Stan Lee

I’m a comic book nerd, but I’ve never been a die-hard Marvel fan. My main stan is Superman, and before that I was all about The Shadow, in pulp and radio format. DC always seemed like mythology to me, and Marvel more soap opera. That’s less of a knock against…

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Mourning, Responsibility, and Outright Exhaustion in the Wake of the Pittsburgh Mass Shooting

I’m starting this post with links for finding support for Jews who are hurting from this event. https://reformjudaism.org/blog/2018/10/27/jewish-resources-coping-after-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting I’m ending this post with links for where to send support for those who want to help. I don’t think I ever feel more like an outsider than when there’s been a…

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Politics and Playing Percentages

Hello! Welcome to The Chaotic Neutral’s political corner. I’m Philippe. I mostly write about video games, pro wrestling, football, and religion. Pop culture basically. I like pop culture. Whether it’s cultivating my record collection, making my own music, or watching cartoons, I try to keep my finger on the pulse…

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When Men Miss the Mark

Trigger warnings for discussion of sexual assault, rape, and current events which, let’s be honest, are hellish. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 Available 24 hours everyday Online Chat Last week the actually honorable Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before a committee, and the country, regarding the actions of Judge Brett M.…

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Depression – It’s a Killer

There are currently some high-profile types on social media who are scoffing at clinical depression. They use their platforms to tell their millions of followers that, “Everyone gets sad but the idea that you need drugs to be treated (usually in air quotes) for depression is nonsense.” Then depending on…

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Before the Exodus There Was Visibility

This has been a weird holiday season. I feel like since the election last year I’ve been saying that for each Jewish holiday. It’s like Trump has codified a modern American bigotry. This Passover the 🙄 has ranged from the benign, well-meaning gentile telling me about their non-Jewish seder1 to articles claiming…

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Friendly Holiday Reminder

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially Christmas season. I just wanted to give a gentle reminder that Christmas isn’t everyone’s goal. If it is your holiday, that is great. But many of us have our own winter holidays, not always analogous to Christmas, and aren’t in need of a Christmas. Basically,…

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