Post Covid Intervention Ergo, Propter Covid Intervention

"Shortly after he began eating a Paleo, Primal, Whole Foods, Low-Carb, Ketogenic diet, he died." Get it? The point is, it's very hard to assign proximate cause for the whole bunches of effect we practice in a modern human life. Want a clear and unambiguous cause of death? It's easy. Post bullet to the head ergo, propter bullet to the head CovidCon: Post Covid ergo, propter Covid (catch all)Post maskless ergo, propter maskless (or the…Read More

90-Year Old “Takimika” is Badass!

...And with an infectious smile that begs you to say, "just tell me what to do, ma'am!" She didn't even start training until the age of 65—25 years ago—and became a personal fitness instructor at 87. Hahahaha, how joyous to get to laugh while at the same time, realizing that no matter how good at life you get, there'll always be someone to shame you—well, perhaps except for her. She's potentially the most quintessentially shameless…Read More

Masks As Socially Distasteful As Smoking?

Remember when smoking was cool? If not, watching old movies will get you up to speed on that in a hurry. I still recall in 1970, at the age of 9, tobacco ads being banned on television. While smoking perhaps never enjoyed the high-virtue status that wearing silly cloth masks looped around one's Dumbos does throughout the world today, it sure went the other way soon enough, especially in public, indoors even more so—but of…Read More

Oscar Is Dead, Now Rolling In Its Grave

What an anti-spectacle it has become. Who needs to even get into it, when a picture is worth a thousand words? A WSJ opinion piece by William McGurn, entitled "Give Bill Maher an Oscar," carries the very pithy sub-title: Unlike Hollywood’s woke, at least its Communists could make good movies. I goes on. Defenders of Hollywood would say this year’s Oscars represent the choice of art over mass appeal. But the assumption that they…Read More

What’s Behind The Mask?

Have you considered that there's another aspect to this whole mask insanity besides the typical theater and virtue signalling you already suspect or understand? Let me tell you about an exchange I had in email just today with someone who's a known published author and who has a good newsletter comprised of astute book reviews. That's true, in spite of his behavior, and I'll continue to browse his book reviews when they come out. I'm…Read More

Public Service: Oracle Films Soundly Obliterates Covid

While any Oracle can be wrong, the thing to achieve is to be incrementally more right or prescient, rooting out being wrong and self-serving chronically. While I tongue-in-cheek repeat often that 2020 transformed my misanthropy—from focussed and targeted, to blurry and generalized… …in the large it’s a good thing because, being somewhat deferent to the proclivities and idiosyncrasies of strangers naturally…because I’m typically curious before being judgmental…this Covid thing—and people’s petrified fear over it—has given…Read More

As The Covid Petrification Peters, What’s The Next Petrifying Thing?

One thing we know since about November of 2016, is that this world with its ubiquitous "smart" phones—with far more people below 100 IQ on them than above—combined with its fully mature Social Scare and Cancel Media, is that the elite, the political class, the media, and the corporate giants love to keep the world petrified in fear and loathing...but not in Las Vegas. That has to go, too. So I'm kinda mostly done with…Read More

Milk: Object Lesson In Protein to Energy Ratio

The following is a rabbit hole I went down on my most recent post, CHILI CON CARNE, EXPAT STYLE, for those members subscribed to the Health Bundle. I'm excerpting it and editing a bit into a full post for Member Free Content. I'm asked a lot why I drink low-fat or sometimes, even skim milk. Admittedly, it's not as luxuriously silky as is whole milk. First, us brothers grew up principally drinking 2%, and at…Read More

Chili Con Carne, Expat Style

I've always been a big fan of making basic chili con carne with beans, starting with canned chili beans, then add meat and other stuff to make it actually good! Being an expat makes that skill a pretty good thing. While there are some decent farang (Thai racial slur for white person) restaurants here that serve up chili, it's expensive and usually not up to my standards. Now, doing this is near to impossible out…Read More

Billions of People Pissed at Texas

I recall last spring when the typical seasonality of the virus naturally attenuated and principalities around the world started easing their various commie, totalitarian measures...and how those who love everything commie and lockdown measures—never good enough—pronounced dire warnings: JUST WAIT 2 WEEKS!!! —a pathetically veiled hope and prayer that a lot of people die so they're right in a comment thread on the internet and get to say I TOLD YOU SO!!! ...People this lowly…Read More

In A Recent Study Of Combined Moron…

Who didn't know that Democrats aren't the stupidest fucks who ever walked the planet? Ironically, they are the Big Corp stooges, now, but that's easy to understand since, they were always fucking dumb as nails and Big Corp simply exploited it. And now they are not only onboard, they riot and loot for Big Corp overlords who pay millions by means of ad buys to Big Media to keep everyone in a high state of…Read More

How Do You Change Someone’s Mind?

Most smart people make the common mistake of believing that just Huge Lots of more time bestowing your superior logic and reason upon your unwashed interlocutor will do the trick. Never happens. Because, it’s counter-productive. In fact, the more you argue reason and logic, the more they become entrenched, so do you, and it’s no longer about any sort of honest evaluation of data, but who wins. You both enter the realm of competing intransigence.…Read More

George Floyd and Derek Chauvin: The Video Summary

Here is the free-access 10-minute videoI put together for the previous post: GEORGE FLOYD AND DEREK CHAUVIN: THE VERDICT. No, it’s not a sales pitch for that post which is paid access in the Politics and Social Relationships category. It stands on its own and gives the main points for my judgment that all sides in this were way off. Nobody looks good. That’s what happens when you politicize and sensationalize what’s supposed to pass…Read More

George Floyd and Derek Chauvin: The Verdict

Never paid much attention and never wanted to get biased one way or the other. We lose any possibility of genuine satisfaction for justice being done when "justice" itself is debased to a level that is politicized by our very State and Federal levels of government; moreover, when it becomes sensationalized by media from so-called news to click-bait outlets who're selling more advertising the more intense the social antagonism. This is Democracy, Republicanism, Federalism, and…Read More

Thanks For Your Membership and Premium Levels

I didn’t know if I was completely off my rocker, or what. The only thing you can do in those—for me—oftentime circumstances is grit your teeth, close your eyes, and hit PUBLISH! That post went up late afternoon my time here in Thailand, and the email out to my ~10,000 contacts, set for 9pm my time, corresponding to 6am on the west coast US, and 9am NYC. I went to bed at 10pm without looking.…Read More

Now For Members Only

Many have said that I ought to have done this a long time ago, including my best ex-wife. Maybe getting to 5,000 total posts in 18 years of toil over this thing gives me more justification that most—those who want to razzle, dazzle, and lie to get to Six Figures in 3 Months!!! Only $499 for the How-To!!! The thing is, nothing is really free, that’s just a useful illusion. There are always two minimal…Read More

Une Petite Balade En Moto à La Baguette Magique

C’est-à-dire: A little motorcycle ride to Magic Baguette. As the video explains, one of my favorite little places, a nice French cafe and bakery right here in Rawai, Phuket, Thailand. One of the few places open early, like 7am. Mostly, all is dead prior to 10am. And in addition to the fine bakery and deli items dans le moyen français, they serve up various menu items. So, for sure, there are expats who really immerse…Read More