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A Brief Blog Profile: Combat!

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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.

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Vamsi

These articles may sound familiar to my friends, as might the name Combat! in general. That's because I'm constantly sharing these posts. And I think it's because when things in our society seem weird beyond belief and I can't scratch my head in confusion any longer, I go to Dan Brooks and Combat! for a way to make sense of it all. Truthfully, America can be a little odd. And that goes WAY beyond bread-less sandwiches and Ke$ha. 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.

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Posted at 04:59 ET on Oct 21, 2011 by Vamsi

Vamsi Test

It's not enough to say Combat! is eloquently written. 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. But it's only one of the many genius things I've read on Combat! blog. Other highlights include the phenomonon of people who videotape themselves opening electronics packaging as well as a piece on why asking for privacy on Facebook is hypocritical.

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Posted at 05:00 ET on Oct 21, 2011 by Vamsi Test

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