May 27


We were tougher back then, in the 1980s and 1990s. It really kept obesity down, having to fight a bug-eyed, gremlin-like monster every time you wanted, like, a slice of cheese or some cereal.

May 26

Of Creation

Dipshits, that’s who. Total disphits.

Paraphrasing Neal Stephenson, every lifeform on earth is a huge badass because each one contains genes that have survived more than 3 billion years.

Except that Slate mook, who contains mostly sludge.

May 26


Exactly. Whatever the left is now, it’s not something I recognize.

May 26


It’s been a long time since I’ve read my virology and epidemiology textbooks and I am certainly no expert, but if the drug companies can be convinced to keep working on a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the chances we can develop one is about 95% from what I can tell.

If we do fail to develop one, the most likely reason for that is not that it’s technologically impossible but that it’s not profitable.

May 26

In a Dryer

Not me. These days I listen to a lot of Russian witch house and weirdo dubstep robots-having-sex-in-a-dryer type of stuff that didn’t even exist when I grew up.

May 25

No Back

“We don’t have any backups.”

May 24

Arc Welding

There is no arc of history. There is what you make happen and what you forego, chanting the centrist mantra of “nothing is possible.” The whole “arc of history” idea is just a high-minded gloss on the “nothing is possible” philosophy because it implies actions without actors, events without causes, and that justice occurs because it is moral.

This is not the way history bends and not what moves the world. Power and action mobilize change. Nothing else does.