Obviously, this is satire. I am not using the White House microwave to eavesdrop on the toddler-in-chief scrawling his speech in crayon. Congratulations to all of you who get to hear the best State of the Union address ever…since last year. I know those of you at home are enjoying it too, because your TV […]Read more "State of the Union Leaked Draft"
Lately I’ve been thinking about cliched plots and bad tropes in books, and this got me thinking about the plot/story ideas I don’t ever see, or don’t see nearly enough of. So I thought I’d compile a list of books I wish someone would write. Please note, if you don’t like cynicism, this is probably […]Read more "#BrutallyHonestBooks I Wish Someone Would Write"
So a few weeks ago I had lunch with my Trump-loving parents who, naturally, decided to blather on about how the Chump is “making America great again.” The conversation started with mom trying to tell me I needed a 401K. She and my dad had this brilliant idea to start me one for my birthday […]Read more "Trump Supporters Are Immune to Logic and I Know Why"
Years of Being Told to Stand Have Permanently Damaged Junior’s Ability to Sit Comfortably Guest Post By Kennith Doglog of Such Politics While often in the shadows, Donald Trump Jr. (Junior) perfectly exemplifies what happens when Donald Trump takes an interest in you the same way he has done with American politics. Unfortunately for the United […]Read more "Exclusive: Donald Trump Jr. Does Not Know How to Sit"
After a recent Google-fest, I learned that there is no record of Marie Antoinette actually saying the quote famously attributed to her. In response to reports the peasants were starving and had no bread to eat, she supposedly said, “Let them eat cake.” While there’s no proof she actually said that line, she did spend […]Read more "How Marie Antoinette Could Have Kept Her Head: An Alternative History"
Lately, it’s come to my attention there should be some sort of IQ test before people are allowed to internet. In fact, I think Facebook should stop having an age requirement of 13 and instead require people of all ages to prove they’ve reached a maturity level appropriate for posting cat pictures and arguing with […]Read more "How to Identify Fake News (Or, Signs You Are Not Smart Enough To Use The Internet)"
Last week my novel Fail to the Chief, a political satire that envisions the presidential election as a reality show, was published—less than ten months after I finished writing it. No, it wasn’t a Nanowrimo novel, although I do attempt that every year. To give you some perspective on my Nano accomplishments, the first time I […]Read more "From Presidential Election to Presidential Parody: Writing Fail to the Chief"