Category musing

Synchronicity: Tang Dynasty

While waiting for a big update to finish uploading, I was just reading the Outline of History’s account of the Tang Dynasty; and once I’ve restarted and opened the bing homepage, voila: the news crawl’s “today in history” indicates that today is the anniversary of the fall of Tang! Incidentally, The Oxford History of the […]

Did Aunt Jemima turn young Camille Paglia gay for black women?

It’s just a thought, but there is a suggestion in her new collection as to why she can’t stop horndogging after Rihanna (God be praised I had to look up how to spell that herpestetic whore’s name). And unless you’re a Paglia completest, beware: the book includes the phrase “bootylicious Beyoncé.”  Break Blow Burn it […]

Azure-Eyed Athena: plus the return of GBFM(TM)! lozlzolz

From the opening of Homer’s Odyssey, in the Pope translation, melancholy Minerva– or Athena, if we’re nixing alliteration in favor of accuracy, proclaims the just punishment of Aegisthus for the murder of Agamemnon but protests the languishment of righteous Ulysses kept from his beloved home: Here paused the god; and pensive thus replies Minerva, graceful […]

Hail Trump!

I was going to post an mnet fancam for WJSN’s SeolA (for starters) because I don’t think we’ve ever paid her personal tribute here, but apparently mnet’s stopped doing those. I guess I can see where it would get tiresome for their interns, especially with a group like WJSN where they’d need thirteen people out […]

If you’re not aegyo, you’re dead

These are the demigods of our world, the darlings of God:   Gifted, chaste, svelte, splendorous, supernal, flooding light of genius upon the waiting land. If you are fat, ugly, black, unchaste, or an employee of the CIA, you are not worthy to share in this glorious life with us and should really just go […]

REDRUM!

Crazy people about to drive me insane. If I hear that foolishness one more time . . . .

“Tasty Hate”: Ramzpaul salutes milk and pork

We White folks definitely need to start eating more pork:  no muzzies, it ain’t going away.  But you are– away from our hallowed European lands. And milk really is a food of the gods.  I told my mom a few days ago, “I eat milk”, which she thought was weird, but then the next day […]

Southeast Asian Teenyboppers

I don’t know how I managed to pick up a handful of readers somewhere over the years from Iran and China, but they’ve clicked here.  My top ten nations of readership origin however are: USA Great Britain Indonesia Germany Canada Malaysia France Philippines Vietnam Thailand –with Australia and Singapore rounding out the top twelve.  I’ll […]

December 31st musings, and 2017 Hopes

I finally got back to A Pink’s Pink Summer concert and watched the whole thing: a properly rewarding and emotionally moving experience (plus it’s given me an idea for the Inaugural Ode I need to write).  I put off watching the whole thing far too long! As a chaser, I’m nostalgically checking out the best […]

White Friday

A fortuitous discovery on TCM of the young Michael Caine playing Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File taught me that I have a more apt role model for my own supersleuth derring-do (or at least the insubordination and cynical one-liner business) than Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights.  Funeral in Berlin is perhaps even better– helmed […]

Lucius Somesuch’s Dreams

Thursday: Fox Channel’s S. E. Cupp murders Red Velvet’s Wendy.  This was a very eerie and disturbing dream I still remember well, but I don’t want to recount it right now. Today: Trump is poisoned in a movie auditorium, with Hillary’s black medical handler showing up to “assist” him.  I rush to get Don Jr. […]

Where in the World is Lucius Somesuch?

(sigh) Where the devil is he? He hasn’t hardly updated his damn blog in like–forever! Oh, you mysterious White man, I’ll never understand your confounding ways!  Lucius, Oh Lucius, I want to know everything about you . . . .  What you think of the new Dal Shabet album, what you think of Vox Day’s […]

I Dreamt of Eunji

–with me in bed (the one in my paternal manse, and lacking a cover on the mattress at that), this past night when we both slept within the Confederacy. Well, technically she’d probably already checked out when I had the dream this morning, but still– . . .  she was asking me something too, but now […]

Mom, Is That You?

