Gender parity in the Sad Bastard Music Club

You may or may not be aware of a thing I started doing a few years ago called the Sad Bastard Music Club. Many of my friends and people I follow on the internets periodically release mixtapes for people to download or listen to. Historically, I’ve done this as well and, being a DJ at… Continue reading Gender parity in the Sad Bastard Music Club

Just another day of being an asshole on the internet

TL;DR: Hunter.io is a service that email marketers use to get huge email lists. Go to their email finder to see if you’re in their list of 200+ million addresses (you probably are). Go to their claim email address page to (attempt to) remove yourself from their database. I get a lot of emails. An… Continue reading Just another day of being an asshole on the internet

Some words about Charlottesville, white privilege and racism

I have many words and feelings I want to express, but before I do, watch this, if you haven’t already. It’s important to witness what happened in Charlottesville and who these people are. The reporters at VICE who documented this are incredibly brave and deserve a medal. The opposite of alt-right isn’t alt-left. The opposite… Continue reading Some words about Charlottesville, white privilege and racism

Help me, I live in a rogue state (revisited)

The following is an essay I wrote 14 years ago during George W. Bush’s tenure as POTUS as he was prepping the country to go to war in Iraq to find non-existent WMD’s. I’ve been thinking a lot about how the pendulum swings in American politics and, in particular, what might happen after Donald Trump is… Continue reading Help me, I live in a rogue state (revisited)

A case for women Doctors

We need to talk about Doctor Who. I know Doctor Who is everyone’s favorite sci-fi television show. I understand that it is the longest running television show and that it’s able to bridge generational gaps because of it. It is as iconic as Star Trek and more storied than Star Wars. I get that. And the modern remake has… Continue reading A case for women Doctors

What we can learn from Canada and Vash the Stampede

This is how you make your country great: #BienvenueAuCanada pic.twitter.com/rUhrIXiFcR — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017 For that matter, replace “country” with any word that represents a community. Because the way you make any kind of community better is with love, not hate. Fighting hate with hate only creates more hate. The way you… Continue reading What we can learn from Canada and Vash the Stampede

With low expectations, you create your own dismal reality

I’m reading an article in December’s WIRED (look at that, 2017 Goals ? ) about the three days in a row last summer where there were 3 fatal shootings in a span of 72 hours, each of them livestreamed via social media. During the protests following the first two, police approached the protesters in riot gear.… Continue reading With low expectations, you create your own dismal reality

2017 Goals

I’m not one for making resolutions as typically they end up being things that get forgotten by February. That said, 2016 was rough all around for most people. Personally, I had a pretty good year (new job, new house) but there were a lot of things I’d like to improve upon. Resolutions are not powerful… Continue reading 2017 Goals

Ryan Gosling’s snickers are another victory for rape culture

Mashable thought this was pretty funny: This seems like a pretty typical reading of an alien encounter and a live sketch where Ryan Gosling couldn’t keep it together. Hilarious, right? Except there’s one thing that is particularly disturbing. Why are we just okay with the narrative here? Taken at face value, we have three individuals… Continue reading Ryan Gosling’s snickers are another victory for rape culture