Santa Sex Tape


One celebrity whose star will never set is Santa Claus’, and one reason why is that he’ll never be brought low by scandal.

The Zen of Don Draper’s Frown

Jon Hamm, Mad Men, Don Draper

Jon Hamm’s compassionate sneer manages to capture the Zen koan of Draper’s ambivalent soul.

Rich Man, Poor Man

wealth inequality, rich eat poor, luxury goods industry recession proof, Root Down

Why should the obscenely rich scale back so they’re just extremely rich?

A World of Illusion

conspiracy theorists, paranoia, vast government conspiracies, alternate theories of historic events, violence, mass murder, Root Down, Carl Pettit

A world full of conspiracy theorists is the perfect place for an evil mastermind to work, undetected. So warns Carl Pettit: but just which side is he on?

Prison Utopia

United States prisons, US prison rates, American freedom jail, Carl Pettit, Root Down, The Good Life

The United States leads the world in incarceration rates of its citizens. Is America really home of the free?

Toilet Scribes


If you must write on the bathroom stall wall, make it good.

Earth without Humanity


Life on Earth can survive any man made disaster. But will we?

The Girl with the Smurf Tattoo


It’s hard to avoid reading into someone’s appearance, especially when they’re intended to intimidate.

Death By Side Effect


TV commercials now sell prescription drugs, including controlled substances like testosterone. Is 30 seconds of knowledge a dangerous thing?

Normal for Now


Our beliefs and values surrounding concepts like family, childhood, and masculinity, are products of our time and culture.

The Media Wants You Dead


Carl Pettit explains how the stress of breaking news, 24/7, is breaking you down.

True American Gods


Carl Pettit explains how Superman, Iron Man, Batman, the Incredible Hulk, and Spider-Man became the American Titans.

Liberty and Death: What a Man Can Do With a Gun


Second amendment rights come with limits, including discipline and regulation.

For The Love of Zombies


Whatever ills you see in society, or perhaps your self, can be personified in zombies.