Alongside many other saved, unfinished drafts on here sits one from yesterday entitled “Trying not to be such a hothead.” I was going to cite examples of me getting into fights with hostile strangers and discuss how I’m trying to avoid reacting in kind. Well, tonight, as I’m enjoying a burger and a nice cool breeze and a podcast in my car on lunch, here … Continue reading Restraint
I watch a lot of documentaries, and I take them, as I do everything presented as “fact” with a grain of salt. I thoroughly cross-check things before committing them to belief. Failing that, it goes in the “might be true” until I know for sure. “Facts” standing on my front porch trying to sell themselves door-to-door get the “What do you want” shotgun-in-the-face greeting, from … Continue reading Were they always evil?
I really have had about all I can stand without letting off at least a little steam. The political stuff. All I hear, on both sides, is tired rhetoric and endless regurgitation of either left-wing or right-wing propaganda, almost all of which plays fast and loose with the actual facts. I am so fucking sick of sheep calling people sheep. I’m so fucking of snowflakes … Continue reading From the sidelines
“Hey, if that nut out in San Diego could do it, why can’t I? ‘Member that? With the matching Nikes? And he didn’t even have a spaceship.” Richard Kryuss glanced at the dash of his pink ’59 Cadillac when a California Highway Patrol car materialized in the heat waves on the horizon, and adjusted his speed accordingly. Slowing down for cops was old school; they … Continue reading Good Intentions
You hate pizza. Can’t stand the sight or the smell of it. You’d almost rather eat dog shit. Your friend Tom fucking loves pizza, man. I mean, he will roll up a Totino’s like a quesarito and deepthroat it like Linda Lovelace, just slide that entire greasy motherfucker right down his esophagus. He doesn’t care if it’s a $1 frozen pizza, a Hot N’ Ready … Continue reading Go with the flow
Every once in awhile I’ll check out one of the thousands of outrageously stupid right-wing links that are shared and believed without question by friends or family daily on social media. It should be funny, but it isn’t. It’s batshit insane, is what it is. And sad, and frustrating. People are so entrenched in this brainwashed mindset that they’ll believe anything that confirms their own … Continue reading It took all of five minutes…
I recently watched a YouTube vid in which an obnoxious metalhead rants and raves about how horrible Darkthrone’s latter day punk and nwobhm-infused records are. He seems genuinely angered by the band’s decision not to craft albums suited to his specific tastes. The thing is, artists are under no obligation to please fans. If they’re not pleasing themselves and following their respective muses, they aren’t … Continue reading Artists don’t owe you anything
Witnessed some “kids” getting chastised by a new manager at work yesterday. One of them had dropped an f-bomb, and she told them “Guys, there’s a lady present. Please don’t use that type of language.” It was very quaint and old-fashioned, and these dudes of course thought this was the most outrageous thing they’d ever heard. I didn’t. I thought it was something they needed … Continue reading Filter yourself
Legions of people are spreading fake news online, every day. By the millions. And they’re reading it, and they’re believing it. The crackpot territory once exclusively occupied by the likes of Timothy Mcveigh and the unabomber has moved into the mainstream and made itself at home. It’s got its dirty fucking socks up on the coffee table and it’s eating all of your totino’s pizza … Continue reading There’s no way to fix this mess…
I have absolutely no inclination towards arguing with anyone on my phone, laptop, or any other device that connects to the internet. I used to. I think most people do. They see someone posting something outrageous that they, as sensible people, disagree with and they simply must speak their minds to let the offending party know exactly how wrong he or she is using language … Continue reading I won’t argue online.