Archive for the 'Pop Culture' Category

Change Happens Slowly

That’s what Obama said on WTF, when Marc Maron asked him about health care, single-payer, Barack said it would take decades to get to the destination, just like it did with gay marriage and legal pot, and I added those last two, but I never thought they’d happen in my lifetime, but they did. One […]

The Power Of One

John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman and then Anderson Cooper confronts Roy Moore’s spokeswoman about his misdeeds. This is a sea change. The press has removed itself from the debate. Trying to be neutral. Allowing heinous behavior and incorrect views to skate. But not anymore. We’re influenced by the news. You think you’re an independent thinker […]

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner

“Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct” Sex is not the only thing they were entitled to. Rock stars created the paradigm. Nobodies who became somebodies who could act with impunity. Prior to this, you had to be rich to get away with it. Fame helped too, but the rock stars […]

Today’s Nuggets

Don’t waste your time yelling into the echo chamber, love him or hate him, your words about Trump make no difference to the other side, it’s about doing the work, the anonymous drudgery, no one likes to do the work. Sometimes the softest voice commands the most power. We’re conditioned to yell, but Gus Fring […]