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Author: Ethan Ralph

In Memorium: King Tut the Manx

On December 24th, 2011, I went to the animal shelter in Greenville, South Carolina with the express purpose of adopting a cat for the very first time. I’d always like felines, enjoyed playing with them at other people’s houses, etc., but I’d never had one...

Politics vs. Life

There’s this narrative in the media that we are now “more divided than ever.” Particular blame is placed on social media and sites similar to the one you are reading now.  In order to get society back to “normality”, we need to regulate online speech…heavily.  That seems...

Congress is Cancer

The political parties in this country really suck. I thought about trying to put that statement down in a more intellectual fashion, but sometimes simple is better. I know this isn’t exactly breaking news, by the way. Still, doesn’t it seem like things have gotten...

Rape Must be Proven in a Court of Law, Even for Harvey Weinstein

I knew Harvey Weinstein was a complete sleazebag years ago. It wasn’t exactly a secret in Hollywood, as even an aspiring cinephile like myself had read multiple stories about his abusive ways. None of them involved rape or sexual harassment, but he was clearly abusive...

Feminist Follies Fuel Popular Rejection

What does it mean to be “anti-feminist”? If you ask a feminist this question, they might say something like: “Being a feminist means you are in favor of equal rights for both men and women. Saying you are against feminism means you don’t agree with...

A Moment of MGTOW

I’ve always been fascinated with the MGTOW movement. Ok, technically not “always,” but since I first heard about it, I have been. I know several people who claim, or have claimed at one point, to be of this persuasion. There seems to be different levels...

Comments on Lane Davis

A former unpaid contributor to my site, Lane Davis, stands accused of killing his father. My condolences go out to his family. The rush to score points against me, while completely expected, is also completely ridiculous. I’m only responsible for my own actions. I also lack the...

Competing With Myself

I haven’t been writing as much recently, and for that, I apologize. It has nothing to do with the atmosphere here at the “resort”. I’m doing fairly well, truth be told. I’ve lost 41 pounds through diet and exercise. I plan to lose much more...

Happy Birthday To Leigh And Me

This site took off almost 3 years ago to the day. I had written one article about the then-new GamerGate conflagration. Someone read it and liked it so much that they decided to send me a treasure trove of dirt on Ms. Leigh Alexander. I...

Thoughts on Zoe Quinn’s Cash Grab Book

One of my biggest regrets this fall is not having the chance to review Zoe Quinn’s new book, Cock Overdrive. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. I mean Cash Moneyride. Eh, I’m not sure that’s it either. Anyhow, you get the picture. Zoe’s long-awaited tome is...

Fake Far Right Label Being Used to Censor Media Critics

What does it mean to be “Far Right”?  I wish some of our supposed betters in the news media would please explain to me exactly what the designation entails. The term keeps popping up again and again, mostly in relation to the people and outlets said news...

Mendacious Media Disgraces Itself Again in Wake of Charlottesville

Those who read this site regularly already know these upcoming facts, but I will state them again for the record. I am not a Nazi: or a Nazi sympathizer. I’m not a white nationalist nor a white-supremacist of any sort. Theories of inherent racial superiority...

Life in The Emerald City

OK, this place is actually nothing like Emerald City. I just wanted to make a reference to the classic HBO series, Oz. If you haven’t already enjoyed that wild show, please do so at your own leisure. It’s well worth your time, even though the...

Silicon Valley Seeks To Create “Harassment” Blacklist

I saw this story last week in the paper and I’ve been considering how I should address this it this entire time. You have already heard about it, but if so, that’s ok. The more average bullshit like this gets, the better. Here’s an excerpt...

Confession Of a (News) Junkie

I have dabbled with many substances in my life. Marijuana, Xanax, alcohol, peanut M&M’s . The delicious foot-long sandwiches from the Arab store around the corner from my house. I could go on and on, but I think you catch my draft. I definitely have...

Mendacious Macron

Emmanuel Macron, who strikes me as an empty vessel whose supporters project their own hopes and biases onto, said something at the G-20 that made me wonder if he was taking the piss (as the British say). “Our world has never been so divided…Our common...