Why I Am A Bad Writer

Here are 13 reasons why I’m not actually a ‘writer’ of any description: I haven’t written anything ‘worthy’, thus far I haven’t provided sexual favours to a publisher I don’t write often enough I write what I want, when I want, and am my own biggest fan I write in the form of a ‘blog’ – and nobody but bloggers take bloggers seriously.  And even then… I also write in the form of ‘tweets’ – and my tweets are at a whole other level that people just don’t understand because I am operating at a whole other level (i.e., I … Continue reading Why I Am A Bad Writer

Changing Direction

Taking cues from my readers and other blogs I follow and interactions on other social media things, it’s time to dedicate some effort to ‘crystallizing’ the aim, intent, and … the SOUL, I guess … of this here Shit Web-Log. It’s time to go the full retard FULL SATIRE.  I’ll probably have to look that up on urban wiktionary or something so I know what I’m supposed to be doing… Why didn’t I do this to begin with? Maybe because I was trying to be all serious, and all things to all people, and maybe I thought I couldn’t pull … Continue reading Changing Direction

Social Media Rules OK

The first rule of social media is: ‘Don’t talk about the rules of social media.’ I’ve been meaning to post something, somewhere, about the ‘rules’ (more like a common-sense philosophy) that I have developed for myself in the world of social media.  When I first started dabbling in SM, on the reviled and adored (by some) facebook platform, it was clear that the interaction framework is self-evident – people post status updates or links and it is entirely up to each user what they ‘like’, ‘share’, or comment on. Before starting to use Twitter (which initially baffled me.  It just … Continue reading Social Media Rules OK

Heavy Lifting (Proof of Sociopathy)

So Abbott, AND his colleagues and team of advisers, missed a golden opportunity to demonstrate to the people of Australia that they, also, were doing their part in the ‘heavy lifting‘ that is required to rescue the nation from the fake budget emergency we are all afflicted with. The golden opportunity would have perhaps retrieved some of the ground lost recently in the populist stakes that are the unimportant opinion polls.  But, instead of grasping the opportunity to prove to Australia that even the top man on the block was feeling some financial ‘pain’ as a result of the ‘burden … Continue reading Heavy Lifting (Proof of Sociopathy)

The Bleeding Obvious

My own worst enemy, when it comes to simply ‘getting on with it’. This web-log thing that you are reading right now (apologies for that), is supposed to be my avenue to get stuff out there, but I am forever stopping myself from actually doing that. The idea was to just pour words onto the screen, review, edit, refine, and press ‘Publish’. You should see the amount of draft posts that I have amassed (but I wouldn’t put you through that agony…). A growing list of unfinished, barely started, nonsensical word-globules, most with no future. I blame my brain, or … Continue reading The Bleeding Obvious

Opinionated News

The mainstream media.  Guardians of free speech and reportage of facts?  What a terribly disappointing troop of screaming baboons… I’ve long held the view that the mainstream media (MSM) is operating at the behest of forces cohesive and powerful, rather than ‘in the public interest’ (no shock there – old news, I know).  In recent times this has become more glaringly obvious, while simultaneously there has been a rise in the perceived worth of ‘opinion’ in the press.  In fact, there are now ‘journalists’ whose entire body of work is nothing more than their opinions on a range of topics … Continue reading Opinionated News