Gonzo Cupboard #1

Welcome to the first installment of Gonzo Cupboard, a periodic nonfiction-themed edition of Mr. Wink’s Cabinet of Wonders. Due to a dangerous lack of supervision (says Wink via e-mail: “I am not going to play interfering dictator, do whatever you please”), I’ll be posting bits of irresponsible journalism, oddball humor, and an occasional work ofContinue reading “Gonzo Cupboard #1”

Cash Rules Everything Around Me #7

Greg Oguss BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS… Despite the historic election of Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States of America, the race card is still the hole card of choice. That Ralph Nader’s election night use of the slur “Uncle Tom” in a radio interview earned him several minutes of face-time hoursContinue reading “Cash Rules Everything Around Me #7”

Cash Rules Everything Around Me #6

Greg Oguss on Pop Culture I AND I Metaanything, as the self-proclaimed Internet webcocks refer to commentary about commentary, seems to be everywhere these days. On Gawker, snarky columns mock Wired for illustrating the backhanded art of the unflattering cover with a front page photo of former Star! columnist Julia Allison captioned by a headlineContinue reading “Cash Rules Everything Around Me #6”

Cash Rules Everything Around Me #5

Greg Oguss on Pop Culture GAME RECOGNIZE GAME “I know Todd Boyd. You’re no Todd Boyd,” a fiftysomething hippie poet named told me last fall, referencing the most quotable professor on the University of Southern California campus, aka the Notorious PhD. The hippie was correct, technically. Unlike the well-known African-American cultural critic Dr. Boyd, I’mContinue reading “Cash Rules Everything Around Me #5”

something, i dunno #3

Jack Henry Back in my days of youth, in the semi-rolling hills just below the mountains of the Angelus National Forest, at the ass in of Los Angeles, I lived a normal life. Typical all-American kid, doing typical things such as riding bikes, swimming at the public pool during the summer, walking up the streetContinue reading “something, i dunno #3”

Cash Rules Everything Around Me #4

Greg Oguss on Pop Culture Coming Soon to an Intarweb Near You This month’s regular programming of Cash Rules has been preempted. Instead of the usual arrogant column on a selection of random shit you’ve grown accustomed to seeing in this space over the past several months, you’re in for a special treat. The followingContinue reading “Cash Rules Everything Around Me #4”