The first step of writing is to create a word document. It goes downhill from there. There is the twitter account, U. S. Wanker @AmericanOrgy, with the chilling phrase “follows you.” “I wanted to say that my location was the United States Of Cosmodemonic-ocracy and Twitter wouldn’t let me, so I said it here instead.” If you want to leave now, and look at the pictures… from The Library of Congress … you will be forgiven, excused, and reimbursed.
@EdDarrell Family was a oreexisting condition before #ACA. Are you a Poe account? @IamigimomSinger @AbrasiveDavid. PG had heard about Poe’s law recently, but forgot what it was. A consultation with Mr. Google was required. Poe’s Law is “a Christian theological principle that states: “Elements of the Gospel speak to different levels of spiritual concern in different cultures at different times.” It is taught to modern evangelists as a way to better target the message of the Gospel to different audiences for maximum salvific efficacy. The law was named after theologian Dr. Harry Lee Poe, a cousin of Edgar Allan Poe, who promoted the concept in his book “The Gospel and Its Meaning: A Theology for Evangelism and Church Growth.”
Creepy people at Walmart was suggested by a google search of *maximum salvific efficacy*. boner bob, Carrollton, GA, Feb 14, 2012 i just saw a guy jerking off in the grocery isle of walmart not more than 30 min ago. i will never go near the mayonnaise section as long as i live! seen it, United States, Feb 15, 2012 I was in Wally World last week in the early AM and this _____ came in in her PJs and T-shirt looking like she was waiting on her welfare check. I gnored her and chalked her up to Coffee County, then she turned and I saw through the BIG Hole in the PJs one of the finest asses in Ga. She didn’t use her welfare checks for panties, that’s for sure. I was moving closer to check it a little closer when an employee told her and she covered up with a jacket. Good thing she didn’t use her government dollars for bras either. I LOVE me some WalMart Freaks.
@Phil_Johnson_ My comment on Joe Carter’s article at @TGC didn’t make it out of the moderation queue @chamblee54 @Phil_Johnson_ @TGC pyromaniacs taught me to make a copy of my comments before sending them out into the world @Phil_Johnson_ @chamblee54 We never banned anyone without a prior warning, and our rules were clearly posted. You richly deserved it.
The first chore this morning is crunching some tweets by @WernerTwertzog into a poem. The tweetage is being broken into iambic pentameter sections. At some point, these syllable storage units will be matched up with rhymes, the meter adjusted for tonal reality, and assembled into a running order. They will be matched with pictures. If all goes well, this product will be read at an open mic, and the author will not be severely punished.
@WernerTwertzog “God is proof that Schadenfreude does not satiate men’s longing for the suffering of their fellows – such must be eternal.” This is an interesting thought, but it will not work for the proposed poem. One must never use words that they do not know how to pronounce. Besides, I once had a supervisor named Steve Freund. He always told you that Freund means friend in German, and that he was at woodstock.
The page of *matter* is broken into bite size chunks. There are two splendid quotes, which will probably not make it to the final edition. “I can no longer Distinguish among The goatees of NASCAR enthusiasts, Leninists, Nashvillians, Mitch-Millerites, And Satan.” “When dogs drink out of the toilet It is because they are thirsty. When cats drink out of the toilet It is to send a message.”
@WernerTwertzog Everything happens for a reason, And that reason, usually, is our stupidity. @chamblee54 @WernerTwertzog i am working on a sonnet that will be based on your tweets i will suffer irreversible brain damage it will be your fault … Werner Twertzog liked your Tweet
Week 3: Write for 5 right now is a writing contest. They give you two pictures for inspiration, and a five minute time limit for discipline. A pair of jeans, and an umbrella, lay on a park bench. An old lady wears a preposterous hat. Here is what happened in those five minutes:
Maybe if I put this silly hat on I can remember where I left my pants. Why did I get into this situation? If I had worn the hat, I would not have wanted to take the umbrella, except as a fashion statement. This was not a good disguise for a bank robbery.
Even though I could put the loot in my hat, I still would be embarrassed by leaving my pants on a park bench. The umbrella totally does not fit the scheme, either.
What I never told anyone… after I was arrested, read my rights, and booked into jail… was the lottery ticket in the pants pocket. I will never know if it is the winning number. It will be a while before I get out of jail, if I ever do.
Wearing a broad brim straw hat in a serious fashion crime. The bank robbery was a minor matter in comparison. It certainly gives you something to ruffle your eyebrows over, when you are trying to get someone to accept the collect call from the jail.
