Tag Archives: #58

Dumpster Dive with Dignity

Adam Jacobs, contributor It’s hard out here for a pimp, so imagine how hard it is for an underemployed comedian living in a big city. Week to week we struggle to make ends meet, so some of us are forced to “go shopping” in less traditional ways. Some people work second jobs to put food on their family’s tables, and …

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This Shits For Reels Poverty Row

Michel Sargent, contributor The crappy lower-tier film studios of the late 1920’s through 1950’s had so little money to make films that the slanged descriptive “Poverty Row” became popular nomenclature. This is generally where Hollywood hoisted the mass amounts of white dominance westerns, film noir, bad comedies, and serials upon mostly brainless filmgoers (I make an exception for film noir …

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Other Ways the Patriots Allegedly Cheated

The New England Patriots are infamous for having cheated to win 3 Super Bowls from 2001-2007, but it was thought that they had put their cheating ways behind them; that is, until “Deflategate,” or “Ballghazi,” or whatever you want to call the thing where they deflated their footballs to illegal PSI levels to get to this year’s Super Bowl and …

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Six Beers Deep – Levitation Ale

Levitation Ale Stone Brewing Company ABV: 4.4% Beer! – Here we have another offering from Stone Brewing, the brewery that reminds us incessantly that we aren’t worthy of drinking this beer, and that we are somehow committing some sort of macho fraud by drinking their often over-hopped, high alcohol concoctions. Well not this time, as they remind us on the …

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A Shoe In

Seth Milstein, contributor  Poverty isn’t funny. At least not the third world, malnourished version. Nothing funny about a distended belly… unless you draw it in a cartoon, but then it’s an image that is instinctively comical until the brain kicks in to remind us that that’s a real situation and then that instant hilarity turns to distastefulness. It’s hard to …

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Poverty is like quicksand

Julius Maddox, contributor The more you struggle, the deeper you sink. It’s an odd coincidence that this would be the topic for this issue considering that I’m currently homeless. I had been living in my friend’s garage for the past six months, and I guess they finally grew tired of it. I guess you can say I overstayed my welcome. …

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I’d Like a Diet Koch, Please

The Koch brothers are two billionaire industrialists that have, in recent years, taken up the hobby of influencing public policy by just throwing lobs of money at political election campaigns in order to further their own agendas of smaller government, lower taxes, less regulation of things such as the environment, etc. They just pledged a plan to spend $889 million …

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Body Count – Manslaughter (Album of the Month)

The heavy metal band fronted by Ice “motherfuckin” T is back on the rock scene and in a big “motherfuckin” way.   The lead off track, “Talk Shit, Get Shot” is as catchy as it is heavy, with Ice yelling about a “motherfucker (who) hadn’t got shot in a while,” for acting “hard motherfucker.” From there we learn to “Pray …

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Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love

Corin Balkovek, contributor When a band releases an album after a long hiatus, there are generally two (unfortunate) ways it can go: either they try to recreate their original sound and seem outdated, or they try to create something new and lose their identity. So when I heard that Sleater-Kinney (my all-time favorite band as a 90s suburban teen*) had …

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Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

Rosa Green, contributor “Oh honeybear, honeybear, honeybear / Mascara, blood, ash, and cum / On the Rorschach sheets where we make love.” So starts the new album from  Father John Misty, AKA J. Tillman, I Love You Honeybear. The lyrics unfold the more you listen, oscillating between profound  depth and shallow chit-chat. Seething with tumultuous relationships, some overflow with unconditional …

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