On August 30th 2016, the main street of my hometown will be clogged with the candidates entourage, media, secret service and not a few pick up trucks. Donald Trump is coming to Everett. My question is, what does one wear? Judging by the demographics it appears a flannel shirt and ball cap that reads “America … More Trump Rally in My Hometown
In the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey a computer takes over a spacecraft and tries to slay the astronauts so they would not, due to the human inherent proclivity to err, jeopardize the mission. His name was Hal 2000. Overnight, without my permission the very large software company across the lake installed Windows 10 on … More Open the Pod Bay Doors Hal
Sun’s up, delegate votes are in Wondering what kind of sin Has given us this candidate Man we are in bad shape Abraham can you see What has become of your party And what it means to the country Why are we so angry?…….. And I’m Wonderin’ where the Lincolns are.. Wonderin’ where … More I’m Wonderin’ Where the Lincolns Are?
It just occurred to me the initials of leading Republican candidate are the same for a nervous system disorder brought on by too much drinking over an extended period, then sudden withdrawal; Delirium Tremens. Symptoms of the disorder include hallucinations, which is evident from the success of the candidate. A significant number of American’s think they … More America: You have the DT’s
The storied U.K. publication The Economist has weighed in on the background for Donald Trump and the implications for his qualifications for the Presidency. The review is typical British understatement, but can only be read as an ungentlemanly pan. “Opaque,volatile and contested” they write. “Information about Trump’s business is sketchy”. “Whether he has transcended the business … More The Donald
These words turned out to be wrong when uttered by Stanley Baldwin, as he was referring to the bomber that flies over a city intent on killing, maiming and terrorizing the civilian population. Today we have a different kind of bomber, the bomber who walks through a city, intent on killing, maiming and terrorizing the civilian population. … More “The Bomber Will Always Get Through” British Parliament, 1932
A man is interviewed in his living room in Aleppo, Syria about the war. On the wall behind him hangs a velveteen painting of dogs playing poker. He wears a North Face jacket. The BBC interviewer seems oblivious to the odd aspects of this scene, and really wants to know more about how the man has survived … More The Absurd Optics of Globalization
I am so detached from popular culture there was a new fad that apparently arrived, peaked and disappeared without me noticing. Walking around Green Lake in Seattle my wife and I noticed people riding along on two wheeled sideways skateboards that seemed to be self propelled. Other than defeating the entire purpose of walking around Green Lake, … More Hoverboards: Here Today, Gone TODAY