PHILANDER THE FREE DEPT.
A KICK IN THE ASS-YLUM DEPT.
The relationship between the United States and Russia has been going downhill for some time. This week President Obama cancelled his upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin after the Russian president granted political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Could all this be a harbinger of a return to the dreaded Cold War? Or worse yet, the inspiration for a stupid movie…
VIEW TO A SHILL DEPT.
GOING THROUGH AN AWKWARD PHRASE DEPT.
BURGER ZING DEPT.
Fast-food employees across the county are walking off the job this week to protest their lousy pay, though it doesn’t seem likely their demands for more money will be met. Which makes sense: Fast-food chains have many more important priorities than paying employees a living wage.
SEXT AND THE CITY DEPT.
CARLOS DANGEROUS LIAISONS DEPT.
When we ran the first version of this ad two years ago, we assumed that Sexter would run for a single season before being cancelled. However, now that more dirty messages and nude shots of Anthony Weiner have turned up (dated a full year AFTER his initial sexting scandal broke) this show has been renewed...even if his New York mayoral hopes are being cancelled.
AIRPORT INTERMINABLE DEPT.
ANIMAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DEPT.
Today, the interest rate for subsidized Stafford college loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8%, all due to (ready for it?) an inability by DC legislators to simply extend the current lower rate. The increase will add hundreds or thousands more dollars to the already crippling costs of higher education for many lower and moderate income families. It’s so chilling, this classic dorm poster may need to be updated.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND WRONGS DEPT.
Yesterday, in their finite wisdom, the Supreme Court essentially overturned the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the passage of which was one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s greatest accomplishments. Tragically, Dr. King was taken from us many years ago, but if he were alive now we’re sure he’d have something to say.