Dear Dirty America

    Ebola Like An Oil Change, Says Lyle Shove-It, Hollywood’s Famous Bum & Oracle

Ebola Like An Oil Change, Says Lyle Shove-It, Hollywood’s Famous Bum & Oracle

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE somewhere in LA I wrote four years ago that 2010 would be the best year to die, because the subsequent years would only get worse until a full collapse of civilization would be upon us. I was halfway joking at the time, but looking back, I might have been [...]

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    Insanity Gone Mad in Debate Over Scotland

Insanity Gone Mad in Debate Over Scotland

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland (see MJ Blair's Scottish Independence series here) The longest political campaign in the history of long boring political campaigning is only a few days away from its conclusion. There will be a long audible sigh of relief from all right minded (not in the political sense) people, not just [...]

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    Piecemeal WWIII: What Is A Pope To Do?

Piecemeal WWIII: What Is A Pope To Do?

A friendly fellow in a coffee shop told me Pope Francis is saying the world is experiencing its third world war. He showed me the news article on his computer. "That's astonishing," I said. "With all the poking and prodding NATO has been doing to Russia, you'd think he'd condemn what [...]

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Rivers Flows Back Into the Ocean

  Rivers Flows Back Into the Ocean

The man whom everybody suspected was mentally retarded said rather fluently about Joan Rivers' death, "I hope they really tighten the lid good." Most of the old men sitting around [...]

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Marching Into the Untamed Classroom Again with the Spirit of the General

  Marching Into the Untamed Classroom Again with the Spirit of the General

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE after an impromptu vacation and very quiet period for DDA; edited remotely by Hubert Humdinger A new college semester looms again. Back into the untamed classroom I descend, to demand [...]

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Yahoo! the Trailer Trash of the Web, Cans Voices

  Yahoo! the Trailer Trash of the Web, Cans Voices

In 2010 Yahoo! bought the open content platform Associated Content for $100 million and then called it 'Voices'. The CEO at the time, Carol Bartz, called the move "a game-changer... [...]

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Donald O’Donovan’s Night Train Tunnels Through the Belly of the Great American Beast

  Donald O’Donovan’s Night Train Tunnels Through the Belly of the Great American Beast

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Within the first few weeks after I’d moved to Los Angeles, I was sitting outside at a coffee shop on Wilshire and Western, and an older gentleman [...]

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Petty Plagiarism: BuzzFeed Might As Well Hire A Robot Writer

  Petty Plagiarism: BuzzFeed Might As Well Hire A Robot Writer

Why is it so pleasurable when an organization like BuzzFeed gets blasted for plagiarism? The website's Viral News editor, Benny Johnson, is being investigated on plagiarism charges as vigilant Twitter [...]

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Fiction & Poetry
    How to Get By in Life

How to Get By in Life

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent to Bennett's email list -- sign up below for more like this) When you don't know which way to turn, force the issue. When you suddenly sense you're absolutely [...]

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