Tag: 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

Boots On The Ground:  Days in the Life of an Average American Nobody

Boots On The Ground: Days in the Life of an Average American Nobody

November 20, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: Up at 6:30 AM.  Showered, dressed, and cooking breakfast by 7:00 AM.  Eggs, toast, fruit, and coffee ingested. Boots on, and laced, and out the door by 7:35 AM.  Drove to the county seat and made two stops there.  Then off to the Department of Transportation (DOT) center … Continue reading Boots On The Ground: Days in the Life of an Average American Nobody

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

The Wright Women:  “Loving Frank”, an Architect of Modernity

The Wright Women: “Loving Frank”, an Architect of Modernity

(8,560 words = 35 minute average reading time including the optional epilogue; or 30 minutes without the epilogue.) April 30, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:   Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore it if … Continue reading The Wright Women: “Loving Frank”, an Architect of Modernity

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”