The Satirist - Essays

Social Commentary

Smoking as Religion describes the many surprising similarities between smoking and religion.

Gossip as Social Currency Gossip is a form of legal tender, a social coinage we enjoy spending or saving as we would any other form of currency. To hear gossip is like finding coins in the street. "I can use this later," you may think as someone tells you something, in a whispered hush, or from a quiet place.

A Modest Proposal to Convert Shopping Malls into Prisons (satire). Converting shopping malls into prisons could be a good solution for the U.S. economy!

No New Taxes! - a remembrance.

Literature

The Elements of Bile - Death to adjectives, adverbs, verbs-to-be, colons, semi-colons, the second person, ellipses, exclamatories, passives, pariphrastics; i before e except after c. But not always.

Sat-Critters: the Pathetic Lives of Satirists and Critics - a psychological assessment of the satirical or critical personality

Satire Defined - terms like satire and burlesque are defined.

Education

Analogies Between Football and Impact Factor (IF) in Academic Publishing - This paper uses analogies to establish visualized connections between football and citation analysis as used to compute impact factor in academic publishing.

Seeking refuge in ignorance, education on the rise - No Child Left Behind was put in place to ensure that all students were given educational opportunity, but it could be argued that it did just the opposite.

Endangered English: The Lost Art of Grammar. - Years ago, back when Al Gore invented the Internet, grammar began to ebb with the tide of changing times.

Amsterdam Essays

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Satires and (Fake) News

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