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Mobtown Shank
Baltimore
For The Reality Dependent.
Interests: monkeys, peanut butter, comix, zines, chococaramapples, and also the punk rock, baseball
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There is an insipid little rhetorical defense that I have seen Republican after Republican relying on to defend Donald Trump that I have yet to see anyone unpack. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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Eric Allen Hatch of the Maryland Film Festival provides his insider's guide to the 2017 festival. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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Trump supporter and Salisbury, MD resident John Rayne Rivello tweeted a message with a strobe .gif to reporter Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy, with the message "You deserve a seizure for your post." Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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The fact that a majority of Trump voters believe that he should be able to overturn any court decision he disagrees with should be alarming to everyone since they do not hold American values. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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According to new polling from PPP, Donald Trump's voters continue to give zero fucks about reality. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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Donald Trump's voters seem to give a disturbing 0 fucks about reality. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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"What you are sharing is not a passage from the 'Good Book,' you are sharing a passage from the 'Good Digital File.' What you are holding is not a book. There's nothing bookish about it." Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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...given the Baltimore City Council's attack on liquor stores, you'd think that Baltimore would be our state's drunkest city Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos gets behind Trump. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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...we had just suffered a self-inflicted,national tragedy of historic proportions, but that the healing couldn't start because the actual tragedy doesn't begin until mid-January when it will go on for four years. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Trump voters, we know you are angry, frustrated, and afraid. But you also know deep down inside that voting for this wannabe strong man, this groping, molesting, horrible vulgarian is the wrong thing to do. Listen to that voice. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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However, as a way of remembering Jack Chick, I want to share this one anecdote where carrying his comics came in handy. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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As we go in to the DNC, why I'm feeling less than inspired. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Are Bernie-or-Busters the new Naderites? Is the 2016 election repeating the 2000 election? Is the American Left paving the way for a President Trump now the same way the American Left helped pave the way for a President Bush? Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Scott Braid of the Maryland Film Festival provides his insider's guide to the 2016 festival. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Eric Allen Hatch of the Maryland Film Festival provides his insider's guide to the 2016 festival. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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The Baltimore City primaries are particularly large this year. The Shank went to last week's Candidate's Night Out Forum to try and figure out which candidates are competent, and which are not. This is our impression of the field. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
What if Werner Herzog decided to do a doc on Jeb Bush's campaign to be president? Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
In 1996, Hillary Clinton called kids "super-predators" and wanted to bring them "to heel". Y'know as ya do. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Old Man Messick looks back at some of the high points of 2015. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Our final installment of our 2015 Wrap-Up: Father John Misty's I Love You Honeybear, Ryan Adams' 1989, and more rank as some of the Shank's favorite records of 2015. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Union Craft's Snow Pants and Atomic Mutation rank as some of the best beer of 2015. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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The Baltimore Unrest, Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina, Texas' alligator man and more rank as some of the Shank's most memorable events of 2015. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Get A Grip, Welcome To Braggsville, Secondhand Souls and more rank as some of the Shank's favorite reads of 2015. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
Fargo, Jessica Jones and more rank as some of the Shank's favorite tv shows of 2015. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Mobtown Shank