by O Society Feb 9, 2020 Here it is ladies and genteelmen, the moment we've all been waiting for... ...and the Oscar for Best Actor on a White Supremacist Reality TV or Radio Show goes to... This homeless addict who got up from behind the dumpster and walked in off the streets earlier to explain … Continue reading The Oscars: And the WINNER is…
by Jessica Riskin edited by O Society Dec 17, 2019 “Intellectuals hate reason,” “Progressives hate progress,” “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery.” No, wait, those last two are from a different book, but it’s easy to get mixed up. Steven Pinker begins his latest — a manifesto inspirationally entitled Enlightenment Now — with a contrast … Continue reading Pinker’s Pollyanna Philosophy and Its Perfidious Politics
If news articles reflected the truth instead of being native advertising for paid "influencers" peddling their social status symbols and boobs in hazmat DOC orange edited by O Society October 7, 2019 Kylie Jenner is showing off the new sick ride in her driveway, but the new whip is so expensive it has some fans … Continue reading Entitled Douchebag Shows Off Car She Just Wasted $3 Million on to Adoring Bootlicker Fans Who Can’t Afford Gas
by David Johnson edited by O Society August 29, 2019 After the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris nearly burned down in April, the French luxury-goods magnate François-Henri Pinault was celebrated for committing €100 million to reconstruct what he called ‘this jewel of our heritage’ and ushering in a flood of donations from other benefactors and companies. Though an … Continue reading In Praise of Famous People
As aspirational avatars, idolised icons and vessels of collective memory, celebrities permeate all aspects of modern life by Holly Grout edited by O Society July 24, 2019 In his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), Oscar Wilde teased: ‘[T]here is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not … Continue reading Celebrity Matters and The Concept of Self
https://youtu.be/6oIQPKaN04A by Tim Wu edited by O Society July 5, 2019 You know celebrity is a really mysterious thing that I don’t think anyone fully understands. Why are we so interested in these people who are just people but somehow have come to embody some greater idea. It’s not even that they’re great. I mean … Continue reading Gods and Celebrities: Do Both Obsessions Stem from the Same Impulse?
Bernie Sanders and the Science of Smears by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone edited by O Society April 18, 2019 The satirist Ambrose Bierce, author of the Devil’s Dictionary, once defined radicalism as “the conservatism of tomorrow injected into the affairs of today.” What Bierce wittily captured — that today’s radicals are tomorrow’s normies — means … Continue reading The media’s focus on personality is designed to shift attention away from dangerous ideas