J B Pravda

Philosophic Opinion

Born Brooklyn, NY, US Government Attorney during Watergate, when he 'Felt' uneasy about governments, and laws; later, public company CEO, lobbyist, now, multimedia artist, published produced playwright (paid royalties), columnist for leading magazines; his paintings have been published & exhibited as well as included in a national touring exhibition as well as several multimedia exhibitions in NY and other venues. Published diversity author via major university, winning Finalist in Stymie Magazine's 1st annual collector cards edition. Regular Invitee Annual 'Slice' magazine Literary Writers Conference; Lifetime Guest Artist @ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts via 2006 Playwriting Intensives (invitation only). Proud 'charter' member of Canada's leading Ezine of Literary Fantasmagoria worthy of Mary Shelley, John Polidori, et.al. of that seminal night in Byron's Swiss Villa in 1816's summerless year of genius.

In short, his work's been....paged, framed, screened & staged. >))

http://www.angrysponge.com

As of July 13, 2018, J B's 84 articles like "Misadventures In Isomerland" have totaled 7.3M views and shares.

J B's 84 most recent articles:

MAR 29 2018
AND Magazine
Politics

Misadventures In Isomerland

We May Have All Passed Through The Looking Glass
"In this land we are governed by a tripartite system of equal branches of a government, whose chief executive has been duly elected President despite his own belief (and that of his campaign fellows) i"

FEB 01 2018
AND Magazine
Politics

JFK and Antimatter

Are we through the looking glass again?
"As Kevin Kostner, portraying Jim Garrison in the film 'JFK' asserted: 'It's up to you.'"

APR 20 2017
AND Magazine
Politics

Thru Pence?

Three pennies for his thoughts.
"The Pence family motto is 'dum clarum rectum teneam': Keep the line of right as well as glory'."

JAN 26 2017
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Acting Presidentish

What if 45's mental?
"You might soon be hearing this at public rallies: '25 for 45!'"

JAN 21 2017
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Speaking of Damned Spots

The Clintons are the new Macbeths
"Four trillion bucks later, plus or minus a billion or so, here comes Hillary;"

JAN 14 2017
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Cracks in Code Red

The gods must love reruns...
"Et tu brutes, or he can't handle the truth."

NOV 21 2016
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Now, Breaking News

For something completely dissident
"DC is exactly like Hollywood, only with ugly people. --George Stephanopoulos"

NOV 18 2016
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not Ok Corral

If they bring a knife, you bring a warm Sun
"Look what happened to Sean Connery's character."

NOV 13 2016
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Boy Of Troy?

Remember what old Homer said (of course, he was blind).
"We're all pretty sure we've got a good bead on things.."

NOV 05 2016
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Hillary's Hubris

A pox on both your houses
"The Greeks gave a name to this most human of 'only human' traits."

NOV 05 2016
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On Chapman's Homer

No Casey or Muddville Here, Phew...
"On TV, in the eighth, looking on to Chapman's homer."

OCT 19 2016
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Trump Tv

Coming Soon, 'Mr. Prezident', the reality show of shows
"Call it Hillary's Pyhrric 'victory'."

OCT 02 2016
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Monsanto As Anathema

Their first product was, prophetically, saccharin.
"Let us, after the fashion of Martin Luther, nail our 15 theses to the corporate gates of this firm."

SEP 03 2016
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Philosopher King

Somehow forgotten by the media, a prophetic story resonates.
"Maybe you'll even be as well-regarded a story co-author as Mr. King."

AUG 08 2016
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Alas, Helter-Skelter

America as Babylon
"Charlie Manson, America's pop psychologist and resident macabre dancer."

AUG 08 2016
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That [a] Word Hushed

May Heaven and Hell forbit it
"Hillary's faux pas in 2008, prophecy or her usual foot in mouth disease?"

