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Christmas Culture Geography

Catalonia’s Coprophilic Christmas

Every Christmas, Catalonia prides itself on being fun, festive, and full of shit.

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Democracy Politics United States

Our Democracy is Dumb

We don’t vote so good. (But we could.)

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History

An American Franksgiving

The Time FDR moved Thanksgiving for fun and profit

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Uncategorized

The Weight Loss Benefits of an All-Brain Diet

The apocalypse is here for North American cervids. It arrived no fewer than five decades ago and its progress has been… slow. Make no mistake, the zombie deer are here. As their range extends throughout North America, it’s become increasingly likely that you’ve heard something about them. It’s 2019, though, and evidence of impending doom […]

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Democracy Politics United States

The Case for a Bigger House

The United States House of Representatives is a cornerstone of the American Democratic system, a piece of living history, and a real shitshow.

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The Grapevine

Florida Man

You’ve probably heard of Florida Man. He’s yesterday’s big-time meme. In this episode, we set the man (and his could-be cinematic universe) aside to talk about the state that created a legendary figure. Is Florida really that weird?

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Politics

A Brief History of “In God We Trust”

E Pluribus Unum is rolling in its grave.

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Geography History

Minnesota’s Flag is Bad. Let’s Change it.

Minnesota’s state flag is bad. It’s simultaneously unremarkable and cluttered, ridiculously complex and altogether unrecognizable. Can we get rid of it?

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Geography Politics

A Tale of Two States

On November 2nd, 1889, Benjamin Harrison, ranked #30 in C-SPAN’s ranking of US Presidents, probably sneered as he drove a knife into the heart of Dakota Territory, dividing it forever along an East-West meridian. Look how they massacred my boy.

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The Grapevine

Brawlball

The Guardian calls it “the most brutal sport on Earth”. The New York Times labeled it “a most dangerous game”, and Vice describes it as “equal parts ball game and bare-knuckle MMA”. For the people of Florence, it’s a yearly tradition.