Morality Police in the U.S.?

As the right wing drifts ever farther into madness, some form of morality police will no doubt arise in the U.S., most likely in Texas first. They will probably call themselves the “Purity Posse” or something similar. The racial connotation and explicit authorization are carefully chosen. You have already seen the first stages with laws encouraging snitching and allowing third parties to sue suspected abortion lawbreakers.

This more organized form of moral vigilantism will then spread to other states. Meanwhile, demagogues looking to promote themselves on the national political stage will start submitting competing – and ever more draconian – federal legislation to force conformity.

You have been warned.

Support your favorite artists again!

Once again, Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share to help music artists and labels.

A message from Bandcamp:

On the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, we’ve waived our revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of these 13 days, fans paid artists and labels $56 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you.

If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any day other than Bandcamp Friday, here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When you make a purchase on any other day of the month (as 2.5 million of you have since March, buying an additional $190 million worth of music and merch) an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to directly support artists on Bandcamp!

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO
Bandcamp


You don’t need to restrict yourself to supporting music. Local artists of all kinds in your community could use your help in these difficult times.

Coincidence? I think not!

Pepto-Bismol. Kaopectate. Weird, alien-sounding names. Same number of syllables. Used to treat the same ailments. Evidence of alien intrusion in world society? You tell me, would you pour milk of magnesia over a bowl of corn flakes? ‘Nuff said.

About corn…

So I am thinking that corn is the best butter delivery system in the world. Cornbread with butter mmmmmmmm. Warm corn muffins with butter mmmmmmmmm. Corn on the cobb covered in butter mmmmmmmmmm. Popcorn drizzled with melted butter mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m sure there are other examples, but I can’t think of them now because my brain is busy thinking about corn muffins and butter. Mmmmm butter. Mmmmm corn mufffins.