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Dylan Brody
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Dylan Brody writes and performs humorous short stories and whimsical essays in venues around L.A. and across the country. A thrice-published author and award-winning playwright, he has performed stand-up comedy on A & E's Comedy On the Road and Fox TV's Comedy Express and recently was honored to present a story at the New York Public Library's Tribute to George Carlin, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. Mr Brody's CDs Brevity and True Enough are available through Amazon.com and iTunes. He lives in Sylmar, CA, a location he describes as "crap neighborhood adjacent."

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How the Report on Torture Misses the Point

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 10:16 AM

I would consider it very exciting that the report on torture said in an official paper that torture is an unreliable source of information -- if it were not so thoroughly missing the larger point that needs to be made. Torture is not a thing that people should do to...

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Love in the Age of Sadness

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:46 PM

I have to talk about depression for a minute.

 

                Robin Williams’ death hit me hard.  It hit a lot of people hard, people who had worked with him extensively, people who had passing professional relationships with...

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Senator Whoever

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Talented and sharp-minded singer songwriter Eric Schwartz has turned his dark and incisive wit on the nature of corruption in money-driven politics. Check out this beautiful little bit of satirical musicianship right here, folks.

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An Open Letter to Governor Chris Christie

(16) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 9:08 AM

Dear Governor Christie,

I write to you today to implore you to step down as governor of the great state of New Jersey.

I am willing to allow for the possibility that you knew nothing of the politically vengeful closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge. Perhaps your fragile...

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Facts Don't Kill Discussion; Slogans Do

(3) Comments | Posted January 13, 2013 | 2:06 PM

The argument that guns don't kill people, people kill people would only make sense if gun control advocates were claiming that the guns had been working on their own.

I understand that people get very nervous when it comes to discussing gun control. The people on both sides of...

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Economics 101

(3) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 1:29 PM

I don't claim to know much about economics, but like most Americans, I never let a lack of comprehension prevent me from having an opinion.

Here's what I've noticed. Most politicians operating at the national level have a lot of money. I do not have a lot of money. For...

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It's Not Impossible to Conceive

(3) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 6:38 PM

Todd Akin said that in the case of "legitimate rape" a woman's body has a way of avoiding pregnancy. Then he apologized, saying he had gotten a word wrong; he didn't mean "legitimate," he meant "forcible."

Now, as the mainstream media involve themselves in discussions of fifty shades of rape,...

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When Does Corporate Personhood Begin and Other Questions

(5) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 6:43 PM

This week the Supreme Court said that Montana cannot limit the power of corporations to act as if they were people. And by "act as if they were people," I mean throw their weight around for their own benefit.

A friend of mine is a Republican and when I...

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You Have Only the Right to Remain Silent

(25) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 11:27 PM

In Florida, Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, was shot to death by a civilian white man who has admitted to the crime but has not been arrested. Allegations of serious police misconduct have arisen, including the "correction" of a witness who said the boy called for help and not his...

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The World Through Rove-Colored Glasses

(35) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 11:52 AM

Karl Rove had a visceral reaction to the Clint Eastwood Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. This led to a great many on air conversations about whether or not the commercial was, in fact, political -- not to mention excuses to run bits...

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The Truth Will Set You Free. Wait. No. It Will Get You Locked Up Indefinitely

(8) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 5:01 AM

Bradley Manning is currently imprisoned. He is imprisoned, as you probably know, for providing classified documents to WikiLeaks for global release via the Internet. Some of what he released was embarrassing to the State Department. Some of what he released revealed war crimes committed by...

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Jeanmarie Simpson -- Artivist in the Modern Landscape (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 7:45 PM

As promised, here is the second portion of my interview with the lovely and brilliant artivist Jeanmarie Simpson. (If you missed the first part of the interview, click HERE to catch up) In the second portion of the conversation I moved beyond questions of content and inspiration and...

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Jeanmarie Simpson -- Artivist in the Modern Landscape (Part 1)

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 7:15 PM

Over the past few years, Jeanmarie Simpson and I have become fans of one another's work. I have read some of her latest work in progress and have had the privilege of introducing her at a performance of her wonderful show Coming in Hot, a one-person play in...

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How to Combat the Neo-Christian Movement

(107) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 4:18 PM

For several years, I have felt under attack from the Christian right. Granted, they don't intend to attack me personally, just every idea, every belief, every principle I hold dear. I was raised to respect others' opinions, to allow others their beliefs regardless of how silly or superstitious I perceived...

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Lee Camp's Chaos for the Weary Cuts for the Quick

(3) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 2:19 PM

In an age of fifteen-minute celebrities and empty entertainments, Lee Camp brings art back to the stand-up stage. His full length CD, Chaos for the Weary, rife with startling juxtapositions and keen cultural insight shines a light on social injustice, economic disparity and rampant consumerism,...

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Julian Assange is a Sideshow; the Documents Should Take Center Stage

(35) Comments | Posted December 20, 2010 | 12:42 PM

Sometimes, we really should pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Sometimes, the man behind the curtain gets paraded before us in hopes of distracting us from whatever the hell should be in the glare of the spotlight.

The mainstream media focus* all of our attention...

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Bob Dubac's Free Range Thinking: Comedy Beyond the Brick Wall

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 3:31 PM

In Free Range Thinking, Robert Dubac presents wisdom disguised as wit and high art in the guise of mass-appeal entertainment. This is no easy feat. Audiences that grew up on the televised stand-up showcase programs of the eighties and nineties have been systematically conditioned to respond to the most generic...

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Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

(25) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 6:43 PM

Christine O'Donnell is not a witch. She's a distraction. Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe...

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Just the Facts, Ma'am: A Review of Coming in Hot

(6) Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 2:44 PM

Last week I had the opportunity to see Jeanmarie Simpson's one-person presentation of Coming in Hot at a live-performance event at the Theater of Arts in Hollywood, CA. In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that I was there as host to introduce the evening's event...

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The Tea Party: Poor, Deluded Koch Suckers

(244) Comments | Posted September 21, 2010 | 7:37 PM

A recent article in The New Yorker revealed that the organization Americans for Prosperity is funded by the billionaire brothers Koch. The organization has provided tee shirts and talking points to Tea Party activists who remain unaware of the wealthy backers of the purportedly grass-roots movement. Surely if...

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