Category Archives: America

WTF Wednesday: How to Survive Thanksgiving

So this is Thanksgiving, And what have we learned? Another year older, And Charlie’s ego just got burned… While we welcome the idea of annually getting together to celebrate our gratitude, in theory anyway, negotiating the potential minefield of actually … Continue reading

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WTF Wednesday: He’s Back, Uninvited

By Christopher Ryan I agree with the often expressed notion that it shouldn’t be this hard to talk about things. But it is. Let’s talk anyway. Somebody declared his intention to run for the office of the President of these … Continue reading

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Satanic Panic Novel Feels Timely in Our Divisive Times

by Christopher Ryan Clay McLeod Chapman is currently on what looks like a fun book tour for Ghost Eaters and more power to him. While that intriguing book is on the ever-growing TBR list, his 2021 novel Whisper Down the … Continue reading

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Bono and The Idea of America

by Christopher Ryan U2’s Bono spoke at the 23rd annual New Yorker Festival last night. Well, first he riled up the crowd, and sang, and recited new poetry, and sang some more. And then he ignited my soul. During his … Continue reading

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Here’s to You, 2022

by Christopher Ryan Last night was a pretty honest mess. Miley’s party was self-conscious and apologetic. Ryan Seacrest’s joy seemed forced, almost desperate. And seeing Anderson Cooper drunk on air again just underscored how few fucks we have left to … Continue reading

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The Seductive Lie of Karli Morgenthau

Marvel is pushing the limits of superhero entertainment, asking difficult questions about who gets power and a voice in the world, and they are making the argument excellently well, offering an intriguing range of views for us to consider at … Continue reading

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is The Show America Needs Right Now

America is in turmoil right now. Well, it has been most of my life, and I’ve been around for a long time. There is an ongoing clash between the Idea of America and the Reality of America. The latter is … Continue reading

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Pandemic Scars Black Friday, for Me Anyway

By Christopher Ryan So the goddess and I are supposed to hit the malls for Black Friday. In previous years, I would follow my ritual of wandering around wherever she wanted to go and do people watching, picking up snippets … Continue reading

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Believe in Blackout Day

By Christopher Ryan This author is not the story. No kudos deserved. No praise sought. No attention warranted beyond an effort to support a cause. Blackout Day. How much support is there on this blog for this concept? Last week … Continue reading

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Mutually Assured Destruction Takes on a Pathetic New Meaning

By Christopher Ryan So some geniuses celebrated American freedom on Saturday by attacking a statue of Frederick Douglass. Nope, this was not in the Rebel South and it wasn’t a bunch of Confederate wannabes chanting, “The South will rise again!” … Continue reading

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