Wunder Wunderkinder

Wunderlist by 6Wunderkinder. More than just a mediocre run-of-the-mill cloud app? Yes and no. Worst-writer recommends its use--as a shopping list to be shared between iOS devices. I reckon it's also a great enterprise utility where corporatists can coordinate data and to-do lists in the cloud. But I'll never get to see that part of …

History Bored

In The Garden Of Beasts by Erik Larson Oh, dear worst-reader, looks like I have to post a pseudo-worst-critique today albeit with a buy recommend. Finished this book the other night. Needed a few days to process it. Here's what I've worst come up with. This book bored the bejesus out of me. Half through …

Crescent Change

Ever watch a crescent moon change? Sometimes you can actually watch the crescent change until daylight gets in the way. All you have to do is put down that drink or joint for about 2 hours and remain there on your back while the bugs crawl from the grass onto your neck and behind you …

Poem Of Everything

Beowulf "Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good." -Beowulf A story to adore? Beowulf is a text, when I finally got around to grasping it, that occupies forever the left ventricle of my heart. I have the story in a number of versions but the one I refer to most is …

Don't Cry Work

Irre by Rainald Goetz Oh, dear worst-reader, worst-writer is a third into a book that he dislikes dearly which he may or may not write about on account he might not finish it. This sort of thing happens every once-a-once and I suppose it's inevitable. Still. I don't like writing about a book that I've …

Braver Soul

There's too much focus on "whistle blowing" these days turning the whole thing into a dizzying drama of silliness. Which makes it all (conveniently) very distracting. Since it's common knowledge that spying has been part of our everyday lives since 2001, that is, since American'ts stood stupefied in ignorant-bliss to the ramifications of the Patriot Act, …

Shock Awed

Update: here some great reporting on WAPO purchase by Bezos. Was reading through the news last night using Flipboard. When I saw the headline that Bezos bought WAPO I yelped kinda loud. Startled my dog and perhaps a neighbour or three thru various open windows that seem to offer no help in this Eurowasteland heatwave. …

American Illusion 101

Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges So. Like. When did the intellectual demise of America begin? Could it have begun with the invention of American morality? Wait. Focus. Two things in two sentences that are incompatible. Intellect and morality. I know, I know. To many, America was never really a mecca of intellect to begin …