Nicholas James Pell

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Nicholas Pell is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in VICE, Thought Catalog, Salon, LA Weekly, and Made Man. Prior to being a writer, he held just about every low-paying drudge job you can think of, from welder to warehouse clerk. A product of blue-collar New England, Pell currently resides in rural Ireland.


Obit

The Church of Chick

The Church of Chick

October 31, 2016

Jack Chick is dead, alas, and along with him any hope for new additions to his

Manhunt

Morrissey’s Greatest Hits

Morrissey’s Greatest Hits

August 18, 2016

It’s time for Morrissey’s periodic turn as a subject of two minutes’

Elections

Kamikaze Cruz

Kamikaze Cruz

July 22, 2016

The big news of the day: Ted Cruz declined to endorse Donald Trump. Instead, he

Modern Weapons

Trouble Standard

Trouble Standard

June 11, 2015

Charles C. Johnson is, so far as I can tell, the first and only person ever

Idiocracy

Eggs Over Black

Eggs Over Black

January 09, 2015

Activists set a new low in terms of abject stupidity this week by haranguing

Modern Weapons

Don’t Tread on Metal

Don’t Tread on Metal

December 26, 2014

Every subculture must now be corralled into a wholly owned subsidiary of

Idiocracy

Against Stuff!

Against Stuff!

September 26, 2014

You knew that climate change could be blamed for any kind of weather, but did

GOP

Ted Cruz’s Lying Circus

Ted Cruz’s Lying Circus

September 18, 2014

It might be a naïveté stemming from my mere 34 years on earth, but is Ted

Diversity Training

The Coven at the Cathedral

The Coven at the Cathedral

August 21, 2014

Labor Day weekend, now that Jerry Lewis has abandoned his famous telethon, must

For the Children

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This …

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This …

August 14, 2014

America has been at or on the verge of war with Iraq for as much of my life as

Modern Weapons

Bad Kitty! Fascist Kitty!

Bad Kitty! Fascist Kitty!

August 07, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how, in the age of political

Bitch

Canada’s Mean Tweets

Canada’s Mean Tweets

August 01, 2014

Canada is nice in a totalitarian sort of way, like some lost episode of The

Media

Satire Is Dead. Long Live Satire!

Satire Is Dead. Long Live Satire!

July 24, 2014

If you missed it, you missed out: one of the best comedy accounts in Twitter

Culture Clash

Racists are Everywhere: Piledriver Edition

Racists are Everywhere: Piledriver Edition

July 17, 2014

In 2014, the business model for journalism (so-called) is as follows:

Idiocracy

Activists for a Stupider Tomorrow

Activists for a Stupider Tomorrow

July 09, 2014

Arizona State University, perennial favorite for “nation’s least

Diversity Training

Creepin’ Commie Killjoys

Creepin’ Commie Killjoys

June 24, 2014

This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six patents

Modern Weapons

Varg the Distresser

Varg the Distresser

June 19, 2014

Louis Cachet, the artist formerly known as Varg Vikernes and the mastermind

Diversity Training

Saving the World From Book Clubs

Saving the World From Book Clubs

June 10, 2014

There was a time—or so I’m told, anyway; it was long before my day—when

Diversity Training

Witches and Snitches

Witches and Snitches

June 04, 2014

Watch out, codgers, curmudgeons and crackpots: Michelle Obama is enlisting your

Politics

The Care Bears vs. McCarthy

The Care Bears vs. McCarthy

April 08, 2014

Catholic libertarian Jeffrey Tucker recently introduced us to the concept of

Lit Crit

The Un-manual to Unman all Manuals: Trevor Blake

The Un-manual to Unman all Manuals: Trevor Blake

April 01, 2014

At the nexus of Anton LaVey and Robert Anton Wilson lies Trevor Blake. In

Opinion

A Newer, Better Cold War

A Newer, Better Cold War

March 10, 2014

In case you’ve been on vacation in an Internet-less corner of the world, you

Modern Weapons

America Is a Communist Country

America Is a Communist Country

March 04, 2014

When I was 19 I attended college briefly before dropping out and returning to

Blogosphere

Overreacting to Neoreaction

Overreacting to Neoreaction

January 29, 2014

Mainstream liberal blogs have recently discovered the neoreactionary movement,

Zeitgeist

The Progressive Roots of Prohibition

The Progressive Roots of Prohibition

December 17, 2013

December 5, 2013 was the 80th annual Repeal Day, AKA the day that Prohibition

Modern Weapons

Peak Victimhood

Peak Victimhood

December 04, 2013

Dayna Morales is a waitress currently on suspension at Gallop Asian Bistro in

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