Tag: Vice

Mitchell Sunderland is a freelance writer (Vice, Adult, Penthouse) known for his nuanced profiles on everyone from Stormy Daniels to Mike Tyson, Anne Coulter, Nick Jonas and more. His stories are insane, from growing up the son of one of the largest dog breeders in Florida and dealing with protestors for most of his childhood, to being banned from a gay safe space in college (he’s gay), to being the first American named to the 50 most hated people at Oxford list. He has profiled eclectic groups of people living at the Sausage Castle in Florida and the Bunny Ranch in Vegas. He and Bridget discuss why marketing something as only “representation matters” in the media can turn people off, why a lot of dog breeders don’t like Trump, how you can’t control what people think about you, and how you choose whether or not you’re a victim. It’s a wild ride.

**Warning** This episode is not for the easily offended and more explicit than usual

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I just saw this trailer. Big name actors, good makeup, Bale seems to have the voice and talking out of the side of his mouth thing down. That said, I never want to see this film. Read More View Post

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Birtherism versus RussiaRussiaRussia, proper humility for kids, mutual discomfort in the co-ed workplace, American aspiration, and aggregate parenting. Links Read More View Post

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“The SAT 50 years ago pulled a lot of smart people out of every little town in America and funneled them into a small number of elite institutions, where they married each other, had kids, and moved to an even smaller number of elite neighborhoods. We created the most effective meritocracy ever.”

“The problem with the meritocracy, is that it leeches all the empathy out of your society … The second you think that all your good fortune is a product of your virtue, you become highly judgmental, lacking empathy, totally without self-awareness, arrogant, stupid—I mean all the stuff that our ruling class is.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Mike Pence for consistently articulating conservative principles in Tuesday’s vice presidential debate. They’re unimpressed with moderator Elaine Quijano for failing to stop Tim Kaine’s incessant interruptions and tons of cross talk. And they slam Kaine’s overall performance and question the Democrats’ strategy in the debate.

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Greed is good. So say our own EThompson and Gordon Gekko. But is this a compelling defense of capitalism? More importantly, is it accurate? Does it tell us something true about why a free society succeeds? Bernard Mandeville thought so. Mandeville thought vanity or pride unleashed would lead to a vibrant and wealthy society: private […]

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