Where the Jokes End: An Exploration of Nazis, Irony and Murder

Irony and satire are spectacular double edged rhetorical blades. Capable of cutting both toward the obvious and obscure. A master of this weapon does not shy away from using either end. In order to be effective, a satirist pits extremes against each other. The using a juxtaposition of an obvious subject of ridicule to critique

Poll: Most Americans Want a Third Party… Seem to Forget LP Exists

A recent poll by icitizen shows that of 1,176 respondents, 70% said the two current major political parties do not represent them well. The poll mostly focused on the opportunity or need for change within, or possibly outside of, the Democratic party. Democrats (75%) and Independents (81%) were the most interested in looking outside the two

University of Iowa Scientist Might Have Found Cancer’s “Magic Bullet”

Dr. David Soll and his “magic bullet” might be the feel-good story you need today. Cancer, one of the most devastating and mysterious killers known to man, is the center of many peoples’ sadness and pain, even in an age of medical miracles. Most people have lost faith in a definitive “cure for cancer” but

Venezuelan Socialist Currency’s Inflation Outpaces Infinitely Spawning World of Warcraft Gold

What was originally just a depressing Twitter joke about the deteriorating state of Venezuela’s current regime has, like the crisis in Venezuela, become all too real. A couple weeks ago a Venezuelan Twitter user, KalebPrime, pointed out that the exchange rate to USD for World of Warcraft (“WoW”) gold had eclipsed the black market rate

Canada’s $250,000 Duck: A Comparison of Monetary Outrage

Over the Canada Day long weekend, the Toronto local government rented a massive six story rubber duck, costing city tax payers, alone, an estimated $121,000. Memes critiquing the duck and the Canadian government went viral in the wake of the thousands that swarmed to the bay to chill out with the duckie. Now before you

Bad News for Agorists: The Latest Deep Web Market Has Been Shut Down

Digitally circumventing the laws of the land just got harder. Over the last week the FBI, DEA, and Europol took coordinated action to shut down and seize the operators of deep web markets, Alphabay and Hansa. Arrests are underway for the creators and clients of these markets. Alphabay’s alleged founder was taken into custody and has been

Deranged Duterte Threatens to Cannibalize ISIS Members

Last week, the ridiculous and reprehensible President of the Philippines continued his malevolence towards opposition by threatening to eat the livers of ISIS affiliates that have been terrorizing the island of Mindanao. For most of President Rodrigo Duterte term, areas of Mindanao have been under martial law. On July 4th the Philippine’s Supreme Court found that

PewDiePie Debunks the Wage Gap, Tempts WSJ… Again

Trump White House Calls China by Name of Rival Regime

At the G20 conference in Hamberg Germany, over the weekend, Trump met with President Xi Jinping, President of China. But Trump’s staff’s official transcript of the occasion referenced Xi as the president of, unrecognized, Taiwan. The difference between, what are often called the “two Chinas,” is semantic, one word precisely, but because of the political climate

Forbes Doesn’t Understand Memes, Ties Hentai to Trump Support

Something to remember when perusing the net: if it might be a meme, it is. Forbes picked up on the fact that tolls and edge-lords are purveyors of the internet’s more vague jokes, but failed to see why. In January of last year, Rick Wilson, a staunchly anti-Trump republican, was on live TV making some