@Mavorini @chamblee54 Responded to you now on my blog. Gayle on March 12, 2017 at 9:17 am said:Wouldn’t that just be like too many people’s lives? “But, but, but, I left the winning lottery ticket in my pants. Honest, officer!” Thanks for playing, man with bag over your head. I like your line of creative thinking. Remind me to never hire you to carry out a bank heist. Happy Sunday wherever in the world you are. Come back to my blog tomorrow to find out who wins a book. Have a great day. We do this again next Sunday. I hope you’ll come back.
I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left. This is the TED talk promoted in this week’s email. It is the usual TED talk rubbish. A pretty young girl grows up in the Westboro Baptist Church. She engages with her enemy, and sees that they are really nice people. She leaves the church, and lives happily ever after.
PG remembers his experiences with SJW, and aggressive jesus worshipers. If you ask a question, people take that as a cue to deliver an abusive speech. You might look for answers and understanding, only to receive questions and abuse. While the former WBC poster girl… and her ghostwriter … may have met good people on the other side of the battle lines, that is not everyone’s experience.
The Herzog thing is taking too long to come together. PG decides to shift gears. The next poem is going to be from Proverbs 6, verse 15-19. *These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.*
One step in rendering scripture into graphic poems is the elimination of verse numbers. People are so used to a bible with numbered verses that they are surprised to learn that numbered verses were first included in the sixteenth century. ” In 1551, Robert Estienne (a.k.a. Stephanus) added verse divisions to his fourth edition of the Greek New Testament, while en route between Paris and Lyons, France. The first translation to employ his versification was the Geneva translation of 1557 (whole Bible, 1560).” The ten digit system of arabic numbers did not exist when the bible was compiled by the Council of Nicea. The CON was convened in AD 325.
@WernerTwertzog Credentialing is powerless against nepotism.@chamblee54 is powerless against nepotism might work for my sonnet_botulism nihilism pessimism plagiarism rhyme with nepotism
It is now sunday morning. This is the first day of daylight savings time, which, for all the grumping and growsing, is a pretty good idea. People arriving an hour late for church might feel otherwise. It is time to post this piece. Ignore the distractions and the clown shows. If it is important enough to comment on, it will be there later.
In 1980, I was staying at a place called the Sea Haven Hostel, affectionately known as Sleaze Haven. This was in Seattle WA, which is about as far as you can get from Atlanta, and still be in the lower 48. I was working through Manpower, and staying in a semi private room for $68 a month.
There was a Christian group that met in the basement on Sunday Night. Now, as some of you may know, I am a recovering baptist. However, the lure of a free meal was hard to resist, so I went to a few meetings. One night, after doing quality control work on the local beer supply, I joined the after dinner discussion. This was the night when I realized that the Bible is not the Word of G-d. This concept that has been very handy in dealing with efforts at conversion.
They seemed to like me, though, and welcomed me back. Maybe it was the southern accent. One Sunday, it was time to have a prayer to begin the meeting. I raised my hand.
Jesus Worshipers enjoy prayer as entertainment . When they bow their heads, you see them stretching and deep breathing, in anticipation of a lengthy message to G-d. My message was a bit of a disappointment. Instead of a long winded lecture about Jesus and the magic book, I said what was on my mind. ” Lord, thank you for letting us be here today.”What else do you need to say?
This is a repost, with pictures from The Library of Congress.
Godwin’s Law states “As an online discussion continues, the probability of a reference or comparison to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.” As some people note, GL is often applied to discussions of Donald J. Trump. If you google “Godwin’s Law And Donald Trump” you will have 215k results. The first page of this should make for amusing text to put between some pictures.
What is Godwin’s Law and how has Trump used it by referencing Nazi Germany on Twitter? The *top result* here is a bit of turnaround. It seems that DJT has compared someone to Nazis, in one of his twittergasms. @realDonaldTrump “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?”
Godwin’s Law Is Wrong: Trump Nazi Comparisons Are Legit is a return to more tradition GL/DJT discourse. Which is to say, it is in line with the rest of chicken little media, both social and anti social. ” In this instance, Mr. Godwin and his ridiculous “law” can just respectfully “sod off.” Any comparison between Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, and the German Nazis is legitimate and there is growing evidence that Trump supporters are actively taking the right steps to repeat Nazi-type atrocities on American citizens who are not white Christian males.”