JUN 26 2016
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Forget the 5 Ws

It's not about the Who, Where, When, What or even Why
"The state of the Union, nay, the World, has to do with the crucual HOW."

JUN 13 2016
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All Are Punish-Ed!

Orlando as Shakespearean everytown
"See what a scourge is laid upon your hate..."

MAY 23 2016
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a Nude Deal?

How the Media Clothe Modern Emperors
"Don't look now but your public airwaves are showing..signs of stress."

MAY 19 2016
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a Hill-Billy Ticket

Who else can offer two for one, huh?
"In an uprecedented act of either innovation or desperation, Mrs. Clinton abolished the Veep."

MAY 13 2016
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American Real(I)Ty

From Sir Alex Tytler to William of Joel, not much choice
"Talk about artful deals, America could soon be led by real estate's greatest dealer since 1776."

APR 28 2016
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Daze Of Reckoning

How we may come to envy the departed
"In space there's a concept, critical mass; in time it's called 2016."

APR 15 2016
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N.C., Short For Bunkum

Of Tar, Tards and Real Heels
"It is not lost on this audience that the City Ordinance in question is that of the Queen City."

APR 07 2016
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americas rome is berning

Fool us once, shame on US
"It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit."

APR 02 2016
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Wc Fields For President?

A Voice from The Depression
"A rich man is just a poor man with money."

MAR 28 2016
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Mosaic Man

How Bernard is Leading America to Her Promised Landing
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery... he channels Mr. Marley, the black Moses."

MAR 25 2016
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Usual Suspects 2.0

How Ignorance of Fables Leads to 'Fabulous' Terror
"Europe, remember Aesop's fable of the scorpion and the frog? French Brussels, you're the frogs."

MAR 21 2016
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An Eternal Status Quo

How a dead language haunts the long now.
"The rhetorical question for all time: Why's the 'status quo' got a Latin name?"

MAR 15 2016
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Trumped By Science?

It May Well Be Greek to US
"Head of a lion with its golden mane, getter of goats & forked tongue: the Chimera."

MAR 13 2016
AND Magazine
United States Of Common Sense

Clever Monkeys

Sell clever, purchase bewilderment.
"Your life can, must be more Odyssey and less spaced out."

MAR 10 2016
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Mobbed Up?

On Being a Mocker, Neither Mod or Rocker
"The answer is both clear and depressing--after all, why does the 'status quo' have a Latin name?"

MAR 02 2016
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Eating Our Young

A Bad Habit When They're The Large Guerrila in the Boom
"Now I know why tigers eat their young!"

FEB 27 2016
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Mr. and Mrs. Wannabe

How Rev. Ike's mantra snatched the body politic's brains
"And, for the same 'reason' that lotteries have been discovered by nations and states the world over"

FEB 26 2016
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That Mitty Moment

Like Walter MItty, Hillary's in for secrets' strife.
"'And then it happened' alright: can you say 47% +, and grifter's remorse bites her in that derriere."

FEB 02 2016
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Mirror, Mirror

How Our Mapless Ship of State's Been Attacked by Snarks
"'I sell the things you need to be, I'm the smiling face on your TV'."

JAN 20 2016
AND Magazine
United States Of Common Sense

Enough Rope

How Unabashed Capitalism Is Decapitating Innocents By Proxy
"Sooo, what happened to Anonymous, or the Social Media Dorkdumb cutting off ISIS?"

JAN 17 2016
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Fruit Of the Sophistry

Food and Water for GOP Elephants
"Think Billy Crystal's Montalban: It's better to rook good than to feel good."

DEC 17 2015
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Missouri... Compromised

Disrupt the Party like it's 1820
"Take it for granted that the present is a mere preamble--a title page to a great, tragic volume."

NOV 20 2015
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Alas, Babble On

or, How Social Media Will Create the First Earthlings
"The nation state is dead or dying--long live the global citizenry, at long last free of tribalism."

