Rant Neutrality

The Rant realizes we should ratchet up the rantics, and the alliteration, because when net neutrality ends, and we can’t pay the toll for the digital Autobahn, our site will load slightly faster than a 1MB file on a dial-up … Continued

Predetermined Rant

The Rant recently beheld the following click-bait: “You Wont’ Believe Justin Bieber’s New Tattoo.” Oh, internet. Unless the Biebs had a Medieval allegory decrying the evils of usury with ink containing nanobots capable of animating the entire production, we had … Continued

Yours for Four Easy Rants

The Wednesday Pop Culture Rant wants to review The Bradford Exchange Holiday Catalog, but first we have to address the baby monkey in the room. To wit, the Bradford Exchange Holiday Catalog contains a disturbing number of baby monkeys. Those … Continued

The Rant Gets T’d Up

The Wednesday Pop Culture Rant is shocked, shocked to learn bribery has been occurring in college basketball. Actually, if you are shocked, The Rant suspects you fancy a version of the game played with peach baskets and the two-handed set … Continued

Deactivate

While busily sending thoughts and prayers to those afflicted by tragedy and suffering And liking the meme that perfectly encapsulates my political position while devastating the opposiiton And hashtagging for the cause And putting the trolls in their place in … Continued

So Apocalyptic

Let us run a thought experiment in which everything Evangelicals believe is actually true. Now let’s all set our secret decoder rings, aka The Book of Revelation, to see how this crazy world will all turn out. For those unfamiliar … Continued

Baby Driver

One night, Rhonda let me drive her car. Thirteen, and coming off a disastrous year in which my parents had gotten a divorce, an unheard of occurrence in my small, Baptist church, I’d struggled to find my way. But now … Continued

Then End of the Rant as We Know It

The Wednesday Pop Culture Rant had a friend in college amused by all the apocalyptic scenarios studied in our theology class. Some argued we would be raptured before the time of tribulation. Others believed the rapture would occur in the … Continued

A Rant in the Hand

Like every other writer, he measured other men’s virtues by what they had accomplished, yet asked that other men measure him by what he someday planned to do–Borges The Wednesday Pop Culture Rant has an impressive catalog of literary masterpieces … Continued

Red White and Feeling Blue

I’m sitting on a ridge in the Flinthills, watching the turbines on a wind farm do their thing. On the slope below some cows, probably Black Angus, graze on the spectacular shades of green still present after a spring and … Continued