Dear Dirty America

    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 laughed. This happened outside at the local coffee shop. The retarded man is not a great conversationalist, but the other regular [...]

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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 students read essays and try their best to write in the manner in which they've read -- formally, and one [...]

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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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Walking the 405 Freeway; How A Good Pair of Shoes Can Make You Faster

  Walking the 405 Freeway; How A Good Pair of Shoes Can Make You Faster

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles I don't know about the actual laws on the books, but supposedly it's forbidden to take a walk on the 405 freeway. Yet someone had dared do [...]

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Underdogs No More! Calls to Fully Arm Palestine Disrupt Local Bake Sale

  Underdogs No More! Calls to Fully Arm Palestine Disrupt Local Bake Sale

**In an increasingly polarized nation with an established surveillance state and an invisible enemy lurking throughout the globe, you shouldn't be surprised to discover that even the most unlikely places [...]

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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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