Archive for the 'Musings' Category

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:

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Ridiculously Funny Stories by Real Cops
The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase
Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme
You're the Shit: A totally inappropriate self-affirming adult coloring book
The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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:

Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School (The William G. Bowen Memorial Series in Higher Education)
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers
The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids

No Accommodation

Posted in Musings, Philosophy on April 23rd, 2015

Thinking ApeIt may surprise many that I spend a fair amount of my time musing about the state, follies, foibles, and rare successes of Man. Then again, it may not, given that people ascribe little value to such pondering and, hence, would assume I would engage in it.

Much, however, do I muse upon Man and his dysfunctional relationship with both Life and Death. How we deal or, more often than not, fail to deal with either perplexes me.

Some men seek power because life ends. Others, for the same reason, seek meaning. And yet the world is the same for both sorts, and makes no effort to accommodate either.

Related Reading:

Musings From A Nuyorican Living In France
Death (The Open Yale Courses Series)
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
Life
A Short History of Nearly Everything