Category Archives: Animation

TCS: Paper Worlds

Good Morning! ________________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop – “L’illusion de Joseph” (video)

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“like Slavery, only with extra steps…”

a full array of Chocolate Weapons that will let you satisfy your sweet tooth, with a tastefully tactical appearance except when you want to get past airport security       By ann summers Ice cream can taste like so much Death … Continue reading

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Facebook’s homeless Neoliberalism rather than the homeland for Neo of the Matrix

Work has become a means to stay alive rather than life being an opportunity to do work. Living, mere existence, has always been a necessary pre-condition for engaging in productive activity, but in capitalism it becomes the operative motive. By … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Nanny-State: Lock-down those classrooms or I’ll hit you with my heroic lunch-box

By ann summers “We wanted to nip the problem in the bud,” (1990) A Second Grader in Widefield, CO, was subjected to investigation and evaluation after he responded to an assignment as to what he saw in the clouds by … Continue reading

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Losing it at the movies is now so much 19th Century Security Theatre

New literal forms of Security Theater make going to the movies so 19th Century where life is a panopti-diorama, old chum. By ann summers From the theatrical large-scale hand-cranked diorama giving urbanized music hall culture new life to the post-WWII … Continue reading

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A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: “Obama Trades Transparency”

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

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Campaign 2016: Let the Running Begin…with a Handy Dandy “Candidate Kit” (Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video)

By Elaine Magliaro That time has arrived when prospective presidential candidates are “on the road” once again in densely populated states like Iowa and New Hampshire speaking to and eating with the regular folks—you know, the common working people these … Continue reading

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Political Cartoonist Mark Fiore Looks at Religious Freedom and Gay Commerce (VIDEO)

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Mark Fiore: What do you do when you sign a law that is perfectly fine and simply safeguards Religious Liberty for All in the great tradition of apple pie and God? Why, you urge your state … Continue reading

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey Establishes Research and Essay Competition as a Tribute to the Late Great King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (With a Mark Fiore Video)

By Elaine Magliaro On January 23rd, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz passed away at the age of ninety. To honor the  memory of this kind and benevolent (?) world figure, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin E. Dempsey, has … Continue reading

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