Sunday, October 04, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Democracy



Post-Script: Inspired by a session of Man Cave typing with the little Brother/Webster XL-747.

Yes, perhaps a bit over-the-top and too political. I've tried to stay out of the realm of politics and controversy on this blog, if for no other reason than not wanting to alienate my readership, knowing that many of you come from diverse backgrounds. So, if this has offended, bothered or merely bored you, I promise to not always post these kinds of rants. I just need to order more of that delicious Pumpkin Spice Democracy and go chill.

Photo via Lumix G5, typecast via Brother/Webster XL-747. Do you suppose the model number was some not-so-well-disguised attempt to gain some marketing advantage by using the same model number as the then-new Boeing 747? If so, that would be amusing, given that the airplane was the largest of its kind, and the Brother one of the smallest. Even the "XL" part of the model number would be amusing, in this context.


Blogger Ted said...

The XL inspires a new and interesting angle from you that has just been hinted at in previous posts. I like it and am very unoffended. It is true, however, that it opens up a can of worms that could be uncomfortable for the readers at large and for you when it comes time to parse the comments.

We are, after all, living in a Patriot Act world largely pacified by bread and circuses. I have felt that the idea of watering the tree of liberty with blood has been a distasteful and unappealing idea to the populace since, oh maybe when WW2 made it seem that Nationalism was the same as Liberty in the US, or maybe as late as that truck full of nitrates in Oklahoma City and the reactions to that. Someone fired a shot and we all reacted with dismay and disgust. Me too, but I'm honest enough to realize what the reaction meant.

There will be no Second American Revolution, maybe not even after we're all speaking Chinese. We ain't got the guts to bleed for the cause because we no longer believe in it anymore. Maybe Liberty was just an ephemera that could only thrive in a pre-industrial world with more elbow room than we're ever likely to have again.

(and here's that can of worms - feel free to not approve this screed - I guess this nonsense proves the wisdom of me not getting political on my own blog) /:

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Blogger Bill M said...

Most Americans do not even bother to vote. Hardly any look into the background of anyone running for office. If they vote they vote for a woman because they are a woman or a black because they are a black or who know what or why. I do not think anyone cares about more than themself, their iPad, or how many friends or likes they have on Facebook or Twitter. Well, maybe some do care for better, like they better win the computer game they've been playing for hours.

6:12 PM  

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