You know I hate, detest, and can’t bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies – which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world – what I want […]
via Why Donald Trump Is an Orwellian Nightmare for English Teachers — You Do Hoodoo?
I know this blog’s been a downer since the election – a negative screed, a longwinded lamentation, a Cassandra-like catalogue of bleak prophecies heralding the end of civilization as we know it. But, as my ace commentator Sherman T Langston suggests I should, I’m putting on a happy face for this post by providing a […]
via Celebrating My Two Favorite Commies, Jesus and Santa, to the Tune of Mojo Nixon’s “Santa, Get Straight to the Ghetto” — You Do Hoodoo?
When I lived in Germany I’d make the joke that the 4th Reich would start executing people who didn’t recycle. It was in bad taste, sure, but I’d roll my eyes when my German roomma…
Source: On Global Warming, the Long View, and Thinking More Deeply Than Donald Trump
Traditionally satire has been classified as Horatian or Juvenalian in honor of two ancient Roman practitioners of the genre. Horace (65-8 BCE) cleverly but gently mocked Roman opinions and institutions that he considered worthy of ridicule. In Horatian satire – Geoffrey Chaucer falls into this category – you get the feeling that overall the satirist […]
via Trump as Satiric Butt — You Do Hoodoo?
A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend a Clearwater meeting w one of our Great Water Protectors here in the Hudson Valley – Pete Seeger. He asked us to write a song that everybody co…
Source: This song is for Pete Seeger and the Water Protectors, b/c our job is not now, nor will it ever be over.