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Fact Check: Would this really help?

4 to 7 billion trees are cut down every year, according to IntactForests Organization. According to Worldometers, there have been 44 million deaths this year. So as catchy as this meme is, it would take 159 years to replenish one year’s worth of deforestation. And there’s another problem. 28% of trees are cut down for … Continue reading

Well, Anyone Can Slip up in the Rain

Of course, he didn’t mean airports. He meant his Martian colony on the moon, meaning Mars,  where there’s a colony because a flag is planted there, and he put it there, of course, to scare the Redcoats. Or were they Bluecoats?

A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed. Continue reading

Barney Bites the Dust – and other Macy’s Parade Horror Stories

In 1997, Kathleen Caronna spent 24 days in a coma after a Cat in the Hat float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade crashed into a lamppost, causing part of the lamppost to plunge into her. Continue reading

Divine Knew Trash When She Saw It

Divine knew trash when she saw it. This photo was likely taken in the 1980s, and flashes a little shade toward two of New York City’s least loved couples – Donald and Ivana Trump. It astounded us, and many other New Yorkers, that a known con artist, liar, and aficionado of exploitation would be taken … Continue reading

This Trumpian Horror Story Will Freak You Out

Fear, ghouls, terror. Forget it. Nothing on Halloween is more frightening than this visit to an unsuspecting Western town by a man named Trump — a litigious narcissist who warns the town of its complete extinction. He proclaims that he, and only he, can save the townsfolk by building a … well, building a wall … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, Statue of Liberty

Although you cannot see Lady Liberty’s feet clearly she is, in fact, standing among a broken shackle and chains, with her right foot raised, depicting her moving forward away from oppression and slavery. Continue reading

What was up with Aretha Franklin’s fur coat at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors?

Aretha Franklin, Marion Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Mink. Continue reading

Courage is Grace Under Pressure

“Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.” ~Happy Birthday, Edward R. Murrow Continue reading

National Procrastination Week Was Last Month

“If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.”
~Rita Mae Brown
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Send in the Clown

Take a moment from harsh reality and sing along a nonsense song with our commander-in-chief. Continue reading

Remembering a True New Yorker on 9/11

It might not sound that important, but back then, there was a feeling that terrorists not only took away our skyline and businesses and families, but that maybe they had stolen what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor.
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