Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The World Is at Least Fifty Percent Terrible

Brian May's 74th birthday yesterday, that's the second best Queen song ever, it's a Brian May song though Freddie sings lead, and personal touchstone, one person can vouch
My domain name renewed for another year
Happy 89th birthday yesterday to my dad, if he had written and sung the best Queen song ever he'd have got top billing because of my stupidass blaagerdesign rules
Talk of course turned to covid with the chorus of three singing Make People Get Vaccinated or Ban Them from Entrance into Any Public Space and Private Business. What I'm saying, I said, is that a person can simultaneously hold as true both that Covid exists as a dangerous risk to public health and will only get worse unless mitigated now *and* that our shitlords are exploiting the crisis not only for monetary profit but more importantly are using the crisis to manipulate important narratives of power - think about the achievement of more than half the people in the world wearing masks in conjunction with daily catastrophe roulette to keep us constantly disoriented and anxious and obedient.
The propaganda war and how to fix it
Coming Soon! Resource wars for water!
Masters degrees are the 2nd biggest scam in academia
I did not say, for all I know this past week's Delta Awooga that triggered yesterday's massive selloff in the very stocks most affected by threats of another shutdown entirely legitimate from a medical crisis perspective and simultaneously think said perspective was known to shitlords two weeks ago when they short sold the stocks. For all I know lessons learned in the first attempt at worldwide behavioral modification as more than half the people put on masks saved countless lives while simultaneously taught the shitlords' peasantologists exciting new avenues towards optimum peasant herding tactics such as pace of OMFG releases depending on level of basic animal fear instincts wanted presently at any given moment, yadda, and always rent extraction, I've a penny in my left big toe, they will want it sooner or later
(late) { feuilleton }'s weekly links
Brian May, 74 yesterday, wrote and sang this, the best Queen song ever and my personal obsession for thirty plus years, I vouch


Maggie Smith

Life is short, though I keep this from my children.
Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine
in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways,
a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways
I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least
fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative
estimate, though I keep this from my children.
For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird.
For every loved child, a child broken, bagged,
sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world
is at least half terrible, and for every kind
stranger, there is one who would break you,
though I keep this from my children. I am trying
to sell them the world. Any decent realtor,
walking you through a real shithole, chirps on
about good bones: This place could be beautiful,
right? You could make this place beautiful.


  1. Delta Ah-ooga! Very apt Maggie Smith.

  2. Is it okay to just be unsure?


  3. 1/our friends at wikipedia say good bones has been read by an estimated one million people

    1.5/i am reminded of a new yorker cartoon i saw once - a guy at a bar is pointing at a glass and says - the way i see it, this is three-sixteenths full

    2/with regard to masters degrees - as a grad student i once was on the verge of being thrown out of my doctoral program - they were thinking they would give me a master's degree and send me away - but it turned out to their surprise i had already gotten a master's degree, without consulting with my advisor or asking the department's permission - i just filled out the form and turned it in to the university registrar's office, since i had met the requirements

    why did you do that, they asked exasperatedly - what an annoyance i was to them - they found other ways to humiliate me - but through my stubbornness i did eventually get my ph.d.

    all part of my lifelong search for truth, love, justice, and a comfortable place to read an interesting book

  4. Sorry I'm late. Vouched +1 million, you spent a very long time touching that stone. Polished the fuck out of it, you did. Oh yeah.