NOV 16 2015
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Death to Smoochy Ii

Remake Now Playing as TV Reality Show Set in MENA
"We are all Parisians, awaiting the Judgment of Paris."

OCT 22 2015
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Of Ahab & Jezebel, Redux

Or, a 21st Century Case of Penis Envy
"With or without some fly on Hitler's wall, you can bet the Mufti wasn't wearing a yarmulka."

OCT 05 2015
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Myth America

Is it Plato or play dough that counts?
"All real Americans love a winner, and will not tolerate a loser... -- George S. Patton."

OCT 02 2015
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Ducking In Oregon

Of Grids & Iron: As American As College Football
"Move over Tony Soprano, Holden Caulfield is taking the field, wearing his newer people-shooting hat."

SEP 22 2015
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Flight Of a Phoenix

Will our excuse ever be: 'Only human'?
"Is 'we' a fiction, and 'me' an eternal damning fact?"

SEP 22 2015
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Whither the Mascot?

They're all over your jerseys, right?
"Come back to your roots, the very root of your rooting."

SEP 22 2015
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From Hungar...Y

Why are we suprised by this former Axis ally in WWII?
"Adding to the mayhem and pandemonium is the silence of the wealthy Muslim nations..."

SEP 01 2015
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awakened by sand(ers)man

The Truth called, it's got Bernie's back
"Nonesuch: a person or thing unequalled"

AUG 14 2015
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Trump d'oeil

The Art of the Raw Deal
"Trompe L'oeil, something misleads"

AUG 07 2015
AND Magazine
Intelligence

Cyber Disc Oh Tech

I am DOD's jilted spleen
"Unlike Tyler Durden, Ashton Carter wants these Valley guys and gals to join"

JUL 24 2015
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Whistling Past Graveyards

Why Douglas Adams Encouraged Galactic Hitchhiking
"The truth is out there; even if you are at the beach, don't put your head in the sand."

JUL 17 2015
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Dim and Dimmer

Why William of Occam may want his razor back.
"How many times must the cannonballs fly before they"

JUN 18 2015
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Helter Skelter: Charleston

No, It's Not Some TV Spinoff, But The Oldest 'News'
"The rebuilding engineer in 'The Stand' asked: 'Haven't we done this before?'"

JUN 09 2015
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Tire I As...

Or an Olympian tale, retold
"Let it never be said of the Greeks, be they of our time or the ancient variety, that they are dull."

JUN 08 2015
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Freud, Opium and US

Stop me if you've heard this one
"A take on an old Greek problem: We have met the enemy, and it's US."

JUN 01 2015
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Sutton Place Holder

How Lynch Hung Justice Out to Die
"Get back to where you once belonged, get back, Loretta."

MAR 19 2015
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Secret SlurrVice

It's Dallas once again, without Jack Ruby.
"Where have all the badass Special Forces gone, long time passing?"

FEB 15 2015
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Someone Rotten in Denmark

Marcellus & Cassandra, Unheeded at Europe
"Yes, Marcellus is forgotten, along with the warning he voiced for a civilized Hamlet."

JAN 27 2015
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Vexation to the Nations

Melville Was Wrong: Ishmael's the D*ck
"Indeed, it is a supervirus, able to reproduce itself by 'lying' with its parakeet. Ahem."

NOV 07 2014
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Political Whiz, Not Dumb

The GOP's sticky situation-to-be...
"We forgot how stunned was an entire world in 2008 at our collective audacity of spirit."

JUL 30 2014
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Exception$ to the Rule

Would it kill bandiers of the Constitution to read it?
"We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress & the courts..."

MAR 22 2014
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Waving, Back, Back, Back

Albert 'You Can Call Me Al' Einstein's done it again
"Two 19th century-born fellows, Lincoln and Einstein, have enabled us to climb aboard the 'way-back'."

MAR 20 2014
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Crimea Riven

It's Vlad the Annexer, Out for Blood?
"So, then, what's the potential fallout of this bloody scenario?"

