Do go away

I like being alone, but here's my problem with it: Say you commit a crime against society : what do they do? They take you away from the openness and freedom of that society and confine you within a highly limited much smaller society. And if you find yourself on the wrong side of that…

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Speed Racer

One of the few flaws with Speed Racer is the water in the tank of gangster trailer piranhas inexplicably maintaining equilibrium in the midst of all that rollicking mountain action. Not that I think it's anything but intentional. It's just another specifically styled visual in a movie bursting with them. The problem with this one…

Obama, ya hardly knew ya

This week marks one year since Donald John Trump was elected president. The world's still here, and yesterday POTUS was deemed of sound mind and body, but plenty of folks still seem upset about it. And why not? The whole thing, from the campaign to this anniversary, has been more than a bit of a…

Chimpanqueer

That there's a fine candidate for either volume of my Worst 1000 Jokes list, but it's by way of saying this is about 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, what was presumably at the time a fairly standard ultra-psychedelic major network tv freakout special featuring the devil, Jerry Lee Lewis and some human primates. Sure you…

Dear Ben Shapiro

Dear Ben New listener here, essentially Left by nature but striving to observe an apolitical light and seek rational, emotion-lite, facts-based discourse from all perspectives. Difficult that search has proven on the Con side...believe it or not, you seem to presently be the best fit for my criteria. Faint praise I know, but I mean…

A Trumprediction

Admittedly, it's a weak prediction:         ***In the future, the letter combination making the wordsound            "trump" will have evolved new meanings.*** For certain and with no reasonable room for doubt, the truth of that statement is profoundly, uncontrollably inevitable; in fact, it has already happened. BUT few…

A question about Judas

As I listen to the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack and read the lyrics, it's clear that (especially for 1969, the year of its copyright) the character of Judas is quite self-aware. He's cognizant of his part in this grand drama, and he knows Jesus knows he knows. They have each other's number. Like in an…

45, the man

Who am I to judge him anyway? especially on Easter Monday? The answer is, with limits. Questionable timing aside, I am not now nor have I ever been a soothsayer, so whatever politics comes out of this White House and spreads across the world as we know it, time will only tell. All I can…

Let’s talk Muslims.

Not all of them -- not You, I hope, the friendly peaceful majority. I mean those scary out-there old school balls deep 4th century-thinking scimitar-bearing bloodletting slave-berating only-book-I've-ever-opened types, you know the ones (not You, I hope -- what are the chances a Jihadist is reading me? If you are, it goes toward proving one…