It’s utterly tangential, but this quote from an Anonymous at Vox Day (it is forbidden to be an “Anonymous” at Vox Day) is too precious to be forgot: “Anonymous pick a name” Ok. I can read and was surprised by comment got through but what the heck is a URL? I’m generally considered a smart […]

Merry Christmas

And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there.  And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage.  And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine.  And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and […]

Advent

The First Sunday of Advent is upon us.   Thus saith the Lord: Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my justice to be revealed.  –Isaiah 56:1

September 11th: Three Towers Fell

I took three dumps today.  I really hate that kind of living. Anyway, the first two dumps might be explained by hot coffee fires in my belly following the impact of cheeseburgers, but the third dump– well . . . . That was an inside job.  Controlled demolition. Well, barely controlled, I admit.  Anyway, something […]

“BAM!”: KARA’s Youngji goes for the kill (with thoughts on total immersiveness)

I’m an “immersive” listener and viewer, a purist for watching or hearing Art with total attention, no distractions tolerated.  Not long ago I was perplexed to read some article about a “poptimist” music “critic” who publicly apologized for reviewing some Beyoncé album after “listening” to it only twenty times.  Naturally, my most immediate concern was […]

I’m Still Alive

— but I need to get back on here, don’t I? The new A Pink album is out, and the haunting new single “Remember” plays over and over again in my mind.  Yet I feel like I haven’t begun to get enough of it, to do justice to it.  I felt the same way when […]

Dreams of Happy Dirty Old Manhood

I sometimes wonder if there comes a point, when you’re old enough a man, where you say to yourself:  “Now I am an old, old man, and soon– just two or three years more– I’ll be dead; but now, at this moment, I am alive, and  every time I look at a beautiful young woman from […]

Kick Ass, Napoleon!

Yesterday, 200 years prior, Emperor Napoleon I delivered a much-needed ass-kicking to the do-gooder interloping Prussian bastards at the Battle of Ligny.  The rights of Frenchmen everywhere to assert their own identity through fawning adoration of the most badass m*th*f*ck* in human history have been manfully upheld!  Boatloads of dadblamed foreigners will not be telling us how […]

Confucius says: “though you go among barbarians . . .”

Once when Fan Ch‘ih asked about virtue, the Master said: ‘In private life be courteous, in handling public business be serious, with all men be conscientious. Even though you go among barbarians, you may not relinquish these virtues.’ –Analects, Bk XIII, 19 Courtesy, seriousness, and conscientiousness are troublesome enough, but with Confucius’ kindly sagacity to […]

The Rake’s Progress: Roosh Confronts the Heart of Sterility

Legendary gamecock Roosh continues to fan rumors he’s packed up his Caddy for a nice drive down the road to Damascus with this controversial essay on Evolutionary Psychology: Anti-evolutionary behaviors should have been weeded out of the gene pool according to the idea of natural selection, but the more I looked around, the more I […]

Rusticating

I was supposed to be babysitting the dog in the country, but I got snowed in (we all did) and wound up babysitting Mom instead.  Between setting up her iPod and tying her shoes (oh don’t ask), while subsisting on a diet of oatmeal and peanut butter crackers (Mom doesn’t really understand the concept of […]

The Prophet Isaiah Rebukes Me

I have spoken blasphemy–long have I nursed it in my heart– and I open the Prophet to get told-to this: This thought of yours is perverse:  as if the clay should think against the potter, and the work should say to the maker thereof:  Thou madest me not:  or the thing framed should say to […]

Happy Chuseok

The great Korean autumn harvest family festival– Korea’s “Thanksgiving”, though rather a bigger and warmer, more Keatsian, production than ours– falls this year on September 8th.  It is a time of traditional costuming, family togetherness, and copious dining.  As a dedicated fan of Autumn, I can only imagine the good cheer this, or some analogous, September […]

