A History of Military Braggadouches, From Sparta to Chris Kyle

Much of the recent media debate around American Sniper concerns the legacy of Chris Kyle, the SEAL in the title, who may be a hero, a cold-blooded killer, a loudmouthed liar, or all three. In fact, Kyle—the real man and the dramatic character—seems to be the latest in a long history of men I call military… » 1/21/15 7:48pm Wednesday 7:48pm

One of the greatest parts of my job are the days when Tommy Craggs, in a flurry of excitement, runs over to me and says something like, "Hey Cooke, can you draw Derek Jeter getting his ass eaten out?" or, "Hey Cooke, can you draw a quick dong on the new Cubs mascot?" » 1/09/15 7:21pm 1/09/15 7:21pm

How Much Did We Need This Blasphemy?

Even Ross Douthat came out swinging yesterday in favor of the slain cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo ("The Blasphemy We Need"). Since it is difficult to find even one square inch of common ground between right and left in American politics, this ought to have come as good news. Unfortunately, Douthat's Take is yet… » 1/08/15 6:08pm 1/08/15 6:08pm

That Type of Girl Deserves It

Every young woman I know was violated when the nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other successful women were posted on the internet for public consumption against their will. Some of us reason that these young women deserve to be sexually and publicly violated because they created these images. We reason that we… » 9/28/14 12:00am 9/28/14 12:00am

Why Do People Hit Their Kids?

There's an old episode of What's Happening!! where Roger fucks up, and his mom decides to beat his ass (this is actually the plot of every episode of What's Happening!!). So his mom asks Rerun for his belt, only Rerun is 300-plus pounds, so when he takes out his belt, it's like eight feet long. And Roger's mom… » 9/16/14 7:12pm 9/16/14 7:12pm