‘Red State’: Kevin Smith’s new film targets religious extremists. Guess which religion? Oh, sure you can!


I hate Kevin Smith. His slovenly appearance and (somewhat baffling) modicum of success have made him dearly beloved by that most misbegotten of cultural mutants: the loser hipster nerd.

All the Cinema’s Spawn: Woodward and Bernstein’s Bastard Offspring


In 1998/2003, the book/movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls laid down a new stratum of received wisdom: That the 1970s witnessed a “Silver Age” of American film making, after brave young rebel outsiders employed their low budget indie hits as celluloid Trojan Horses, infiltrated bankrupt, boring old Hollywood and rescued it from itself. (And went on [...]

‘Red State’: Kevin Smith’s new film targets religious extremists. Guess which religion? Oh, sure you can!


I hate Kevin Smith. His slovenly appearance and (somewhat baffling) modicum of success have made him dearly beloved by that most misbegotten of cultural mutants: the loser hipster nerd.

WUSA: Evil Right-wing Geniuses put Paul Newman… On the Radio?


“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna make stale Network references anymore!” Wouldn’t you love to hear your least favorite progressive talker make that their new year’s resolution? It’s like I said yesterday: lefties are fickle. They pick up, dump, then booty-call their “clever” memes-du jour like Julian Assange at a key party. Remember [...]

Not EVERY Chilean rugby player is a cannibal! — In defense of generalizations


Having spent too long as the Media Matters “watcher” for NewsReal, I’ve learned that “good writing” — if you’re a modern day “progressive” — equals “reads like it was typed up at the last minute by a moonlighting Groupon intern with Tourettes.”

YouTube’s latest anti-Western censorship points to bigger problem


Blogger IsraelyCool and Brian of London call it an emergency: Palestine Media Watch (PMW) translates and posts videos from the TV Channels of both the official Palestinian Authority (rulled by Fattah) and Hamas TV. They’ve brought to the world such gems as the genocidal bunny rabbit and Farfour the murderous mouse. Well YouTube have shut [...]

Hot Post: They’re Called Boobs: the Toxic Lies of Erin Brockovich


This popular post was originally published December 17, 2010. Every year, Catholics renew their baptismal vows and reject, among other “snares of the Devil,” something called “the glamor of evil.” The old dead white guys who penned those vows predated People magazine and Day of the Locust by centuries, but intuited a profound truth about [...]

They’re Called Boobs: the Toxic Lies of Erin Brockovich


Every year, Catholics renew their baptismal vows and reject, among other “snares of the Devil,” something called “the glamor of evil.” The old dead white guys who penned those vows predated People magazine and Day of the Locust by centuries, but intuited a profound truth about human nature: We get more of whatever we glamorize. [...]

Twas the night before Kwanzaa…


‘Twas the night before Kwanzaa And all through the ‘hood, Maulana Karenga was up to no good. He’d tortured a woman and spent time in jail. He needed a new scam that just wouldn’t fail. (“So what if I stuck some chick’s toe in a vice? Nobody said revolution was nice!”) The Sixties were over. [...]

Apocalypse Later: That neverending ‘end of the world’


One reason I didn’t go to university? Everybody promised me that Ronald Reagan was going to blow up the world. So why waste my time and money on a degree I’d never live to use, right? That was my excuse, as a GenX “slacker”, anyhow. I later learned that all through history, seers and soothsayers [...]