Monthly Archives: November 2012

Burglar

By | November 30, 2012

Ah, someone else from my benighted past! A burglar? Never saw him as a burglar. Maybe a rapist, as he was très creepy, but not a burglar. And found another one. This guy was a terrible, terrible bully. I beat the absolute crap out of him on the playground one day after he pushed me… Read More »

How to be dead sooner

By | November 30, 2012

This is just terrible advice. One area where I partially side with some of conservatism is that I don’t believe in the “feel good” mantras parroted by people like this. “Sure, just eat whatever you want, it’ll be ok.” Fuck. That. Noise. That’s how I hit 200 pounds as a 5’ 8” guy with a… Read More »

$7 toilet water

By | November 28, 2012

All coffee tastes exactly the same to me – like something no human should ever drink. Paying $7 for a cup of it seems like a Bernie Madoff-level rip-off. I can’t tell the difference between a cup of instant coffee brewed with musk ox vomit and the most expensive, most artisanal yuppie cup. All taste… Read More »

The last

By | November 28, 2012

The last three times someone has talked to me in public, a woman I did not know initiated a conversation with me. While it is fine, and I don’t mind, if I did the exact same thing to a woman alone in public (as I was), I would be looked at much more suspiciously and… Read More »

Fitting room

By | November 28, 2012

It’s interesting to be really terrible at the things civilized society values most, and to be really good at those it values least. I don’t mind being a misfit, but it does impose certain constraints.

Tangential

By | November 26, 2012

I don’t understand a great deal of human behavior as I seem to have either been born sans the compulsions that produce it, or they are channeled in such different ways that they bear little similarity to their typical expression. Tattoos I don’t get. What’s the point, and the purpose? Misogyny is another one, and… Read More »

Sex mania

By | November 25, 2012

Female porn stars are psychologically as healthy or healthier than other women, according to a new study, which challenges widely held views about women in the adult entertainment business. I’ve always thought "regular" work was as exploitative, if not more exploitative, than porn. It’s only our anti-sex mania that makes it seem any different.

Toy

By | November 25, 2012

Interesting demonstration that many of the most important technologies start out as toys – personal computers certainly did, and there are many others. Hell, I bet the first bow and arrow was some “useless” kid’s toy in 100,000 BC.

Block

By | November 25, 2012

Surprised this hasn’t happened already, ad blocking tools being attacked. Because someone’s right to make a buck trumps my right not to see bullshit I don’t want to see, and didn’t consent to see, all on a computer that I own, over a connection I am paying for. Capitalism. What a system.