Thursday, April 27, 2017

Squaw CEO Andy Wirth’s latest email expression “Atmospheric Rivers” is revelatory wordplay—a brazen and purposeful liberation from fact, reason and truth

The free verse poem vaguely hidden by his email transmission is the Squaw CEO’s masterwork to date. By Andrew J. Pridgen Performance artist, corporate mouthpiece, serial monologist, evolutionary grammarian and internet provocateur Andy Wirth’s latest transmission to his waiting public is verily a thinly disguised free verse poem. Wirth uses repetition and occasional rhyming along with his unique sentence structure, signature...

How ESPN killed ESPN

With audience numbers shrinking, ESPN is now left with bloated contracts (and hosts) and a product that no longer jibes with the audience’s taste. By Andrew J. Pridgen Ratings in a decline for the better part of a decade, ESPN is making cuts that will affect more than just the back of the house. Word spread Monday that The Network...

The Reno Gazette-Journal shares blueprint for a no-newspaper future in mid-sized American cities

...And, of course, a suggestion on how to fix it. By Andrew J. Pridgen While spending time in Northern Nevada recently, I was saddened to hear that the paper of record there, the Reno Gazette-Journal, will liquidate in May. The newspaper dates back to the Gold Rush era and was founded shortly after a reporter by the name of Samuel Clemens...

Donald Trump is Thanking Great Lakes Voters by Destroying Their Water

Republican presidential candidates hadn’t won Wisconsin or Michigan since 1984 and 1988, respectively, before Donald Trump swept through the Great Lakes states in 2016. Now he’s paying them back by fucking up their water. Written by Kyle Magin The Great Lakes hold a fifth of the world’s fresh water. There is nothing like them in the world. Nowhere does this much...

The No Way Out Administration

It’s not a matter of whether but how much Trump and his immediate surrogates are compromised by Russia. The only question that remains is: Where is the smoking gun...or Kevin Costner? By Andrew J. Pridgen The current, and justifiable, freak out over Jeff Sessions’ dealings with a Russian envoy (two meetings) during the ramp up to Trump taking office should perhaps...

Using a soldier’s preventable death for an applause line — welcome to the unbearable irony of the Trump presidency

Or, Van Jones, what the fuck is wrong with you? By Andrew J. Pridgen President Donald J. Trump enjoyed the first two minutes of love during his young but embattled administration during Tuesday’s prime time State of the Union-style speech to a joint session of Congress. The administration, which has thus far been pockmarked by a steady flow of lies (there were...

Looking for a job in Tahoe? The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association’s high-end search for a vengeful mouthpiece has begun. Typos in resume optional, but recommended.

It's human 'N'ature to not want to work very hard unless it comes to picking fights with local media and ghost writing press releases taking credit for things that would have happened anyway. Written by Kyle Magin It takes $42,000 to hire a bully. That’s how much Sandy Evans-Hall, the CEO of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, got in taxpayer dollars...

The private equity firm that owns Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows is a hyper-local example of how America is being rotted out from the inside

Winning by losing and showing no care or concern for the end user (skiers and riders) while doing so. By Andrew J. Pridgen A couple weeks ago, the marketing office at Squaw Valley came up with a strange and context-free Instagram rant about silencing the “trolls and haters” on their “corner” of the internet. By way of background, the post was...

The five pillars of white privilege enjoyed by author Mitch Albom

This fucking guy...I might have to become the first person ever to burn Tuesdays with Morrie. By Andrew J. Pridgen Mitch Albom, author of children’s books for adults and surreptitious Trump supporter, is a fuckhead. Sorry, I know that sentence was terse and not very nice, but it is in words he’d understand. Albom quizzically weighed in on the growing number of New...

Wow …look who’s finally woke to Trump ties to Russia

(Hint: It’s the medias) ...But guess who’s not? That’s right the GO to the P. By Andrew J. Pridgen Less than thirty days after we for whatever-the-fuck-reason installed a molding piece of citrus you just found in the back of the crisper while cleaning out the fridge whose human form is a merkin-wigged former reality TV star and unconfirmed billionaire Chinese...

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