1. LinkedIn feels like a pyramid scheme that lacks ambition.
  2. I just slept 4 hours and must teach 4.5 hours today. There’s got to be a miserable little story problem in there somewhere.
  3. “Simplistic” doesn’t mean simple. “Over exaggerate” is redundant. Stop it.
  4. It turns out people who hate government make it worse when they participate.
  5. In the near future, every combination of English words will become an ironic catchphrase.
  6. Enjoy being slightly bad from time to time or your goodness will get all dusty and wrinkled.
  7. The three stages of grief getting into cold water: 1. Ankles 2. Genitals 3. Shoulders.
  8. “Doing good” never rises above undoing a “bad”. Every “good guy” in every story returns the situation to neutral; normal is good.
    1. When social justice people overshoot the balanced restoration of good, their polarity shifts, and their work becomes a bad to be undone.
  9. What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?    (stolen, I just love it.)
  10. Crappy days average five hours longer.
  11. Conservatism wants to stop time & change at the perfect moment. The range from moderate to reactionary is measured by how long ago they position the golden age.
  12. Greet each new day as if it were your last, filled with tearful remorse.
  13. “Forgotten were the elementary rules of logic, that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and that what can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.” — Christopher Hitchens
  14. I’ve begun making artisanal ice in my own freezer using free-range water I collect by hand with a silver thimble. A quick stir with a sprig of lemon thyme and voila!  Prices upon request.
  15. The “normal” economy is disappearing fast. It’s time to make decisions about how much we value people when they are out of work and there isn’t a goddamn thing for them to do.
  16. Ayn Rand fiction is “Twilight” set in a childish political framework.
  17. Put the Christ back in “Jesus Christ, I can’t believe I’m related to you!”
  18. I hate it when introspective thoughts talk smack about me.
  19. If a business becomes so wealthy and powerful that it can influence the direction of government, it is no longer a part of the “Free Market”.
  20. Why can’t we just redefine our government’s relation to health care as a Costco style buying club? It isn’t socialism, it’s organized consumerism. But if it lowers corporate profits it’s communism.
  21. With great power also come great opportunities for dating.
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