Explaining The URL

It was nineteen ninety-seven/eight (or around there). I was stinting (aka working, aka job jump #4) at a large ad-agency in D'dorf, Germany. I was hired as a consultant to help the business side of advertising learn something new. That new was called the information superhighway. It was also called the world-wide-web. Some even called it the internet. …

Flags And Creepiness

Some things just give me the creeps, dear worst-reader. Like, for example, thoughts of whether or not I should still be riding. I gave up motorcycling about ten years ago. Mostly because of finances but also because of, well, it was time. I'm proud to say that when I stopped riding bikes, my last bike wasn't a puss …

Channeling Their Sex: Bernie Sanders and Eurowasteland's Greece

https://youtu.be/YF4XJ9gs6Bo Can I join these two, dear worst-reader? Varoufakis and Bernie Sanders? One minute I’m watching the Greek finance minister (vid) slime up his (and his country's) parts, prepping it for penetration, and the next minute I’m reading about a “socialist” politician running for POTUS that might actually get a few votes if it weren’t for what he …

His Honesty

"His honesty about this paradox or contradiction is what determined him to write Nineteen Eighty-Four as an admonitory parable or fantasy in which 'Ingsoc'--English Socialism--was the Newspeak term for the ruling ideology. It would have been perfectly easy for him to have avoided this crux. In the late 1940s, a dystopian novel based on the …

Cruel And Unusual Legal Banality

8th Amendment: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Notice, dear worst-reader, that there are three parts to the 8th amendment of the US Constitution. Is it any coincidence that two-thirds of the amendment is about money and one-third, potentially, about life? If you’re surprised at that …

TPP Stands For: It's Payback Time (Or Something Like That)

When asked if I like Barry Obama I rudely respond with a question. "Are you republican?" If they say, "No, I'm a Democrat," then I respond thus: He's ok, but I'm very disappointed. If they respond, "Yes, I'm a Republican," I respond thus: I love him. With that in mind, dear worst-reader, I'm disappointed in Barry-O because: He's from …

Great Unknown Men

"The greatest men in the world have passed away unknown. The Buddhas and the Christs that we know are but second-rate heroes in comparison with the greatest men of whom the world knows nothing. Hundreds of these unknown heroes have lived in every country working silently. Silently they live and silently they pass away; and …

The Willing

As an Aussteiger and high-flyer I have the privilege of being both a witness and a passenger. Don't blame me, dear worst-reader, for having found the formula for comfort and pseudo-luxury--which, btw, I found before I turned fifty. Also, don't ask me how it's done. Just keep this in mind, the luxury of being worst-writer found me …