Two Minutes Hate

"The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with …

The Soap Opera

Maybe it's getting to be too much, dear worst-reader. I really thought I could breeze through this little (personal) experiment without any damage. If so many others can do it, I thought, so can I. Or? Binge-viewing TV though isn't turning out to be what I thought (it would be). But it is better than that …

Democracy Abortion

It never ceases to amaze (worst-moi), dear worst-reader. Examples abound in my grand and well-missed united mistakes. Sometimes finding them, though, can be difficult. That is, finding the mistakes that really stand out. Well--today we have a doozy. But is it a mistake? Here's how it goes: in the great state of NH someone had …

Herr Cheap Customer

When do you know when you miss something? I assure you, dear worst-reader, you do not know you miss something when you no longer have it. Consumerism has raised me and I've learned to live with that. But there are things that become part of life even if they stem out of the triviality of consumerism. …

Mutant Heroin

Today something new, dear worst-reader. I started this book about two weeks ago. I managed to read the first fifty pages, which, according to the Kindle.app on my iPad, is 20% of the book. I know. That's not much. Which also means I shouldn't write anything about this book. But. Again. This is why having …

Limit Your Exposure

There is some seriously good writing going on in TV these days. More worst-writing on that here. But like all good writing, it seems it takes me longer than most to get to it. Or maybe not. Nomatter. My better half watched six seasons of Mad Men last year. When we got the DVDs the plan …

Kings or Churches

Ever wonder how a king is made? I mean, how does a monarchy come to be? How does it get its power? Who makes those gold calf crowns? I know. I know. History tells us that monarchs usually are rich, have even more rich friends, including lots of wannabe rich people--and then there are the rest who …

Learn How Not Write

What be a secret if it cannot be revealed? -Steve Berry, The King's DeceptionThe reading list is long, dear worst-reader. So long, in fact, that I'l probably never get through all the books listed on it. I found myself recently trying to weasel out of some reads because I'm either no longer interested in the …

Über Reaction Sloth

The new Clinton scandal is winding down, dear worst-reader. (Sarcasm on.) Are you as disappointed as I how this has turned out? I mean, if you're a republican and/or US government hater, then this has to be a disappointment on a grand scale. Or? (Sarcasm almost off.) Nomatter. I'm sure the ideological nut-bags that have turned #americant …

Female Quota

I know. It's not right of me to go around (these Interwebnets) claiming I've been able to semi-retire before fifty all on my own. I've had a little help in this deed in the form of my better half. Although we both agreed that she wouldn't be my benefactor, since I still pursue worst-writing as …

Mudfish Misdirected

While so many freaked-out over the recent revelations that Hillary Rodham Clinton, former US Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate (Dem), might have bent the law regarding her private ownership of government emails, worst-writer was sitting on the banks of a muddy river contemplating what need be done. Indeed. Worst-writer tends to take a …

Slap In The Face

Warning: This post is NSFW. For more on the current Hillary scandal winding down go here. ¶Recent email exchange with an Old Friend got a bit heated, dear worst-reader. Thought I'd share it with you as I tried to do with similar posts here and here. The subject at hand is the recent revelation that Hillary …

Spock's Eden

My all-time favourite Star Trek is from the original series, S03E20, The Way To Eden. In it, the Enterprise picks up a group of space hippies looking for a place they call Eden. While the crew deal with the dramas of space travel, this is the first show where certain realities of Federation life are questioned. Seriously. …