DECEMBER 26, 2011 12:05AM

Christmas in China

Christmas in China
Christmas in China
DECEMBER 25, 2011 12:15PM

Christmas in Pakistan

 Christmas in Pakistan
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DECEMBER 25, 2011 3:28AM

Christmas in Chile

Christmas in Chile
Christmas in Chile
DECEMBER 24, 2011 7:29PM

Christmas in Afghanistan

Christmas in Afghanistan
Christmas in Afghanistan
DECEMBER 23, 2011 6:43PM

Christmas in Baghdad

Christmas in Baghdad
Christmas in Baghdad
DECEMBER 22, 2011 4:15PM

Worse Than Obama?

Komodo Dragon

Now that the latest Republican front-runner for President is a Komodo Dragon, Obamabots everywhere will immediately demand our votes because “Komodo Dragon is worse than Obama,” but this particular Komodo Dragon is actually a very handsome fellow, for a Komodo Dragon, just like Ob… Read full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2011 5:48PM

The Face of America

Jerome Isaac

At the end of a decade in which the United States killed more than 1,000,000 people in Iraq, for nothing, and destroyed its own economy, who better to sum us up than the idiot/monster Jerome Isaac, who burned an old lady to death in an elevator and then accidentally set… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2011 11:34PM

New York City, 1955


New York City, Elliot Erwitt, 1955
New York City, Elliot Erwitt, 1955

"We were all in our early twenties. John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, and I, being poets, divided our time between the literary bar, the San Remo, and the artists’ bar, the Cedar Tavern. In the San Remo we argued and gossipped: in the… Read full post »


Poor old Christopher "Hooch" Hitchens is dead at the unripe age of... whatever.

"No God but beer," as he used to say.

They should pickle that clown and prop him up outside a liquor store./
DECEMBER 17, 2011 7:17AM

George and Sylvia Whitman, 1986

George and Sylvia Whitman

George Whitman owned the famous bookstore Shakespeare and Company in Paris for 60 years before he died last week at the age of 98. His daughter Sylvia will continue the business of selling books and hosting indigent writers at the same location, just across the Seine from Notre/…

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DECEMBER 17, 2011 4:47AM

Kashan, Iran

Photocredit: Ali Reza Parsi

Kashan is a sprawling oasis in north central Iran. The remains of an enormous ziggurat constructed by the Elamites more than 7000 years ago are still visible on a nearby hill. Read full post »

DECEMBER 12, 2011 8:12PM

Twinkies for Obama!



This is Sobakasu (Freckles), an appropriate theme-song for the twinkie-consciousness of US liberals, who should be singing songs about freckles instead of shooting off their mouths about economics and foreign policy on Daily Kos.

“I stroke the freckles I once hated
and let/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 10, 2011 2:02PM

Forgive the Plow, Worms!

A graduate student in cognitive psychology at UC Berkeley, Mr. Bryan Alvarez has recently posted an article about OWS on HuffPo with a very edifying title…

“Forgive the 1%.”

The 1% is a meme for a type of behavior, not a fixed group of people. 1% behaviors promote short-t

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 2:31AM

Ocarinas for Peace!

Ocarinas for Peace!

I just now learned that Yoko Ono organized a concert for the survivors of Fukushima way back in April, and after some initial puzzlement…

Yoko Ono? Isn’t she the heroin groupie who turned John Lennon’s money into a billion-dollar real estate fortune? And now she puts on CO

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DECEMBER 2, 2011 6:21AM




DECEMBER 1, 2011 3:56PM

Michelle Obama’s Child-Meat Cookbook.


In the wake of charges that US drones slaughtered six young children in Afghanistan last week, President Barack Obama announced that he had eaten all six of the little bodies, in a gesture that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney calls “a sign of respect,”/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 10:02AM

Poem for Art James

In the year of our Lord 2000
I lived with a family of Greek farmers
on the island of Crete.
There are no gentler people
on the face of the earth.

One night my hostess explained an
antique shotgun that hung above the fireplace.
On one side there was a picture… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 4:20AM

Penguin in a Hijab

Penguin in a Hijab

This photo appeared without caption or title in a Daily Telegraph report from the Zoom Photo Festival in Chicoutimi, Quebec.

Striking, isn’t it?

Bag of laundry with eyeballs? Penguin in a hijab? Muslim woman reduced to nothing by a hack photographer?

(This thing is attributed to Andrew… Read full post »

Democratic Inquisition

So what if the Democrats burn you at the stake?

Republicans would have also cut off your noses and poked out your eyes!


NOVEMBER 26, 2011 11:02PM

Oprah and Baudelaire


“As a measure of the pettiness of crowds, he imagined a time when even the craziest sluts reformed, condemned pleasure, and rejected everything except money.”

-Walter Benjamin, Über einige Motive bei Baudelaire Read full post »

So far, Occupy Whatever has accomplished exactly nothing.

10,000 liberal bloggers blog blog blog about "consciousness raising" or similar New Age crapola, and meanwhile we're sliding into war with Iran, real unemployment sits at 15%, and millions of homes are in foreclosure. 

But there's just… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 23, 2011 8:26AM

Jacob Freeze Posts a Post on HuffPo!


Thanks to the miracle of Facebook, I was able to register again on the Huffington Post, where I was previously banned for nasty radicalism, and better still, I immediately acquired no less than 101 “fans,” in the form of my 101 Facebook friends who also post there, but it wasn&rsq… Read full post »

Bradley Manning was arrested 560 days ago, on May 26, 2010.

The Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial is applied to military jurisprudence through two separate and distinct provisions– Rule for Court-Martial (R.C.M.) 707 and Article 10 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) (10 U.S

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 3:45PM

Mud-Slide in Malibu


“…the current system has lost its self-evidence, its automatic legitimacy, and now the field is open.”

The field is open, says Zizek, with the almost unnoticeable assumption that some such field exists. The current system goes up in smoke, and can’t we just slip some… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 4:10AM

Fukushima Eight Months Later


Not much progress, and every day they roll the dice against a longer and longer slate of catastrophic possibilities, each one of them very unlikely in itself, but all and any of them could go wrong today, and the dice have been rolling for 240 days already.

 Nothing is really underRead full post »