Mohammad Sucks Big Sweaty Donkey Balls

Sorry. Had to be said.  After all, it's Blasphemy Day International. (Wikipedia) In fairness, I feel the same way about Christianity. About all religion, actually, but also about superstition, and even about the donkey-ball-sucking broadcasters who pour out all this recent ghost-hunter swill on TV. If cigarettes damage your health, and now require warning labels, shouldn't things that damage your ability to think have warning labels too? … [Read more...]

Whoring Out Your Head – Part 4

And the payment isn’t just the money, it’s all the mind-stuff and mind-time you give to it. In timeshare terms, the Lottery lives in your head in all that time you spend dreaming about what you’ll do with the money. The time you spend deciding which tickets to buy, and then buying them, scratching them, suffering the small disappointments, and the small seductive wins. … [Read more...]

Whoring Out Your Head – Part 3

And it’s not just Subway, is it? If you’re like a lot of us, you “sell” some of your mind-time to ... lottery tickets. TV. Advertising jingles. Song lyrics. Politicians. Talking heads on Fox News. Preachers. In each case, you let them into your head. And there’s a little bit less mind-stuff, mind-time, in which you can be you. But again, just how serious is all this? … [Read more...]

Whoring Out Your Head – Part 3

And it’s not just Subway, is it? If you’re like a lot of us, you “sell” some of your mind-time to ... lottery tickets. TV. Advertising jingles. Song lyrics. Politicians. Talking heads on Fox News. Preachers. In each case, you let them into your head. And there’s a little bit less mind-stuff, mind-time, in which you can be you. But again, just how serious is all this? … [Read more...]