The Beginning of the End of America

June 2, 2020

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One hallmark of the Pandemic in the United States is that we seem to be in a slow-motion collapse marked by incredible denial by the government and even the media. While many news outlets take the pandemic very seriously, there doesn’t seem to be any public reckoning of the full scope of the unfolding economic and social collapse. The federal government just prints up and ineptly distributes vast quantities of money, and people keep buying stuff on Amazon and and acting like this is just a temporary setback.

The devastating 1972 earthquake in Nicaragua is credited for sparking that country’s 1979 revolution. It took seven years, but it is widely accepted that the enormous, deadly natural disaster and the kleptocratic government’s response was what led to the eventual overthrow of Somoza regime.

We may be living through a similar scenario in the United States in 2020. While we have a widely complacent and relatively comfortably wealthy population compared to 1970s Nicaragua, we also have infuriating systems of social oppression that have stubbornly stayed with us throughout our history, sometimes morphing into different manifestations, and in some cases getting worse.

Most obviously in the light of the demonstrations organically emerging across the country, systemic racism has eaten at the heart of this country since its inception. Past generations fought slavery, only to have it replaced with Jim Crow and fought segregation and disenfranchisement only to have it replaced with racist policing, prosecution and mass incarceration. When people are out on the street demanding justice for the latest known victim of casually murderous cops, many of them also have the pent up rage from being directly affected by the criminal justice system. This means being treated as less than human at all stages of the justice system, from local cops to prison guards living out their power fantasies to asshole probation officers trying to control their lives when they get out. If it hasn’t happened to them, it’s happened to people close to them. No wonder they’re mad at cops, the street-level symbols of this racist, oppressive, dehumanizing system.

Also fueling anger is the worsening income and wealth gap that epitomizes the United States, a country of unfettered capitalist exploitation. Some of this frustration was exposed in the Occupy Movement. Rhetoric of wealth inequity made its way into mainstream politics. But things have just become worse and there’s no indication that it makes any difference whom you elect to office; the rich get richer and the rest get screwed making the rich richer.

As all of the outrage, generational anger and resentment bubble to the surface, as corruption by politicians becomes more and more blatant, as the facade of democracy crumbles, it may be the 2020 pandemic that people will look back on as the start of the end of America.


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Nodding Off

May 28, 2020

With the arrival of mask culture, we must learn alternative ways to communicate the nuances formerly expressed by or faces. It turns out that the humble nod, which we once took for granted, can be utilized in myriad forms to convey a wealth of meaning. But not all nods say the same thing! Here is a chart explaining the meanings of the basic types of nods available to you.

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“Yes”

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“No”

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“Maybe”

 

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“Obviously”

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“That’s a dumb question”

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“I have no idea what you’re saying but it’s not worth asking you to repeat it.”

 

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“Sid Vicious-style sneer”

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“While I am speaking friendly words to you I loathe your very existence.”


And now, for the greatest thing I have ever created. My legacy on Earth, as it were:

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Neo-Definitions… just because

May 21, 2020

Words

Tired of words and their stuffy old meanings? Now you can use the same words… differently! (Plus I threw a few made up words in there.)

Request: When you go on a quest… again

Pandemic: Too many pans

Transmute: A transgender person with laryngitis

Essential Workers: People forced to work and die to make more money for the elite rulers of the Greedocracy

Prostate: A professional state

Relate: To show up late… again

Volcanyes: A more positive volcano

Berate: To give the rating of “B”

Pretend: To tend to something before it needs tending to

Womanure: From a female horse

Tuless: For those who prefer not to have tumor

Humor: A brighter hue

Intractable: Unable to be pulled with a tractor

Chocolate: What you eat for dessert after a nice appetizer of chocoearly and a hearty meal of chocontime

Videotapes: This is not ancient video storage technology. Rather, it refers to idiot apes making a “V” sign on Instagram that they think is cool and maybe means “peace” but really is sign language for “stupid.” Also written as “V-idiot-apes.”


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Nothing Matters. Here are some “Poems”

May 19, 2020

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Sterilize

Sanitize

Reorginize

 

Sit and mope

Be a dope

Try to cope

 

Wear a mask

Avoid a task

Finish a poem

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I chocolate you

I very deeply chocolate you with all of my heart

I want to share my chocolate with you

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When all of this is over

And we are dead

I want to tell you how I really feel


Here is something else you should probably read:

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The Essential Coronavirus Dictionary

May 16, 2020

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  • Covidiary: That is what I have been presenting in my Covideos
  • Covideos: My covidiary series on Youtube.
  • CoVidcon: What I assume the next iteration of the Vidcon video tech convention will be
  • Cocovid: A delicious quarantine treat
  • Coronazi: Protesters demanding that the elderly die so they can have uninterrupted mask-free pedicures
  • Coronarcissist: Madonna, thinking that she is suffering, just like the poor people, from her isolation in her emerald rose petal-sprinkled tub
  • Virustic: The quaint English countryside setting of Sir Patrick Stewart’s home whence he shares renditions of Shakespeare’s sonnets
  • Hydroxychloroquine: Generic term for an alleged panacea that anyone who is not a moron knows will do more harm than good; see “injecting Lysol”
  • Injecting Lysol: An expression meaning “We are all fucked”
  • Quaranteenager: What we devolved to on about the 13th day of quarantine
  • Quarantinfoil: What you wrap around your head whilst in quarantine to block the 5G signals that cause Covid.
  • Quarantinderbox: What society feels like right before people riot for their right to get mask-free pedicures in a packed hot yoga locker room.
  • Apocalipsync: The comedy stylings of Sarah Cooper
  • 20: The number we all dread after we finally rid ourselves of Covid-19.

Here are more words, arranged for your entertainment:

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I’m Against It, pandemic edition

May 7, 2020

“I’m Against it” by the #Ramones, with updated lyrics:

Well I’m against it
I’m against it
Well I’m against it
I’m against it

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Pandemic Poetry

April 28, 2020

Last May I got payed to play in a play

by Checkoff

I banked on the bank being open

so I could drop my old check off

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