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WE CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE… JE SUIS CHARLIE

March 17th, 2015

Censorship is wrong. Full stop. How many times do I have to say: the right response to objectionable speech is never censorship (or the threat of violence) but rather more speech. On 16 March, DC Comics released a statement saying that the Albuquerque cover was now not going to run—at the artist’s request—and said that […]

IF YOU’RE NOT LEARNING YOUR DYING…

February 24th, 2015

I DISCOVERED A NEW CARTOONIST TODAY…

February 16th, 2015

KEEP TALKING, KEEP BUILDING…

January 13th, 2015

I have said, many, many times, just ask any of my friends, that the proper response to offensive speech must not be censorship, but rather more speech. I would now make and addendum to that maxim: the proper response to offensive speech must be neither censorship nor violence, but rather more speech. When any confrontation […]

SATIRE, INDEED ALL HUMOR, BY DESIGN, HURTS…

January 12th, 2015

I’ve contemplated Joe Sacco’s graphic essay (cartoon just doesn’t work here, if ever) over the weekend and I still haven’t arrived at a satisfactory position or even framework other than to say that I know not what. Reading Ophelia Benson’s post this morning led me to The Great Hiatus which attempts to enlighten readers so […]

JE SUIS CHARLIE

January 7th, 2015

[Update at 0441 on 13 January: Derf elaborates…] Derf is far from alone…

AYN RAND’S ALPHA AND OMEGA IN PICTURES…

November 6th, 2014

From Ayn Rand by Daryl Cunningham…

HIERONYMUS BOSCH MEETS AMERICAN BEAUTY…

November 1st, 2014

SHARING A BUCKET AND A BAG OF PEANUTS…

October 31st, 2014

GAVIN AUNG THAN AT WDS 2014…

October 31st, 2014

Gavin Aung Than at WDS 2014 from Chris Guillebeau on Vimeo. Gavin Aung Than is the creator of Zen Pencils, and told his story about a leap of faith from a day job to pursue creative fulfillment. The World Domination Summit is a worldwide gathering of creative, unconventional people. Every summer, the group descends on […]

JONNY JOO’S HAUNTING HOMES…

October 17th, 2014

1+1=0… 1+1=2… 1+1=3…

October 12th, 2014

Via Keith “Keef” Knight. I have always remembered that as a writer I am constantly working on variations of a single plot: something changed. There are many permutations on this, my favorite being either, a stranger comes to the village (think Something Wicked This Way Comes) or someone leaves the village (think Moby Dick). Everything […]

SO, HOW DO WE FIX THIS…?

October 11th, 2014

INTRODUCING MY NEW MUSE…

October 5th, 2014

She showed up three days after my 59th birthday and I’ve been burning through more than 1,000 words a day since. My current novel, Absent Son, passed 50,000 words last Monday and I’m rapidly closing in on 200 pages. Clearly, willowy and alabaster are for slackers. Via Oglaf… Warning! Very NSFW… There are, however, no […]

010911.0846…

September 11th, 2014

PUTTING ISIS/ISIL IN PERSPECTIVE…

September 5th, 2014

WHEN DEMOCRATS STOOD UP…

August 20th, 2014

OLD JOKE, BUT STILL FUNNY…

August 3rd, 2014

AT LEAST RAY RICE WASN’T SMOKING POT…

August 3rd, 2014

Mano Singham and Jon Stewart also weigh in on the crimes of Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice.

WELL…?

July 10th, 2014

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