Were there inner voices before there was oral language? Just curious what a Neanderthal thought to theirself.
Tbf, I still have no idea how an idea in my head ends up in a written word. I don’t think in words as I write. With no codified written language, maybe Ned Neanderthal, in his codified codpiece, had no facility to express it all, either. He would have had no word for “love,” but he had to have felt it, yes?
All I know about pre-historic man is what I gleaned from the films Quest For Fire with Rae Dawn Chong and Caveman with Ringo Starr.
Applebees doesn’t pay CBS and FOX for 30 seconds of “airtime” on network broadcasts. CBS and FOX sell 30 seconds of your time to Applebees.
Ads are just middlemen between the dollar in your hand and the desire in your mind.
Child-like isn’t always cute or likable.
We conflate age with beauty now.
Hot take: Youth has been conned into making themselves look old, so that us older folks look younger and younger every day. Most 25 year olds look 45 now, while most 50 year olds still look 30. Go figure.
More than one mouse is mice, and more than one louse is lice. So why aren’t spouses called spice, houses hice, and blouses blice?
Anything that takes you out of the physical world to simulate sensations is a drug.
The internet is the most legal drug on the planet.
“‘I’m quitting Twitter,’ the modelinfluencelebrity told TMZ.”
Things that you “quit”:
- Habits (“cold-turkey”)^
- Jobs (“Shove it up your boss hole!”)
- Schools (“My calling was elsewhere.”)
- Apps (“Ctrl-Q”)
^ drugs, whining, speeding, etc…
So even if social media is not a drug, someone’s tweeting “I’m quitting Twitter,” is kinda silly, since the avowal implies either that they think Twitter is their job, or that they’re simply about to close the Twitter app on their phone lol.
Fwiw, my final posts on any social network will not shout to the rafters, “This is my last post here, bitchez!” My last post will be an affirmation of something I love, because all my posts are. Any post could be your last. Just quiet-quit on something pretty.
On or off-line, however, you will never be able to quit cinnamon rolls from Winner Bakery.
General rule of thumb: Most designer fashion pockets are made for people who don’t use pockets.
“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.”
– Jane Nightbirde
“a neanderthal woman uses a Hoover vacuum to clean a forest floor littered with mastodon bones and plucked feathers, in the style of Diane Arbus”
A clean apartment is on its best behavior. Some apartments, however, are naughty imps that can’t be trained.
Effective house cleaning is an isometric adventure.
The older your back gets, the more perfect your vacuuming form needs to be.
I clean my place without outside help. That said, I understand why people clean before a cleaning service shows up. Perhaps there’s an errand fingernail or hair resting in the caulk crease behind the bathroom sink, or a couple dozen everything bagel poppy seeds in the corners and under the floor moulding, or a dusty fragile glass sculpture you’d rather not be touched too often… Some things you should just clean up yourself.
Military equipment is the ultimate disposable consumer good. An unused bullet in a chamber doesn’t “spoil,” but to a Defense Secretary, that bullet is no different than a quart of milk on a shelf with an expiration date.
Until war is no longer seen as machinery and technology, we will continue to destroy ourselves in the name of progress.
Lol war is a subset of diplomacy now.
Perhaps it always was, though. I guess in a way it was the sole form of diplomacy for millennia.
War has never saved one life.
Kinda funny we always kill each other over dirt
When your bedroom television is 45 seconds ahead of your living room tv, because the former is coming through cable and the latter through the internet, you live in the future between your sheets
horoscopes are brilliant rhetoric, to keep you so hopeful while also setting you up for disappointment
Nuclear Hot Take 202211.1:
Restaurant delivery ecosystems – especially in pedestrian-centered cities like NYC – are a monument to human laziness and entitlement, not ingenuity.
At least pretend to hunt & gather. Order for pick-up, and then walk to a restaurant, you hero-hugging sloth.