Saturday, June 13, 2020

It's Thank You Masked Man, Not F--k You Masked Man.

Pandemic-fatigued idiots seem intent on making the pandemic even worse... smart. Newsflash: we’re ALL pandemic-fatigued, but that doesn’t mean throwing common sense and care for your fellow man, woman and child out the window does it? Wear. A. Fucking. Mask. Or, you may die or potentially kill someone else. It’s that simple. How hard is this for Americans to understand? We lead the world in cases and deaths, 2nd place is not even remotely close, yet we can’t stop our impulses to be complete and under senseless morons? Apparently not. Why wait til November this says, this country and Trump are joined at the broken hip and doomed in one way or another... or in all ways. Carry on oh selfish ones.

Monday, June 08, 2020

Curfew Cop Coronavirus Rant

Please excuse the rant, but dealt with this curfew bs Saturday night. It’s run it’s course and glad it’s over after tomorrow. All of the other major cities have ended them already. They should try enforcing mask wearing instead of this, the virus is out of control... again! Went to Bklyn in a car as, well, have barely left my apt. for 3 months and wanted to get out for a few hours, is that so horrible? Yet I couldn’t get back to the city, even though I live here and we got back got to Bridges at 7:45pm. Curfew was supposed to be 8pm, no? Cops we tried to get answers from came to window, none wearing masks, not a one, and they knew nothing. Traffic was a clusterfuck, and tunnels were closed too. Why tunnels? Are people going to march though tunnels? They’d rather people drive in circles for hours around the city til 5am or sleep in cars? Anyway, parked in Brooklyn and took subway to get home in the end. First world conplaints? Ok, perhaps, but just like this country with Coronavirus and income inequality and racism my point is there is no plan, no progress, the only plan as always seems to be to make shit up as each problem arises and make things worse it seems to keep us off our game. Why a line of police in riot gear stopping anyone from coming home on bridges? Makes me think of Trump at the borders. 2.5 hours later after being right at the bridge in Brooklyn we got home. Phone was dead and had I not thought “maybe subway is open” we would’ve been sleeping in car and the cops could give a shit, like they could give a shit about the protestors they’ve arrested and crammed together into crowded holding cells, sans masks. What was the point of this? “No looting” seems to be of paramount importance but it seems like no protesting period was the reason. That’s anti-Democracy. Nothing and nobody else was considered either. I live and pay taxes in Manhattan and I couldn’t get back home. I don’t own a car myself, happened to be in one, but what was the point of keeping people out and away from home and enforcing a curfew a half hour before it was supposed to be? Making people who have cars park far away from where they live? Lying to people, essentially. Sound familiar? So much in this country needs changing its mindboggling. It feels like there’s no one in charge, and those with some common sense haven’t enough. I’ve always given DeBlasio a flyer but man, he has no clue. The episode just made me more pissed then I already was at cops and the powers that be. Vote them all out in November, time to start anew bc this country is f’d up.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Sound of Sirens

I haven't written a post in 2 years. 2 years. Too much has happened to state in one post. My dear, amazing father passed away 2 days after my last post and my life changed. I tied up all the loose ends to get his incredible graphic novel published and I'm working up a homemade Doc about him slowly. We have the Antichrist as President and may for life. I've been seeing an amazing girl from Uzbekistan for almost 3 years now. Twice my previous relationship record and she's a keeper. She completes me. The film I produced has been released and is killing it. We're in the midst of a Global Pandemic and, well, I've found the time to write again. Perhaps more later, but here are a few recent thoughts on the main matter at hand:  

One hundred thousand deaths. 100,000. 100k. Human life. Cherished life. People, like you and me, just trying to live their lives. So many of these deaths could have been averted, but we have a President devoid of humanity. Devoid of empathy. An Administration devoid of strategy. Devoid of leadership. And yet he golfs. And yet he shamelessly campaigns for 4 more years of our short lives to demean, divide, waste our time and conquer what's left of the truth and our threadbare Democracy. And yet he will stop at nothing to steal the upcoming election. A genocidal maniac who doesn't comprehend the tree of life and life itself. My heart breaks seeing that NY Times front page today, which Trump will call, if he hasn't already "fake news from the failing NY Times". Vote this ogre out of office and into a padded cell in a row where he must await the same fate he has carelessly and recklessly imposed on 100,000 (and counting) innocent souls.  


A video I made about the truth (or lack thereof).  

If you believe Trump took that drug you’ll believe anything. He’s lying, as he does about absolutely everything all of the time and has every single waking moment of every day 365 days a year of his entire miserable, selfish life. He’s trying to get a rise out of people and for it to rise as he’s invested in it financially. Now if did or does take it, great. Just let him croak already and spare us the agony of his hideous existence. 

The Sound of Sirens 

Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to stay up all night again 
Because a lack of vision softly creeping 
Left its greed while I wasn’t sleeping 
And the lack of vision that was planted in their brains 
Still remains
Within the sound of Sirens 

In restless dreams I walk alone 
Harrowed streets full of drones 
'Neath the halo of a hospital lamp 
I pull my mask tight to the cold and damp 
When my eyes are stabbed by the flash of a neon light 
Spit in the Covid night 
And rush the sound of Sirens  

And in the half-baked light I saw 
One hundred thousand people dead, maybe more 
People talking without masks 
Not hearing despite asked 
People gathering in throngs make choices never share 
And no one dares 
Disturb the sound of Sirens 

"Fools, " said I, "You do not know 
Sirens, like cancers, grow 
Hear Fauci’s words that he might teach you 
Arms length 6 feet that cannot reach you"
 But his words, like virus droplets fell 
And echoed in the Hell, of Sirens 

And the people bow and pray 
To the orange god each day 
And the sign flashed out its warning 
In the wards that it was storming 
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the 
ICU walls and in their crowded halls" 
And blare in the sounds of Sirens 

* I’m fully aware that I’m not the first to parody the words of this great Simon and Garfunkel song, nor do I care, and I surely won’t be the last. I haven’t read or watched a single version of them. These just came to me this sleepless morning while the never ending Sirens blared from outside my window... 

