Your courage and self-confidence

Saturday, 21 May 2016

If your courage and self-confidence are grounded in someone else’s love, support, and nurturing, you have no courage or self-confidence, just gaping sores covered with extremely sticky Band-Aid®s which circumstances, or someone else, could rip away at any moment.

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Re: The Killing

Sunday, 15 May 2016

That is not Seattle rain. Seattle rain is like a chronic illness.

It is not direct. It does not pour.

It’s slow. It’s weak. It’s an insidious misting. Entering your pores through osmosis, not force. It’s insistent, yes, but it’s strong perhaps once a year. Perhaps. The other 282 days it’s a hazy disease. A lack of light. A voice in your head so quiet you don’t hear what it says until the shotgun is in your lap and understanding is your crown.

That said, I have a call out. Brent Sexton was solid in Justified. He’s solid gold in The Killing.

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Tales

Sunday, 8 May 2016

I’ve told some hurtful tales in my day.

I wonder if anyone has hurtful tales about me they’re sitting on. I wonder if I’ll be able to take it or if it will truly, mortally wound.

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To everyone crapping on Axl today

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

You know, I realize that Guns N’ Roses, and Axl, might be hard to take seriously and they had only 3½ albums that were worth a goddamn and that includes the good stuff off The Spaghetti Incident? and both Use Your Illusion platters and that it was all 25 fucking years ago.

…but AC/DC, in the 43 years it’s continually existed, has only 2½ albums worthanywhile, now comprises exactly one original member, and its most recent music to be even remotely taken seriously was more than 30 fucking years ago… and, and!, 1¼ of those 2½ albums were largely the responsibility of a man who has been dead for 36 years.

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Porn, not porn #2

Sunday, 27 March 2016

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Except that it is –or– How hard it might be to be that thing

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Overheard on the tumblrs–

Naïve love is hard…

I remember when—in second grade at recess—Carla kicked me in the shin; so keenly.

You supposed feminists who want equality with men so badly but refuse to understand men, or what actual, literal equality with us might mean, at all.

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Coming up on Annunciation Day, as it were…

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

You ever wonder, Did God have consent…?

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I will disclose this:

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A beer bottle can stick in a stucco wall just like a knife in pine if you throw it hard enough. Even from like 20 yards. Even like 30 feet up the wall. But you can potentially laugh yourself into a problem if that beer had many, many siblings. Ah… good times.

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Planning

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Something must be done! We must act now! If we do not change, the damage will continue!

These are not plans. These are nothing. Worse than nothing, chanting them, forwarding them, sharing them makes you think you are doing something. Makes you think you are righteous. Makes you think you are smart and caring; smarter and more caring than anyone who disagrees with… well, with the nothingness to which you adhere.


Planning, a parable

Child is drowning. Help! Help! cry the people of Cityton. Do something!

What? says the hero.

Do something! Anything! Something must be done!

Well, reasons the hero, the water is obviously killing the child. I shall drain the ocean.

And that is how the population of Cityton shrank by one and the once scenic coastline was ruined forever.


Something must be done is not a plan and action taken out of panic, fear, and prejudice will always backfire. I do not think you care though. You just want to go back to feeling that you are more caring and smarter than the neighbor who did not disagree there was a problem but attempted to approach it rationally and realistically.

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A friend in need

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Someone I was very close with in high school recently had her ex say some super shitty stuff to her. She posted on FB for some positive feedback because it was the kind of thing that is hard to shake off from someone who shared your bed and commingled DNA.

Though we had something of a falling out once that hurt me much more than she would believe, I still remember the other parts. I came to her aid with, I think, the right words. Damning the speaker without any attack just on the fact that one must be ugly, torn, inside to say something like that. Other friends thought I was on the right track, likes and all, and there were many there to ameliorate in similar ways.

Thing is… I said entirely similar super shitty stuff about one of her current and continuing—unlike me—best friends here on these pages. Namely, I called the woman a whore.

I am the same person who said both things. Less angry, but nothing essentially different and if I have not pulled the piece, I have not recanted and stand by what I said, such as it is; was.

Bothered me. Bothered me quite a lot. Lasted all of two minutes.

Whatever else I am, harsh, nasty, angry. I never once encouraged, advised, or tried to cajole any friend, male or female, to duplicity. To cheat. To lie. To revenge. I hate it as much in the men I would be friends to as I do in the women who have shared my bed. Never.

Maybe there was some ugliness in me that chose that word when I used it. My moral compass continues to point to it being in the right territory no matter what kicked it out of me.

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The Great Lengths of HOPE, take 57,631

Thursday, 5 November 2015

These “Drone Papers” show, among other disclosures, that the U.S. government has been lying about the number of civilian deaths caused by drone strikes in Afghanistan,Yemen, and Somalia. For every targeted individual assassinated, another five or six non-targeted individuals are killed – giving the lie to the Obama administration’s long-standing claims of careful, precision killing of specific targets in order to avoid killing civilians.

AntiWar.com: NY Times Buries Intercept Whistleblower’s Shocking Drone War Disclosures

It’ll pass but this moment, this minute, I hate y’all. Arguing about minimum wage, Confederate flags… gun control.

