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Kabelsalat

It’s true I’ve never been a particular fan of Oktoberfest but were I do find German culture excels is in having a word to describe everything*. So saying, “Kabelsalat”, or, ‘cable-salad”, meaning the resultant tangle formed by disorganized cords over time. And they say magic isn’t real… Don’t even get […]

One-Queer Anniversary!

I had a salesperson recently trying to describe the merits of a silver vs. gold bauble. Not caring I told him that either or would do nicely. Or/ore? Obtuse granted but I’m rather fond of that joke. It has been WAY too long, my friends! Today, however, is the auspicious […]

Short Stop

Presumably you are familiar with the expression, “less is more”? Children are extremely literal and I was no exception. Upon hearing the phrase for the first time I found myself suitably perplexed by its seemingly paradoxical makeup. Like the newly blind applying mascara. Would a Picasso joke have gone over […]

Outbreak 2

Good evening! [Please say that in your head as a 20’s European cinema vampyre. Thank you.] I stumbled across an obvious epiphany just now which is- I needn’t write a big ol’ fancy article every time I publish here. No English teacher is going to appear and admonish me over […]

“Sissyphus”

“We’re all on the same team”. Platitudinous? Yes. Cliche? Assuredly… but the phrase was used recently in marketing for the newest Planet Earth installment and the inference blew me away. How in the hell can we NOT figure this out? And I don’t mean left-wing and conservatives, racial divisions, capital […]