Paranoia

Eddie Bernays messes with your mind

Bob Whitcomb drops Ed Bernays’s name in his column today. Which has inspired me to post this: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUouIxuzjVQ] It’s from an Adam Curtis film called The Century of the Self, all available online. Bernays basically invented the public relations industry, using the ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud. Among other things, he’s largely responsible for:

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George Fox…

If you inherit a shit-ton of money and claim to be a progressive, you should probably use it for good. And one should never send people off to the can with quite so much glee as Spitzer has  often exhibited. And, for Chrissakes, shouldn’t a former AG understand how wiretaps work? Once again, intuition reins

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The dumbest smart person or the smartest dumb person?

Which one is Ben Stein?  Here he is in the Projo, going off on Darwinism. And here he is on O’Reilly: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWMGD1Dg6L8] Stein gets this right (while taking on the tone of the godless evolutionist Christopher Hitchens): Maybe we would have a new theory: We are just pitiful humans. Life is unimaginably complex. We are

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Life used to be so simple…

… when the enemy was fluoridation. Check out Bob Kerr’s column in today’s ProJo for his take on National Guard adjutant general, and acting head of RIEMA, Maj. Gen. Robert T. Bray. Comparing him to Gen. Jack D. Ripper of the 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove, Kerr perfectly lays out this local example of all that

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And who keeps stealing my pens?

Ah the communal refrigerator… whether in the faculty lounge or the two-bedroom, five-student Brooks Street apartment… there will be blood. And there will be notes. A website dedicated to the fine art of writing Passive/Aggressive Notes features, but is not limited to, fridge-rage. (BTW, who here at The Dose drinks the coffee YooHoo? Just asking.)

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Things to be wary of this holiday season:

Arson: Newport’s serial arsonist is still on the lam. But Middletown’s police squad knows what it’s doing, catching these ballsy but inane teens in no time. Worms: Especially if you’re a low-income city-dweller. Tigers: Not funny at all. I don’t think there’s anything that can kill you at Roger Williams Park Zoo. But letting the

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Epic Space Jam Tests Providence Pot Supply

Friday night at AS220, in celebration of the Winter Solstice (fucking Wiccans…) the United Space Rock Coalition will play for twelve fucking hours, bravely pushing the limits of what is considered listenable to even the most incredibly stoned fans of Can and Popol Vuh. The band will feature a rotating cast of players from a

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More No-Show Shenanigans

Another instance of no-show jobbing rears its ugly head yet again in Rhode Island, this time the accusations are against Providence Fire Union president Paul Doughty, who has allegedly not come to work a whole lot in the last three years. Doughty claims the allegations are retaliation from all the bad blood between the union

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Islamo-Facism Awareness Week draws to a close

And David Horowitz, its founder, ends it aptly by saying something crazy and self- righteous: [youtube:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=y3gG_s9Opmg] We’ve had many distractions this semester, and I guess I’m one of them. A recent one was an unfortunate incident of a noose being put on a professor’s door. I think that the campus is right to be concerned

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