"The Fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities of an old America gone mad..." -- Phil Ochs
"Of course I've gone mad with power! Have you tried going mad without power? Its boring and no one listens to you..." -- The Simpsons
"In a world gone mad only a lunatic is truly insane..." -- Homer
Thursday, December 22, 2022
"The Fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities of an old America gone mad..." -- Phil Ochs
Saturday, December 17, 2022
"There is a false modesty which is vanity; a false glory which is levity; a false grandeur which is meanness; a false virtue which is hypocrisy, and a false wisdom, which is prudery..." --- Jean de la Bruyere
Friday, December 16, 2022
"If you'd like to experience just how badly computers have ruined modern life, try finding a job..." -- The Overlord
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
"The food we were given was no more than eatable, but the patron was not mean about drink; he allowed us two litres of wine a day each, knowing that if a plongeur is not given two litres he will steal three..." -- George Orwell, 'Down And Out in Paris and London'
Thursday, December 1, 2022
"If you ever wanted to imagine just what your own asshole might look like after a marathon Mexican smorgasbord, followed by a 24-hour high-pressure enema, and a forced, un-lubed colonoscopy all happening at once, just think of Anthony Fauci on the witness stand..." -- The Overlord
Sunday, November 20, 2022
"One more such victory and we are undone..." -- Pyrrhus of Epirus
Thursday, November 17, 2022
"It is hateful to me to retell a story over again when it has been well told..." -- Homer, "The Odyssey"
Monday, November 14, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Friday, October 7, 2022
"I measuring his affections by my own,
Which then most sought where most might not be found,
Being one too many by my weary self,
Pursued my humor not pursuing his,
And gladly shunned who gladly fled from me..." -- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Thursday, September 22, 2022
"They plunder, they steal and they slaughter; this they falsely name 'Empire' and where they make a wasteland, they call it 'Peace'..." -- Gaius Cornelius Tacitus
Saturday, September 17, 2022
The Overlord is about to take an unintended, but totally necessary, sabbatical.
Unfortunately, I am still feeling the effects of the loss of my beloved Mrs. Overlord, and writing the biting criticism and sparkling snark that you've come to expect from me doesn't have much to recommend it, these days.
In the meantime, my cohort and I are still pumping out unasked-for commentary in audio format.
Tune in to The Idiot's Perspective, available wherever you get your podcasts. I ask you to do this humbly and with all the sniveling obsequience I can muster. Please follow, like, subscribe or share, as your platform allows, and make sure that Joe doesn't have to scrounge dumpsters and fight the pigeons for bread crusts for sustenance, anymore.
And if you like what you hear, then please tell everyone you know. The audience is growing and we're grateful for all the regulars who stop by to give us a listen.
I'm not sure when I will be back in written form, but I hope it will not be too long a wait.
Thank you all for your kindness, consideration and words of comfort. I truly do appreciate you all.
Monday, September 12, 2022
"Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break..." -- William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
"If one sins against the laws of proportion and gives something too big to something too small to carry it -- too big sails to too small a ship, too big meals to too small a body, too big powers to too small a soul -- the result is bound to be complete upset. In an outburst of hubris the overfed body will rush into sickness, while the jack-in-office will rush into the unrighteousness that hubris always breeds..." -- Plato
Friday, August 26, 2022
"Note to all recent college grads who may be seeking employment with me in the near future:
If or when you no longer have as heavy a debt load because Joe Biden is attempting to buy votes by eliminating some of your fiscal responsibility, then I just might decide to lower your starting salary in commensurate fashion. Only fair since I will be getting stuck with your unpaid tab..." -- The Overlord
Monday, August 22, 2022
Friday, August 12, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
My beloved Rosemarie Therese Pannell (nee Santos) passed away quietly this afternoon due to heart failure and complications brought on by COVID. She was 55.
Mrs. Overlord has returned to The Force.
I have never met a kinder, gentler, more-decent soul in all of my life. For the last 10 years or so, we have fought the good fight -- knowing all the time that we would not win -- against Muscular Dystrophy. It is asked that if you can find it in your hearts to do so, that you make a donation in her memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Every little bit helps and they are making enormous progress with each passing day to help improve and to save the lives of people stricken with these terrible diseases.
I may be signing off for a while, but I will be back. Thank you all for your support and readership.
