“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

Twitter is run by boomers

Twitters hamfisted hate speech detector strikes again! If you think about it, though, a lot of living, breathing human beings have broken sarcasm detectors, too. Simply using the word “nazi,” for example, makes stupid people’s little Christmas tree lights that pass for their brains flicker. Me: “Nazis existed.” You: “You said Nazis! Hate speech!!!!! You are a Nazi and now I am one for saying … Continue reading Twitter is run by boomers

EFFUGIUM now available for purchase

Eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard Kryuss has developed a system of storing and transmitting data organically, connected by trees containing within their DNA the entirety of recorded human knowledge. Could his Terrestrially Regenerative Enhanced Extranet, or T.R.E.E., be a boon to mankind, or will it spell doom for the human race? Spanning over 200,000 years of post-Earth human history, Effugium repeatedly defies the … Continue reading EFFUGIUM now available for purchase

From the sidelines

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

Artists don’t owe you anything

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

Filter yourself

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

Can twitter make you a better writer?

I couldn’t do Twitter for the longest time. Years, actually. I couldn’t force myself to be concise enough to finish a thought before running out of characters. It’s important to me, though, to be concise. Or rather, it’s important for me to know how and when to be concise. Being long-winded has its place, but that place isn’t everywhere. Some people enjoy books and articles … Continue reading Can twitter make you a better writer?