Insects are not Woke; fig flies want to shed “African” from name

I would like to think this is merely a stage we’re going through. That reason will return. Some might delude themselves that this sort of  tinkering with semantics is symbolic of a higher, more humane, level of consciousness. I think it’s the opposite. It’s symbolic of idiocy and lack of higher intelligence. It already started…

The horrible wait for Burkholderia pseudomallei

I am not a hypochondriac but I am cursed with an encyclopedic memory when it comes to obscure killer microbes and disorders. Add to this the fact that I’m a bit neurotic and borderline phobic. Final result being Me:  haunted and tormented by medical factoids I’ve accumulated over the years which I’ve tucked away in…

Rudy Giuliani won’t be seeing you in court soon…

I can’t say I’ve ever been super fond of the guy. There’s a brittle dissonance about him that manifests as creepitude. He was that one true Trump believer during the roughest, most unsavory patches of the post-Election period, to the point of embarrassing. He was the cringey, buffoonish spokesman when the situation called for intelligent…

NFL retirees gone wild

Turns out the murder/suicide of 5 people in South Carolina on Wednesday night was the violent handiwork of former NFL cornerback, Phillip Adams. He had been retired since 2015 and his comeback appearance was wrought with pure malice and tragedy and left a trail of deaths, including 2 children. The 32-year-old fatally shot himself after…

Presenting the “Lisbeth” archetype (put your cameras away)

Last year she was all the rage, the self-righteous fuming Karen. “Karen” has become social-media shorthand meaning a middle-aged white woman — potentially with an asymmetric haircut a la Kate Gosselin, circa 2009 — who makes a big fuss, and is not-so-blissfully ignorant. We know Karen.  She’s self-righteous, 30-something, hyper-sensible in a bland middle-class manner;…
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Alex, for three cents, what are “things I don’t give a shit to know?”

He may be dead, but his spirit lives on. I want my money now.   Former President Obama shared that his family’s quarantine included an extra guest during the beginning of the pandemic. On a recent episode of “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” Obama revealed to Simmons and CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers that Malia Obama’s…

Lin Wood is a used-hope salesman

This is the kind of unsubstantiated bullshit that culls the idiotic blind-believing, trust-the-plan sheep that clutter the political arena, I suppose. In discussing @realDonaldTrump in phone conversation in 8/19, Justice John Roberts stated that he would make sure “the mother f#*ker would never be re-elected.” Roberts engaged in phone conversations with Justice Stephen Breyer discussing…