Wednesday, September 20, 2017

There is only one way to take our country back

It is clear today more than any other time in U.S. history, the Republican nominee is the biggest threat to the safety and sovereignty of this nation and must be defeated by all 50 states. By Andrew J. Pridgen Growing up, the thing I looked forward to most in school was saying The Pledge of Allegiance. I liked how everyone...

The Fault In Our Stats

The pollsters got it wrong. Math did not predict the 2016 election. Nate Silver fell from grace. So how do we explain all that? Look no further than the mighty burrito. By Andrew J. Pridgen It did not take long this election season for me to figure out there was a fatal flaw in boy wonder Nate Silver’s once impenetrable...

How the fuck is school starting already?

Ed’s note: Usually we try to keep the venting amongst the staff, but summer is pissed. By Summer (as told to Andrew Pridgen) Hi, Summer here. What up yo? What the fuck fuckfaces. You remember me? How bout some reminders: Smell of fresh lawn cuttings, some vague memory of tire swings, lemonade stands, baseball games, burnt hot dogs, slow-motion running through the sprinklers,...

No George Michael, I will not accept your resignation from this life…especially NOT on Christmas

George Michael was not only the most brilliant singer and performer of my lifetime but he quietly fought more than half of his career for the LGBT community and AIDS-related causes. He died Christmas Day at the age of 53.  By Andrew J. Pridgen Both blessed and star-crossed, George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London in the...

FINALLY Driftertoday.com is available!

The domain I’ve been waiting for at a price I can afford! By Andrew J. Pridgen Most of the time godaddy sends me emails that reek of empty promises. Notices for expiring sites I bought at 3 a.m. while watching Magnum P.I. on Netflix and realizing IslandHoppers.org was fucking available for under $8; or that monthly $6.99 bill for web hosting...

Why The Force Awakens is trying so hard to be A New Hope for the Star Wars franchise

The music. The ships. The actors. The droids. The sets. The melted Vader helmet. It’s all a very carefully choreographed dance to make you feel...something familiar. But what it is has nothing to do with the movie... By Andrew Pridgen The original Star Wars should have been a disaster or at least a box office blip the likes of The Message....

Why white people taking engagement photos in front of places where white people used to work signals the end of capitalism and life as we know it

We unapologetically telegraphed our demise to one another and did it with a smile and a chalkboard. By Andrew Pridgen Capitalism is over. The experiment is done. It failed. It not only failed for the masses it was supposed to fail for, but it is now failing for an ever-growing number of the few it was supposed to benefit. But we...

How do we get back up?

Democracy is on the mat. But we need to stand up, if not together than for one another. By Andrew J. Pridgen Like the majority of Americans, today I woke up with the worst hangover of my life. And I did not drink a drop last night. I have not felt this bad since the morning of 9/12/01. And I do not...

Cancel these Olympics! An Oral History of all that is awful with the Games Part I: The 20th Century

Part 1 of 2: Every four years, some city with a bankruptcy wish hosts a Summer Olympics, usually successfully! Every four years, somebody says it’ll fail or won’t be ready in time and should be boycotted, postponed, cancelled or moved. Written by Kyle Magin This summer, the Zika virus and impending collapse of Brazil’s political system are conspiring to join previous...

A Christmas Prayer from the Evangelical Trump Voter

Please bow your heads... By Andrew J. Pridgen Dear Lord, mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace, At this time of uncertainty, please keep us on this Christmas Day from being preoccupied by the distractions that face a nation and a world. And please punish mightily with sores on the crooks of their elbows the almost three million extra Americans, mostly from...

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