elections, schmelections.

Here’s my (not terribly prescient) prediction for tomorrow’s midterm elections: The GOP will most likely gain Senate control. They will then promptly assume that they weren’t elected because people are tired of Team Blue’s fuckups, but rather that they now have some sort of mandate to double down on stupid and harp on gay marriage […]

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noo yawk city.

I’m in New York City at the moment, attending NY Comic Con, meeting up with friends, and doing a little bit of Big City Stuff. I haven’t been back in the city since maybe 2000, so it’s interesting to see how much has changed around here. It’s kind of trendy to talk smack about NYC, […]

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they can thank “blackboard jungle” for that one.

This excellent and thorough Village Voice article on the outdated, arbitrary, and capricious knife laws in New York City is about “gravity knives”, but those laws share the hallmarks of most weapons-related legislation: They were passed in an emotional atmosphere fanned by perceptions and media coverage They have little to no basis in demonstrable facts or science Their intent […]

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