Category Archives: Famous Bastards

Wearing a Tie to Church

Can you believe I get flak over wearing a jacket and tie to church on Sunday? And I’m the organist! Give me a break.  Of course I’m going to wear a jacket and tie to church on Sunday.  I would … Continue reading

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Corporate Stalkers

I got a postcard the other day.  It came to my own mailbox, with my name and address on it.  It was from a company that wanted to sell me T-shirts with my last name on them, and with an … Continue reading

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Facebook and Friendship

As time passes, I become happier with my decision to forsake Facebook.  Today’s news involves deep privacy breaches, about which Zuckerberg apparently lied to Congress. Zuckerberg’s agenda was never to “bring people together.” In any case, experience teaches that a … Continue reading

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Rats!

Social media has always treated its users as its product. I have heard it said, in effect, “when something online is free, you’re the product that’s for sale.” But it’s worse. You’re also an “experimental rat.” Chalk that up as … Continue reading

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Told Ya So

So Mark Zuckerberg, college dropout and wearer of boring T-shirts, is in deep trouble for a massive, deliberate, for-profit data breach at his famous Facebook.  Fifty million subscribers had all of their personal data snuffled up, along with that of … Continue reading

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New Testament Follies

I started to watch an older video of Bart Ehrman, the New Testament scholar.  In a minute, I had to turn it off.  The fundamental dishonesty was so thick, so multi-layered, that I literally could not handle more than a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Month

From the inimitable Dorothy Parker: “I think that Aldous Huxley utters the loud truth when he says, in Point Counter Point, that industry can never substitute for talent. There exists, especially in the American mind, a sort of proud confusion … Continue reading

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On Being Less Stupid

Ta-Nehisi Coates has an article in the current Atlantic, titled “Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War.” What an excellent bad example of a title. Coates just called you, me, and everybody else who reads English … Continue reading

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Las Vegas

I’ve just woken up to the nightmare in Las Vegas.  At this point, over 50 people are definitely dead, making this the worst mass shooting in American history.  The count of wounded has doubled in the past hour, from 100+ … Continue reading

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So It Begins

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