511: The Doom Scroll

In the spring of 1967, a team of archeologist in Syria uncovered an ancient document which, when translated, purportedly predicted the end of the human race. At the time, researchers dismissed it as being yet another apocalyptic writing. But the intervening years have proven some of the predictions made in this document to be very…

467: America Is Back

Ladies and Gentleman, For the past four years helpless bystanders have watched in horror as America has abdicated its proper place on the world stage. While the interests of major multi-national corporations have languished, a new approach has taken hold which claims to promote the needs and interests of the American people. I need not…

451: You May Be Using The Term “Orwellian” Wrong. Here’s What George Orwell Was Actually Talking About

To give credit where credit is due, I plagiarized the title of this piece from a recent “USA Today” article. I was instantly impressed by the title’s simultaneous denial and reinforcement of Orwellian thought patterns. After all, what could be more classically Orwellian than having a major cultural institution unilaterally proclaim that society at large…

410: How To Be A Modern Day Luddite

Harold L. Munsen has an idea. Social media is helping him share that idea with the world. Harold believes that automatized workplaces are poised to destroy millions upon millions of jobs in the very near future. Harold is the social media director for the United Luddites of America, a group aimed at bringing together a…

342: A Cure For Baldness

The eccentricities of William Mortimer Manchester III have been well documented; the suitcase full of 37 ketchup bottles which he carried everywhere he went, his daily watch sanitation ritual, the inversion table, the realistic Jackson Pollock reproductions which covered his living room. In every measurable way William was a strange man. On January 29th, 2013,…

319: System Update

Andi huddled closer to the fire, and pulled the worn shirt closer to her skin. It was a cold night to spend under the stars, but she was out of options. It was what the parameters of her instructions necessitated. There were many others around the fire, but she hardly knew them. They came and…