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Ways of Wokeness – Voting for Joe Biden

In the face of constant corporate media saturation’s turn toward a sham shadow of social justice, and in preparation for the 2020 presidential election, in which the country will decide who will be sham shadow of federal president while still not dealing with their own state’s corrupt and idle congress members, it’s time there were a straightforward explanation of wokeness, like a kindergartner can understand.

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Here it is! According to our research, all we have to do is ask our Beloved Corporate Gods for a dash of “representation,” this writer’s second-least favorite word in the English language, just before “accountability.” Wakanda forever, jerks!!

Too bad non-millionaires and non-media giants get no “representation” in deciding who can have housing, education, healthcare and safety from being murdered by cops… Didn’t this country have a whole war over “representation” at one point …?

Drunk Fools by @toborobot and @brainvan

Been meaning for months to put this zine up. Believe it or not this Puta Cuarentena has me with less free time than ever. Picked up “Drunk Fools,” which is just on my level, from Issues back in the winter and loved it. Comics on drinking, getting naked, evacuation, local heroes and forgetting. A little short, though.

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The choices of detail add to the ground-level, convenience-store, dead weeds and garbage that barely separate inner city from edge city and suburb in the canon of such classics as Tales of Blarg/Desperate Times.

The authors only identify themselves by first names Robert and Brian and their Instagram handles @toborobot and @brainvan. Buy all their stuff!

As an aside, Issues, long a supporter of Exitos Gnosis, is closed for good. Find your nearest billionaire international trade pact scumbag, smoker, bushmeat enthusiast, airport crawler, fast-food driver-inner, or human trafficker, and tell them “hey dipshit! Thanks for spreading the virus that killed the rest of the local economy!”

Normies keep normalizing!

What role does gossip and its middle-class weapon, callout culture, have in normalization of the ridiculous and atrocious?

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This is the first successful attempt in 8 weeks at doing a comic about the quarantine from coronavirus etc etc. that wasn’t just pure rage. Art depends on the angle!

2-Strats and Santa Cruz Crystal Methane Apolitical UCSC Sublime Lifestyle

After the show it’s a hipster invitation to a crazy party. Not even 2-Strats knew about crystal methane. Where’s he been?? Yer not local, brah!

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I fucked up, I forgot to black in 2-Strats’ jacket on that last panel before I scanned it. Upside down airplane stamp! Hard to be rare when it’s only ONLINE!

Next Recession Will Destroy Millennials

It seems that these exceedingly annoying liberal mass-culture masturbation sessions are getting more numerous by the year. As if Burning Man and Pride weren’t enough time wasted on classist shenanigans, now we got these Climate Strikes and Science Marches.

Whose heart changes, what strategy improves, what ideologies bridged? None!
Who benefits? The drinks-to-go QSR lifestyle industry! It’s no wonder then that…
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This comic is a response by way of extension to a very important story covered in a very sloppy piece of marketing –ah I mean article –published by a writer on the Atlantic who either stakes her reputation on clickbait or has an evil editor.

Period of the Prepper

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Free Money by Daniel McCloskey

Way behind in my zine reviews since I’ve been pretty much committed these last months to Byebye and Shlort and this movie script thing. I’ve had these five episodes of Free Money, “illustrative journalism from the future” by Cyberpunk Dan since January, which he sells for “1 gal. gas.” The interesting thing about these is that he appears to be writing and printing them while living in a “customized 95 G20 Sport” and traveling, though he seems to be based in Pittsburgh.

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The stories are about underemployed working-class rebels who get into crazy messes while trying to do a job or make their own work. No corporate bottom-feeders here. The first story’s protagonist upsets the pecking order in her shithole town by doing some cleaning that no one else wanted to do until she started getting paid for it. Mayhem ensues.

Honestly I can’t tell anymore if he draws them on a computer or with mixed media, or with mixed media augmented by a computer, or whatever, but the line is loose and active, the colors well-planned and expressive. And it comes on newspaper instead of xerox, which I love.

Besides the focus on matters of survival, what I liked about the zines is how Dan generally does it like the old comics did, offering advice, spots for reader interaction, advertising space, and news about arts events. The marginal budgeting tips add to the stories’ pervading and tense feeling of “I’m sick of fuckin being broke,” with which I think many of us can identify.

I’m glad I finally got to this review since it made me look at the stuff again. I’m definitely into it. Buy Free Money and support Dan wherever you can! If you have InstaGram, he’s @cyberpunkdan.