When Tyranny Came

It wasn’t carrying a bible and draped in the flag…It came to outlaw both of them....

Increased Tolerance Leads to Increased Dosage

You would think the prevalence of TDS would begin to decline, but whatever happens it’s only going to get worse. Just look at this madness.  The only reasonable explanation for treating this weekend as a hotbed of terrorism is that they know something about a planned false flag that...

Member When?

Member when Fauxmericans said that America was an idea, and ignored the logical implication of that stance that basing Americanhood on thoughts meant that the nation would require Thought Police? Welp, we got Thought Police now.  They wear badges like these: And it turns out Thought Policing IS who...

Reading Fight Club

Reading it now and it’s all, “My life is so good I have nothing to feel bad about and sometimes that makes me sad.”...

MicroBlogging

Any blog can be a microblog if you’re determined enough....

A Good Day for Kipling

“Have you news of my boy Jack?” Not this tide. “When d’you think that he’ll come back?” Not with this wind blowing, and this tide. “Has any one else had word of him?” Not this tide. For what is sunk will hardly swim, Not with this wind blowing, and...

Regressing Harder: Post-Colonial American Lit

Those Americans who paid attention in high school carry around in their head an understanding of early American literature built upon a foundation of two works: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter (1850), and Edith Warton’s, Ethan Frome (1911*).  Both fine works, but both on the heavy side for high...

Glen Cook and Fishing For Stars

Oh, Glen Cook, I wish I knew how to quit you. Last of the Dinosaur Published authors to command my allegiance, Glen Cook is a modern master.  He is everything that George Rape Rape Martin’s fans wish that fat old pervert was. With the Starfishers Trilogy, Cook paints a broad...

Around Masks, Don’t Relax

“Masks on in public,” is a common refrain in my household. Oh, the subtext.  Subtext so thick you could stir it with a spoon.  Let’s stick with the surface level interpretation of that phrase for today, shall we? The drawing of the lines around the Masked Eloi and the Maskless...

Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle

Steer clear of that Jon Del Arroz fella – he is a bad influence. This time he tempted me into parting with my hard earned fiat money in pursuit of a grand old adventure story called Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle.  You can back this project yourself over...