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Bolivians Play “Old Timey Prisoner” in Hopes of Riches.

There are 12 Bolivians in the Olympics this go around and I think I know how they made the team.  Apparently, every year, Bolivian Catholics break rocks for wishes and the faster the rock splits the sooner the wish will come true.  Like the guy who had a bunch of rocks in his yard that…

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personality John McLaughlin during an interview with guest host Jay Leno on September 17, 1991 -- (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

Issue One: John McLaughlin Dead at 89

On a scale from one to ten where one is no chance and ten is metaphysical certitude, how likely are you to know who I am talking about in this sentence?  If you didn’t answer ten and then expect John McLaughlin’s ghost to yell:  “WRONG!  the answer is seven!” then you missed out on one…

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Waiting for the Train: Episode 24

This week we discuss how few f***s we give that Malia Obama might have smoked pot, whether it’s OK to make jokes about presidential assassinations, sexism at the Olympics, A-Rod’s retirement, and Delta Airlines’ dual f***-ups. Wife of a Bears' lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics https://t.co/kwZoGY0xAX pic.twitter.com/VZrjOvr80h — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune)…

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How Words Work: Feminism

Hi everyone. Just your resident “angry feminist”, Jenn, here. Did you miss me? No? Oh. Well, too bad. I wrote a nice angry post for you anyway. So what has my hackles up this time? Well, a couple of more famous women, who have benefited immensely from feminism, have declared that they are not feminists….

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 29:  Pollution floats in Guanabara Bay, site of sailing events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 29, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Waiting for the Train Episode 23

This week we are missing BNev but she’s alive and will be on our next episode. We discuss: The Olympics, including the collapse of various venues, the raw sewage in the water, and the shady policing. Zika, and how congress doesn’t give a crap if you get it. We try to figure out why Millenials…

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When You Protect Your Family With Your Guns by Murdering Them

So, by now we all know this face, right? This (front/right) is Christy Sheats, who, after some kind of family argument, shot her two daughters to death in the street in – where else (other than Florida)? – Texas. In other news, she was a gun advocate who wrote things like It would be horribly…