Confessions of a Runaway Serfer
- Red Zone, California, USA
- I received an MFA in Writing and have a novel in progress. I'm Managing Editor of two journals, one online (www.armageddonbuffet.com) and one print (Fiction International). This blog begins in medias res.
MY RECENT POSTS
- You probably think this post
is about Sarah Palin
February 11, 2010 01:45PM
- It's hard out here for the
December 14, 2009 12:55PM
- The world will end on December
November 16, 2009 01:54PM
- A misanthrope discovers
Community - and men stripped
October 15, 2009 03:14PM
- The Seven Lies of Journalism
September 21, 2009 03:52PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “When I was your age they
used to say, "I used to be
liberal, but then I
October 08, 2012 05:18PM
- “Maybe we should write a
letter to the CEO of Ball
Products and advise
July 29, 2012 02:20PM
- “Zimmerman has been
trying to flip the script for
and hasn't yet
April 24, 2012 10:07AM
- “I see Zimmerman as the
right's new Terry Schaivo -
brain-dead body they
April 19, 2012 12:56PM
- “Well, there was
centuries of killings and
March 07, 2012 02:49PM
Runaway Serfer's Links
Chances are, you don't know about the Eyeball Economy. But Sarah Palin does. She's quickly becoming very, very rich, thanks to it. And she's doing it not by producing a product (her book has been given away for the most part) or a service (she abandoned her career as a "politician" because,… Read full post »
Leave it to the Brits to figure out how Tiger Woods managed to "philander" without attracting media attention.
Every now and then the expectant crowds will part so that a headset-wearing hostess can march through, accompanied by wealthy men who are known in the industry as "whales". They are ushered… Read full post »
Just read about 2012. Have you seen the film? It's based on the belief that the Mayans predicted that the end of the world would occur on December 21, 2012.
Now, I never took this belief seriously, because the Mayans didn't actually predict that (a bunch of fearmongers did), and I… Read full post »
Here's a funny, funny show that's undiscovered by the masses, so don't expect it to last long. Community features brilliant comedians - including guest prof John Oliver (who drops in occasionally from The Daily Show) - great writing, and a milieu (community college) that's ideal for humor - intended… Read full post »
Blogger/Journalism Professor Dr. Danna Walker (of the Mass Appeal blog) recently wrote a post called The Seven Laws of Journalism, an article full of faithful renderings of media-myth crapola. The article itself is a bit difficult to read - not due to its complexity or "objectivity" but due to the bl… Read full post »
Satire is soooooooo Twentieth Century, given that it was invented by hippies and librul college professors and can't be understood anyways.
Satire said greed is good. And behold, it is.
I was just asked by a writer friend, a world-famous writer who blogs regularly on both Blogger and Open Salon, which platform - Blogger or Wordpress - is "better"? His query was in response to a suggestion that he immediately quit blogging in Blogger and switch to Wordpress because Wordpress is… Read full post »
About a week ago I pulled down my copy of Flash Forward, dusted off the spine, and re-read it. It wasn't bad - held up to the second reading. Of course it wasn't good - it lacks certain literary values I like - but it is chock-full of meaty philosophy about physics, which I also… Read full post »
Does our t(w)otalitarian political system, where Republicans and Democrats trade running the country, work?
I call it t(w)otalitarian because our current two-party system works like a one-party dictatorship except that both the Republicans and Democrats do the dictating. Every four&nb… Read full post »
When you live in the Red Zone you are still under the Bush/Cheney rules. Take this incident of police-state brutality which happened just a few miles from my door:
About 9 p.m. Friday, a neighbor complained about noise coming from the party attended by about 50 people at a home… Read full post »
Greed and gluttony are sooooo second millenium! Here are the seven new sins that will destroy our civilization.
We all know self-righteous people. (And, if we are honest, many of us will admit having wallowed in this state ourselves, either occasionally or in frequent… Read full post »
William Rivers Pitt has identified a new psychological problem, "Sotomayor Derangement Syndrome (SDS). People suffering from SDS exhibit "[r]anting incoherence, brazen racism and suicidal ideation" and include Newt Gingrich and G. Gordon Liddy, as well as "Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, a… Read full post »
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