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Category Archive for 'The Shadow Knows'

The walking man walks on

I kind of thought this might upend this guy’s life. I’m sorry it did, though: The James Robertson story was supposed to have a happy ending. The story of the 56-year-old Detroit factory worker who walks 21 miles to and from work each day warmed the hearts of the nation after his tale of perseverance went viral. Some […]

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From Ellen at Newshounds, “Why Don’t They Like Me?” Bill O’Reilly is awfully concerned that when he retires he will not get the same tributes as Jon Stewart has since announcing his departure from The Daily Show. The only possible explanation for such a discrepancy, O’Reilly argued, is that the media is unfairly liberal. Bill […]

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If you ask most people who or what inspires them, they are typically able to rattle off a handful of luminaries, friends or family members they look up to. But powerful people are an anomaly, according to a new set of studies published Wednesday in the Social Psychological & Personal Science journal: They often look […]

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But this is insane. Fucking a dolphin? Bookmark It

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One of my close friends is an American Indian, and she’s always telling me how naive I am about how prevalent anti-Indian bigotry is. Guess she’s right, this really shocks me: RAPID CITY— “Some 57 charges of child abuse and assault reportedly will be filed against the drunken hockey fans who subjected 57 American Indian […]

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Escape from the apocalypse

This is very sad, isn’t it? To be so fearful (and probably mentally ill) that you kill off all your children: The deaths of five family members in Utah last year were revealed Tuesday to be a murder-suicide — committed by parents, fueled by drugs and possibly inspired by apocalyptic paranoia. Five members of the […]

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“What we got here is a failure to communicate,” I told Swamp Rabbit, quoting from an old movie but referring to Philly-based John Bolaris, one of the many talking heads paid by the media machine to make weather forecasts. Bolaris was on the radio, explaining why the “monster storm” predicted for us barely touched PA […]

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Gee, when people offered to send slaves back to Africa, we called that racist. Bookmark It

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For some reason, the corporate media doesn’t want to touch this and related stories. Bookmark It

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Facebook

“God, am I the only person in the world with problems?” I said to my friend Maya a few years ago. “Everyone on Facebook seems so happy.” “Everyone on Facebook is lying,” she advised me. “Don’t believe it.” Bookmark It

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