Various journalists are claiming they have seen a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. This led to the most darling legal threat ever from a lawyer named Dennis Morris — who has represented Ford for some time — to Gawker: Update: We've received an email from Dennis Morris, a gentleman with a hotmail.com […]
As far as I've been able to tell through clever googling in my favorite search engine, the renowned and much beloved Pirate Resignation Letter was written by Chris Castle and delivered to James Bear (deceased), former managing partner of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. After using the letter, Castle shared it with his friend, user […]
I'm not participating in any elaborate April Fool's joke this year. But if you are in the mood, have a flashback instead. There's the greatest prosecutorial practical joke ever. There's the time Patrick had to shut down his satirical North Korean Twitter account because a newspaper took it seriously. There was the April Fools joke […]
Yesterday I discussed the strange case of "On Press, Inc.", a name used to make feckless and frequently incoherent threats against people who quoted "poet" "Shaun Shane." Investigation results to date suggest that the "On Press, Inc." staffed by illiterates and making stupid threats is not — repeat not — the California corporation of that […]
We don't like Jack Stuef. Jack Stuef is a low level troll, a self-styled comic and self-styled journalist who was forced out of WONKETTE (think about that) for poor taste. Specifically, his taste in subjects for comedic journalism, such as handicapped children. Now Jack Stuef writes for Buzzfeed, which is sort of like Reddit without […]
It's time for the Road to Popehat, the feature in which we check out the traffic logs, look at the searches that brought you here, and . . . you know what? At this point I'd normally say something snide like "wonder if Thorazine is covered under Obamacare" or "watch the Walking Dead for ideas […]
Hi Ken, I am a contributing writer to a website dedicated to authoritative discussion on education. I recently came across your blog post https://www.popehat.com/2011/12/01/confining-american-education-a-stem-cell/ and it got me thinking about the state of educational policy today, specifically in the United States — I would love to submit an article to your blog. As I'm sure […]
"The past several weeks have made one thing crystal-clear: our country faces unmitigated disaster if the other side wins." H. L. Mencken knew the score: "Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and are right."
(Context is, of course, l'affaire Akin.)
"Sing to me, David, of clown shoes and a man…." OK. If you insist….