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Blague

1  noun  ˈbläg, -ȧg   plural -s
: HUMBUG, CLAPTRAP, RAILLERY
2  intransitive verb   -ed/-ing/-s
: to talk pretentiously and usually inaccurately : lie boastfully

Not this "No Show" Malarkey Again

Oh, but yes. I genuinely am sorry, but I also am genuinely a husk.

An old-fashioned television test pattern in sepia tones has the Phoole hat logo across it. Over that is the text NO SHOW THIS WEEK.

It's just all getting to me, and I need to take yet more time to lie face-down on the floor doing nothing.


The "it" that is getting to me is made of worrying helplessly about ill relatives, being a civil-service boss during end-stage capitalism and its attendant looting and burning of civil services, and just surviving on planet Earth in the year 2023 as a queer descendant of Jewish heritage, as popular sentiment tilts heavily toward rounding up people like me and sending us to be made into fertilizer or smoke.


It's a lot, isn't it? I just... I just. That's it really.


Other people still make things though


In the meantime, I thought I would suggest a writer whose writing I like, and maybe you will too.


His name is Daniel Lavery, and he writes a blog called The Chatner. I guffaw at his style and the many little lurching comedy traps his sentences scatter in a reader's path.



I will try to be back on air next week


I am going to chill out and try to recharge so we can have nice times on the internet next Friday.


The week after that, I am on VACATION from my dayjob, which will hopefully let me get the garden planted AND get ready for REVENGE OF THE FRIK on May 5th 2023!


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