On May 15, 2018, as she was driving back to her home in the High Desert of California’s Inland Empire region, Mary (not her real name) got into a car accident. It was a solo vehicle accident and her car rolled over 5 or 6 times. There were 7 people in her 2000 Mercury Mountaineer. 6 of them walked away. Her son was…
Let me preface this by saying I am very likely to have misinterpreted the work I will be analyzing below, so, with that minor caveat let me proceed:
Hell is the Absence of God is the finest story I’ve ever read. It is one of 8 stories in the collection above-named by Ted Chiang.
To be perfectly honest, without Hell is the Absence of God, I might have given the collection 4 out of 5 stars. I am in no way delusional about the impact, in the real word, of such a…
Lovecraft is a master at crafting sentences. His vocabulary is superabundant and he almost always paints a wonderful picture—when he isn’t describing something as “indescribably” evil or awful or ugly, which he does fucking constantly. In spite of his tendency to describe something that’s supposed to be spooky as…
I picked up this book because I wanted to see what a very intelligent person, Robert B. Reich (former Secretary of Labor to Bill Clinton), had to say about saving a system I feel very deeply is too intrinsically flawed to be savable. Reich is a big supporter of Bernie Sanders so I thought he would have some valid…
[NOTE: This review has been amended to include a comment I left below because I wanted to amend that comment as well. I have a rich social life and enjoy being outdoors.]
No one around here even likes me for my personality. I’m MORE THAN JUST A GREAT PAIR OF LEGS YOU FILTHY DEVIANTS!
I am, by no means, a man of faith. I have a great deal of respect for people who are unlike me, though. I can’t tell what caused me to lose faith, if I ever had it. Part of that lack of faith is what makes this book, for me, such a good read.
Nothing I can ever do is good enough for you. Nothing. Fine.
Taking a brief adjournment from the Did-Chuck-C.-Johnson-Shit-on-the-Floor-in-College beat (because, at the end of the day, once we have established that he did, and we have because he did, there is only so much content therein) I would like to introduce everyone to a wonderful album—the only album thus far—by the…
I saw on twitter someone retweeted into my timeline the contact information (prisoner number, phone number, etc.) of the inmate who assaulted Dylann Roof. The idea was that we should call the phone number provided and ask to put money on the commissary account of the inmate who had assaulted Roof. The point being that…
Author’s note: I started writing this the day that the Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges and I stopped writing it because I guess I didn’t want to keep writing it. I found it today and decided to finish it. Hooray for being timely!
Some songs have the phrase “Abra Cadabra” in various guises in their title. This is a list of those songs.
Los Angeles is a thing I like that other people do not like. Frequently I hear them say, “I hate Los Angeles.” They say this because they do not like Los Angeles. Not one little bit. I am not one of those people. I enjoy Los Angeles greatly.
Observe below a good cat. He (I will presume that this cat is male for the sake of brevity and consistency) is a good cat because he is a pioneer. He bursts forth through man-made barriers to freedom. He goes boldly to an unknown place: the place beyond the snow.