Was Donald Trump a puppet president? Of Russia? Of some far-right conspiracy? Of his own ego? And what about the January 6 insurrectionists? More puppets? Puppets of a puppet? And Joe Biden? Good natured Joe? Standing there like a Sesame Street masterpiece? “The President.” Does he have the same handler as Kermit the Frog?
The Hand Inside: Twelve Sure Signs we’re becoming puppets
Anus Human Queue
by Sara Salih
Food cashless/contactless society now also card-free & chequeless except France + uncontacted tribes fewer & fewer in no. or perhaps more uncontactable? vs. mass-produced interiority everywhere else see Shulevitz 2018 & cf. AMAZON, BEZOS, DATE, DESERT, WASTE.
Corona in Istanbul
By Zeynep Camuşcu
I have been sleeping. Midday naps to kill some time. Without a constant occupation, quarantine in times of Corona has meant that there’s much more time to spend. From mid-March to May, we stayed at home as a family, but we weren’t terribly concerned. The only thing that kept my physician father...
Israel Journal, 2013–2014
by Alex Cocotas
“Israel doesn’t have problems. Israel has challenges,” the speaker tells our group. It is my second day in Israel. The program that brought me here required us to come to his lecture. The speaker is American. He immigrated to Israel in the 1970s and established a kibbutz outside of Ramle, a medium-sized city (for Israel) about thirteen miles...
Liven Up Your Next Party with a Dark N Stormy Daniels™
by Phineas Lambert
Need a cocktail to serve at your soiree? Bored by traditional options, old fashioned Old Fashioneds or Cosmopolitans that leave you feeling lost in suburbia? Then look no further than a Dark N Stormy Daniels™, enjoyed by drink connoisseurs since its long-ago invention in the seedy confines of a Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament.
Secret Theme Park Discovered: White People Go There to Act Racist
The Associated Press reports the discovery, by area residents, of a secret theme park and resort that has been in operation in Western Pennsylvania for an unknown period of time. The park, "Honkytown," may date back to the early 1960s, although operation of the park may have largely halted, through the 90s.
NSA Memo: Social Media Censors Intelligence
by Anton Leroi
This morning, ANONYMOUS released several memos and emails reported to have originated with the National Security Administration. The memos refer to a "title O1," which is described by the ANONYMOUS statement as a series of algorithmic instructions directed at major search engines and social media networks.<span class="Apple...
Major Modeling Agency Subsumes Major Literary Agency
by Anton Leroi
CAA has announced the merging of its modeling and literary divisions. CAA Agent Harmon Willipincus explained the press release announcement at an open discussion this afternoon: "aging models need something to do,
Dog of War
In 2015, Allie Carter, 25, while out hunting waterfowl, was shot at point-blank range by a 12-gauge shotgun. Allie was rushed to a nearby hospital where, thanks to quick first responders and the medical attention she received, was able to avoid a fatal end to this story. Shootings have steadily grown more and more common in this country and have been the basis for much debate...
Behind Every Great Man Is a Lucky Lady, which is Great!
Great men are great. But what about their wives, and their mistresses? And all the little women along the way? The greatest act of scholarship in the great field of great greats and affiliated women is Charles F. Horne's great work, Great Men and Famous Women, a nineteenth-century compendium of the most prominent personages in the history of Man. But recent years have also seen great...