Sure, call Trump a Nazi. Just make sure you know what you’re talking about marks a return to the digital battlefield by Mike Godwin, the creator of GL. One spoilsport commenter says, #self-aggrandizemuch? One link in this piece is amusing: Donald Trump says he is not bothered by comparisons to Hitler. Please remember this is the Washington Post, which has been caught fibbing recently. People believe the KKK endorsed DJT without question.
Has The Rise of Donald Trump Killed Godwin’s Law? is the next interesting result. Once you get past the popup … Want Junkee Delivered Daily? We’ll send you the smartest and freshest pop culture news delivered daily to your inbox. … you are told that reality has caught up with hyperbole. “In the last fortnight, it’s become clear that beautiful moment of internet fun is over: Godwin’s Law is in a pine box, and the best we can do is file past and pay our respects.”
TrumpandHitler is an honest to g-d website. It is intended to promote a book, Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler: Making A Serious Comparison. “The result is a nuanced portrait of the political moment we find ourselves in, acknowledging the importance of both similarities and differences between these fascinating personalities. Avoiding both alarmist hyperbole and dismissive denial of the risks created by Trump’s disruptive approach to leadership, Bloom provides a reasonable framework Americans can use to plan their response as our nation faces the bewildering reality of the next four years.”
Forget Godwin’s Law, Trump’s Fans Really Are Like Nazis was printed before the election. The popup features a bright red urinal grafted onto the face of DJT, with the words “Join The Resistance! Get The Weekly Banter Newsletter And Stay Informed.” This article has a long quote from known idiot Robert Reich. Apparently, you are justified in confusing Trumpkins for Nazis.
The rise of Donald Trump has led to the suspension of Godwin’s Law about the Nazis is, mercifully, the last entry on page one. It links to a picture of a rally in Florida. People were invited to raise their hand if they wanted to vote for DJT. Through the magic of camera angles, the people in the back of the hall seem to be making the Nazi stiffarm salute. This indicates that Godwin’s Law is now obsolete. @trekonomics Drumpf of the Will. These pictures are from The Library of Congress.
Equality vs. Equity is a recent bit of internet wisdom. It shows three kids watching a baseball game, from behind the outfield fence. In the left side, all three kids are standing on one box each. The tallest sees over the fence, as does the kid in the middle. The shortest kid is behind the wall. This all-caps EQUALITY is the bad news side of the picture.
In the right side frame, the tallest kid has feet on the ground, and sees over the fence. The middle kid is the same. The shortest kid stands on two crates, and can see over the fence. This is EQUITY.
To be fair, the graphic does make a point. People have different needs. If everyone gets the same help, then some will get too much, and others not enough. Maybe this is what is meant by the semantic wrangling. For those who think equity has something to do with home mortgages, the dictionary does recognize the kids-behind-the-fence definition.
Not all logic memes are equal. While the image of kids behind the outfield fence might have worked in Our Gang features, today you would need a ticket to get to the standing room section. And how did that little kid get on top of those two crates? Someone would have to help them up. Falling off is a painful possibility. Maybe the graphic gremlins can think of a better way to make their point.
Pictures are from The Library of Congress. Fritz Henle took the pictures in November, 1942. “Nurse training. Through classes in pediatrics, student nurses learn how the right toys can be almost as important in getting a sick child well, as medicine and diet. Encouraging an interest in play and normal activities of childhood hastens convalescence.”
Writers tackle was rampaging through Brookhaven. PG looked in a list of old product, and found a feature built on the output of Teju Cole. He has a dandy article, at the New Yorker, about what is antiseptically called drone warfare. It is the twitter feed that gets attention. This is a repost.
@tejucole George Carlin’s original seven dirty words can all be said freely now. The one word you can’t say, and must never print, is “racist.”
The quote marks lend mystery to the tweet. Does he mean the dreaded “n word”? Or does he mean that other six letter slur? There is no shortage of people screaming racist in Georgia, often at the slightest provocation. There is an attitude that racism is the worst thing you can be accused of, and that, once accused, you are guilty until proven innocent. If you do a bit of research into racism, the word, you will see some interesting things.
The concept of groups of people not liking each other is as old as mankind. The word racism apparently did not exist before 1933 (merriam webster), or 1936 (dictionary dot com).
