Author Archive

Lucifer’s Lexicon — Political Correctness

February 24, 2021 Leave a comment
Political Correctness — amoral individuals imposing “right speak” on the rest of us.

Categories: Lucifer's Lexicon

Clear and Present Dangers…… Joanna Russ

February 22, 2021 Leave a comment

“If you want to live forever you are dreadfully dangerous because you’re not living now.”

― Joanna Russ


Moultrie Flag

February 20, 2021 Leave a comment

February 20, 2021 — Moultrie Flag

Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: You’re Doing Great

February 19, 2021 Leave a comment

You're Doing Great!: And Other Reasons to Stay Alive by [Tom Papa]

Tom Papa’s book reads just like he sounds. Almost as if it’s one of his stand-up routines—which some parts feel like at times. And that’s okay. He’s just riffing on the murky, underside of stuff we know we shouldn’t do but, you know, we do it anyway…with relish: 7-Eleven snacks, Oscar Peterson, baking and eating bread, dogs, coffee, DNA, iPhones, Doritos, red wine, and, of course, more eating. And he’s right, we are doing great. (4 of 5 Stars)



Categories: What I've Read

The Analects of Mudcat: Vampires

February 17, 2021 Leave a comment
“If a mosquito bites a vampire, will it still see its reflection in a mirror?”
~M.T. Bass
Mosquito macro background on black mirror Premium Photo

Clear and Present Dangers…… Douglas R. Hofstadter

February 15, 2021 Leave a comment

“Irrationality is the square root of all evil.”

― Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think - The Atlantic



February 13, 2021 Leave a comment

February 12, 1973 — The first of 591 U.S. prisoners began to be repatriated, and return from North Vietnam.

Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: The First Deadly Sin

February 12, 2021 Leave a comment

The First Deadly Sin (The Edward X. Delaney Series Book 1) by [Lawrence Sanders]

The First Deadly Sin…has…a…long…slow…start… Sanders certainly fills it with exposition needed later and Daniel Blank is definitely a creepy enough serial killer. The novel begins to pick up with Captain Delaney’s shadow investigation into the case, using unofficial amateur sources. Since this is a Columbo-type tale where we know the evil-doer from the beginning, the narrative definitely works well having the perspective shift back and forth between Delaney and Blank. (4 of 5 Stars)



Categories: What I've Read

CDR: Doresyism

February 10, 2021 1 comment

Dorseyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion, insurrection, treason, or violations of “Community Standards,” especially when related to conservatism, without any proper regard for evidence. The term refers to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and has its origins in the period in the United States known as the First Social Media Scare, starting in 2016. It was characterized by heightened political repression and a campaign spreading fear of conservative influence on American institutions and of insurrection by alt-right agents.

During the Dorseyism era, tens of thousands of Americans were accused of being “conservative” or “conservative sympathizers”; they became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private industry panels, committees, and agencies. The primary targets of such suspicions were Republican politicians, and politically aberrant individuals in the entertainment industry, academics, business, and the news media. Suspicions were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence, and the level of threat posed by a person’s real or supposed right-wing associations or beliefs were sometimes exaggerated. Many people suffered loss of employment or destruction of their careers; some were imprisoned.

See also McCarthyism

Clear and Present Dangers…… John Grisham

February 8, 2021 Leave a comment

“In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.”

― John Grisham


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