Alexi Ogando: Brad Lidge Knows How You Feel

Here is the video of Prince Albert’s moon shot, his first of three home runs on the night, and one that almost certainly will be remembered for years to come.

Here is the video of his infamous shot from the 2005 National League Championship Series. (Yup, that’s Barbara and H. W. standing in the background.)

Which impressive shot is more, er, impressive?

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More