People Are Strange

People are a funny lot.

Some throw shit against the wall. If it sticks, they slap a price tag next to it and call it “art.”

What falls to the floor gets smeared onto paper and bound. A price tag is slapped on it and it gets called a “book.”

Those people consider themselves a success as an artist and / or writer because other people buy their shit.

I suppose it is a living for them. Catering to the lowest common denominator is easy.

Fast food vendors, Wal-Mart stores, NASCAR races and reality shows have their loyal consumers as well.

I’m not one.

Five On Friday: Shithole Countries

Today I offer up five of what I consider to be shithole countries.

These are places that rank low on my globe-trotting list for many reasons.

Visiting them would only occur if a flight is diverted, or if I have to drive through them to get somewhere else.

Here they are, in no particular order:

Italy, Russia, India, Australia, and Iceland.

The Slavic and Baltic nations also qualify.

You’d have to pay me a shit-ton of money to get me to set one toe in any of those shitholes.

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Full Frontal Thursday: The Inevitable

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Ms. Bee talks about the inevitable backlash against the #MeToo movement.

She also talks to the working-class Americans who have been largely forgotten about since the electoral college selected the Drumpf, and takes credit for being the first television personality to call the Drumpf a racist.

I can think of many people who have been calling him out as a racist for some time. I’m one of them. So, get those book deals coming my way, polish up a Pulitzer with my name on it, and be certain to have Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett portray me in my autobiographical movie.

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Chess, Anyone?

Stratego. Risk. Chess. Poker. Billiards. Darts.

Those are games which require a good amount of finesse, strategy, and skill.

A bit of luck helps in some games, as does recognizing an opportunity and grabbing it when it presents itself.

People used to provide genuine challenges.

Few know how to set up an old-fashioned board anymore. I doubt they really know how to play the game.

The Master Baiters

Fishing is a fun and useful hobby.

You can feed yourself and your family if you are good at it.

Successful fishing requires knowing which waters support the fish you’re after.

Proper bait is also required. If you use old, rotten bait you will catch nothing but bottom-feeders.

Some people like catfish, I’d wager.

I’m not one.

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Did You Give Up Already?

I find it too funny.

The cool, clever kiddies don’t even try anymore.

No wit and zero stamina.

It is to laugh.

I Won Another Bet

I was right about something and won a bet. I received the payment today.

In celebration, I will “follow” ten blogs today.

They have been bookmarked.

This will be quite entertaining.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018

Worth Repeating

No need to ask if he’s a racist. That has been apparent from day one.

Before that, actually.

Silly Little Muffins

They make me laugh. Aren’t they comical?

I think so.

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