I am quite certain I was the only four-year old American boy who cried when Generalisimo Francisco Franco of Spain died. The waterworks surprised both my parents and me, and for a long time I have been trying to figure out why they existed in the first place. Thanks to years of psychoanalysis and the … Continue reading On Napping, Part 1: A Personal History
Indie Rock/Post-Punk’s loudest vegetarian is Morrissey, lead singer of The Smiths. As a staunch vegetarian, he forbade the rest of the band to ever be photographed eating meat and insisted the venues at which they performed did not sell meat the night of the show. Controlling band-mates was not enough, Morrissey tried to convince the … Continue reading Rejected Titles for The Smiths’ Album “Meat Is Murder”
“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.” – Margaret Atwood ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Bumper sticker available at the Misophonia support group website: “A voice is a human gift, but silence is a gift from God.” +++++++++++++ Man and woman in … Continue reading Various Responses to Margaret Atwood’s “A Voice is a Human Gift”
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A very special 40 Foot Buffet column providing proof that the Theoretical Formula of Comedy (tragedy + time = comedy) is correct. Additional exploration of the Theoretical Formula of Comedy can be found here. Enough time has now based that we may laugh at my tragedy. I am laid up in bed with sweet, … Continue reading Tragedy + Time = Comedy: Colorectal Version
1) K2+D3 2) 50PSE-3BRM-30DM 3) Armodafinil 4) Ackbar 5) Palpatine 6) Bece-Plex Forte 7) Bexxar 131 8) Brezak 9) Calrissian 10) Dengar 11) Depakote 12) Embo 13) EV-A4-D 14) Pannaz 15) FA-8 16) Flector 17) G-Tron Ped 18) Keflex 19) ) Viibryd 20) Mynock 21) Nexu 22) Nuvigil 23) Opana 24) R4-P17 25) Roggwart … Continue reading Quiz: Star Wars Character or Pharmaceutical?
Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living. To reach the Socratic end of a fully examined life one can turn to the internet, which is awash in quizzes that allow one to examine and compare his or her character or life to numerous cultural touchstones. Some of these quizzes are: Which 80’s Movie … Continue reading Which Serial Killer Are You?