(Part 2) Note From Your Favorite Super Villain: Harsh Truth is more than a hastag

(Part 2) Note From Your Favorite Super Villain: Harsh Truth is more than a hastag

Part 2 Obviously yesterday was focused on a couple of subjects that I felt pressing enough to be first up. And while I could spend today talking about Joss Wheadon, Jeremy Renner, and the amount of idiots on twitter I’m not. Besides you probably know how I feel about them and Eddie Huang already. But Twitter and internet actions are definitely not escaping today’s part of our multi-part note. The only recognition you deserve is the recognition you get Before the internet, and indeed before CNN’s 24 hour news channel, it was commonplace for a lot of interesting and cool stories Read more »

Burn Baltimore Burn!

Burn Baltimore Burn!

Special Report: Baltimore is burning…again? Now that you have some starter music, let’s do this. Baltimore So outside of the people who only associate the city with The Wire, most folks act as though it is just another place on the east coast. But this city has a long history of being a powderkeg. So first up we had the 1968 riots. Now obviously this was one of many riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luthor King Jr. Across the country these riots were not only responses to the assassination, they were also the boiling over of animous between Read more »

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

Today is a rather stark break from tradition. As you know I tend to keep my life writing fiction, poetry, and other things separate from my law career, and even more separate from my life here as your favorite Super Villain. Today though, I’ll be breaking with that in honor of National Poetry Month. Below I’m reprinting 1 of my own pieces, as well as a few of my personal favorites from the authors who often influenced me. I include my own as an odd, self depricating failure to keep up with the masters of the art form. But also because Read more »

Words Don’t Do It Justice: YOU are Forty Thousand Strong on our 2nd Anniversary

Words Don’t Do It Justice: YOU are Forty Thousand Strong on our 2nd Anniversary

Words Don’t Do It Justice “It was all a dream. I used read word up magazine.” I could keep going with that, but really I don’t feel like quoting too much of anyone else today. So let me address this with the style most comforting. When this all began it was an idea. The thought that we could give the world something in this blog that would be read by our friends, maybe a few co-workers and classmates. And every once in a while I’d get to deal with the issues I have to face on a daily basis by Read more »

Words Don’t Do It Justice: Breaking News

Words Don’t Do It Justice: Breaking News

Over the weekend we were very close to an amazing achievement. On Monday it was so tantalizingly close I was thinking of dropping a post just to help push it over after the Holidays Don’t Do It Justice post. But Tuesday Night after Posts from Ruminated Thoughts and of course from THE Ruthless Wonder reacting to the decision by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury, we hit a milestone that if I’m honest I didn’t expect until 2015. SO On Behalf of the Weekends Don’t Do It Justice Writers Reason, Kudo, Xion, and Lucremo. On Behalf of the Words Don’t Do It Justice Guest Read more »

The Scary Black Man Defense Still Works

The Scary Black Man Defense Still Works

I have a black son who is near the age of Michael Brown. The loss of any life is horrendous and unimaginable for anyone to fully comprehend. I’ve seen and lived through Rodney King. Trayvon Martin. My family before me lived through Medgar Evers. The date on my calendar changes but the story remains the same. A black American is cut down before he is called home by his Creator. It happens time and time again. And I, for one, am more than exhausted and numbed and generally hurt by seeing this. But most of all – I am afraid. Read more »

In Defense of Charles Barkley

In Defense of Charles Barkley

  Sometimes you need some comedy to put perspective on comments. You know who you are. Let’s get into the topic. In Defense of Charles Barkley As I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a—It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out. It comes out every few years. I wrote a big chapter in my book about it, to Read more »