Friday, June 22, 2012


Regular readers of this diseased commentary will know that I am a huge fan of George Orwell, in my estimation the greatest writer of the 20th century. I enjoy Orwell mostly because his command of the language was so great that he could explain complicated concepts in relatively few words, but his real talent was for political commentary.

In his novel 1984, Orwell introduced us to a political system -- Ingsoc, or "English Socialism" -- that made use of a variety of rhetorical and memory-control tricks that had definite political purposes. Mostly these were devices which were intended to ensure that The Party's point of view always prevailed, or which denied a political opponent the ability to make a point or express an idea which The Party found politically inconvenient, anathema, or seditious. One of these devices was called Doublethink.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dear Food Nazis...

…you suck.

No, wait…I take that back. You have gone beyond merely sucking; you swallow.

I arrived at this formulation yesterday evening, when Tess and I had the most unfortunate cup of coffee you might imagine.

Yes, you read that right: coffee.

This Past Weekend...

In case you missed it all:

I have a new post up on the Insane Asylum, attempting to answer the...umm...burning....question: Is a yeast Infection REALLY a STD.

Over at Diogene's Middle Finger, my opus from this past week on Richard Nixon was reposted, with thanks to Diogenes Sarcastica.

Also, here's some interesting stuff you should read right fucking now:

There is a movement afoot in Sweden to make men sit down to take a piss. This is why Sweden is no longer a world power. And Barack Obama wants to make us more like Scandinavia? I think not!

The Incredible Mark Steyn on Obama's Stupidity, long-windedness, and stunning lack of achievement.

And another Obama Ally, this one an honest-to-God economist, calls Obama's Tenure "the Administration of Financial Confidence and Foodstamps". The rats always jump ship first.