Extra Evil: Burnout Paradise

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Today’s Fortune:  It was Professor Plum with the wrench in the dining room.


Fast fashion added flair to environmental collapse.

Two cancel culture editorials wrestled for supremacy.

The rest of the market joined Netflix.

There’s more evidence for the coup attempt than gravity.

Most Americans worked through the end of forced labor.

Texas attacked Fort Sumter.

War Journal

I won’t admit it in public, but perspective counts. Last week, I felt like swan-diving into magma. Now I’m energized, despite doing the same things in the same space.

This week’s title recalls a game three people alive remember. Not just because I enjoyed it, but  it matches the transition. I was wrung out, and now I’m floating. I’m sure that’s psychologically and neurologically normal, and bears no further exploration.

Until the wheel turns again. But we’ll deal with that when we get there.


I announced this in an earlier newsletter, jumping the gun by at least two weeks: I’m officially a 1-900-HOTDOG monthly columnist.

Enjoy the header art, which makes me grin from ear to ear:


This week, I received some of the first fan and hate mail of my life. I’ve gotten plenty of messages in the past, but this is the first time the masses tracked down my email. It’s nice to see. Either my reach is increasing, or I’m evoking a stronger response.


Weeaboo Hell is back. To make a long story short, Sam had to swordfight a corporation, I got published/arrested, and we both drink often.

The Present

Let’s start positive, with my first official 1-900-HOTDOG column.


Let’s stay positive with Everything Abridged,  my book. If you like me enough to read this, you should try it.


Let’s stomp on that positivity with Weeaboo Hell. The Uzumakiad continues.


Let’s profile and armbar that positivity: I got arrested in May. Here’s my New Yorker writeup about that.


I also put out this bonus feature on the newsletter, just for you.

The Past

This replacement theory modest proposal has been on my mind.

The Future

Lots of flooding, I assume.


Next month’s 1-900-HOTDOG column has a beginning and a finale. I just need to handle all that boring stuff in the middle.


I’m a guest on a podcast. Context clues can tell you which one.

One Sentence Reviews

Version Control: Left me with an intentional depressed headache. (4.5/5)

Space Bastards (Vol. 2): More rushed than Usain Bolt, but still itself. (3.5/5)

Real Time with Bill Maher (Current Season): It was never good, but now it’s subterranean. (2/5)

Last Week Tonight (Current Season): Now this panders to my views. (4/5)

Powerblock Elite: A godsend that costs an unjustifiable amount of money. (3.5/5)

The Visitors: My friend wrote it, and it is thus perfection itself. (6/5)

Open Question

What country would you move to, given the chance? Asking for a friend.

Signing off

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