Author: Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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‘Drinking Song’

Here’s another short song I wrote. I call it ‘Drinking Song.’ Thanks for listening.


‘The Divide’

So these days, due to some very difficult personal issues going on in my life, I’m having an easier time writing music than actually writing. I guess that’s a silver lining. Here’s my latest...


Briefly, on Syria

We’re poised to bring the might of the US military to bear against Syria. This feels oddly familiar.


Somebody needs to make a Carlos Danger movie

Anthony Weiner gets caught up in a second scandal, this time posing online as Carlos Danger. Someone needs to get the film rights and then embellish the hell out of this story.


Tinker, Blogger, Soldier, Spy

Yes, yes, I know. When I do show up lately it’s to tamper, tinker, and otherwise destroy everything you’ve grown accustomed to with this blog. Today I decided to make another drastic change. Enough...


The League Of Ordinary Gentlemen In 2012

If you’re interested in just how many people visited The League in 2012, who the top commenters were, or what our  most popular posts happened to be, check out this nifty Annual Report that...


The Most Amazing Marriage Proposal Ever

Really, this is not only sweet and moving (and yes, I laughed…I cried…) it’s also entirely unfair. For those poor saps not yet married, there’s simply no way they’ll ever top this. For those...


Parting Ways

This blog has gone through many controversial periods in its short but eventful time on the interwebs. There have been many changes, and there will be many changes to come in the not-so-distant future....


A Letter From The Editors

Yesterday morning the League’s editorial staff removed a post on one of our site’s blogs.  We did this because we felt the post did not reflect the commitment to open discourse and quality the...


Annual Fund-Raising Drive Time!

It’s that wonderful time of year again when I post our annual fund-raising drive. If you enjoy your time spent here please consider donating via the Paypal link below. If you can’t do Paypal,...