How The Dead Kennedys Embraced Juvenalian Satire to Push Political Messages in Their Songs


Polyphonic takes a look at the manner in which the iconic punk band Dead Kennedys embraced juvenalian satire in the lyrics of their very pointed songs. Wielding ridicule as an abrasive weapon, the band took no prisoners in the political realm.

I think no band has ever been so good at this rebellious satire as the Dead Kennedys. One of the greatest punk bands of all time, their brilliant lyrics wielded satire like a well honed blade and used it to push their political messages…’Holiday in Cambodia’ shows how powerful satire can be as a tool of social commentary. The Dead Kennedys had it down to a science…

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Photo Of The Day By Brittany Crossman

Photo By Brittany Crossman Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sanctuary” by Brittany Crossman. Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the …

Simon’s Cat Logic Explains the Reasons Why Cats Become Very Territorial

In an acquisitive episode of Simon’s Cat Logic, animator Simon Toland and animal behaviorist Nicky Trevorrow explain why cats are so territorial, the behavior of their ancestors in protecting their own, what cats are trying to say with this behavior, how they go about marking their territory, what to do …

Soft Shells, A Brilliantly Quirky Photo Series of Models Wearing All the Clothing They Own at Once

A post shared by Libby Oliver (@chewonthisart) on Oct 23, 2017 at 8:45am PDT Canadian artist and photographer Libby Oliver has created a brilliantly quirky photo series entitled “Soft Shells“, which features shots of nebulous figures obscured by the weight wearing their entire wardrobe at once. These photos were exhibited …