Sorry to have been away for a bit. Early last Tuesday morning, my digestive system suddenly decided that it was Tommy DeSimone and that the rest of me was six weeks late on the money I owed him. I feel markedly better now, but for a very long stretch of hours I’m convinced that I and the… Continue reading Rough Week
The video I posted a couple of days ago was part of a larger project, assembled and edited by GottaLaff at Political Carnival. You can find my contribution at 00:31, but don’t just skip to it. The whole thing’s more than worthy of your time.
I’ve said all I care to say about the shooting in Connecticut…well, not quite all. One of the memes floating around Facebook and Twitter is that the media should either refrain from mentioning the name of the killer at all, or give the killer a collectively decided humiliating nickname. Like most social media memes, it’s… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?
Note: The video was cut for use elsewhere, so only about half the text from the original post is used.
Another shooting, another spate of deaths. I don’t have much to add to what I said after the shooting at The Dark Knight Rises. Nobody seems to. We’ve become very good at our rote reactions: thoughts and prayers, don’t politicize it, don’t politicize it but if you insist on doing so mention something about God being… Continue reading The Massacre Ritual
Another angry young man has shot up a crowd full of people, and, as the Onion so aptly puts it: Sadly, Nation Knows Exactly How Colorado Shooting’s Aftermath Will Play Out. Yes, we know there’ll be vigils, and gun control fights, and arguments over violence in movies, and at least one idiot will tell us that… Continue reading Shooting Thoughts