Author:
Sparks

The Slave, the Emperor, and the Stoic

A Stoic is Born Two thousand years ago, a man was born. He was born of low stature but his words and deeds would endure and even, today, he is spoken of with reverence and awe.   I’m not talking about Jesus. I’m talking about Epictetus – the famous Stoic philosopher.   Epictetus was born a slave…

Author:
Cider

Here’s Why Capitalism is Bad

Surprisingly, I’m not going to start right in on dismantling the fundamentals of capitalism – I’m going to start with a fairy tale: The Red Shoes. Now this is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, which means it’s scary and gory. It’s not Disney-ified. I had a book of Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales…

Author:
Cider

When People Bring Knives to a Gun Fight (on Twitter)

Let me start this post off right: trans women are women. The end. OK, now that we’ve established that, I’m going to explain a few other things you may or may not be familiar with. The first is intersectionality (wikipedia). From a USA Today article, here is a good synopsis: If feminism is advocating for women’s rights…

Author:
Acadia Einstein

Why are there Snails in the Subway Station?

Yesterday I got very little actual work done because I had to drive into the city then travel all around the city then drive back to White Plains then home.  And all of that was done really really fast.  But while I was in the 59th St. subway station I saw something that wasn’t fast…

Author:
Cider

Texas Continues to (Attempt to) Destroy Modern Society

Hi, good afternoon. First, I must apologize because I know you have surely been missing my rage posts here. I’ve been saving all my rage for the podcast over the last couple of weeks (actually I’ve just been too busy…. I have a list of like three rage posts I need to make). But this…

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Author:
Sparks

Monday Pun Day – Volume 1

A Pun – All The Time Welcome to the first edition of Monday Pun Day’s at the Superficial Gallery.  I know you’re as excited about this as I am.  Puns are the highest form of humor and we should all work to cultivate our street pun creds.  To that end, I’m going to drop a…