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  1. If I looked like you, I'd kill myself...

    "If I looked like you,
    I'd kill myself,"
    he said
    to his reflection
    in the mirror.
  2. Golden Rule

    Do unto others
    as you would have them do unto you
    unless you don't like them
    in which case
    you can commit all sorts of evil acts
    unto them.

    Updated April 16th, 2020 at 09:58 PM by Irwin

  3. Feeling under the weather

    Woke up this morning
    feeling a bit under the weather
    unsure of what was wrong
    until I remembered
    the four margaritas I drank
    last night. DOH!
  4. Interacting with difficult people

    In my old frickin' age, where 40 year old women look like hot young babes, I try to be respectful towards others. I have my flaws, lord knows I do, so I don't expect perfection in others. (Of course, if someone is a white supremacist, they deserve to be treated badly, but that's another story.) It's just that there are so many assholes in the world, that it's turned me into a misanthrope, and I just don't feel like weeding through the crop to pick out the good ones.

    If only the novel ...
  5. The cost of self-improvement

    What if, instead of the current broken system, we paid people to go to college, providing they performed adequately in their classes, and charged tuition for people to serve in the military. This would make sense if you look at return on investment (ROI). People with four year degrees contribute more to society than those without, while military veterans are often a drain on society.

    Just a thought. Now it's time for my nap.
  6. Preference

    I'm sorry,
    I was just being polite.
    If I had my preference,
    I wouldn't talk to you at all.
  7. I want it now!

    I ordered my product yesterday
    and it's not here yet?
    and another product won't be here
    until Tuesday!

    Why can't they just work harder?
    Or smarter.
    That's it: work smarter--not harder.
    I want my product

    Then again,
    it wouldn't be that big a deal
    if I had to wait a few days.
  8. Darkness

    What are the consequences of sitting on your hands?
    Democracy doesn't just die in darkness;
    it dies on television with nobody doing anything.
    Enough of this.
    We can't just sit by and watch it happen.

    ~ Inspired by Elizabeth Warren
  9. Ode to Adam Driver

    Hey, Adam Driver,
    The '70s called...
    they want their haircut back!
  10. Fantasy works

    I'm not much of a fantasy reader
    or science fiction, for that matter.
    Reality is disturbing enough for me.

    Fantasy is just, like meh, that's nothing;
    Did you read the news today?

    Times are bad, but times are always bad
    according to the news media.

    But this is the first time in my lifetime
    that half the country believes the president
    is above the law.

    That would make him dictator.

    I need another drink. ...
  11. Spring Cleaning

    8088 programming book.
    Pre-disillusionment edition.

    Updated January 31st, 2020 at 08:47 AM by Irwin

  12. The Unjustifiable

    I think that I shall never see
    something as ugly
    as the sycophants and lawyers
    trying to justify the unjustifiable.
  13. Defense

    He didn't do it,
    and even if he did it,
    it's not illegal,
    and even if it is illegal,
    it doesn't warrant removal,
    and even if it does rise to that level,
    they're only doing it because they hate him.

    The defense rests.
  14. Tired of Politics

    Bleh. Politics. Iím sick of it. Iím sick of reading about it, sick of hearing about it, sick of people talking about it. Itís become a preoccupation because itís so [email protected]#$%ed up at the point. People are too political. Your politics have come to define who you are as a person. Thatís what politics are.

    There are some who, believe it or not, believe things for which there are no supporting facts. Thatís always been the case, though. People believed the world was flat and that it rested ...
  15. Trump lays out his impeachment defense strategy

    Donald Trump is being charged with two articles of impeachment: Abuse of power and obstruction or congress. We have received information about his defense strategy, as listed below.

    1. Donald Trump couldnít have abused power because the House of Representatives is run by dirty disgusting Democrats.
    2. Donald Trump couldnít have obstructed Congress because Adam Shiff is a pencil-neck geek, Jerrold Nadler is short and fat, and Nancy Pelosi is deranged.

    Case closed! It was all just ...
  16. Biotics: pro or anti?

    If you do a search for Clostridium difficile, youíll find illustrations of miserable looking people sitting on toilets. One shows a guy with steam coming out of his head, which may be to indicate a fever. Or maybe he banged his head while running to the bathroom.

    Thatís what I was diagnosed with. For those in a hurry, itís called C Diff. Like for if you have to go and somebody asks you what the hell is wrong with you, instead of telling him Clostridium difficile (which is actually fun ...

    Updated December 8th, 2019 at 12:46 AM by Irwin

  17. Suffering from alcohol deficiency

    Iím becoming a grumpy old man. I no longer care what people think about me nor am I going to go out of my way to appease people. The fact is, I donít care for most people. The people I dislike the least are the ones that leave me the hell alone. I donít think thatís too much to ask. Unless youíre interesting or a close personal friend or relative, or somebody from this forum (I like a lot of the people here), just leave me the hell alone. I have no desire to discuss the weather or anything else ...
  18. My autobiography

    The Autobiography of Irwin: inspired by true events
  19. When I was a kid...

    When I was a kid, sure we had differences of opinion about politics and other things, but we shared a common reality. These days, there seems to be two realities: one based on objective facts and the other based on how those who believe it want the world to be. Their leaders actually call it, on national TV, "alternative facts."

    When we can't even agree on facts, there's no way in hell that we're going to have civil dialog. Everything just devolves into yelling and screaming ...
  20. Irwin's Top Albums of All Time (cont...)

    There doesn't appear to be a way to edit posted blog entries, so this is a new one that continues from the old one which was about my pics for the top albums of all time! Whoo-hooo!

    The list is getting a little unwieldy, and it probably should be broken up--either according to decade, or maybe genre. Something. I'll look at it after the list is complete.

    So, here's some more...

    Marshall Tucker Band - Self-titled album, Searching for a Rainbow, or Carolina ...

    Updated November 17th, 2019 at 12:59 AM by Irwin

  21. Dialogue

    "I've never seen that man before," the woman said. "I have no idea who he is."
    The lawyer squinted his eyes and drew his head back. He looked to the side at her. "He's your father," he said, exasperated.
  22. New Blog

    I haven't done much work on my novel. It's only about 25k words at this point, although fully outlined. I'm not sure what the problem is, but maybe if I write in a blog, I'll be more motivated to work on my novel.

    So... what to blog about... Music? I don't like any contemporary music. It's all crap... uncreative crap. And a lot of it is just ripped off from classic rock.

    Hell, I don't even listen to music any more, other than watching concert videos of classic rock bands. ...
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