Amazon has pulled more than 400,000 products after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission filed a complaint against the retail giant. The products in question include flammable sleepwear, hairdryers that can electrocute you, and faulty carbon monoxide detectors. While we’re speaking about the world of online retail… You’re not crazy if you question what’s “real” any more. Even… Read More Unfulfilled by Amazon
An interesting article written by Shayla Love was recently published in Vice. Love follows the rising popularity of Stoicism, a philosophy which died out in antiquity, recorded largely by Marcus Aurelius and Seneca. The Stoics believed in being virtuous, living ethically but most famously, taking a sober view of life, not stressing about things outside their… Read More This is the way
Mad Monday readers may remember the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer last summer. BuzzFeed has released a long story, covering the strange series of events leading up to the arrest of several men blamed with hatching the plot. Of the 14 men arrested, at least five were FBI informants. Matthew Braun, writing at The Federalist, says it is peculiar that… Read More The plot thickens
David Larson has written a thought-provoking article at The Federalist about suburbia which may interest community-minded Mad Christians. Larson argues that current zoning laws that set aside large parcels of land for uniform use are counterproductive to formation of communities. While “single-family zoning” ensures your castle is not crowded by a towering apartment building, the downsides can be multitude. … Read More Land and water
The Guardian has investigated the extent of monopolization of food production and it’s quite a thing. Though most of us are aware that many of the products on the shelves are from the same company, even competing brands, the investigation found that “for 85% of the groceries analyzed, four firms or fewer controlled more than 40% of market… Read More The illusion of choice
What if all the dreams you ever dream are impossible? What if all the stories you ever hear are lies? What if listening to big, amazing things from far away means missing the momentary amazing things that are right in front of you? What if godless standards make for godlessness? What if refusing to say… Read More Destroyed by info
A member group of the World Economic Forum has recently suggested that the world requires a great “metabolic reset.” The group says the world needs “fundamental and structural changes in the way we engineer foods,” with a focus on gut, brain and liver health. Moving away from processed foods and sourcing locally-grown produce is something Mad… Read More Got any more bright ideas?
Not the Bee broke the news that the San Francisco Gay Mens’ Choir had released what it called a “satirical” song titled “A Message from the Gay Community.” The lyrics say: “We’re coming for your children, it happens bit by bit, we’ll convert your children and you won’t even notice it.” The video was ratio’d and also pulled from a number of sites, as… Read More Hide yo’ kids