Make your soul grow

Make your soul grow

Back in 2006, a group of students at Xavier High School in New York City (one of whom, “JT,” submitted this letter) were given an assignment by their English teacher, Ms. Lockwood, that was to test their persuasive writing skills: they were asked to write...
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

This individual had two patches on the seat of his trousers and the bottoms of the legs of that garment were frayed and ragged. He had been out of work for about six weeks previous to having been taken on by Rushton & Co. During most of that time he and his...
Datacide

Datacide

Borrowed from Douglas Haddow’s piece DATAcide: The Total Annihilation of Life as We Know It in Adbusters. I’m here, bringing the cold beer to my dry lips and bobbing my head in my best impersonation of someone who doesn’t feel ill when he hears the words “key...
What killed the Neanderthals?

What killed the Neanderthals?

Credits to Luke Mitchell, published as Our Earth Has Endured Five Mass Extinctions: Here Comes The Sixth in Adbusters. In 1739, Captain Charles Le Moyne was marching four hundred French and Indian troops down the Ohio River when he came across a sulphurous marsh...