"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Dec 8, 2010


The bulk of my referring traffic, since about March, has come from four sources  - SMBIVA, BDR, Oxtrot and Dirty Green Hippie.

Good company, and I am honored and humbled.

Not the last week.

The bulk of my referring traffic, over the last week, has come from facebook.

I am not amused.

On a redeeming bright note, one search chain, "self-evidently tasteless absurdity," directed someone here.

I can only hope it was negatory and that the searcher had successfully glommed on to the perfect description of every piece of bunk I've ever had the unseemly and unjustified audacity to post for public consumption.


AlanSmithee said...

"Self-Evidently Tasteless Absurdity?" Isn't that a reality show on E! TV?

fwoan said...

If only we were all so lucky as you are, Jack!

p.s. thanks for the sidebar shoutout.

Jack Crow said...


You mean discovering that an anonymous browser user has summed up your piddling opus with four bright asteroids of truth, and sent them crashing into the earth of your vanity?

I agree.

Fortuna adores me.

Anonymous said...

Don't get all braggity bro. You have your absurdist moments, but I've yet to get a whiff of tastleess, much as I keep hoping.


Randal Graves said...

You don't post enough sports. Wanker.

Jack Crow said...


I live in New England. Do you really want to read anything else about KG, Rondo, Big Papi or Tom Brady?

Al Schumann said...

"self-evidently tasteless absurdity,"

I am sick with jealousy. On the other hand, if that can happen to you, however baselessly, surely my own recognition is just a matter of time.

Jack Crow said...


You may not take away my well deserved opprobrium.

Good night to you, good sir.