JAN 18 2014
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Wildstein I Think I Luv U

or, The Battle of Trenton, Part Deux
"Mr. Soprano would have wondered aloud why Mr. Capone's kind word never seemed to have been uttered"

JAN 11 2014
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Jersey Jaws

An Independent Flim (Flam) Maker and a Certain Bridge
"Picture this: You're the mayor of this little town, one that gets a lotta traffic, see..."

DEC 05 2013
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Forever a Young, Man...

A timeless inspiration for RejuveNation within all nations
"May you always be courageous and stand upright and be strong..."

OCT 06 2013
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Putin on the Fritz

K is for my Kremlin, G is for Gotcha and B is for bigotry
"What will you, Vladimir, leave your people, and the world? Another Cherynobl?"

JUL 20 2013
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Snowden: Snowed or Naive?

Julian Assange called, he wants his attention back.
"Jim Garrison, born long before Mr. Snowden, warned us that fascism would come."

AUG 12 2012
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Big Feast at Tiffanys 4

Fib Newtons Gilded Age Redux
"You may decide which choice Mr. GingRich has made politics or honesty"

JUL 04 2012
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distrust of D.C. resolved

George Washington Called, He Wants His Good Name Back
"Even the ancient 'dumb shows' evoked some pity; the modern tri-branced version, not so much."

FEB 08 2012
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why 'cans' can't do it

Culture of Banality, Begone
"Let us, then, kick the "can't" from our midst, banality be gone."

JAN 07 2012
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islamists 'neath the veil

Does Al Qaeda's Flag Mean Liberation in Libya is Flagging?
"The camera doesn't lie: another flag is seen flying above a public building in Benghazi."

JAN 03 2012
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men in white:by gop films

Saving the Earth FOR the Worst Scum of the Universe
"Let's Bag Some Aliens."

DEC 12 2011
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Dog day afternoon, 2012

Why American Politics Would Keep Countless Nuns Praying 24/7
"Since the middle ages there's been a word for this dumb show (also medieval): mummery."

DEC 11 2011
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Donald's tromp de l'eoil

The Child is Father of the Man
"Wordsworth's unconscious poetic assessment of The Donald, our very own man/child."

DEC 05 2011
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an xmas carol for big tim

Bless Us All, Every One
"I have found a compelling exception to my agnostic rule, and its name is Tebow."

NOV 24 2011
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mischief for millions

America, The Lost Shakespearean Tragedy
""And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, Millions of mischiefs" (Act 4, scene 1, J.C.)"

NOV 23 2011
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An ode to steve Jobs

Portrait of the Artist As A, Still, Young Everyman
"..his adopted credo, "stay hungry, stay foolish" was the very template of his quest... for Beauty."

NOV 18 2011
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our politic, molested

Why K St. Is the New Wall St.
"Who guards the guardians?"

NOV 18 2011
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Fashion vs. style

How the Law is the Nerd on the Runway
"It's the singer, not the song -- How The Rolling Stones might save an industry that ain't music."

NOV 12 2011
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the gop, & a new 'order'

Of A Proposed New PAC for of the Rescue of the Elephant
"Even the late, great Bear Bryant would have found this party anything but welcoming to his mascot."

NOV 05 2011
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all roads lead to romney

Like A Roman Patrician, Willard Favors Games for GOPmob
"Gov. Brewer of Arizona's got street creds with that Anglo mob..."

NOV 02 2011
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Warfare vs. war fair

Of Drones & Madmen in Times of War
"Sometimes a passport is just a passport."

SEP 10 2011
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clash, the new class

Blame It on Rodney Dangerfield, the Internet & Golf
"'Fashions fade, style is eternal.' Yves St. Laurent"

AUG 05 2011
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A tale of two empires

of Their Romulus and Their Remus
"It is the still oppressive Remus splinter in our Romulus dominated matrix collective minds?"