Month: December 2013

Flopping. And goosing.

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It’s big and it’s bland, full of tension and fear. I don’t ‘get’ fashion. (Not the song, although I don’t claim that I ‘get’ that either.) I mean, fashion seems to me to be a voluntary — eager, even — submission of one’s taste to that of an authority figure so that the authority figure can… make money. (And who made him or her an authority figure, anyway?)  This sort of lemming-like behavior brought us […]

Showing 3 — the Marsupials

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Well, not really. I think I need a new title. And I definitely think I should stop whining about this particular subject. I will. Promise. Tomorrow. It’s like watching gangrene spread. (Again, not really. Both of those are, of course, stolen — one from a second-rate (third-rate?) movie from the 1980s and the other from the Wuffa Wuffa guy.) (Oh, all right.) It’s not really like gangrene. I was the first person to show up […]

Spamming — part 5

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Apparently I’ve written 110 posts which is something I would never have believed a year ago — writing does not come easily to me. The scammers, liars and cheats, however, have been working even harder — the ratio of “number of spam messages received” to “number of blog posts” is now over 9:1. Don’t they ever get tired?

Dissing

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I have — more than once — talked about statistics. Not ‘statistics’ in the sense of paired t-tests or ladies tasting tea (not t), but ‘statistics’ in the sense of ‘how many people read this stuff, what exactly do they read, when do they read it and from where do they read it?’ (Several professors tried valiantly to instill in me an understanding of and an appreciation for the former. They failed. Miserably — the […]