Sunday, March 26, 2017 meaning.

Strange Changes...

I saw a cartoon in a magazine...a lifetime ago...
Man's brain at different moments in life.
@ 20...75% is thinking of sex...25% and food
@40...50% is sex and 50% is golf
@80...10% is sex...and 90% is thinking about a decent bowel movement. 

And, me, 68...remaining erect has alternate meanings. 

That's WTF I'm here??

All human history has one purpose: To repair Salo's spaceship. 

Salo, the Tralfamadorian explorer, is a robot built millennia earlier to carry a message to a distant galaxy. His spacecraft is powered by the Universal Will to Become or UWTB, the "prime mover" which makes matter and organization wish to appear out of nothingness. (UWTB, Vonnegut informs the reader, was responsible for the Universe in the first place and is the greatest imaginable power source). A small component on Salo's spacecraft breaks and strands him here in the Sol System for over 200 millennia. He requests help from Tralfamadore, and his fellow Tralfamadorians respond by manipulating human history so that primitive humans evolve and create a civilization in order to produce the replacement part. Rumfoord's encounter with the chrono-synclastic infundibulum, the following war with Mars and Constant's exile to Titan were manipulated via the Tralfamadorians' control of the UWTB. Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China and the Kremlin are all messages in the Tralfamadorian geometrical language, informing Salo of their progress.

So it goes.... 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017



Imagine a world...folks who can't handle their lives...
Sayeth the Social Security Administration...
Now able to buy guns. Thanks NRA.
A recent analysis found a suicide rate among veterans 
Of about 30 per 100,000 population per year, 
Compared with the civilian rate of 14 per 100,000. And
So the House has approved legislation...
That would make it harder to keep veterans who are "mentally incapacitated, 
Deemed mentally incompetent" or prone to blackouts from buying guns. 

You don't have to imagine anymore. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

What year is it?

There's an "Inner Party" and an "Outer Party." 
Insies and outsies.... Outside...cold...and sick. 
Winston tastes good...everyman does.

Are we always at war? Our volunteer heroes (do the rich share in this death?) die silently...
Will it ever stop? Rage...rage at the dying.