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Redwood to Deadwood: Hitchhiking America Today by Colin Flaherty

Colin Flaherty’s been getting praise for his recent book White Girl Bleed a Lot, on the spate of racially motivated black-on-white hate crimes in recent years, but Redwood to Deadwood is his previous book, on a hitchhiking trip he took a couple of years ago. Naturally, this meant I had to buy it. How is it? B-O-R-I-N-G. […]

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Madison Gay Pride: Send in the Freaks!

I swear to God, I don’t plan this stuff out. I’m like the Joker: I just do things. Every other day, I turn a corner and get smacked in the face with something weird, stupid or both. Like a gay pride parade. Last Sunday, I was walking back to my place after polishing off a delicious Bombers’ […]

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Femininity and the Indiana 7s; or, Jen McCreight is Still an Ugly Bitch

Ah, the Internet, home to some of the best drama this side of a Shakespeare festival. For those unaware of this latest lulzworthy kerfuffle, my tl;dr summary: Feminist, atheist, and “skeptic” blogger Jen McCreight wrote a post snarking at Roosh’s assertion that educational level and femininity are inversely correlated in women. Roosh Tweeted a link […]

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Feminism and the Men’s Rights Movement as Ideological Autism

I’m far from the first person to note the similarities between feminists and MRAs, and I think I’ve stumbled across the reason why: both ideologies are motivated by autism. That is, both the feminist and men’s rights’ movements are populated by women and men who are socially awkward and incapable of relating to other people […]

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Life Imitates Art: White Trash Metal Edition

Last Tuesday, in my “Why I’m Manning Up” article, I jokingly wrote about my future ex-wife absconding to Colorado with her new boyfriend, “the lead singer for a Pantera tribute band.” I didn’t think anything of it at the time; I wrote that post tongue-in-cheek, and that line was supposed to represent how much of […]

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The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

NOTE: This article was originally published at In Mala Fide on March 28, 2011. I’m re-posting it here because I’ve taken the site off-line. I’ve replaced the text of the (inferior) review that was previously at this URL. *** I read a lot of books, around four to six a month, but I usually don’t blog about them […]

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Choose Your Own Sexuality!

Just when you think our era can’t get any more comical, the freaks manage to go even lower: Democrat Mary Gonzalez was the first lesbian to openly serve in the Texas House of Representatives, and now she’s becoming the first “pansexual,” too. “During the campaign if I had identified as pansexual, I would have overwhelmed everyone…Now that […]

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A Hippie Girl Tried to Rape Me at Pondamonium

Okay, the title’s a misnomer: “rape” implies lack of consent, and hoooo boy was I consenting. But “molested” doesn’t sound quite right. Every time I think I’ve hit maximum weirdness on this trip, the universe throws another curveball my way. Anyway, last Thursday was the first ever Pondamonium, Madison’s premiere alternative rock festival, or some […]

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Why I’m Manning Up

I woke up this morning with a sudden realization: I am a failure. I mean, what was I thinking? Going on a cross-country hitchhiking trip, crashing on peoples’ couches, spending all day meeting cool new people, getting wasted, going to rock concerts and chasing hot girls? And then I get up every morning and write horrible misogynistic […]

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Lock Pussy Riot Up and Throw Away the Key

Oh look, another crusade. Once again, Americans have thrown themselves into a cause that few of them understand, all because they love that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with being moral. And believe you me when I say the average Amerimoron doesn’t understand Pussy Riot at all. We Americans are the most gullible people on planet Earth. […]

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