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Get With The Program, Son. Not.

Alternate title: Pseudo-Review: Permanent Record by Edward Snowden Get with the program. Get with the program. One more time: Get with the program, son. Countless times that was said to me growing up in my beloved & missed united mistakes of #Americant. It usually was said after I tried to talk with someone older than […]

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October Reading List And Missing Eyewear Nose Bridge

Superfluous post indeed, dear worst-reader. Begs only the question: what to do, what to do, what to do… in this consume-to-survive world of nothingness galore? Then again, at least I can still read. You know, read, as in, read something to expand the/my mind. It is, must be, a requirement in these days of Marvel […]

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Hick Fascism Dog Whistle

As suggested earlier, the rise and institutionalisation of the Ronald Reagan political clique, first in California as governor, 1967-1975, and then as U.S. President, 1981-1989, was a major green light for the development of white supremacist groups, from marginal and obscure to mainstream, by the dawn of the twenty-first century. Reagan and his cronies and […]

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The First Soap Opera

Title #2: maybe the founding fathers weren’t so special after all As the initial reports of the Broadway Musical Hamilton began to appear on my computer screen a few years back, I found my worst-self getting confused about whether to like it or hate it. Was it the shows immediate success that drove me to […]

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She’s A Man, Baby

  Pseudo-review: Mrya Breckenridge, the novel–not the movie! I saw the movie thirty-five (or so) years ago1. Somehow the movie stayed with me–and not only because of Raquel Welch who is, other than Rita Hayworth, the only Hollywood bombshell worth gawking at like a fifteen year old man-boy run amok with girly magazines. At the […]

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Oh Yeah, Daniel Boone…

What Daniel Boone, like George Washington, was up to was intruding upon sovereign Native land so as to covertly survey it and sell it to white settlers, who would then form themselves into militias to murder the families who had been living there for generations. Some were successful and grew rich and powerful, such as […]

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A Thread Runs Through It

Subtitle: Pseudo-Review of Loaded by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Metaphorically worst-writing (or is it analogically) I often use the idear of a thread, as in, a thread¬†runs through it to explain something. I can also worst-say it thus: Without this thread the whole quilt will wilt. For worst-moi and the emotions I wield for my beloved & […]

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Whose Freedom Is It To Give Anywho?

While re-reading The Grand Inquisitor this morning after or almost at the same time ingesting another day of newz from my beloved & missed #Americant where THE FREEDOM TO BE STUPID rules all, this quote got to me. “For fifteen centuries we have been wrestling with Thy freedom, but now it is ended and over […]

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More Greek Mythology Galore To Me

Subtitle: Or at least we now know where all the crazy comes from. While approaching the end of Mythos by Stephen Fry, I was happy (relieved?) he threw this in at the end of his retelling the story of Narcissus. Take special notice of the cynical or sarcastic asterisk. Narcissistic personality disorder and echolalia (the […]

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Too Much Fun With Stephen Fry

Below is one of Stephen Fry’s shortest chapters in his book Mythos. Even though I’m reading them out of order, his sequel to this book really motivated me. So far this book has not been a disappointment. I hope I’m not breaking any rules by posting the whole, short chapter here. But I got as […]

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Everything Greek Mythology Galore

Alternative title to this worst-post: How Stephen Fry read it all so I could finally cheat-it-all and thereby get a grip on some seriously ancient literature stuff. Thank you Stephen! Question: Were you there, dear worst-edumacated-reader? You know. Were you there… while you was in college? Or was I the only one fiddling around with […]

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Books To Read Delivered Biggly

Just a little surprised at the size of the packaging for a single paperback. It also took several weeks to get here even though it was sent from a book store in Engaland. Then again, if my expectations of this read turn out to be warranted, how it got here doesn’t matter.¬† Rant (and read) […]

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Still Trying To Learn The French Revolution. Because.

One of the best of the few too many books I’ve read on the subject. Had no idear this was gonna be so good–on account worstwriter learn something galore.  It’s also kinda funny-sad how some of the rhetoric from yore is no different than today–even though we’re supposed to have progressed. Progressed to where? Note […]

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Sizing Up Your Read

While e-book shopping the other morning I couldn’t help but notice this image. Why in the world does Bezos & Co. think it necessary to provide a size-comparison of a friggin book as part of their tech-enormity galore? Then again, considering that this corpo-giant is what it is because, well, at this state (iteration) of […]

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Narrative Non Fiction And Too Many Unnecessary Words

Actually I’m not done with it yet. In fact, after about half-way through it, I put it down last week and have been reluctant to return to it. Reason? I know most of the history already. What I was hoping for, though, was that Tom Holland would consolidate a bit. You know, cliff-note the history […]