A Brief Blog Profile: Combat!
Combat! blog is, at times, a political blog, but it also occasionally dabbles into a broader commentary on society. The tagline "oppositional culture for an occupied age" sums it up well.
It's not enough to say Combat! is eloquently written by blogger Dan Brooks. The voice comes across as a philosophy major who also listens to Wu-Tang Clan. It reads like a conversation ... a great conversation ... with an old friend ... over beers.
Like I alluded to above, the site is typically about politics. But there are larger cultural moments which are also touched upon. In fact, the post on the KFC Double Down, the sandwich with fried chicken for bread, is one of the most genius things I've read anywhere.
Personally, I feel better knowing there's a voice out there (in the Midwest, I think) examining the contradictions, injustices and other eccentricities pervading our world with a sober, thoughtful and often hilarious voice. When the bullets of cultural insanity fly by, I take comfort (and cover) with Combat! blog.