Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gratuitous Reaction to the Reactions to Hillary Inevitability's POTUS 16 Announcement

Baseball week one, first Yankees - Red Sox series, all nineteen games broadcast nationally, Fucking Stones v Insufferable Beatles, two for Tuesday blocks, three for Thursday blocks, but first, here's Credence. Some putz hates acronym POTUS, says a nine-letter acronym better. SHITSMEAR? So Hillary Inevitability Totally Sucks, Motherfucker, Eat a Republican?


  1. Pretty exciting stuff. While normally one has to wait until the first term begins for a United States president to become a war criminal, this one already has a head start. #Sky'sTheLimit

  2. speaking of the beatles and stones, billy preston - his place in moptop history securely anchored by his appearance in the rooftop concert - was the organist on the rolling stones song saint of me

    and speaking of st augustine, as mick does in that song - he is discussed repeatedly in the book

    The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away

    one reviewer at amazon finds that, of the 22 essays included, 8 are very good and even excellent - for example

    >> Ruth Tallman's "Epicurean Satisfaction" identified the theme of what kind of morality The Stones have. That is, are The Stones moral, immoral, or amoral? Tallman focuses on two schools of hedonism, and deftly weaves the philosophy with the identified theme. It made me THINK about what The Stones were all about. It's always a pleasure to read an essay by Ruth Tallman. This woman can WRITE. Richard Berger's "How Mick Learned to Love the Devil" was also excellent, actually, almost "tallmanesque" in its adroit weaving of theme with philosophy. Berger focuses on the issues of evil, freedom, and responsibility, and takes us on a journey all the way from St. Augustine of Hippo to Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov to Mick Jagger. Berger makes it work, and the journey was fun.<<

    from now until november 2016 - and maybe later - might be a good time to turn one's attentions to the consolations of philosophy

  3. from the same publisher as the book referenced in my previous comment

    Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box
    Authors: William Irwin, Eric Bronson
    Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy

    Description: Baseball and Philosophy brings together two high-powered pastimes: the sport of baseball and the academic discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson asked eighteen young professors to provide their profound analysis of some aspect of baseball. The result offers surprisingly deep insights into this most American of games.The contributors include many of the leading voices in the burgeoning new field of philosophy of sport, plus a few other talented philosophers with a personal interest in baseball. A few of the contributors are also drawn from academic areas outside philosophy: statistics, law, and history.This volume gives the thoughtful baseball fan substancial material to think more deeply about. What moral issues are raised by the Intentional Walk? Do teams sometimes benefit from the self-interested behavior of their individual members? How can Zen be applied to hitting? Is it ethical to employ deception in sports? Can a game be defined by its written rules or are there also other constraints? What can the U.S. Supreme Court learn from umpiring? Why should baseball be the only industry exempt from antitrust laws? What part does luck play in any game of skill?