RATIOCINATIONS OUT OF THIN AIR is the title that I wanted to give this blog. But it would have been confusing as most people don’t know what “ratiocination” means and few people would take the time to look it up, despite being on the internet! [Continue reading]
WHAT IS THE STUPIDEST WAY to put a price on a record album that I ever saw? It happened forty years ago in a thrift shop in San Francisco and I still shudder thinking about it. And it didn’t involve those impossible-to-remove-without-lighter-fluid stickers that record store owners who don’t trust their customers affix to the front covers of LPs!
A RECENT NEWSLETTER FROM “THE HILL” included this teaser: “Have you always wanted an Andy Warhol painting but never had the opportunity? Well, here’s your chance (kind of). An art collector known as MSCHF acquired an original Warhol painting for $20,000 and is reselling it for $250. [Continue reading]
WHEN REQUIRED TO POST A PROFILE on the internet, I usually write, “Mystical liberal likes long walks alone at night in the dark in the city in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig.” While this bit of irony works for some readers, others want a little more in terms of personal background information. [Continue reading]
SSSHHHHHH! I’m starting a conspiracy theory here to scare people into getting masked and vaccinated. I want to spread a rumor that the coronavirus is really a conspiracy by the elite alien reptiles to pass their sperm from human to human. [Continue reading]
A MEME MAKING THE ROUNDS on social media on the internet finally found its way to my Facebook page. The first line is, “You come from dust, you return to dust.” This is a paraphrasing of an entry from the Old Testament: “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). [Continue reading]
YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD ABOUT the yard sale find that is all over the internet by now. A person paid the $35 asking price for a porcelain bowl at a yard sale in Connecticut. The buyer was an “antique enthusiast” who thought the old bowl could be something special, meaning the buyer probably had considerable experience in buying and selling such things. [Continue reading]
OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS KNOW that we don’t watch “television.” It’s not that we don’t have cable or do any streaming, we don’t even have our television set up to receive the standard local broadcasts. But we love good movies and television series! [Continue reading]