Tag: Paranoia

The Glorious Sights of 2020

 

I do a lot of local travel. This means, in this time of coronavirus (when McDonald’s bathrooms are no longer as reliable as they once were), that I visit many rest stops. The scene at every rest stop is much the same:

A carload of pre-masked people pulls into a parking space. They disembark, mask their way up the pathway to the bathrooms, finish their business, mask themselves back to their car, pile in, and mask away into the sunset.

Quote of the Day: Meeting a Coronavirus Lunatic

 

“It is my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them … it is then easy to find something to like in practically everyone.” — Bryant H. McGill

Oh stuff it, McGill. Your starry-eyed philosophy would have thrown up its hands in despair if it ever came across a guy I met the other day.

Member Post

 

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, but it’s now become a question worth asking. Paranoia strikes deep. Note that the question is not when will they come after Ricochet substantively or even justifiably because it’s clear that the adverbs are not culturally relevant. Perhaps there’s an element of hubris in thinking that “we” are significant enough to be […]

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Coming Out of the Closet

 

I just took a pretty big step, did something I’ve never done before. I clicked “like” on a YouTube video.

Yeah, I know. But that’s not all. Then I clicked on the Subscribe button. I know, I know… but I didn’t stop there. I even clicked the notification bell.

To (My) Roomba, with Love

 

Dear Roomba,

Okay sure, you roam around the house like Mr. Magoo, bumping into every single thing in the room. Yeah, you spend what seems to be an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom. What are you doing in there? And yes, it took you more than a week to find my bedroom, and truth be told, I had to chase you into the room the first time by blocking your way to go anywhere else. But you find it now.

Member Post

 

Yesterday @terrymott put up a post about a terrific essay on Larry Correia’s blog Monster Hunter Nation. I visit this blog from time to time and it reminded me that I haven’t recently looked in on the other science fiction author blog that I look at occasionally, John Scalzi’s Whatever. That blog has interviews with […]

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