Entries by Wes Yahola

Dumbasses for Friday, February 22nd

Like many people this week, residents in Lincoln, Nebraska were happy to see the city snow plows come and clear their streets. However, for some residents along Normal Boulevard, their street was not only cleared of snow, their mailboxes were also plowed. The city has admitted that one of their plows took out thirty blocks […]

Bumper Music for Friday, February 22nd

– Led Zeppelin: If It Keeps on Raining (rough mix) –  Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song – The Who: Love Reign O’er Me – John Kilzer: Sleeping in the Rain – The Lovin’ Spoonful: Rain on the Roof – The Temptations: I Wish It Would Rain – Queen: Stone Cold Crazy – Alice Cooper: Under […]

It Can Happen Here: Four Times Authors and Artists Warned Us about Fascism in America

By John Kenneth Muir, Flashbak.com To define it simply, fascism is a brand of authoritarianism in which a dictator and his government control all aspects of the citizenry, widely squelching disagreement and opposing points-of-view. A fascist state pursues imperialist policies as a means of encouraging unity and patriotism among its people.  One key idea of […]

The Return of Risky Playgrounds

Over time, public playgrounds have become safer: metal apparatuses were replaced by wood and then plastic, concrete or gravel was replaced by grass and then recycled rubber pellets, and anything that could conceivably present a risk was removed. Kids crave thrills, independence, creativity, and a feeling of accomplishment, which is why you take your kid […]

Dumbasses for Thursday, February 21st

Last week, 25-year-old Steven Shrout went to a Dallas dog park wearing only a gold Speedo bathing suit and covered in peanut butter. Shrout then proceeded to allow the dogs to lick him as his girlfriend filmed it. However, it’s not as weird as it sounds. It turns out that Shrout placed last in his […]

Bumper Songs for Thursday, February 21st

– Simon & Garfunkel: Overs – The Who: The Song is Over – Crowded House: Don’t Dream It’s Over – Florence + The Machine: Dog Days Are Over – The Beatles: Roll Over Beethovan – Jeff Beck: Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Tiffany: I Think […]