A group of about a hundred students took off from school today to attend an event in Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire today as part of a larger day of action across the state and beyond. They brought signs, listened to speeches, and signed clipboards offered to them by political campaigners visiting from Massachusetts. Below is the video I captured from the event. It features interviews from young people explaining why they attended today and what they want their opposition to know.
I rarely get excited about Kickstarter crap. In fact, I’m subscribed to a YouTube channel dedicated to making fun of the bollox pedaled by wishful dreamers on the crowdfunding site. That’s why when I read that my college friend Nathan J. Robinson was selling subscriptions to a print magazine “which offers political analysis from an anarchist/ libertarian socialist perspective,” I was skeptical. Intrigued, but not sold. I needed to know more. Here’s what I discovered:
Current Affairs is a bi-monthly magazine with colorful artwork and such original topics as: the Cult of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Economic Undertones in Cinema, and the Politics of Children’s Literature. It’s the kind of magazine I would be proud to keep on my coffee table even if I disagree strongly with the sentiments of every article. It’s unique. It’s pithy. And I can tell it’s going to challenge me intellectually. I am tired of the predictable opinions and click-bait delivered by the new media’s 24-hour news cycle; it appears Current Affairs offers an antidote.
Derrick J’s Bittersweet final episode of Free Talk Live, broadcasted from LRN Studios in Keene, New Hampshire. He joins Ian and Mark in answering live phone calls and discussing the following topics:
Derrick J’s Moving to San Francisco :: Free the Nipple :: Bank Fees :: :: Trump :: Immigration and Language :: Kissing Your Children on the Lips – Weird? :: Yelp Now Allowing Reviews of Govt Agencies :: Koreas Back Down From Brink of War :: Private Property :: Constitution :: HOSTS – Ian, Derrick J, Mark
To audition to be on the writing team, e-mail me 2 comedy news stories at 9AM on September 19, 21, 24, and 25. I’ll e-mail you back at 10am asking you to flesh out the rest of one of the stories to send back to me at noon. I can’t wait to hear from you!