Good, Bad and Ugly

By GENERATIONXX | June 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good Vox: Why Ta-Nehisi Coates is hopeful The long history of black folks in this country is conflict and struggle, between ourselves and the state and other interests within the society so that we can live free. And this is the first time that I think a lot of us have felt that the battle was legitimately joined, not just by white people but other people of color....

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Am I Meat?

By GENERATIONXX | April 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Am I Meat?

Even with fava beans and a nice chianti, few creatures actually WANT to eat you. Yes, you are meat. Technically, flesh of a mammal is defined as meat regardless of its origins, pig, cow, armadillo[1] or human. In terms of who would actually eat you under the right conditions, Dorothy was wise watching out for lions, tigers and bears in The Wizard of Oz. She and her posse should...

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36 Hours in America

By GENERATIONXX | April 14, 2020 | Comments Off on 36 Hours in America

The last 36 hours. Holding funding for the World Health Organization during a pandemic. Delaying relief checks to desperate people so they can feature his signature. Unemployment currently the worst since the Great Depression at 13% — and that’s just for the people who have been able to file because offices are overwhelmed and understaffed. Almost 30,000 Americans dead. Propaganda videos played in the White House briefing room, meltdowns...

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Le Lapin de Pâques

By GENERATIONXX | April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

What is satire in 2020? Who knows. Maybe this is. Or maybe it’s almost non-fiction. With this cast of characters, anything is possible. I happened upon an article in Slate about Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death and proceeded to reread the original… and then I was fully down the, ahem, rabbit hole and now there’s Lindsey Graham in a bunny suit. What can you do? I definitely...

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When can we return to normal?

By GENERATIONXX | March 17, 2020 | Comments Off on When can we return to normal?

TL;DR Probably never beause there doesn’t seem to be a big market for aggressively selfish and belligerently stupid assholes in the future. Bonus: Two great movie  recommendations to help pass the time while we shelter in place.   It’s important not to bury the lead these days because a lot Americans don’t want to “read” or “think” too deeply. These new red hat racist Americans are sure that they...

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E Dubs is Finally Getting Some Love From the Press

By GENERATIONXX | March 14, 2020 | Comments Off on E Dubs is Finally Getting Some Love From the Press

Why is this good? Because acknowledging sexism exists has to happen before we can fix it, no? Warren was a brilliant candidate who would have made a great president. The problem? She’s a woman—and she isn’t “perfect.” Sexism Sank Elizabeth Warren By Elie Mystal in the Nation. Flipping the Script with Kate McKinnon (with context from Billboard, because context is everything.) SNL Cold Open – The Ingraham Angle (This...

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We didn’t deserve her.

By GENERATIONXX | March 5, 2020 | Comments Off on We didn’t deserve her.

It’s not her, it’s us. It’s Wednesday, the day after “Super” Tuesday and we have some thoughts. Once again women across the country wake up to disappointment and the realization that sexism and misogyny may have actually only grown in these fruited plains over the last three and a half years. Once again, the most qualified, accomplished, articulate, empathetic candidate (who, incidentally, outperformed the men with whom she shared...

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Enjoli Tried to Warn Us.

By GENERATIONXX | February 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Enjoli Tried to Warn Us.

That commercial burned in your brain from tweenhood? It was a lie. “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never ever let you forget you’re a man.” That one? This was no empowerment anthem, it was a red flag warning. WOMEN! IF YOU JOIN THE LABOR FORCE AND INSIST WE RECOGNIZE YOUR CONTRIBUTION OUTSIDE THE HOME YOU WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO COOK,...

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I am ready to distance, socially.

By GENERATIONXX | July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on I am ready to distance, socially.

The biggest problem I have always had living in New York was the kissiness of it all. It’s a little creepy — like they want to somehow demonstrate their sophistication by adopting a continental greeting. My midwestern greeting rules were as follows: one hugs those we love, shakes the hands of those we respect, says “hey” to mostly everyone else. This is fine. There is no need for physical...

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