The Potato Salad Incident: Kicked Right In The Spuds.

Why does Kickstarter like Potato Salad so much? Or how Potato Salad trumped our Tarzan comic book and the potato state. By Albert Frank Asker A slap in the face! That’s what it felt like when I read that the Idaho Potato Commission was going to fly Zack “Danger” Brown, the man who raised over…

Voting Is Broken : OPINION

By Cody L. I can vote. And I love that. But voting in America is broken. We broke it with identity politics. And social constructionism. But mainly, we broke it because the majority of Americans can’t seem to measure an idea using an objective standard. They can’t measure it because no objective standard prevails. Except…

So What: RANT

You don’t have to have a solution to know what you’ve got isn’t working. I don’t have the answers, but it’s clear that for too long we’ve cared more for ourselves than for each other. Sought riches before making the most of the wealth we already have. As a country, as a people, as a…

Infatuation: FICTION

By Hinsel Standing from the floor where I kneel preparing my bath I stare at myself in the mirror trying to see what it must be like to view me from the outside. Am I really as bad as I see myself ? I frown in contemplation, my eyes wandering the fleshscape of my body….

Can You Be Enlightened And Still Shop At Wal-mart?

There’s a wide range of possibilities along the spectrum of enlightenment, from the philosophically curious to the full blown unattached guru living in their hidden mountain cave, but until we shirk off this mortal coil completely we are all still beings of flesh and bone which as such require “things” to some degree or another….

The Life Mortgage: FICTION

By Tyler Clark Redeeming a loan with a human life as collateral may not be so straightforward as repossessing a home or hastily-purchased jet ski, but the finance industry has more than enough creativity and talent at its disposal to find a legal means of dealing with the problem. Prison and hard labor were the…

Good Night, My Love: FICTION

By Kameryn James He can get quite energetic and restless at night. He shifts about or heads outside for fresh air in the pitch black. Often, he keeps me up. When he finally settles into bed, I run my fingers through his hair, my nails gently raking his tense scalp. His dark locks feel inhumanly…

5 Things You Can Do To Be Less Stupid Every Day

There’s already plenty of help out there for those of you looking to do more to improve yourselves. “Adopt these 3 habits of successful people!” or “Do these five things every day to be smarter!”… Well, we’re taking a slightly different angle on this topic and have chosen to provide you not with tips to…

Lost On The Road To Los Sueños Chapter 2: FICTION

Chapter Two *beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep Somebody take those damn fries out before the whole place goes up! Huh? Wha…? Oh. Not at the Wendy’s. Uh..oh…this looks like a hospital. *beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep Looking around things begin to unblur and I see the sterile non-color walls of the room around me in a dim half-light. Something must have happened for…

Breaking the “Mix-tape Mentality”

By Isiah Fletcher Music is a powerful sentience. It has the power to persuade; it has the power to subvert. My expertise in music comes from a background of playing (drumming in many contexts) and sinking hours of listening to the greatest groups around the world. Over the years my ears have honed in on…

Knichael Might: Music Feature

We are excited to have the opportunity to share a digital music artist with you that we recently met via twitter! We’re big fans of all forms of music but electronic tunes of any kind hold a special place in our hearts; we’ve recent come to love the synthwave and vaporwave genres. For the uninitiated,…

Lost On The Road To Los Sueños : FICTION

I made it. I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life after years of hard work and denial of self satisfaction that I’ve amassed just enough money to retire, living meagerly until I die…as long as that happens some time in the next 90 days. And with the way I feel right at this…

Subversion: You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

sub·ver·sion səbˈvərZH(ə)n,səbˈvərSH(ə)n/ Noun: Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy by persons working from within; also : refers to the processes by which the values and principles of a system in place are contradicted or reversed. The Latin root “subvertere” means “to turn…

How To Be Successful Without Being A Total Douchebag

Everyone wants to be a successful person. You. Me. Them. Everybody. It’s hard wired into our little monkey brains; even people determined to be complete failures at everything in life want to be successful at failing. You’ve read all those articles on INC and other douchetrepreneur fluff sites like “7 Things Leaders Do That Others…

How To Get The Fuck Over It And Write

Writers block. Creative constipation. Call this mental malady whatever you like but it seems to be something that affects almost all creative types from writers to artists at some point or another. When the muse is strong the flow is heavy and things seem to just happen, when the muse is weak…better pack up bag…

An Introverts Guide To Entrepreneurialism

Love people but hate gatherings? Always making plans to avoid making plans? Do you own a sweater that was once wool but is now comprised solely of gobs of cat hair holding hands? You may just be an introvert! But do not despair! There’s no reason your crippling mental disorder, fear of other humans ,and…

5 Amazing Things That Will Happen If You Eat Oatmeal For 30 Days

Science has proven the old saying to be true: we are indeed what we eat. There have been a thousand and one unbelievable fad diets invented since economics increased abundance to be accessible to the common class through high calorie low cost food and society gave them enough guilt to think a bulging belly was…

The Man Who Fixes Mistakes: Fiction

by Hinsel “Who’re you  ?” “I’m the man that fixes mistakes.” Around me the interior of the plane seemed to grow brighter for a moment before becoming impossibly dark.  It wasn’t a flash like a lightning strike so much as a slow flare that fades. Yet somehow in this new darkness I found myself able…

THE SEA: A Poem

By Lunaura Staring into a crowd of people Moving like a sea of purpose Lost in the waves of newness I float adrift Caught in strands of well meaning Only to be tossed here and there Surrounded by the foam of advice I sink, heavy Called dark by those without a clue This sea awakens…

BANQUET OF CHAOS: A Poem

by S. Boswell Your words ‘effluviate’ The concepts nauseate Your rule I would eradicate The throne I would ‘conflagrate’ The deluge I pray to inundate They that would steer our fate By preaching peace against those to hate . With the blood of martyrs we will consecrate A path not bound by aristocracy’s state Continue…

Foodie Pr0n

The internet is chock full of disgustingly graphic images of food. Velvety chocolate waterfalls, glistening meats sweaty with succulent juices, decadent visions of complex flavor deconstructions that boggle the imagination and glare in the face of physics itself – madness! These images stimulate the appetite, stirring hungers for things that are so bad for us…

RESIGNED: A Poem

resigned to caging the tiger still paces the four barred walls stare back flare up wrap around above beneath children’s laughter: calliope wind blows through the bars mocking in its freedom satiated: green grass billowing clouds unobstructed by steel lined roof; beauty unknown. time comes passes and mockery makes of wood and steel of cart…