Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Warriors’ quiet snub

Let's not let their biggest victory of the season pass unnoticed. By Andrew J. Pridgen Let the record reflect the Golden State Warriors are moving solemnly through their latest east coast swing by focusing on how to play better basketball, getting to the arenas on time, and—when in the nation’s capital Wednesday—taking their talents and dedication to inner city kids who...

A bad Winter Games for the U.S. a barometer of where we are as a nation

We were shitty in Pyeongchang because we’ve allowed ourselves to become a shitty country. Unless there are big political and cultural changes afoot, don’t expect the news to get better in the years to come. By Andrew J. Pridgen The good news is a world-record amount of fucking went on in Pyeongchang South Korea over the last two weeks, 110,000...

A thank you to Trump voters as we arrive on the precipice of oblivion

No, really. THANK YOU. By Andrew J. Pridgen Dear Trump Voter, Thank you all you racists, misogynists, robber barons, opioid addicts, quasi-literates, out-of-the-closet white supremacists, feckless corporate shills, unsympathetic wretches who hide behind the veneer of Christianity, back-burner Boomers, Caucasian males who pretend to work and golf instead, college-educated mavens who try to model their lives after McMansion plantation owner Sandra...

The necessity of Congress playing baseball today

“The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could...

Donald Trump’s complete inaugural address…with subtitles

Fully annotated. By Donald J. Trump (with Andrew J. Pridgen) Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. I wanted to say fuck you, but Ivanka suggested I start on a high note. So I’ll save it for farther down. We, the citizens of America are now joined in a...

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...

Trump’s rise simply a manifestation of America’s internet porn addiction

Tenuous connection? Not in the land of the disconnected. By Andrew J. Pridgen Trump ran for president before. In 2000, his sideshow reached epochal lows when, as the Reform Party candidate, he was pilloried by commentator Pat Buchanan for his lack of substance and abundance of hubris. Trump, in turn, swiped back generally referring to Buchanan as a "Hitler-lover." The cult...

Let’s pause for a moment to clarify what the Republican party has become

The alt-right has borrowed exclusively from the Nazi playbook and the ramifications are just now starting to manifest. By Andrew J. Pridgen You are not the party of Lincoln. No. Not anymore. Not by a long shot. Lincoln’s virtues and values were rooted in the notion that all men are to be given a fair shot and at the same time,...

Cancel these Olympics! An Oral History of all that is awful with the Games Part 2: The 21st Century

Part 2 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. Click here to read Part 1. Written by Kyle Magin This summer, the Zika virus and impending collapse of Brazil’s political system...

Scared shitless and doing something about it

A brief explanation about how it’s going to go for the next four years By Andrew J. Pridgen Thursday night, my partner and I drove down to LA to see Princess in concert. For those uninitiated, it’s Maya Rudolph (SNL, Bridesmaids...and the best Queen Bey ever) and her bestie from UC Santa Cruz Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band. Yes, they do...