The Wheel and Axle


The Unqualified

by on Nov.18, 2017, under Snark, Society

It’s become glaringly obvious that the grossly unqualified are invading politics and government. Take this cretin, for example: Trump’s pick for the USA’s environmental advosor.

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Don’t Judge

by on Nov.17, 2017, under Film & TV, Society

Because the unexpected happens.

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Ellen gives back.

by on Nov.03, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer, Society

As always, Ellen knows how to give the community the love and appreciation we deserve.

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by on Oct.30, 2017, under Film & TV, Society

Bullying is a true epidemic, especially among young people. (It must be noted that it’s also an epidemic among adults, but young people are generally more vulnerable.)

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My Heroes, Indeed

by on Oct.29, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer, Society

There is nothing more important to a parent than the happiness of the child.

And accepting one’s child fully is one source of true happiness.

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You must be the fun, straight couple!

by on Oct.18, 2017, under Queer, Snark, Society

Here’s a little humorous – yet very on-point – lesson on homophobia, whether outright bigotry or else subtle microaggressions.

Just. Do. Not.

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Broken Communities

by on Oct.02, 2017, under Music & Theater, Society

At some point in the staging of Ang Pag-Uusig, which is Jerry Respeto’s translated adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, you will start to feel extremely uncomfortable at just how familiar everything was turning out to be. This, despite the fact that the play is set in 17th century Salem.

Yet this has always been the power of Miller’s masterpiece. Even though it was, on the surface, a tale of the 1692 Salem witch trials, it ultimately was a cautionary tale of communities being broken apart by paranoia and an authoritarian socio-political climate that allows bubbling hostilities to rise to the surface and bring out the worst in people.

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The Power of Nature

by on Sep.26, 2017, under Society, Travel & Culture

… and the horrors wrought upon her by man.

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Simon & Garfunkel would approve.

by on Sep.24, 2017, under Music & Theater, Society, Travel & Culture

Sometimes, satire really bites with hilarious (and yet sad) truths.

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