Fact and Fiction in The Shooting of Trayvon Martin

UPDATE: A new video shows George Zimmerman with no apparent injuries on the night of the killing. I get so dispirited by the state of American discourse, which all too often comes down to not acknowledging any part of the truth, or even a potential fact, that doesn’t agree with one’s current opinion. Because ofContinue reading “Fact and Fiction in The Shooting of Trayvon Martin”

Recent TV Expeditions: Smash and Lilyhammer

A few notes on recent TV. NBC’s Smash: I wanted to like you. Really, I did. As a gay man who can’t stand Glee, I’ve been feeling left out of the club for years. But I’m over it.¬†Unlike a lot of folks, I like both Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee as Julia and Karen, respectively.Continue reading “Recent TV Expeditions: Smash and Lilyhammer”

Pennies Are Too Damn Expensive

I’ve been trolling my back catalog of links I wanted to share and came across this. Pennies cost 1.8c a piece to make and are sorta useless. …via the Atlantic. But one note on that – just because a coin’s production cost is higher than it’s face value doesn’t make it inherently bad, because itContinue reading “Pennies Are Too Damn Expensive”

Fact and Fiction on Joseph Kony and Invisible Children

I’m a pretty savvy guy, but I’m having a really tough time separating fact from fiction when it comes to Joseph Kony and Invisible Children and I wish the media would do more of this. Here’s what I think is clear and what you should know: Joseph Kony is a monster. This much is clearlyContinue reading “Fact and Fiction on Joseph Kony and Invisible Children”