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Drudge is, as usual, about 7 years behind

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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The many mysteries of parenting —or— Dad moves in mysterious ways

Sunday, 13 September 2015

DAUGHTER

(Has been asked to go brush her teeth and get in bed with a book.)

I don’t know why I have to go to bed so early. I told everyone at school that I go to bed at 9:30 and they laughed at me and said they get to stay up till 11:00.

DAD

Oh… Are they reading five grades ahead? Are they doing math two grades ahead? Are any of them as good at math and reading as you are?

DAUGHTER

…No.

DAD

And these kids, they are all older than you are?

DAUGHTER

…Yes.

DAD

Well, that solves the mystery of why you go to bed at 9:30!

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Rough draft for a suicide note #1

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Knowing why would be harder than not knowing.

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I don’t care #2: so what if I’m 17 years older than that photograph?

Saturday, 5 September 2015

My very attractive cousin recently said of my looks to me, “…you could beat Brad Pitt hands down. ;)”

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PTA #1

Friday, 6 March 2015

PTA: Watch this video on Sexual Misconduct.

Me: Pffff. Lessons? How hard could it be?

PTA: ಠ_ಠ

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I don’t care #1

Sunday, 1 March 2015

I don’t care what anybody says.

Patricia Michaels said her cousin was an idiot for dumping me and that’s the only thing in the world that matters.

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Almost

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Who are some (dare we say Public) Americans that you like? They can’t all be dead, right?

I like everyone, almost. Having snacks and talking culture, TexMexicana, and anecdotes with George W would be a blast, for example. A really likeable, friendly man. Just because I think his presidency was disastrous and I wouldn’t endorse him for anything more powerful than dog catcher doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like him. That is obviously not quite what you mean though. I had this conversation a few days ago and was pressed: Well, then, who on Earth shares your politics?

You don’t have to be Tom Paine / To be my girl. You just have to be honest and willing to indulge in self-reflection and the possibility of self-improvement from said examination turning up bad data. 90% of Americans would agree with me on nearly every single point of politics if they could accept that some of the things they think are true actually bring about the opposite of what they want. Nearly no one wants suffering or poverty or disease or violence for their neighbors. Only about 10% are willing to understand and accept that a little bit is just the cost of the doing business, it doesn’t mean one doesn’t care, it means it cannot ever be erased completely and that trying to bring that little bit down to zero is, in light of all evidence going on hundreds of years, exactly what ensures it becomes well fed, breeds, expands, and starts to claim 10 times its natural habitat.

Needed to update to say that the 80% or so who agree with me about the desired ends but not the means have an incredibly simple fact to learn that for some reason is nearly impossible for some to absorb: You cannot force the world to be good, or even better. Introducing force toward that end is guaranteed to achieve the opposite.

Politics draws exactly the wrong kind of personality and the nature of the game means even the “good” folks who make it in—this definitely includes cops among those with power over others—tend to end up acting lousy; see SPE. Only a dozen or so that I know in my lifetime I think belong there. The country has millions of engineers, cooks, pilots, janitors, scientists, students, nurses, clerks, etc who I think are damn swell persons without anything more in particular to learn about the game and would make wonderful friends or acquaintances. There is a long term problem with the fact of power’s self-organizing trait and this other attitude of be good in your sphere and live and let live. We’re just seeing it become completely unashamed as well.

Too big to fail has a corollary: Too small to succeed.

I would not enjoy a beer with Barack. Cool name aside, he strikes me as a particularly unpersonable, morose jackass with nothing to talk about except himself and his career and nothing interesting to say about anything at all.

Pretty sure I like you. :P Don’t let either of us down!

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Perl Sucks, a quiz

Monday, 2 February 2015

Make your selection–

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I think I’m finally going to finish my whiskey tasting app

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Because it would have been nice if someone had told me that Jim Beam has the aftertaste of soap.

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No results found for "best fossil hunting in america"

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Fuck you, Google. Fuck you, America. You all let me down; always; all of you.

Best Fossil Hunting in America: 0 results.

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$74 million? …fuck you, NASA

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

H-1B visas don’t seem so silly all of the sudden.

India’s mission to Mars
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Fuck it

Monday, 15 September 2014

The site was never actually down. I just pulled the top page. Have it back. What good it’ll do ya’.

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My buttons and I despise “Hills Like White Elephants” precisely because it’s so motherfucking effective

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

I admit it. My buttons are circled in neon lime and are bigger than Natalie Portman’s nipples.

Still.

Today some emo twat on FB called Ernest Miller dead *and* crap for dialog. ¿That shit?

And to back up his point he presented, as an alternative, a modern author whose critically acclaimed best-seller has a title which apes The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.

Y’all know I’d enjoy prison, yeah? Get some fucking writing done.

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Suggested slogans for match.com

Monday, 10 February 2014

  • Isn’t it time you settled?
  • You can’t hit snooze on your biological clock forever.
  • You don’t have to answer every question in your profile truthfully … he didn’t!
  • You’re not getting any younger, you know.
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