Ponderous…

Sarcastically pondering the ways of the world on Twitter…:   Can't for the life of me understand why carving up regions, stealing resources, deposing leaders, dropping bombs hasn't brought world peace. — Saul A'Phaas (@WickBurner) March 23, 2016   Enjoy the long weekend, all you people who live in places that formally celebrate the Western observance of the Roman crucifixion of the King of the Jews.  Allegedly. Yours, Wick Burner Continue reading Ponderous…

A Prayer For Commuters – Updated With Fresh Road-Rage!

From my Twitter, my little prayer (even though I don’t pray, unless I’m tripping) for me and anyone else risking their lives daily just to get to and from work inside a motor vehicle. Feel free to incorporate it into your pre-take-off routines.  May it protect you from death and catastrophic injury… Wick Burner UPDATE! Yesterday, in real life, I was saved from death or catastrophic injury by a higher being, or something. An attempt was made to run me off the road at ~110km/h by an impatient methamphetamine user with anger-management issues, bad fashion-sense, debatable personal hygiene standards, an absence … Continue reading A Prayer For Commuters – Updated With Fresh Road-Rage!

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

Some Tweet Poetry

I’ve been writing a few little fit-in-a-tweet poems, and thought I’d share them with the better half of my social media world (yes, you, reading this right now). Because I am such a tech guru (!), I’m ’embedding’ them here (WOW, I know, right?).  Well, I’ll try anyway.  If it doesn’t work as planned, I’ll hastily edit to replace with screenshots…  Apologies in advance if I fuck it up and you’re one of the ripped-off early readers who sees a half-arsed shemozzle of a post. [EDIT: As predicted, I fucked it up, so I tried 5,000 different things, and now it finally … Continue reading Some Tweet Poetry

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

An Unpublished Comment

Here is the comment I submitted in response to the post I just reblogged linked to here (which was moderated out of existence by the owner of that blog, an individual I shall from now on refer to as ‘Precious’): Hi, In the nicest possible way, I disagree with almost everything in your post. However, I do agree whole-heartedly with your last paragraph, and the “stop pussy footing around” sentiment in the 2nd last para. And, if legalisation was on the table, you wouldn’t have to be concerned about writing this post at all… most of your points would become moot, and that would … Continue reading An Unpublished Comment