A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
“November 8, 2016, 4pm. My boss swings by my desk. She’s smiling, putting her coat on, talking of champagne with neighbors. She leaves, I check Facebook. Lots of selfies. One from Liv- white pantsuit, red ‘I voted’ sticker, red lipstick to match. It’s all planned. I close it. I flash back to 2004, downtown Hilton, DNC headquarters. A young democrat plays a hopeful melody on the lobby piano while we all get drunk in the ballroom bracing for victory, which never comes.”
Because every evil dystopia has its band of ragtag resistance fighters with that one in a million chance of toppling an empire.
Dear Presidential Committee:
On behalf of the nineteen Core Competencies as developed by the Consensus Statement on Presidential Attributes Sub-Committee on Selection Criteria Summit of 2048, we respectfully submit this Letter of Evaluation.
Hear President Trump ROAR.
Nameless, faceless… just less.
A letter home, after the failure of a twenty-first century theocracy.
Electricity doesn’t come from the wall socket.
Our education, perfected, in less than 140 characters.
Welcome to Dystopia Week. Let’s begin by taking a moment to understand why we write this way in the first place.
The fact that I’m on 200 means that I have been doing this for almost four years? Wow.
Let the Texans have their truck. Leave the rest of us alone. Sedans are also authentic.
I stumbled into what will likely take a few years to complete: Play every game for NES and write a short review about it. This Week: 10-Yard Fight, 1943, and 3D Worldrunner
The alt-right counted many victories this year but also exposed itself for what it really is.
“Thank god it’s over. Thank god it’s over. Thank god it’s over now.” -Jim’s Big Ego
Carrie Fisher was so much more than Princess Leia.
We can probably normalize this.
Where a father attempts to review the new Final Fantasy game.
The simplest way that I have found to manage my collective frustrations, or celebrations, have been through the art of music.
Hillary Clinton is not going to be president. Democratic electors need to accept this if they believe that extraordinary measures within the Electoral College are justified.
Medical marijuana is coming into play in more states across the country. But where do pharmaceutical companies stand?
Some experiences are best shared, because you really DON’T want to experience it for yourself.
Knowledge, belief, credulity, close-mindedness, etc.: What to do, what to do… Perhaps nothing.
Social security benefits are essential for many people throughout the country. But what will happen with Trump as President?
Ten years is a long time.