Lastly, if you support a 2nd turbulent term of Donald Trump and his cadre of bumbling, bolshie Genocidal Kakistocrats, you may as well just go out and have your Coronavirus and eat it too. 




 “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others...” 
-Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov 


Saturday, February 24, 2018

"Why America is the World’s Most Uniquely Cruel Society"

Why America is the World’s Most Uniquely Cruel Society
Our entire way of life here is devised around taking over and one upping the next guy, gal or ethnicity. Greed and selfishness as opposed to selflessness, make it in America (at the expense of others). The country has tried to evolve but its Id (the dark side) is powerful. Americans get off on it daily. We may preach that “all men are created equal”, but angst, an inferiority complex and inherent penchant for Inequality is at the root of America as much if not more than equality. The US needs a whole lotta fixin’, it’s an immature child at a new school in need of therapy in comparison to other countries.

A wise man once said today...

Man getting thrown out of Starbucks: “The only right you got in this world is the right to take a crap”. Just gonna leave that there. He came back in and said “Instead of worrying about the fucking customers you’re worried about the bathroom.” Gonna leave that one there too.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fashion Weak Digest

I sat next to a tall, young dark haired model on the subway today. We pass a few stops, then all of a sudden she stands up abruptly as if she's exiting at the next stop, but really as though she was leaving the scene of a crime, her crime, for immediately, the area and air around us begins to wreak like the worst fart one has ever encountered. It was obviously from her as she did not get out, yet just stood there with that same blank model expression she wore while sitting next to me. A stop goes by and everyone's holding their noses, gasping for a breath of clean air. I may have been the only one who knew who the unlikely culprit was, but, well, you know the old adage "whoever smelt it dealt it", so I wouldn't kiss and tell, or even nod in her direction. After her passed gas elapsed I get off at the next stop, as does she, and her secret remained safe with me for all of eternity.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Mugging

After seeing a movie New Years Day eve and grabbing some dinner, I was the victim of a mugging/attempted robbery while walking home just past 11pm. Now I’ve lived in NYC all my life (give or take a few years) and this has never happened to me. I’ll let you read into what I think that says about the NYC of now... Anyway, I was walking on the LES when all of sudden someone seemed to be walking directly behind me. I noticed him out of the corner of my eye as one does but before I could think of changing my direction I was grabbed from behind and spun around by an imposing guy wearing all black and a mask covering half his face. He told me to “be quiet” and “hand over (my) wallet”. I was stunned but I was not about to hand him a damn thing, and I said as much to his face. I then somehow managed to wriggle myself out of his grasp while protesting, even though he looked like he was winding up to punch me, and I pushed him away. He said something to me (which I can’t recall) and I bolted. I turned back in mid run to see him reach into his jacket pocket, so I ducked as I ran and zigzagged in the event he had a gun. Thankfully he wasn’t carrying but it sounded like he sprayed something (mace?) albeit too late obviously. I ran into a restaurant and called 911, the people at the counter there were really helpful and asked if that was him now standing on the corner. He’d followed me it seems but didn’t know which place I’d ducked into. He stuck around almost a minute looking left and right before splitting. The cops then showed up and we drove around looking for him, but nada. After that I did all the requisite stuff at the local precinct with some on the ball detectives and then walked home. It was almost a couple hours after the incident by then. Thankfully, I was unscathed and I lost nothing, just a couple hours.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mad as Hell Freezes Over

At what point does what Peter Finch says in the film Network at the very least happen, nevermind a full-on revolt? How much fuckery does it take? Just asking. I've read about the "Mueller firing red line”, but will people really collectively rise? I have my doubts. Part of me thinks people almost want this country to become as unequal and fascistic as possible just to see if it really can happen, or just talk about it endlessly until it does. And if it's not happening to them well... Look, if a tree falls in the woods, whether you personally hear it or not doesn't matter, it makes a sound. It's happening, and we live in a collection of States that supposedly calls itself United, doesn't that mean having each other's back? Inaction about increasing day to day occurrences of oppression, suppression and repression, racism, classism, inequality, greed, corruption and general lack of empathy that have permeated all aspects of life and work across America leads me to believe that this complacent (and often complicit) country of selfish individuals simply does not have what it takes to take a stand. We seem to be on a b-line to begone.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Overheard

2 guys in conversation on the subway: Guy 1- "People on the subway, they don’t wanna talk to each other, you notice that?" Guy 2- "That’s cuz they’re tryin’ to relax... I don’t even wanna talk to you." In other news: Smack. The lying, orange, sex offending, classless, racist fascist and his hee haw sidekick lost in Alabama. May this be a harbinger of some much needed better times to come.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Crapital

Trump couldn’t name any state capitals here and now he’s naming a capital elsewhere (not to mention creating further chaos in said region and here)?Yet another mind blowing scene from Trumpocalypse Now. I'm reminded of the following lyrics from Devo's song "My Baby Left Me a Surprise" when I think of the mess Trump is making: Itchy goo goo goo It's all I want to do, whammo You got me running in circles Like a pee-pee baby I'm so happy I just want to die Cause this baby love It comes from up above Move on over I want to get closer Move on over want to twaddle with you Move on over Satisfy my urges Please, please help I got the goo, goo itch You got me running in circles Like a big-big baby.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Saturday Morning Cartoon Country

Donald took away my deDUCKtions. F'ing quack, Scrooge McDouche and co. These evil characters need to be written out of the shitty Saturday Morning cartoon this country has become.