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Monthly Archives: June, 2016

quickie roundup

1. This has cheered me up a lot: 2. Brexit continues to be very bad.  I don’t claim to understand all the intricacies of it, but I do see that … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s in a name: The Conjuring 2

I am no horror aficionado.  I do not get a thrill from being scared; I do not enjoy seeking out new ways for my unconscious to terrify me in my … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

the wrong week to quit drinkin’: some non-analysis of Brexit

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: democracy simply doesn’t work.” – Kent Brockman, and at least half of the U.K. I was nervous all day yesterday.  Here … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

dragon roundup

1. Okay, first of all: yes, I’ve been neglecting my writing duties (such as they are).  It’s a combination of feeling bored, uninspired, depressed, and lazy – but it’s all … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 1 Comment


“It’s only a state of mind,” Brazil‘s tagline promises.  Would that it were so. Sometime in the twentieth century, we’re informed, a tiny and unpredictable event (scientist of some sort swats … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Miller’s Crossing

“You double-cross once – where’s it all end? An interesting ethical question.” – Johnny Caspar, mob boss/noted idiot and philosopher Years and years and many taxpayer dollars after I began, … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

there is still time, brother, or is there

Before I begin, some caveats: – I have been anxious and depressed about today’s primary all day.  I am therefore In A Mood. – None of what I write here makes … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 2 Comments