spaceship no future

a better world

refreshments

they should serve refreshments at road blocks, instead of asking pointed questions, searching, seizing. america is on fire. america needs an ice cold one, america needs a slice of watermelon, america needs a skinny-dip in the pond with a few of its friends. life is too short to be lonely, america! …

really, i’m busy

an extremely abbreviated history of work-avoidance software

animal crossing

This weekend I planted four peach trees and chartered a rowboat for the isle of Chom. I retrieved Monique the cat’s Gameboy, which she had loaned to Dizzy the elephant, who in turn had loaned it to Amelia the eagle. Tom the cat called me a freakshow for running around the village at 2 A.M., and that hurt my feelings. I wrote him a letter asking him if we could still be friends, and sent a bonsai tree along with it in hopes of winning him over. I paid…

A message from a very special guest columnist

Be careful not to parade your religion before others; if you do, no reward awaits you with your Father in heaven. When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; they love to say their prayers standing up in synagogues and at street corners for everyone to see them. Truly I tell you: they have their reward already. But when you pray, go into a room by yourself, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in…

Ikiru

Imagine yourself on a winter afternoon with a pot of tea, a book, a reading light, and two or three huge pillows to lean back against. Now make yourself comfortable. Not in some way which you can show to other people, and say how much you like it. I mean so that you really like it, for yourself. You put the tea where you can reach it: but in a place where you can’t possibly knock it over. You pull the light down, to shine on the book, but…

we drink and we drink

This is our constant task, for as long as the universe exists in the electrics of our brains: to redeem each moment or let it fall. - Chris Floyd, Moscow Times It’s the last day of school! Am I fucking glad! I didn’t know the spirit of the forest made the grass grow!…