Writing to Keep My Ratings Up

In one of my earlier blog posts this year I wrote that I wanted to attract new followers for my blog. Surprisingly, in the last few days I have received three new followers. I have done absolutely nothing to merit this. I guess it’s possible that they’re bots. Anyhow, media strategy dictates that to keep…

New App Makes Rational Thought Unnecessary

Developers are in the final stages of creating an app which makes rational thought unnecessary. The revolutionary app is described by its creators as the logical successor to the FitBit. Through analyzing body data as well as data from the surrounding environment the app is able to calculate the most productive and healthy action an…

How To Punch A Nazi

A friend recently regaled me with this precious gem. Very thought provoking, and very useful in every day life. We all have pugilistic tendencies, and punching Nazi’s is a great way to indulge in those tendencies. I am reminded of a poem my sister wrote once that went something like this; I want to punch…

One Day I Will Write About Pretentiousness

I hate pretentiousness. There aren’t many things I despise more. But I don’t know how I’m supposed to talk about pretension without succumbing to it myself. Until then I’ll just keep doing my thing and avoid talking about what I hope is one of the fundamental elements of this blog. I dunno, maybe I’ll do a satire…

Hipsters; Final Product of the Industrial Revolution

There’s a scene in the Terry Gilliam movie Jabberwocky where an old barrel maker is trying to teach his young apprentice the craft of barrel making. Despite his attempts at efficiency the sloppy nature of the boy’s work becomes evident the old barrel maker becomes enraged and rants about the loss of craft. I feel the…

Lessons From LeSean

  This one’s for LeSean. Dreads past his shoulders. A huge grin displaying a large set of teeth going in every direction. A dedicated newspaper reader, who passed the practice on to me. A man who knew and understood his demons, but who had to face them alone. Here’s the story he told me. As…