Something called the Vanguard News Network had a forum once, What is the true origin of the term racism? This forum is problematic, as VNN seems to be a white supremacist affair. One of the reputed coiners of the R word was Leon Trotsky, also referred to as Jew Communist. Another Non English speaker who is given “credit” for originating the phrase is Magnus Hirschfeld. As for English, the word here is: “American author Lawrence Dennis was the first to use the word, in English, in his 1936 book “The coming American fascism”.”
The terms racist and racism seem to be used interchangeably in these discussions. This is in keeping with the modern discussion. As Jesus worshipers like to say, hate the sin, love the sinner.
The Online Etymology Dictionary has this to add: “racist 1932 as a noun, 1938 as an adjective, from race (n.2); racism is first attested 1936 (from French racisme, 1935), originally in the context of Nazi theories. But they replaced earlier words, racialism (1871) and racialist (1917), both often used early 20c. in a British or South African context. In the U.S., race hatred, race prejudice had been used, and, especially in 19c. political contexts, negrophobia.”
Pictures are from The Library of Congress.
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The first day of march, in the year of our drumph two thousand seventeen, sees PG moping through. A dreaded dental appointment was cancelled at the last minute yesterday, and is on track for tomorrow. The options are another root canal, to finish the one botched by another dentist, and getting the tooth extracted. Neither option is agreeable. Sometime the best course of action is to create a graphic poem, and write about it. When the going gets tough, the tough take notes.
The text for this production is from a cross examination of Oscar Wilde. The father of his bf called Mr. Wilde a somodite, and Mr. Wilde sued him for libel. The matter did not end well. Mr. Wilde tries to defend himself against charges of committing unnatural acts, which is a bit like a fish saying he does not know how to swim.
“The destructive life of a Mardi Gras bead” was on facebook. PG was looking for a Wilde source, and got distracted. The Salon piece was typical environmental consciousness. While the story about Chinese labor, and plastic waste, is probably a little bit true, it pales in comparison to the other things being done to planet earth. There was a lovely comment: “This reads like the ramblings of someone who decided his white savior thesis in advance then went to find quotes to support it.”
The poem was finished, and greeted with rousing indifference by the innertubes. Numerous detours were made while en route to the destination. If any of them merit attention, they will be noted. One quote was copied, maybe on facebook, maybe on twitter, maybe on facebitter. “petty can be clever or funny, it can advance careers and give the satisfaction of revenge, but never mistake it for a virtue”
PG was greatly amused by his thought, and decided to share it with the world. ” is the love baby of #facebook and #twitter called #facebitter?” When he clicked on twitter to post this… “Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon. العربية Dansk Deutsch English English UK Español فارسی Suomi Filipino Français עִבְרִית हिन्दी Magyar Bahasa Indonesia Italiano 日本語 한국어 Bahasa Melayu Nederlands Norsk Polski Português Русский Svenska ภาษาไทย Türkçe 简体中文.
It is now two days later. PG pulled a bunch of tweets from TextsFromLastNight. Mixed in with texts about mardi gras antics were links to what could charitably be called clickbait. These are meme collections at the TFLN website, like 23 Greatest Things Ever Spoken To A Guy’s Member. If you go to the page, you will be greeted with a popup ad: “Quick! While no one’s looking Click this little button for TFLN texts and updates We also send dope emails”
The clickbait was separated from the other material. The text was broken into iambic pentameter, with rhymes assigned when appropriate. The best fourteen lines were assembled into a sonnet. Willie is shaking, and peering from his grave. The four lines that did not make the cut are today’s poem. Since it is so small, we can include it here: awesome peeps who made new friends, things you text that can ruin a top chef, server spills his worst customer blends, topless midgets who do not give an eff.
#KeepTwitterPositiveBy is the top non sponsored trending item at the moment. There was a tweet about enforced positivity. (spell check suggestion: positivity) PG was going to copy it, but clicked on the wrong spot, and lost it forever. Such is life.
Leftovers is now on the innertubes. Pictures were performers from the L5P Visual Arts Alliance. The size is a new standard, 720×666. The other standard, golden rectangle 720×447, is still available. The new standard was used first for portraits, mostly soldiers from the War Between the States. It is the standard width, with a satanic height. 666 is a fun number. The highest prime is 37, multiplied by 3x3x2, or 18. For some reason this number is credited with being the number of the devil.
The Library of Congress is the source of today’s photographs. Russell Lee shot the pictures in April 1942. “Los Angeles, California. Japanese-American evacuation from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese-American child who will go with his parents to Owens Valley.