The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Chris Cassone Brings You The Weather “Before The Big One Hits”

by Smitty Cassone got hammered (by a storm) while traveling around a year ago, as detailed here. As is so often the case, woe triggers art. Thus, he leaves us this splendid coffee house number, to which the attention of your ear is called:

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty Dad’s are kind of hard to get. Mine never said much. He brought the fishing rig behind him, like he was pointing at one of my footprints in the sand that wasn’t neat enough. Then he cast it with just a hint of violence. Maybe one of the clouds was bad. He smiled […]

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty “The natives probably had some rituals surrounding the berry harvest.” “You mean your people don’t even use this?” “What for? We shop at the big box store like everyone else.” “Whatever. We’ve already talked about the funky native attire–” “That Chinese supplier says they can deliver by the end of January.” “Excellent. We’ll […]

Brief AZ PSA

by Smitty I’d like to pause the general awe at #OccupyResoluteDesk’s “ISIS containment” prowess. <= This little tidbit was just on my LinkedIn page, and reminds on to encourage the residents of AZ to help un-jack our politics however they can. Dr. Kelli Ward McCain’s Vietnam-era solutions are past their sell-by date

Thought Experiment On Fixing US & ME

by Smitty This story about the Mizzou twits bemoaning the fact that events in The Real World had returned them to their prior media-attention-deprived state. Gives me an idea: Trump is making waves about mass-deportation of illegal aliens. Let’s stipulate that, if they were packing the gear to get themselves here, they’ve already showed more […]

Editorial Assist For Mizzou Prostesters

by Smitty In an ironic development, to say the least, protesters at the University of Missouri (MU) segregated themselves by race Wednesday night, having white students leave a gathering in order to create a “black-only healing space.” If you re-arrange it to “Only Healing Black Space” the resulting acronym is “OH BS“. Someday, after the […]

A Fine Thumbnail 1984

by Smitty I’m old enough to remember a time that something like this would not have been uncomfortably plausible: via Gerard

Rule 5 Sunday: Pre-Halloween Pinups

— compiled by Wombat-socho We’re just a few days away from one of the Lesser Feasts of Gluttony, sometimes referred to as All Hallows Eve or more commonly, Halloween. You would think that in all these years since the invention of the vacuum cleaner, some artist would have drawn a modern witch riding a newfangled […]

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