Eh 30-something surfer dude: why are you on food stamps? You’re clearly able-bodied, with a nice truck, board and shorts. Why this feeling of entitlement? Is it just because you can get it (after you’ve omitted the gift income from mom and dad and your cash-only gigs)? You think it’s great to get a free ride now so you can play at the beach or do yoga? But entitlement slowly … [Read more...] about Eh 30-something surfer dude on welfare!
DOING TIME RIGHT In October, a Harvard University debate team (three-time recent champions of the American Parliamentary Debate Association) lost a match to a team of prisoners from the maximum-security Eastern New York Correctional Facility. Prison debaters “are held to the exact same standards” as college debate teams, according to the director of Bard College’s Prison … [Read more...] about NOTW: The shameless NFL, idiot crooks and the best debate ever
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying native costumes and uncalled-for headdresses, happened to be touring the U.K. this fall, coinciding with the recent Paris Fashion Week in which the most celebrated designers from the “developed” world exhibited their wares, which often seemed as excessive as the Maasais’. Examples: Rei … [Read more...] about NOTW: Prohibition, Canine Blood Transfusions and Ducks With Issues