Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OH, GROW UP!!!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – I HATE LIVING IN A “BATTLEGROUND STATE!”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Children!

That’s It! I’ve Sussed it! I have finally put my finger on why all these damned political ads REALLY bother me so much! I had my epiphany this morning, watching ads for one of the local races battle it out for an entire break!

Monday, October 06, 2014

George Orwell: A Man Before His Time

“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power”
~ George Orwell
1984

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What? Again!? Really!?

Today’s screed is brought to you by the Colorado Voter Guide for the November 04, 2014 election. Please remember to voice your opinion this fall and VOTE! Warning: This column contains words and concepts that some people may find offensive. Please do not continue if you are easily offended.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hate Speech

Hate Speech [ˈhāt spēch]
noun
1. speech intended to denigrate, disparage, or insult an ethnic, racial, sexual, or social group or any member of such a group

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Sharia Share

My uncle Terre shared a story to his facebook wall which I felt required more than a simple thumbs up-thumbs down or twenty-five word response to. This screed is that response. The story concerns a group who are posting bills in an East-London Borough who are attempting to enforce Sharia Law in their neighborhood.

Friday, August 29, 2014

And Then A Miracle Happens

The running gag from the trip was a quote from a cartoon that was in a text book (formal logic?) from college. It showed a professor with a student in front of a chalkboard. On the board, there is a long and complex equation on the left and right sides of the board and written in the middle is the phrase “and then a miracle happens.”

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What A Long, Strange, Trip!

Yeah, I have said it before - this is the song that I keep coming back to when thinking of how to describe this trip:

Sureality Check

It is bad enough when the are at least PRETENDING that they are cleaning the room whilst I am away at work. What am I supposed to think when I return to my room, and the towels have been haphazardly tossed on the rack and the cleaning products are left behind in the bathroom?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sureality Check

“I’ll take the Zinfandel, please. Thanks!”

Sureality Check

It is not as if we are (with no slur intended to any actual town of this name, I reference it only a the epitome of the small town in America - something to be proud of) in Podunk! For gods' sake! We are within shouting distance of the largest metropolis in America. We are in the home of a dozen high tech companies. Why is transportation so damn backward here!?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sureality Check

...and we're back! When the screams came at just before midnight I could not really identify them.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sureality Check

Have you ever noticed how - when something starts to develop into a pattern - you come to expect things to happen? You know, like when you open the door to the refirgerator and the light comes on, you just expect it to do so the next time and that one time that it doesn't, you just don't notice for a while!?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sureality Check

“Go for the peppahs!” She said to me as I was standing there, waiting for the omelette chef to ask me what I wanted; her thick north-eastern accent almost completely obscuring her message. “Peppahs will keep ya on ya toes all day!”

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunset On The Wonder Wheel

I had hoped to share a photo or two with you – but the fact is, technology fails. My camera started reading “write to card cannot be completed” while filming a short video of my last ride on the Wonder Wheel. I have been trying to find a good recovery programme since I got back from Coney Island and discovered the card was somehow corrupted!

Sureality Check

Okay, so there seems to be a pattern developing here and I am not entirely sure whether it is just me or if this is New Jersey... Either way, it certainly seems to be (with apologies to The Grateful Dead) what a long, strange, trip it’s been!