one… Is it just me, or is there something perversely satisfying about seeing wolves shoot humans?
I think I'm in category three. Could be worse, actually. At least I'm "scrappy," according to Rall.