Tossing Crumpled Up Bills

The simple things that give pleasure. Fresh air. New pair of sneakers. The first sips of red wine. Convinced just the tip is in. Working on an old swiss typewriter. Crumpling currency and throwing it at people. Etc. Yeah. That's about where worst-writer is these days. Pleasures beyond comprehension abound. In fact, these pleasures are …

Children Of The Sandbox

The image today is of an unlimited number of children playing in an unlimited sandbox. It used to be called a sandpit but that name had to be changed because of the minds that prefer mysticism over science, the irrational over reality, propaganda over fact. For you see, the word 'pit' is to reminiscent of the pits of …

Jokes Not Got

I'll tell you what your reaction will be to my next story. When I get to the punch line there will be silence, giggles, snickers, then laughs. Watch. These two girls are walking down the street. The one girl says to the other, "Hey girl, isn't that your husband coming out of the florist?" She …

Explain Money

"About a year ago, upon reading Tropic of Cancer, Ezra Pound wrote me a postcard in his usual Cabalistic style, asking me if I had ever thought about money, what makes it and how it gets that way. The truth is that until Mr. Pound put the question to me I had never really thought …

Less Better

That's his name, btw. Less Better. Almost an ornery type from the 'burbs. Moved to the city because he wanted to be hip. But you know what they say? You can take the hipster out of the suburbs but you can't oil him up enough to make him go that way. Or something like that. …

How To Firmware

Note: this is NOT an advert. Could careless which product you buy. Moving on. ¶Wouldn't you know it. Wait for the right moment and it never comes. Unexpect that moment and it does come. Recent debacle with planetary über-corporation Samsung lead to a firmware update (almost) debacle. As worst-stated in this post, Samsung's IT Volk need …

Kopf In Honey

Shout-out of the evening: Dieter Hallervorden. Just watched the German tragic-comedy "Honig Im Kopf" (Honey In My Head). When I first heard about the movie I didn't give it much attention. Up until the passing of my stepfather last August, I had seen two other films about Alzheimer's, "Mein Vater" and "Away From Her" and I had …

Go Away All

Compulsive Behaviour: doing something to the point of an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or other condition leading to self mutilating behaviour. Yeah. I'm a fuddy-duddy. I stopped laughing at Jon Stewart years ago. I might have even lost touch with comedy on account I hate comedy that only nit-picks, makes fun and relies solely on …

Suicide Eyes

"'The only freedom that an American has is to conform, as you've already discovered.' Caroline did not in the least mind the disparity between the country's shining image of itself and the crude reality. She was entirely on the side of the rulers, ridiculous and unpleasant as so many of them were. She felt a …

The Disingenuity

Have to go serious cynical this morn, dear worst-reader. Here it goes. While watching the below linked interview on Democracy Now, about half-way through it, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of disingenuity. Amy Goodman was interviewing a so-called whistleblower named John Kiriakou and for the first time, after years of watching her, I actually thought that Amy …

Whoa! History

And now, dear worst-reader, let's take a moment and give a listen to how the other part of the western world's pseudo-democracies are viewing z'Germans. "For the German people and their leader to work out a political strategy that has them encouraging people to think of southern Europeans as lazy and not working and somehow …

More Money Than

Say what you will about success and failure, dear worst-reader--because none of what is said matters anymore. As far as business and making money goes, Apple seems to transcend it all. The only question I have is, as Apple prances around the globe with more money than most nations and potentially even more cash than the …