Extra Evil: Lightning Round

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Extra Evil
The Dennard Dayle Newsletter
March 2, 2022

“Lightning Round”


Slow news week, overall.

I don’t have to go to a wedding in Eastern Europe anymore.

175 nations agreed to maybe kind of sort of think about eventually perhaps using less plastic.

The State of the Union offered a vision of hope, which is a sucker move.

Your loudest uncle is now a geopolitical strategist.

Tucker Carlson performed a pitch-perfect rendition of the anthem to give the troops shipping out a boost.

War Journal

Amidst all the wartime lunacy, rest assured that my thoughts remain rigidly self-centered. I wouldn’t call them sane by any stretch, but you’ll likely find them a nice break from staring at all-caps Times headlines.


Upon reflection, Ludacris shouting “2 Fast, 2 Furious” at the start of Act the Fool is the peak of cross-promotional history. Everything else is imitation.


A side project of mine this year: I’m writing insane modest proposal style editorials, and seeing which newspaper caves and publishes one. I’ll let you know when there’s a bite.


I feel a little behind on everything. I’ve been working at a steady clip, since that’s the only way American brains are allowed to release dopamine, but timelines have slipped out from under me a bit. I suspect the solution will be to write more about the gap instead of appraising my workflow.


I have an evergreen disdain for self-help gurus that I’ve never done anything with creatively. I might take a stab at changing that soon.

The Present

Like anime? Listen to Weeaboo Hell. Dislike anime? Listent to Weeaboo Hell.


I’m in the fancy magazine again. Since I’ve gotten the question a few times: the Batman joke is just serendipity, I wrote this in 2021.


I’m experimenting with a YouTube video series. Depending on how it goes, I might make it a core feature.

 The Past

Look back at the interview that makes me sound smarter than I am.

The Future

Me write book. You preorder book? Me like you.


I’ll stop being coy: the documentary is going well. There’s a documentary, and I’m involved in it. If you like documentaries and you like me, stay tuned.


The comic’s not going well. So it goes.


I’m refining a new prank idea. It’s smaller, but should be fun.

One Sentence Reviews

Network: Who do I have to assassinate to get movies like this made? (5/5)

Die, Vol. 4: My soft spot for this series is a mile wide. (4/5)

Industrial Society and Its Future: Uncle Ted has way more reheated identity squabbles in him than I expected. (2/5)

Eternals: Better than expected. (2.5/5)

Signing off

Thanks for reading Extra Evil, the newsletter that’s late when I have a date.


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