Commissioned by an interdisciplinary team of scientists and academics from the research centers at UC – Berkley and Stanford, a joint study released today has proven definitively that if one does not use it, he or she will ultimately lose it. Taking on what is still an extremely divisive issue in the scientific community, the… Read More
Narco Cultura, a documentary opening tonight in New York City and Miami, explores the music genre and exploding subculture of ‘narcocorridos’, or drug ballads that glorify violence and dealers as “modern-day Robin Hoods”. Some say the music genre could rival the popularity of ’90s gangsta rap and hip-hop. Is this the next big thing?
It’s an amazing thing really. I can’t for the life of me figure out why, but despite my not having posted a damn thing in weeks there are still people visiting this site. As somebody who’s blogged or written for seven-and-a-half years now it shouldn’t surprise me that various Google searches and so on continue to bring people here, but I guess it kind of does — and maybe that’s because I’m so angry with myself because I feel as if I’ve had no choice but to abandon my internet home in favor of every other fucking thing I have to do these days.
I can’t do much in the way of making promises anymore. The best I can do at this point is to say that I’ll write here when I can, meaning that the lights will always be on so that I can come back when I need to — when I truly have to say something I can’t say anywhere else. That time really will come, that much I actually can say for sure. I’m even inclined to say that it’ll happen soon, but again, no assurances.
For what it’s worth I truly do hope that those of you who’ve been kind enough to read this site over the years have already made the jump over to the Daily Banter. I’m there several times a day, hopefully still doing good work. Sometimes it feels just like being here, but admittedly most of the time it doesn’t. Gotta make a living somehow, though, and I’m finally getting paid to do what I always wanted to so I know that I’m very lucky.
I realize that I’m repeating myself from a few weeks ago. Sorry.
All I can say is, I’ll be back here in time. It’s always in my heart. I mean that in ways I could never full explain.
In this week’s edition of ‘Glenn Beck Comment Porn’, we have one solitary comment from Glenn Beck’s site, ‘The Blaze’. In response to a post on Darren Aronofsky’s long-awaited film “Noah”, a Blaze reader weighed in with what must be the single best comment we’ve seen in our time covering the site and all its glorious madness.
Your drug of choice says a lot about you. Do you look for the social lubrication of alcohol? The elated introspection of weed? The quick thrill of coke? The synthetic contentment of molly? When searching for what you want it’s important to know what you’re looking for. And that’s why this debate between rock and EDM will never be settled.
It is with great regret that we are announcing the departure of Chez Pazienza from The Daily Banter. Chez has written for the site since our relaunch in early 2012 and has provided us with many great stories, original pieces and provocative opinions.
Unfortunately we discovered that Chez had plagiarized a satirical Rand Paul speech without giving credit.
Just a quick note from management here – we’ve had an erroneous headline piece up about the LAX shooting up on the site stating that the gunman had been shot dead by the LAPD. That obviously wasn’t the case as Paul Ciancia is alive and in critical condition at UCLA Medical Center. The headline was actually… Read More
Considering the amount of writing I now do each day and week, I won’t lie and say that I’m going to be cranking out material around here the way I used to anytime soon. I just can’t; there aren’t enough hours in the day. That said, no, I’m not going to let this site die a “dignified” death simply because it’s still my home even if it’s been vacant recently. When the mood strikes me and I feel like I have to write something personal, this is where it’s going to go — and I promise you that will absolutely happen at some point.
While I can’t guarantee that I’ll have the space in my incredibly tight schedule to do it each and every time, I do plan to at least try from here on out to link anything I write at Banter over here in the name of A) keeping DXM on at least some kind of life-support, and B) taking readers who still visit this site, and shockingly there are still quite a few of you, directly to my nonsensical ramblings.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve written several columns at Banter that may as well have been DXM material, particularly some of the longer-form pieces, and this makes me pretty happy.
Here are the links:
I’ll try to stay on top of it, kids. It ain’t easy these days.
Happy Halloween, Banter readers! Here’s all the tricks, treats, haunts and howls to get you through the day. Go on and tell us, if the Halloween spirit is alive and well, what you’re dressing up as today in the comments section too! In last Wednesday’s Morning Banter, I posted a cool profile on Sriracha hot sauce,… Read More
The esteemed Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, while famous for its commitment to a quality movie-going experience, is probably best known for its strict no-cellphone policy. After one warning, they will eject any patron who is caught texting or talking on their phone during a screening. Obviously, some people don’t take kindly to this, but in terms of… Read More