The Sochi Olympics Drinking Game

As you might imagine, all of us at Despair, Inc. have been looking forward to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, for a long time. It’s not that we’re sports fans, exactly, it’s just that the XXII Olympic Winter Games combines a lot of our favorite things: athletes failing spectacularly, corporate greed, lazy and hyperbolic journalism, bitter cold, and large-scale governmental corruption. What’s not to love?

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The Return of Bittersweets!

Don’t look now (seriously), but Valentine’s Day is just a little more than three weeks away! You probably haven’t noticed, unless you have been in a grocery store at any point in the last month, and been forced to walk…


How To Write A Contrarian Thinkpiece

You probably think that the online contrarian thinkpiece represents a new low in journalism: a dispensable, reactionary quasi-essay written by a condescending know-it-all, and published by a magazine desperate for web traffic. Well, guess what? You’re wrong, you stupid idiot.…


A 365 Day Calendar, with a Novella Inside…

As 2013 draws to a close, so too does will our smash hit, 365 day journey into darkness, The Pessimist calendar. If you’ve been following along daily with the slow, steady unravelling of one particularly unfortunate, amusingly dysfunctional, frustratingly immature…


The 365 Day Journey Continues! Order now!

It’s HERE! The long-awaited SEQUEL to our smash-hit daily tear-off calendar, THE PESSIMIST, starts shipping next week! And it’s more DEPRESSING than EVER! With a smoking-hot new psychiatrist, a break-through new medication, and a Manic-Pixie-Dreamgirl new partner, what could possibly go wrong? (Quite a lot, actually…)