Author: Josh Converse

Out-Of-In-Box Thinking By Oakland Police Chief Solves Brutality Problem

I don’t mean to constantly harp on the police.  It isn’t the reason that I started here at the Complex. …

The Dog Ate My Decency – The Case Of Anthony Abbate

I lost my cat to a type of throat cancer last year.  Tough thing.  It started with rapid-fire cat sneezes,…

Here Comes The Hammer – Warner Brothers & The Mickey Spillane Series

I’m trying to figure out whether it is a sad statement about me, my reading habits, or the times in…

Down And Out In West Texas – The Terror Of Sierra Blanca Checkpoint

It’s hard to know how close a friend Brian Keith Jones was to Nelly last week.  Or if he was…

Suicide Watch – The Awkward Contrition Of Shepard Smith And Fox News

It’s kind of a weird thing to watch Shepard Smith when he gets sincere.  First of all, I’ve always felt…

The Terror of Bergholz – Amish Hair-Chopping Gang Faces Stiff Penalties

The Amish are an insular bunch, so when news crosses over from America’s Amish/Mennonite communties, you can be assured that…

The Innocence Of Morons – Sam Bacile & Cranked-Out Propaganda

If you find yourself with fifteen minutes to kill this evening, you can go to YouTube and pull up the…

Selling Selena Gomez – Harmony Korine And SPRING BREAKERS

I’m guessing that at some point during the evolution of Harmony Korine’s forthcoming film Spring Breakers, it occurred to somebody…

Up Jumped The New World Order – The New Rules of Satanism In Pop Music

Before we get too far into this, I want everybody to remember that there was a time when the members…

Thawing Mr. Freeze – The Life And Death And Life Of Schwarzenegger’s Career

The implications of resurrecting Arnold Schwarzenegger. For the record, I voted for Gallagher. In the Second Great American Mindfuck of…

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