memorial day

I’ve been binge watching the Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid lately, on Sundays. It’s a reality show about two strangers, a man and a woman, meeting for the first time naked on some godforsaken snake and insect-infested corner of the earth


Originally called Decoration Day, it was an occasion for people to go to cemeteries and decorate the graves of those who fought and died for the North in the Civil War to preserve the Union.


(Editor’s note: This post was meant to run on Memorial Day, but extenuating circumstances prevented its publication. Nonetheless, the material presented is still worthy of discussion.) Paul Craig Roberts writes at CounterPunch:…


In today’s example of commercialism with incredibly dark undertones, spotted via MultiCultClassics, multinational restaurant chain Charley’s celebrated Memorial Day in the United States with an inadvertently morbid ad campaign depicting a soldier’s…