My dad and I got to make a music video for “Low Key” with Nick Offerman, John Hodgman, Michael Shannon, Chance the Rapper, Steve Albini, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Mavis Staples, Sammy Tweedy, and more.

The new Sukirae record from Tweedy is the artist of the weekend




"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

This man was a pure genius.

The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.

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This is a great blog about men waiting in lines in San Francisco, which is a city where dudes just wait in line all the time for things like toast, coffee, ice cream, etc. All the sad young line-waiting men break my heart and they need a Sarah McLachlan PSA stat.

(Source: visiblemanlines)

The New Pinkertons: Private Security Outfit Raids Pot Farms In California

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MAD Magazine Issue #1: A National Comic Book Day & Banned Books Week Two-for-One

First Issue of “Mad Magazine”, 10/1952

From the series: Committee Papers, 1816 - 2011. Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2011.

The National Archives has a copy of issue #1 of MAD magazine. This copy of the famous satirical comic book is a permanent federal record, and was submitted to a Senate subcommittee on juvenile delinquency as evidence of comics’ corrupting influence on young people. 

For three days, experts testified on whether or not comic books were “printed poison” for young people. The hearings created so much bad press for the comics industry that it created the Comics Code Authority to self-regulate the content of their comic books.

MAD's publisher, EC Comics, would eventually reformat the publication as a magazine in order to avoid the CCA restrictions. 

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What’s your favorite Banned Comic Book?

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