About Marty Beckerman

Marty Beckerman is the author of Dumbocracy (September 2008).

Why Christmas Kicks Hanukkah’s Ass

By December 23, 2009

"I’m a Jew, a lonely Jew-I’d be merry but I’m Hebrew-on Chrissssssssstmasssssssss…"         -Kyle Broflovski, South Park This won’t make me popular in some neurotic circles, but my Hebrew name means "The Bringer of Light" so I am going … Read More

Atonement for Assholes

By September 25, 2009

Organized religion is full of contradictions-for example, could God create a boulder so heavy that He cannot lift it, and then create a heavier boulder that would outweigh the combined bloat of Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh?-and here is one … Read More

McCainiac No More: Why This Maverick is Voting Obama

By November 3, 2008

Perhaps it was a circus act for the gullible and schmaltz-inclined, but the Sen. John McCain of 2000 combined the best characteristics of Superman (a hero who defended Truth, Justice and the American Way), Batman (a zillionaire with a dark … Read More

Not Helping: Golden Monkey Hindu Love Idols for Obama

By June 25, 2008

Considering that religion and ethnicity are such sensitive issues in this election year, it might not help Obama to have the vocal support of an Indian politician named Brij Mohan Bhama, who will hold an eleven-day prayer for Obama’s victory … Read More

Viral Video of the Day: Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg Unite the Races with ‘Medicine’

By June 24, 2008

Live Blogging the First Day of Gay Marriage in California

By June 17, 2008

Monday, June 16, 5:01 p.m.: Robin Tyler and Diane Olsen, who won their California Supreme Court case to get married, are the first gay couple wed at the Beverly Hills Courthouse. The mayor of San Francisco officiates at the wedding … Read More

Barack Obama Eased My White Guilt For White Flight

By March 28, 2008

As a straight white guy with a propensity for boozing, I feel qualified to observe that not only is everyone (at least) a little bit gay; everyone is (more than) a little bit racist. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, … Read More

The Only Rapping Jewish Faith Healer in the Presidential Race

By February 12, 2008

Te’DeVan “Rocketman” Kurzweil is the quintessential Jewish New Yorker bohemian weirdo. A six-foot-seven-inch faith healer, freestyle rapper and former nude comedian, Te’DeVan is a local legend who makes his living in tips from those whom he cures and entertains. (I … Read More