“Cancel Culture” Is Nothing New

Back in 1993, when I was 16, a grim announcement was made from the podium of the church my family attended three times a week. The topic? ABC was about to debut a new television drama featuring R-Rated violence/gore and pornographic sex scenes. A petition was circulated throughout churches all across America, urging ABC to pull the plug on this unthinkably offensive program, which was … Continue reading “Cancel Culture” Is Nothing New

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Some Short Stories

These will be perpetually updated The Only Sky (Science Fiction) Their budget slashed and their mission cancelled, a group of researchers stationed on Mars is recalled back to Earth. Delicacies (Science fiction/humor) The wealthy patron of an alien restaurant craves something that’s not on the menu. A Little Less Conversation (Black Humor) Ever wonder what it’s like living with a king who behaves like a … Continue reading Some Short Stories

COVID prediction

Between Fauci repeating what he said at the very beginning of the pandemic, that everyone’s likely to get it eventually, and these news stories batting the following idea(see pics below) around, I predict a narrative shift to “Just get it and get it over with.” People who are currently triple-masked and quadruple vaxxed will add “”Catch the fever” frames to their Facebook profiles and go … Continue reading COVID prediction

Some movies I’ve recently watched

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) This slow-burn neo-noir thriller wouldn’t be as good as it was if not for the Psycho vibes it manages to conjure. It’s a very quiet, moody film with lots of rain, grime and dim lighting. It tends to go unnecessarily far with downright cruel acts of violence by the two abductor/murderer villains, but just cringe your way through it … Continue reading Some movies I’ve recently watched

Future Visions: Surveillance

Corporations don’t care about you. That’s not their fault. They don’t have feelings because they aren’t people. They’re machines designed to generate income, and even their creators aren’t immune to expulsion should they interfere with this directive or otherwise become a liability. As a consumer, you’re a vital component of these machines. They want you as a lifelong dependent. Drug companies want you enslaved to … Continue reading Future Visions: Surveillance

Young Punks: A Richard Kryuss Story

1982 “Sorry, you guys, it ain’t personal, ya know? It’s just that I hired you to play oldies for sad sack middle-aged workin’ stiffs to drown their sorrows to. Now you got these punk rockers in here tearin’ everything up and shootin’ smack in the bathrooms. I find needles in there every goddamn night now. You’re driving off paying customers with a buncha dirtbags who … Continue reading Young Punks: A Richard Kryuss Story