Cosmopolitics is an old, barely-used term that has something to do with separating politics from culture in such a way that irrational and unrealistic ideas can be discussed outside the realm of reality. Essentially, a way for the apolitical “Cosmopolitan” or “Globalist” with no desire to inform themselves in the age of information to talk… Continue reading The New Cosmopolitics: Will America Ever Come Back From This?
Superbowl LI and the speculation over Lady Gaga's inevitable Half Time Show disaster / Shamir is back! / Turbo Tax's disturbing Humpty Dumpty commercial / Checking in to He Will Not Divide Us / Frantic NYU Professor goes full-blown-insane / Pocahontas loses a whole crowd in an airport / SNL lampoons Sean Spicer with a mannish Melissa McCarthy / Verne Troyer does an unboxing / Review Brah… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 230: Elephant Seals Against Fascism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH0Rj2xcqQs For reasons that shouldn't be a total mystery, activism is sexy. Whether you're a left wing radical building a pipe bomb to protest war; or an Islamist radical building a bomb out of a pressure cooker to protest a marathon, you'll likely find some naive young dropout or human sexuality major to press your… Continue reading How to Fight for Animal Rights & Not Get Laid
There are a few things we can probably all agree on: America needs to be energy independent, and America needs to decrease its reliance on non-renewable energy sources. Both of those things go hand-in-hand most of the time; but because we can't snap our fingers and magically conjure up a universal new energy plan that… Continue reading Oil Pipeline Protests a Crude Excuse for Tribalism
It's an East Coast Heatwave, so the gloves have come off / Kenny Baker lives to be 600 Dwarf Years / Star Wars Rogue One debuts their fanboy boner-inducing Darth Vader teaser / Simone Manuel becomes the most important person at the Olympics / SJWs try to take down Sausage Party / A mysterious open letter to Warner… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 209: Social Justice Olympics
Dan spends two weeks researching Sex and the City / Politicians behaving like children, and actual children behaving like politicians / Down goes Bernie / Does anyone actually care about the Brexit? / There is no gun control / Game of Thrones gives us the episode we've all been waiting for / Joe gets the goosies /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 202: What About Brexit at Tiffany’s?
Streets Dept founder Conrad Benner joins us to talk nerdy about street art, counterculture, and haters on Facebook. We cover the violent climate of Ferguson, MO and the unfounded hatred of the ALS Cold Water Challenge! We finish out the episode with some Bachelor Party stories, getting shot in the nuts, and a rousing game… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 108: Fireside and Firebombs with Conrad Benner
It's the second day of what's being called "Occupy Philly," a 99-percenter movement spawned from the spirit of "Occupy Wall Street." For those of you who haven't been following the events, they are essentially a rallying cry across the country for accountability from the top 1%, the wealthy, the bankers, the business owners--more specifically--the companies… Continue reading Occupy Philadelphia Pushes Forward: Day 2