Fashion in The Jungle

[Silverback Digest selects subject that contribute to a real and caring world view. Occasionally, however, you do your own reality check by visiting a subject on the other end of the spectrum. Fashion tends to be a non-subject in The Jungle. We are naked apes; we are covered with hair. End of story. If one... Continue Reading →

Jungle Cup

[Remember the poster of Elvis, wearing a sneer and a gold-lame suit, with the words "74 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong?" That's how I feel about the World Cup, currently underway in Qatar. I know it's a sports spectacle, and I like sports spectacles as much as the next gorilla, but something about it... Continue Reading →

The Prank at THE GAME

[Everyone knows that THE GAME is not THE EVENT that the people participating in it make it out to be. But, reality aside, it's still can be cool in its own pointy-headed, effete, nattering-nabobs-of-negativity-kinda way. In 2004, for instance, Yale pulled off a prank that has set a new standard for nuttiness in college football... Continue Reading →

The Snowpants Rule

[Every issue of Green Living contained a Publisher's Page in which I tried to sound like a mature, adult-like person, not the eternal adolescent who brings you the Silverback Digest. Wearing my publisher hat, I always try to sound like a fellow who in another era would smoke a pipe. SB SM] by Stephen Morris... Continue Reading →

Visions of The Jungle

[Big News ... Part 3 of Grendel: The Four-Chord Opera has now been published. Now, back to the silliness. SB SM] Here are two very different takes on what it means to be a resident of the contemporary Jungle. Could there be more contrast. A minute or so of the Carrie Underwood Jungle will give... Continue Reading →

Garrison Quotes

[Garrison Keillor sends me his columns two, or is it three?, times a week. They're not as good as they used to be, but I'm willing to cut him some slack. Hey, the guy's over 80, and his output is still impressive for both quality and quantity. The columns are still engaging enough, and usually... Continue Reading →

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