Saturday, July 30, 2022
A message, if I may, to President Xi: for decades China has played the role of victim of Western Imperialism. Even a very shallow perusal of history shows this is certainly not the case. The Chinese have always seen themselves as a "Divine Race", superior in all ways to all others; they believe that China -- and only China -- has ever been "civilized"; that China is the axis upon which the world spins. In fact, it was not only "Western Imperialism" that sentenced China to 200 years of partition and economic exploitation at the hands of foreign powers, but rather Chinese arrogance in believing the foreigner had nothing to teach the superior Chinese, had nothing to give the brilliant Chinese, and ultimately could never overcome the strength and allure of "divine" Chinese culture, and so it was safe (as well as sometimes funny) to let the Westerner have his way....
Monday, July 18, 2022
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Today on The Idiot's Perspective we tackle the latest internet Vaginal Obsession and the stupidity that is a Green Agenda which more-and-more appears to have the deliberate destruction of societies and economies, rather than "saving the planet" as it's true goal.
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Monday, July 11, 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Another episode of the somewhat-popular, somewhat-entertaining, somewhat-informative The Idiot's Perspective has just been posted.
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Please drop by, give a listen, and tell your friends, relatives and therapist!
Thursday, July 7, 2022
"In the wake of any tragedy, three things are certain: first, we will discover that the tragedy was largely avoidable; second, that the tragedy will have involved at least one act of or mistake by government, and lastly, that the politicians will use it as a means of both demanding more control and making you forget that the more control they're given the worse the follow-on tragedies become..." -- The Overlord
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Join the Overlord and his minion, Joe Rice, on this fascinating journey to discover just what the fuck is wrong with literally everything.
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Sunday, July 3, 2022
"I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest..." -- Henry David Thoreau, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
"There is a tendency on the left, to think that if someone in any way disagrees with the left it must be for the lowest possible reason and if you found the lowest possible reason and if you found the lowest possible motive you have found the right one. There's this whole culture of no one would leave us or no one would quarrel with us if they weren't a sellout. Its actually a very sick mentality and very widespread..." -- Christopher Hitchens
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue, street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right..." -- George Orwell, "1984"
Friday, June 24, 2022
"We all watched. The television coverage just yesterday. That's on top of everything else we know and don't know yet based on just what we've been able to see and because we've seen it or not doesn't mean it didn't happen..." -- Kamala Harris, expounding upon the January 6th Hearings.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
A new episode of The Idiot's Perspective is now available for your listening pleasure.
This week, Joe and I discuss the Bread and Circuses nature of the "January 6th Hearings".
We are now available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Anchor, and coming to an internet podcast platform near you soon!
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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022
"Which, to an American Journalist, is the greater tragedy: that a room full of schoolchildren should be murdered by a madman, or that the madman turns out to be a non-Caucasian?" -- The Overlord
Monday, May 30, 2022
"The Idiot's Perspective" is now available -- for FREE!, dammit -- on Spotify and Anchor.
Soon to be appearing on fine streaming and podcasting sites everywhere.
Take the journey into dumbfuck as my co-host Joe Rice and I delve into the burning questions of dramatic import to the American public.
A great way to kill 40 or so minutes, and a wonderful sleep aid for the insomniac in your life!
Friday, May 27, 2022
A second post today, because there's too much fucktard floating around out there and someone needs to jump up and down pointing at it...
"Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys looking inept?" -- Frank Herbert, "Heretics of Dune"
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men..." -- George Orwell
Monday, May 23, 2022
The Overlord and his trusty sidekick are now available on a podcast!
The Idiot's Perspective (the episode is entitled "Just Foolin') is now available, for free, on Anchor and Spotify. At present, we have but a single test episode available, but would appreciate reviews, criticism, complaints, suggestions, kvetches, bitching, analysis, and comments.
Tell us what works, what sucks, what you would like to hear us talk about, how sexy my New York accent is, it's all good. Be brutal and send responses to email@example.com, please.
There's two more episodes planned for next week.
We would dearly appreciate your feedback!
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity at some point satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likely to make a Hell of Earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's own will and to be cured of states we do not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles and domestic animals..." -- C.S. Lewis, "God in the Dock; Essays on Theology"
Friday, May 13, 2022
A "graduate" is merely someone who spent an enormous amount of money to faithfully regurgitate whatever a professor -- who has probably never done whatever it is they teach for real or profit -- has been serving for the last 20 years.
