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(We’d have a hell of a good time.)

I realized just last night that there are actually people walking around with the surname “Faust.”

I sooooo want a friend with that name so I can repeatedly ask them every weekend if they want to go bargain hunting with me.

We’d have a great deal of fun, is what I’m saying.

I’d challenge every opinion they express, on any subject — even the weather. When they got fed up, I’d wink and tell them I’m just playing devil’s advocate.

 

 

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Ludwig Devrient als Faust 1873, Holzstich nach F. Th. Hildebrandt

What a day it was for sci-fi 38 years ago today.

If you see an abundance of “The Thing” or “Blade Runner” posts today, it’s because both films opened in theaters 38 years ago today.

We … need a holiday or something. But “Thing/Blade Day” sounds too much like “Sling Blade Day.”

Anyway, both films resonate just fine in 2020 America. “The Thing” is predicated on paranoia about those around you. “Blade Runner” is technically about cruelty to illegal immigrants — and how “human” we all are depending on our reaction to that.

Hey … let’s not even get started on (the overrated) fan favorite “Tron,” also released in 1982. If you want to talk about a movie about a guy trapped in a virtual world and its parallels to the social media age, then I’m gonna need some more coffee.

 

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So dudes, I am published in six countries now.

Given the state of our country, I feel certain that means I’ll wind up on some sort of watch list.

Update: I SWEAR to you something just started beeping and I don’t know what it is.

Update 2: Nah, it’s totally cool. It’s this little Altec speaker I got for Christmas. Not sure why it beeps, though.

 

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“Friends, Americans, countrymen — lend me your fears.”

Friends, Americans, countrymen — lend me your fears.
I come to divide the nation, not lead it.
The evil that I tweet will live after me;
the truth will be twisted by nationalist drones.
So let it be with America.
My critics say I am dangerous
— is that so grievous a fault?

America, you have enabled me.
Obama; Bush; Bush, Sr.;
and Clinton were honorable men,
Despite their various differences,
all honorable men.
But I’ll make America chaos,
subservient only to me.

My critics say I am dangerous,
and my critics are honorable men.
But did they entertain at great rallies,
where hatred made your heart full?
Is it this that seems dangerous?
When all are are divided, no Union is left;
Nations should be made of sterner stuff.

Oh America, thou art ruled by brutish beasts!
For you have lost your reason!—Bear with me;
My prescription bottle is in my pocket,
And I must pause to tweak.

~ Trumpus Antonius

(c) Eric Robert Nolan 2020

 

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Photo credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49611649