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no sweat (a poem)

No Sweat

(A poem by Ananda)

I am tired of the excuses.
I am uninspired by the same song.
Seems like everybody wants a quick fix.
Seems like nobody wants to put in the work.

No pain, no sweat.
No gain, no loss.

Seems like everybody wants the promotion
but nobody wants to climb that mountain. [Continue reading]

grow up, peter pan (a poem)

Grow up, Peter Pan!

(A poem by Ananda)

Grow up, Peter Pan!
You can’t stay in Neverland forever.
There will be a day when the dust rubs off;
you’ll hit the ground and look up at the stars;
you’ll sit and wonder, “Where did my life go?” 
‘Cause you’re no longer a Lost Boy,
just an old pirate creeper playing little boy games. [Continue reading]

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feeling nostalgic for independent video rental stores

SIX SMALL INDEPENDENT VIDEO RENTAL STORES could be found within two miles of our apartment in Bellevue, Washington. While each store carried the requisite hits to pay the rent, each also had unique titles that reflected the tastes of the owners. A couple even had small rooms in the back where little kids weren’t allowed. [Continue reading]

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MAGAs hoping to retake this nation in 2024 already threatening poor libtards!

ARE LIBERALS READY for us MAGA Republicans to retake this nation in 2024? We are going to pass so many laws restricting them that their heads will explode.” That was the question/statement/declaration on Quora to which I responded in a manner that I hoped was entertaining and not seem insufferably silly. [Continue reading]

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follow the money from bushes to barnes

HISTORY NEEDS TO KNOW that former Lieutenant-Governor of Texas Ben Barnes has acknowledged being involved in an effort to get Iran to hold the American hostages so that Ronald Reagan could win the presidency in 1980. This is known as the October Surprise and there is a trail from this through the Bushes to Barnes. [Continue reading]

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why the hell wasn’t this october surprise story followed for years?

SOMEONE IN THE REAGAN CAMP approached the Iranian hostage takers in 1980 about not making a deal with President Carter until after the US elections of that year. Why wasn’t this story followed by the media and others for years except for a few people? And you know what they called us, right? [Continue reading]

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the sexiest slow dancing in the dark album ever made?

IMAGINE A DARKENED ROOM. Perhaps it’s your apartment which, with the lights on, is unimpressive. But it’s nighttime and all the lights are out. In the darkness, it’s . . . different. There is a single candle burning, giving off an illumination that softens everything. Little can be seen but a lot can be felt. [Continue reading]

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the first-ever donald trump nft trading card collectors convention

I’M CALLING LOCAL VENUES to rent a hall so that I can put on the first-ever Donald Trump NFT Collectors Convention. It doesn’t have to be a yuge hall because, unlike with comic books or records, I don’t need room for dealer’s tables because NFTs don’t take up any room because they’re not really real. [Continue reading]

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a bell, book, and candle to die for

MY WIFE LOVES STORIES ABOUT WITCHES, whether novels by Alice Hoffman and Katherine Howe or movies that are scary or funny. For Halloween, I ordered several witch movies from the library, including the comedy classic Bell, Book And Candle. Among the DVDs were two with Nicole Kidman: Practical Magic and the non-witchy To Die For. [Continue reading]

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fantastic prescience of the 21st century in a ’50s men’s magazine?

SEARCHING FOR IMAGES ON THE INTERNET for one project often leads to some very unexpected discoveries. In this case, I was looking for some sharp photos of a couple of rather rare Elvis Presley records from the ’50s when I came across True Strange magazine. There I saw what looked like a hint of prescience. [Continue reading]