Here's how stupid "a graduate" is:
You went to an institution that is a by-product of capitalism, on borrowed funds that are also the by-product of capitalism, to be indoctrinated by socialists who are paid with the by-products of capitalism, so that you could emerge uniquely unqualified for anything that capitalism finds useful and buried under a mountain of debt.
But nice piece of paper ya got there, Sonny. -- The Overlord
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
"Often, the pretexts for starting a war are not real shortages of land, food or fuel, but rather perceptions -- like fear, honor and perceived self-interest..." -- Victor Davis Hanson
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
"Where there is no alternative, there is no problem..." -- James Burnham
"There is no one force, no group, and no class that is the preserver of liberty. Liberty is preserved by those who are against the existing chief power. Oppositions which do not express genuine social forces are as trivial, in relation to entrenched power, as the old court jesters..." -- James Burnham, "The Machiavellians"
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
"Unfortunately in this world of ours, each person views things through a certain medium, which prevents his seeing them through the eyes of others..." - Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo"
"Electricity is really just organized lightning..." -- George Carlin
Friday, April 15, 2022
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
"Congresspersons are too busy raising campaign money to read the tax laws they pass. The laws are written by staff tax nerds who can put pretty much any wording they want in there. I bet that if you actually read the entire vastness of the U.S. Tax Code, you'd find at least one sex scene..." -- Dave Barry
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
"The popular element feels but does not always know or understand; the intellectual element "knows" but does not always understand and in particular does not always feel..." -- Antonio Gramsci
Monday, April 4, 2022
Just a few tidbits that will keep you updated on this particular corner of the galaxy...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Sunday, March 27, 2022
"If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn't rub out even half of the "fuck you" signs in the world. It is impossible." -- J.D. Salinger, "Catcher in the Rye"
Friday, March 25, 2022
"1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction allow a human being to be harmed.
2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such an order would conflict with The First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws..." -- Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, "Runaround"
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
"I don't suffer fools, and I like to see fools suffer..." - Florence King
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
"Stupid people are asked for their opinions all the time, and quite frequently, their ideas are taken seriously. On a wide variety of topics, ranging from who should win American Idol, to who should run the country, to what we should do when confronted by a Chinese Superbug that has escaped and almost-exclusively started killing people who already had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Take a good, objective look at the world you presently live in: Does it appear that asking stupid people what they think -- and then acting upon their opinions -- has worked out very well?" -- The Overlord
Friday, March 18, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted..." -- Alan Turing. "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
Thursday, March 3, 2022
"The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords, and the like that have taken possession of him. He is under a spell, blinded, misused, and abused in his very being. Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy all human beings..." -- Dietrich Boehnhoffer, "Letters and Papers From Prison"
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child -- miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of spoiled brats" -- P.J. O'Rourke, "Give War a Chance"
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
"This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half..." -- George Orwell, "Animal Farm"
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
The Overlord is a bit ill these days -- not COVID -- and needs some time to see a few doctors and find out what's what.
I'll probably know more by the weekend.
I don't think it's all anything serious, but some strange stuff has been happening to my body as of late -- I've written about the cancer scare this past summer -- and I really need a thorough once-over.
Thanks for your patience.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
"I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly, I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion..." -- The Hippocratic Oath
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Saturday, January 22, 2022
"One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words 'Socialism' and 'Communism' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Natural Cure' quack, pacifist and feminist in England. The Food Crank is by definition a person willing to cut himself off from human society in hopes of adding five years to his carcase; that is, a person out of touch with common humanity ..." -- George Orwell, 'The Road to Wigan Pier"
Friday, January 14, 2022
"I, for one, welcome this conflict the Left keeps insisting is coming. It will be over very quickly. The Straight White Males own the majority of the guns, money and means of production, while The Other Side is a collection of four thousand self-interested, mutually-exclusive, functionally-illiterate identity groups, that are often confused by their own genitals." -- The Overlord
Sunday, January 9, 2022
I was going to post some important information for the middle-aged woman this past week, but Julie Burchill stole some of my thunder. I will save my dating tips for the middle-aged female for another time.