TRYING TIMES MISSION STATEMENT

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☞   By the time it seemed neighborly to respond to the comments this site has attracted, they grew too many to answer individually. All are quite positive. Only one slightly negative remark indicated that the material was growing a bit boring, but that lately it got interesting again. Understood. Challenging reader patience with long-winded diatribes […]

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GO WITH THE FLOW

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  The Great Global Gobble, Part Two A sad reflection it is, considering how the Master of Business Arts represents “the” college degree.  No more philosophy, humanities chucked, foreign language out the door, screw you to history, whereas a diploma in business is now the hallmark of a college education, which in turn converts the […]

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Drinking & Driving A Tin Goose Honored

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  SPECIMEN: Remnant of a literate society:What life and Life Magazine were like. ☞    In order to appreciate what Life was like when literacy was in flower, check out this full-page advertisement from the April 1967 edition.  Observe, if you will, page layout: An ad of this size in a top-drawer popular magazine had […]

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CRATS

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☞    Let’s look at Crats. Democrats, bureaucrats, plutocrats. All of a piece, a large unelected portion of the process, they have amassed more and more unofficial power to thwart the will of the people. Presently insinuated into every part of public life, looking at them historically, bureaucrats as we know them were born in […]

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The Berger Jockey Club

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Fakery is an essential part of life, to be sure.  The animal world is full of it, with trickery being utilized by predators and prey alike.  Not only chamaeleons, but just about every species you can mention has some trickster in it.  Butterflies camouflaged to blend in with their environment.  Flies that resemble bees so […]

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Slow Lane Fever

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I’m driving here in Karmania and there’s an asshole on my tail and I can’t do nothin bout it cause I got the slow lane fever, boss, I got the slow lane fever.  See, I’m ridin way over on the right, keepin cool, cause I’m livin like low rider wisdom that says low and slow […]

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Pond Reflections

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Recently on the road again, tripping across the fruited plain. Been doing so since Jack Kerouac wandered from coast to coast. Yours truly trod those plains with the same kind of Jack Kerouac/Walt Whitman reverence for these vast united states. Only… Only, things have changed. The fruited plain was still bearing its vast crops, but […]

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Barbi Can’t Say

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“It’s a juicy headline, BJ.  Some kid murders his entire high school.  He’s actually arrested while devouring the mutilated body of an English teacher!” “Totally hot! Let’s put it on.” “Love to, BJ, but..” “What but? Don’t give me but…” “But there’s a problem.” “What do you mean problem?  You’re the producer.  This is a […]

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Besides The Virgins

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When Marlon Brando was asked why he chose to star in Last Tango in Paris, his answer was brief: “I wanted to get everyone’s head out of the popcorn.” Indeed, the film featuring a nude Maria Schneider parading full frontal and getting her butt anointed with butter was sufficient to keep audience heads out of […]

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Feeling Independent on Independence Day

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Thanx to a few who have commented on this blog, it has occurred to me that the identity of the author has been kept secret.  Not that that was intentional. Not that there is much identity to reveal, but there are some dues. So we (using the editorial we since there’s only me and a cat […]

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