A gift to the community: the question

It is about life, and about the suddenness of death.
Background: My brother and his pal, Robert, were in a boat, bass fishing, in anticipation of an impending bass tournament on that lake. In other words, they were scouting. We are talking about a giant lake that has waves like the ocean.
And without warning, the storm came. Rains and lightning.

Tuesday Open Thread ~ I'll Take Potpourri for $100


“It was a stern night landscape. The sound of the freezing of snow over the land seemed to roar deep into the earth. There was no moon. The stars, almost too many of them to be true, came forward so brightly that it was as if they were falling with the swiftness of the void. As the stars came nearer, the sky retreated deeper and deeper into the night clolour. The layers of the Border Range, indistinguishable one from another, cast their heaviness at the skirt of the starry sky in a blackness grave and somber enough to communicate their mass. The whole of the night scene came together in a clear, tranquil harmony.”
~ Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country


Have we already seceded?

Dear Washington D.C.,

Are you ok? We haven't heard from you in a while.

You've been spending a lot of time over at Mainstream Media's house, and you frankly never call or text. Hell, you could just open a window and look out, but you seem to have installed security filters on those.

Look, I know you're really Gung Ho about this new WAR(tm) you want us all to buy into, but I need to ask you a serious question here.

Today's Humor (2/21/17) Chuck Schumer lectures GOP on party schism

Political hypocrisy is nothing new, but occasionally it rises to comic levels. One of the funniest, although not meaning to be so, is Wall Street lackey Chuck Schumer. Listen to the video in the link. After warning the Nation in somber tones about the impending split in the Repugnant Party, Chuckie unleashes the most astounding effluence of chutzpah, recent days.

[Open Thread] Humor for These Dank Times

While there is often snippets of humor to be found in comments and in some essays, we all too often get bogged down in the day-to-day pouring out of the many problems facing our nation and the world. Most people can only take just so much bad to horrifying news before just throwing their hands up in the air and saying, "Fuck it!"