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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Till Hate is Indistinguishable from Insanity

 (Insane hate is as American as apple-pie.)

Across the blogosphere there reverberates the echo of an entire ideology's death-throes, and their summary rebirth a la the phoenix of ignorant youth. I speak specifically of one blog post that sums up the author's anti-Semitic complex quite nicely in his title: "White Jew Problems."

And it all started because one customer of Chipotle managed to convince an entire company to be more transparent about what's on their menu... through a tweet.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jack of All Trades / Master of None


This phrase encapsulates the myriad ways people have described me. From old friends to total strangers, exes to groupies, family to peers, classmates, The Girlfriend, and yes even crazy homeless people.

And it's fortunate because this is how I would most describe myself. I like to think of myself as a "renaissance man" of some sort, kinda all over the place. But in reality I'm more breadth than depth.

Since I'm involved in quite a variety of activities, let me just list them for you:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sad Bastards are for Publishing

So, without further adieu, the long anticipated, long awaited, long in the making and very long in the getting, I present to you the art which will appear in my upcoming collection, Sad Bastard Poetry!

Big thanks to Goose for doing such an amazing job for the petty compensation I was barely able to justify on my budget. Nonetheless, the results speak for themselves, and I'm sure ya'll will enjoy them too...



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Return of the Zek


The sudden infusion of well-earned slush funds into my veins, your friendly neighborhood blogger now has the peace of mind to focus on writing to ya'll -- as opposed to working hard for the daily dime. Yet again, in my absenteeism there appears to have been a virtual cornucopia of topics abounding throughout the blogosphere, some of which just demand my attention.

Before we get to that however, please allow me to summarize recent events...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Coalescent


Deep thoughts pull currents of knowledge from oceans unexpected.

Posts are coming. Just wait for the tide.


Cheers

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

From Going Broke to Breakin' The Bank


It seems my own series of financial difficulties these days are mirrored in the current economic crisis of our country. While I work 10+ hours days to cover my debts until being reimbursed by my college's financial aid awards, the rest of the country seems poised for another recession. As I bust my completely literal ass to get and keep out of the red, it seems the point of doing so is becoming more and more irrelevant when the DOW closes below 630 and jobs are about to disappear -- again and still -- in this Great Recession.

And to that, John Boehner can only say, "I'm happy; I got 98% of what I wanted."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Politics as Usual


Y'know, it only takes a drive through the Inland Empire listening to local AM radio to remind me how very different life is on the coast compared to the rest of the country. I'm so used to taking for granted the diversity of ideas, thoughts, people, and experiences that I often forget how others rarely, if ever, engage in such things. In fact, I doubt many are even encouraged to do so.

In this way I am brought face to face with the sad reality that this is a country which has begun to disconnect from itself, one bigoted mind at a time.