Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

War, Goldberg, gym, discount, insomnia

- Due to technical difficulties and circumstantial factors, World War Livingroom is currently suspended. After the repair of my current digital camera or the acquisition of a new one, and the disposition of several major freelance assignments, it will resume with the German invasion of Poland.

- JONAH: the sad thing about his appearance on the Daily Show last night is that, bad as he was, that's the best he can do – an audience not entirely hostile and a host who clearly didn't read the book, and he still sounded like a dimwit. He made his usual fatuous comments: the New Republic's having praised Mussolini is a colossal irrelevance, as almost ever big magazine praised him early on (he was Forbes' Man of the Year in 1934), and Jonah's own magazine has a long history of praising people like Suharto, Pinochet and the Shah of Iran. His ludicrous claim that self-identifying as a progressive (since some progressives in the past were racist) should set off as many alarm bells as self-identifying as a fascist; should we hold self-identifying as a conservative to the same standards, since some conservatives – many, in fact – have also been racist? It couldn't be more obvious at this point that the entire basis of Jonah's book is based on the mistaking of what is superficial for what is essential, and that's why any serious reader of any political stripe should consider him a laughingstock.

- I went to the gym again yesterday, to much better effect insofar as I was actually able to work out, and to avoid the pointless orientation class by just not going to it. I am a bit sore today, but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be given my slack activities of the last year or so.

- There is a Mexican restaurant not far from my house that offers a 10% discount to military service personnel. They also offer a 10% discount for all AT&T employees. So apparently, serving at arms and defending your country at the risk of death is exactly as valuable as working across the street.

- I'm seriously at a loss about my ongoing insomnia. After a few weeks' break, it's back to those haunted, driving-around-at-3-AM, not-caring-if-I-live-or-die levels of sleeplessness. I literally did not sleep a wink last night, and today I look, feel, and sound like a jumbo variety family pack of shit. I'm as real as tomorrow's headlines!
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