Tag: George Orwell

Random Ruminations Amid War Drums and Wicked Weather While Working for Wages

Random Ruminations Amid War Drums and Wicked Weather While Working for Wages

January 18, 2020 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: It’s been a long year. First, we narrowly avoided World War 3. At least for now.  And, currently, we are approaching peak bullshit in the arena of American politics; as if that were even possible. War and political bullshit: Both means of blowing smoke up our collective asses … Continue reading Random Ruminations Amid War Drums and Wicked Weather While Working for Wages

America is Over But You Knew That Already

America is Over But You Knew That Already

December 28, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:   Should old acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, And old lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne. - Robert Burns   According to the … Continue reading America is Over But You Knew That Already

The Revenge of the Illusionists at the Whim of the Deluded

The Revenge of the Illusionists at the Whim of the Deluded

December 11, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:  “Our impulses are being redirected. We are living in an artificially induced state of consciousness that resembles sleep… The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule … Continue reading The Revenge of the Illusionists at the Whim of the Deluded

A Video Exposition:  Quantum Theory, Waves, and the Bulbous Bow of Confusion

A Video Exposition: Quantum Theory, Waves, and the Bulbous Bow of Confusion

November 1, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: The “Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle” is a mathematical law of the universe involving "trade-offs".  In fact, it could be summarized as the law of having your cake but not being able to eat it too.  Or, as applied for the sake of this article, it means either position or … Continue reading A Video Exposition: Quantum Theory, Waves, and the Bulbous Bow of Confusion

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

October 7, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: We read to know we're not alone. Although that particular truism is often mistakenly attributed to the author C.S. Lewis, it was actually William Nicholson who wrote those words in his 1989 play "Shadowlands", a story about C.S. Lewis. Indeed. The power of words. And perhaps many of … Continue reading An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Prisons of Pleasure or Pain:  Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984”

Prisons of Pleasure or Pain: Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984”

April 21, 2017 by Uncola:   Definition of UTOPIA 1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place 2: a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions 3:   an impractical scheme for social improvement   Definition of DYSTOPIA 1: an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives 2: literature: anti-utopia … Continue reading Prisons of Pleasure or Pain: Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984”