Archive for 2016

'Tis the Season for The Death Penalty and The "War on Christmas"! (Episode 15 of MY PODCAST)

'Tis the Season for The Death Penalty and The "War on Christmas"! (Episode 15 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan)and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss their take on capital punishment, Sarah Palin’s “War on Christmas” battle-cry, and vent on stupid Christmas songs! Also: Steven insults Pee Wee Herman, Jack admits to not believing in Santa, and... Read more »

Dear Nosy People: Mind Your Own Damn Business! (or "Get Away from The Window, Gladys!")

Dear Nosy People: Mind Your Own Damn Business! (or "Get Away from The Window, Gladys!")
One of the things I hate most in life are people who can’t mind their own business. You know the people I’m talking about, as they strive to make themselves as conspicuous as possible. They crane their necks to hear your conversations, rifle through your mail, and never fail to chime in with unneeded and... Read more »

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"
Ten-and-a-half months. 200 blogs. Over 100,000 views. It’s amazing to lay the bare facts on the table. I don’t mean to puff myself up, but writing 200 articles in under a year is herculean for me, who used to be a rather sluggish writer. I’ve never been terribly prolific in terms of my literary output,... Read more »
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I'm gonna' tell you why Ariana Grande sucks (or "The Hairspray Live! Massacre")

I'm gonna' tell you why Ariana Grande sucks (or "The Hairspray Live! Massacre")
For those of you who were watching NBC’s aborted fetus of a show on Wednesday, you know what a bone-cracking ordeal is was. Hairspray, a musical which deals with timely subjects like racism and fat-shaming, has been a classic since its premiere in 2002. The songs, including “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the... Read more »

The Assassination of John Lennon and The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Assassination of John Lennon and The Importance of Mental Health Awareness
Since December 8th is the anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon, I decided to do a bit of musing. But first, a brief summary: On December 8th, 1980, John Winston Lennon was shot dead in the doorway of The Dakota in New York by Mark David Chapman. Prior to the assassination, Chapman showed signs... Read more »

Mammoth Books, Monopolies, and The Evil of Disney! (The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast, Episode #14)

Mammoth Books, Monopolies, and The Evil of Disney! (The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast, Episode #14)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan)and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss their favorite books and discuss government regulation. Also: Steven hugs George Harrison’s busty ex-wife, Jack bashes The Walt Disney Corporation, Steven gives Rachael Ray an opera mix-tape! They also get visited by three new... Read more »
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Stop using gay and retarded as slurs - NOW!

Stop using gay and retarded as slurs - NOW!
At a convention a few weeks ago, I heard one of the attendees use both “gay” and “retarded” as slurs. Mind you, this was attending a philosophy convention, populated with people who hold individual rights as inviolate and are, at the core, rational people. I was so stunned that, quite unlike my usual habits, I... Read more »

A "gay" Indiana man is forbidden to sing at his grandma's funeral and here's why I'm vexed about it

A "gay" Indiana man is forbidden to sing at his grandma's funeral and here's why I'm vexed about it
For those of you that are faithful readers, you know that I don’t get angry arbitrarily. When I go into a rage, I like to think that it’s, in the very least, somewhat justified. When I was browsing Facebook last night, a story popped up that made my blood boil than Donald Trump at Alec... Read more »

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#2): Does the world need a Black Santa Claus?

Steven's Cynical Christmas (#2): Does the world need a Black Santa Claus?
After the shocking upset of Minnesota’s Mall of America being closed on Thanksgiving, it seems they’ve put their foot into the pond of racist piranha yet again! The “Krazy Klumsy Klods” of the highly-regarded internet comment community have chosen this latest upset as their cause célèbre. Mall of America has made the ultimate faux pas of, believe this, hiring a... Read more »
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Anticipating the Music: from a Stevie Nicks Concert to Friday Night Vespers

Anticipating the Music: from a Stevie Nicks Concert to Friday Night Vespers
“Oh, Vera, I can’t wait to hear that Overture, Tell me about the show!” – Auntie Mame Dennis, Jerry Herman’s Mame A din falls over the audience. A single note pierces the silent din, the overtones sparkling in a pure array of simple fireworks. The spirit of music rises in the air, melting hate and... Read more »