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Trout Fisting In America #44 – Vietnam

I’m afraid that once I start writing this I won’t be able to stop. I’d spent the first five episodes of this PBS special ‘Ken Burns Presents Vietnam Brought To You By The Bank Of America And A Generous Donation … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #43 – Consumerism

And even your brand new luxury dream car eventually just becomes the thing that you drive around the parking lot in circles, ever-dwindling & numb as you—in your desire to consume, to be the consumer—become the consumed, one more ouroboros … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #42 – The Confederacy

You could just sit and laugh at these sad misguided grandaddyfuckers all day long if it weren’t for the power they were able to call upon—the vast & subtle white supremacist violence that already exists within the police, within the … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #39 – Las Vegas

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mom would always say ‘Look for the legislators. Call those fuckers. We don’t have to live like this.’ ” – Fred Rogers. The picture at … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #37 – Setups

Did you hear the one about the magic tractor. Did you hear the one about the squirrel who nailed his genitals to a clock. Did you hear the one about London England. Did you hear the one about the surrealist … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #36 – Guns

It takes a lot of cognitive dissonance to be fanatically pro-gun in 21st century america, but if, as Maury Povich once said, the test of a first-rate mind is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #35 – Customer Service

In a sense, all US jobs now are customer service jobs. The service industry is the only industry we have left. Even your typical US congresscritter is just a glorified version of Burger King fry cook (albeit w/free healthcare that … Continue reading

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