Archive for the 'Musings' Category

You’re Going To Die

Posted in Humor, Musings, Society on August 6th, 2017

This is a simple fact. You’re going to die. Something in this world is going to kill you, me, and everyone else currently alive. This is a fact, an incontrovertible fact, a cornerstone of our existence.

You’re Going To Die

It’s the response to this facet of reality by so damn many people in America that makes this video funny, ironic social commentary, and a useful example of why things like Obamacare were always doomed to fail.

Simply and inelegantly put, too many inside America’s borders are cowards who fear death far too much to even live. Indeed, they fear their own deaths – inevitabilities each and every one – so much that they won’t even let others live their lives.

Related Reading:

Fear: A Novel of World War I (New York Review Books Classics)
The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!
Death in the Afternoon
Death: The Final Stage of Growth
You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Ridiculously Funny Stories by Real Cops

Batshit Crazy?

Posted in Humor, Musings on September 6th, 2016

Batshit CrazyBatshit Crazy? Who Did Decide It Was The Craziest?

Take a moment – not too long though – and think about it. Who did decide that, of all the shit in the world, bat shit was the craziest?

Related Reading:

How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-Fry Recipes
Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (Modern Library Paperbacks)
MEMES: 2750+ Ultimate Meme Collection: Big Book of Funny Memes!

Do Check Your Privilege

Posted in Musings, Philosophy, Society on May 6th, 2015

Everyone, please do check you privileges. Oh, not in the manner that the Liberals and Progressives mean for you to do so in order to delegitimize any opinion that you might have that dissents against their agenda and closely held beliefs. Instead check your privileges and, if possible, enumerate them for yourselves because the privileges you’ve earned or your ancestors earned for you will go along way towards defining the character of your culture.

I would say that, even more than rights, privileges are the fundamental metric of what any people value and hold dear.

Related Reading:

Theodor Geiger on Social Order and Mass Socety - Selected Papers
Musings of an Energy Nerd: Toward an Energy-Efficient Home
Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
Meditations on First Philosophy (Hackett Classics)