P.J. O’Rourke is one of my favorite political writers for one reason – his pure and very humorous honesty about the state of politics in America. And this book is no different. O’Rourke takes apart the 2016 election bit by bit and he does it in a way that reflects the crazy and disjointed nature of the whole election cycle. Each candidate is equally criticized and praised, as is the entire election process starting with the primary and caucus process, through the hot mess that was the debates, to the final two choices that literally left the country asking “How the Hell Did This Happen?” Equal parts crying and laughing to help us plow through the next four years!
Essays written on the continuing rise of feminists/feminism in geek culture. I have to agree with Ms. Hurley on most of her points. As someone who has been deeply involved in geek culture for well over 30 years now, I have see the genre become much more inclusive, but, like anything, it still has its weak areas. Female presences at cons around the nation is growing in leaps and bounds, but we still have to battle to be taken seriously in writing, creating, canon, and to be simply looked at as more than “green alien lady eye candy.” I would just like to remind geeks out there, that while moving forward is always the goal, we need to refrain from becoming the same bullies that made our lives miserable in the first place. We need to rise up to what makes us special and unique in all of our passions. We may never change the minds of the supposed “old guard” but there is a whole new generation of people who are ready to join us just the way we are.