May 9, 2015


We are not Public Figures.
We are Not Here to Persuade.
We have foresworn this. If our conversation does not entertain and amuse us, we are not going to do it. It will be no fun. So it had better be funny. It is funny. You may not think some of it funny, but it is.
We are Not Here to Be Persuaded.
Non Est Disputandum. Generally, when someone would like to persuade us and we are determined to be funny, they don’t like it much anyway. If you would like to persuade, get your own website. If you are funny, let’s dance.

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April 18, 2014



“To Grammar Even Kings Bow.”


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January 5, 2010

“Crude Parodies Which No-One Has A Right To Erase:” Camille Paglia

“There are very few instances where speech properly falls under government scrutiny (more…)

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November 29, 2009



CARTESIAN,  adj. relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, Cogito ergo sum  –whereby  he was pleased to suppose he demonstrated the reality of human existence. The dictum might be improved, however, thus: Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum – “I think that I think, therefore I think that I am”; as close an approximation to certainty as any philosopher has yet made.

Ambrose Bierce. The Devil’s Dictionary (The Peter Pauper Press 1958). pp 14.

Link: Wikipedia Entry for Ambrose Bierce

Link: Powell’s -a Genuine Bookstore: Ambrose Bierce

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October 21, 2009


“A Single Error More Than All The Others…” John Ruskin

“And, as far as I have taken cognizance of the causes of the many failures (more…)

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June 7, 2009

“EQUAL GROUND:” Definition For A New World Order

“Moderation” may seek to manifest and validate “solid” ground simply by finding a sort of “middle” ground among competing claims and calling it some sort of “common” ground. It is defined and given meaning in the world only by the coordinates of the “grounds” around it, however unfounded and spurious the claims thereto may be. It is “ungrounded,” and unfounded in the way that colonies and settlements may be unfounded.

But is it worse? Does it cosign, endorse, legitimize, in very fact give credence to, radical extremism? By putting all claims on some sort of

“equal ground?” 

Please see our recent Essay entitled WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MODERATE ABOUT THE HORRORS YOU OPPOSE, HOW CAN YOU BE A “MODERATE?” and dated 09 May, 2009 

“The real power of junk thought lies in its status as a centrist phenomenon, fueled by the American credo of tolerance that places all opinions on an equal footing and makes little effort to separate fact from opinion.”

Susan Jacoby, The Age Of American Unreason: Pp 211

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May 30, 2009


“Some Device For Simulating Action Is Indispensable:” John Kenneth Galbraith

“Some device for simulating action, when action is impossible, is indispensable in a sound and functioning democracy.”

John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash 1929 (50th Anniversary Edition: Houghton Mifflin, New York 1979)

Pp 141

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