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Flipping through Wordsworth, I elected once more to scan that chestnut, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, to illuminate once more the inner eye with his roaming vision of that surprise spread of dazzling daffodils: Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: […]

Pep Squad Pentecost: the demotic demon

All this service needs is The Omen film soundtrack to complete the outrage: –though I’m not sure even one of Jerry Goldsmith’s unhinged cinematic black masses could quite restore any pretense to grandeur. I’m hesitant to affix my typically gauche, sometimes off-color commentary to content that owes a hat-tip to The Thinking Housewife, the sororal companion-site of […]

Dream Theme

One thing I always wished as a child would happen but never did was to wake up from some awesome dream and then get to dream it, or something like it, over again. Somehow, a few years ago, that started to happen.  What neurological mechanism enabled this feature I have no idea, or even if […]

Bookmark of the Beast: Common Core selections

The other week, I picked up a Dover Thrift anthology of Romantic poetry.  This one is dedicated entirely to the big six English poets of the High Romantic period: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats.  Not that I don’t have plenty of Romantic poetry to choose from anyway, even if I’ve long since lost my […]

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Middlebrow historian Will Durant thought Shakespeare a great cynic, which tells us more about Durant’s Machiavellian reading of the Renaissance than it does about Shakespeare.  Those who have found faith in this world, or who have only kept it, will remember Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love […]

Easter Monday

When I was a kid, I was sure this was the “real” Easter.  This is not, I think, because I was precociously counting the days from Good Friday– and yes, I know how “New Atheist” this sounds but, no stumbling block to church tradition intended, would it be so wrong to count out three days? […]

Easter Sunday

For thus saith the Lord God: I will deal with thee, as thou hast despised the oath, in breaking the covenant: [60] And I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth: and I will establish with thee an everlasting covenant. [61] And thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed: […]

Good Friday

 Behold my servant shall understand, he shall be exalted, and extolled, and shall be exceeding high. As many have been astonished at thee, so shall his visage be inglorious among men, and his form among the sons of men.  He shall sprinkle many nations, kings shall shut their mouth at him: for they to whom […]

A hiatus in hijinks

In Korea, a ferry full of high school teens on a field trip has capsized and, amid a welter of conflicting reports, it looks as if the fatalities will be in the hundreds.  Hundreds are still missing, at any event, and the waters are cold, and dozens of casualties are confirmed.  A rural community likely […]

The 200th Anniversary of Napoleon’s first abdication

Oh unhappy day! Back in the late late 90s, I imagined I’d honor all of Napoleon’s great bicentennials– Austerlitz, Friedland, Wagram– and ponder all the power and grandeur he possessed, and how it must seem that it could never fade.  But I too have marched past all these dates, past Borodino and the Retreat, past […]

Assyrian Apocalypse: Lord Byron’s “The Destruction of Sennacherib”

Byron’s “The Destruction of Sennacherib” was one of the first lyric poems I discovered and loved as a child, a distinction which won’t necessarily commend it today.  The poem portrays a sort of divine vendetta, God’s Death Wish for the pagan horde, and who today wants to cop to digging that?  Famous sinner that he […]

Merry Christmas!

I Got Dishwashing Liquid Up My Nose

How did that happen?! –I decided to lather up the bathroom sink spigot because it looked a bit soap-scumy, so I was trying to pour out a little dab of Joy Lemon-scent but I was being absentminded and anyway the top was clogged with congealed detergent so all of a sudden GLOBGLOBGLOB I get this half-dollar-sized […]

“Meet Me in St. Louis”: with guns, hostages, and a chariot race

I had one of those curious, sprawling dreams of mine moving in and out of moviedom.  My mother was preparing some Christmas feast with the equivocal help of two female cousins (this seemed to be some acrimonious cook-off between mom and the two sisters), while Meet Me in St. Louis was blaring, visually more than […]