Unnoticed in Clever Worlds

The clearest description I have managed so far about my blog is that it is not about cats. In general, I find predators pretty predictable while prey on the other-hand, because they live in universes of anxiety, develop more textured personalities. I also have as a writer a deft hand when it comes to making matters worse, so of course , the already panicky are ready made for me. I will try to grow this blog into an assortment of laughs, because that is what my life has mostly taught me to do. I will use the famous people I have known to get your attention and then tell you small but many times wonderful things about them. I will never name the ones I say ugly things about but I hope you will guess who they are.

Category: Unnoticed in Clever Worlds

My Generation?

I have seen the best stoners of my generation weeping as they forget where they stashed their dope due to the sudden onset of Alzheimer’s. by Regis Boff

Innocent Cruelty

I would chase ants on my hands and knees, burning them with a large magnifying glass angled perfectly to the summer sun’s rays.
There is a cruelty in children that blends agreeably with innocence.


Free-range Press

We maintain that our free press protects us from our government and we lurch to defend its independence, provided it agrees with us. Our biased media, like free-range chickens, seem to taste better to us, but we do not know why. Worse, we have stopped caring.

And We Are Forever

We are not significant.
We live and die.
Saying a few words.
Feeling a few things.
None lasts long.
But suddenly Mark Zuckerberg said,
“Let them be data!’
And so it was.
And we are forever.

Nailing the truth to trees

Very little convinces me of the essentiality of a free press. To my eye, it excels only in the exclusion of fact and the perpetuation of the establishment. Better to nail information to trees.



1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country,
and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country
but don’t really understand The New York Times.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country,
if they could find the time, and wouldn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running
the country, and don’ t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country
as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Chicago Tribune is read by people that are in prison and used to run the
state, and would like to do so again, as would their constituents who are
currently free on bail.

10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country,
but need the baseball scores.

11. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is
a country, or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for.

12. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

13. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish
and need something to wrap it in.

But a whimper

Mark Zuckerberg will turn over the enforcement of safe speech to artificial intelligence. He said this.
Now he will be safe
and we will be but a whimper.

Song: by Ursula K. Le Guin

Untongued I turn to still
forgetting all I will.
Light lies the shadow
on the way I go.

I am Ashamed

What I fear most about death is the embarrassment.

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