CNN mistakes dildo flag at London pride parade for flag of ISIS

June 28, 2015 at 6:05 pm

In breaking news, CNN crack national security analysts took snapshots of this terrorist flag at the London pride parade today.


Lucy Pawle, CNN London correspondent, had this to say:

This man dressed in black and white was waving what appears to be a very bad mimicry but a clear attempt to mimic the ISIS flag, the black and white flag with the distinctive lettering. If you look at the flag closely, it’s clearly not Arabic, in fact it looks like it could be gobbledygook.

Pawle goes on to say: “I seem to be the only person who has spotted this.”

Chris Rock parody destroys the NFL Ray Rice narrative in single tweet

September 16, 2014 at 11:12 pm

When I first saw this tweet, my first thought was: “Yes! Finally someone nails it. And of course, it’s Chris Rock.”

I have so much respect for this response to ‘My Dad is a Right-Wing Asshole’

August 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Andrew W.K. might be my new hero.

He writes a letters column for the Village Voice and I’d never heard of him until yesterday when someone I know posted his response to a letter from Son of a Right-Winger.

Case Studies in Activism #67: Battling Big Pharma and Rehumanizing Mental Health Treatment

March 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm

A few weeks back I had the random pleasure of meeting Bruce Levine, clinical psychologist and author of Get Up, Stand Up and Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic.

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As we introduced ourselves and he talked about his activism in the field of mental health, I was struck by something he said: “Making a difference was easier than I thought.”

I wanted to know more. He was kind enough to respond to a few questions.

City Council Watch: Budget and Finance Committee 12.16.13

December 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Two major issues were discussed in this morning’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting:

  1. Funding for energy saving capital improvements
  2. Funding for the MLK interchange.

The committee also took up the motion to move the city manager communication director under the office of the mayor.


Interviews with Famous People #26: Matteo Brunetta, Director of “The Highest Cost”

December 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

Matteo Brunetta is an Italian-born documentary film maker who lives in New York City.

His film The Highest Cost looks at the fight of two 9/11 first responders against cancer developed from months of working at Ground Zero.

The Highest Cost TRAILER from Matteo Brunetta on Vimeo.

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of speaking with him.

How Democrats Could Lose Ohio in 2014: Stop the Cincy Streetcar from Being “Crancelled”!

November 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

We’ve got a Bridge to Nowhere situation here in Southern Ohio. Only it’s being perpetrated on us by a “Democrat,” recently elected Mayor of Cincinnati John Cranley.


Your Mom Doesn’t Work Here

May 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Found on a whiteboard in one of our conference rooms where the computer projector was displaying a message to change the bulb:

How to edit an article to ‘back page’ the science: a case study from today’s Cincinnati Enquirer

August 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

If you read the top quote from an article in today’s Enquirer (picture above), what would your first thought be about what the article is about?

I think the Enquirer does a great job of presenting what would appear to be an unbiased article to a close reader, yet at the same time never really undermining the conservative claim in the title quote, “‘Legitimate rape’ rarely causes pregnancy” to the casual reader.

If you’re interested, here’s how to edit an article to achieve this effect.

NHL Gamecenter Sucks

April 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

This is a little bit off topic from the usual political fare, but NHL Gamecenter is a perfect metaphor for our current economy- a company that rather than provide a quality service, looks to sell you something which sounds good on the surface until you discover the fine print.