Field Research Year in Review
Who thought it was a good idea to give me a platform?
Below I’ve compiled links to the ten stories which best encapsulate the tone, tenor, and moral turpitude of this weekly newsletter/blog/online publication/utter nonsense.
Some are fan favorites. Some are hidden gems.
P.S.: If ever there was a post to share (*cough* cross-post *cough*) with friendlies and enemies alike, this is the one.
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PRESS RELEASE: Omicron variant fastest healthcare product launch since Black Death
Written as a corporate press release for Deep State Holdings LLC, this piece is as dark as they come. Take a deep breath before clicking.
A message from Sunshine Academy Preschool regarding updated Covid-19 protocols
When America threw an entire generation of unvaccinated preschoolers to the pandemic wolves — including my not-yet-three-year-old son — what else could I do but turn despair into gallows humor?
Had I sired children in more civilized times, I would’ve enjoyed a violent, premature death
Hard to describe, but arguably the best piece I’ve ever written.
Are you ready for MBA Reunion Weekend?!
This one’s an absolute banger, eviscerating MBA programs and our corrupt corporate kleptocracy in one fell swoop.
A fatalist’s guide to Father’s Day
The piece that put me on the Substack radar. It still slaps.
The tragic tale of the four little condo owners
Living in a condo will drive you insane, as evidenced by this unhinged cautionary tale written as a diseased children’s book.
Announcing the winners of our sixth annual children’s book cleanse!
Probably the purest piece of satire I’ve written this year, this one’s a smorgasbord of digs and snipes skewering the worst impulses of this country’s bountiful right-wing nutjobs.
Also, “androgenous, anthropomorphic abominations” lives in my head rent free.
My kids and I had the talk -- about democracy
The most popular entry in “The talks,” what begins as a seemingly boring civics lesson rapidly devolves into a warning about absolute power corrupting absolutely.
The slippery slope between democratic disagreements and sending your enemies to a forced labor camp has rarely been thrust into starker relief.
DeSantis’ War Journal: After the storm
A strong contender for my favorite piece of the year. I conducted an unhealthy amount of research on God’s favorite governor and considered his vivisection my moral and civic duty.
Inspired by Marvel’s Punisher and Watchmen’s Rorschach, the War Journals are my absolute favorite pieces to write. Expect a new entry soon.
Vote or Die returns
This epic collaboration withof Extra Evil andof Situation Normal brought the heat, the funk, and the kitchen sink.
A blast to create and a piece of work I’m thrilled to have my name on.
Don’t miss this one.
And if you still want more, you can peruse my entire archive of over sixty stories here.
Next up: Field Research is off next Friday, December 9.
But I’ll be back on Friday, December 16 with the launch of a new satirical fiction series called The Thirtieth.
See you then.
Hundred percent chance I’ll riff on Deep State Holdings LLC again.
Tip of my cap to you. It's been great to wonder what madness you'll come up with each week, and then get to read it... for free! (LULZ)
Keep up the good work; you have a distinct voice and much more to share.
Thanks for the laughs. Wonderfully dark!