Missive From ‘Merica: The Bouncy Blighters

 

Dear Reader, the first part of this missive experiment is here and here

*Right.. /squint… And which of those two is meant to be Cade, Clicky? …/doubles down on squint…*

*Oh okay… /:D… So that makes me…*

*/:O… Fucking cheek! …/lunges…*

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How might “The Internet” contribute to “gender confusion”?

Welp, if you are a shitty parent like me, you’ve prolly turned your kids loose on The Internet at some point. You may have even been anxious to do so.

Like...excited for them. 

You may have encouraged them to get on to The Web, and see what’s out there. Reality is going to come crashing in quickly tho. Before you know it, you’re running so goddamn much “anti-this” and “anti-that” software on your computers, that you begin to question if all this bullshit is worth the hassle.

That's where we fuckup with automation. 

Automation is doing the same shit that we would do, except you’ve given your proxy for the automation to do it for you. So…who is to blame when the automation fucks up?

Yep...you. 

That wasn’t such a long walk now was it? Back on gender tho, if you assume that you’ve no fucking clue if “HotChick1234” is actually a girl or not, you’ll prolly do better when navigating The Web. That said, I’ve got a question for you…

Q: Are you wanting to know if they are actually a girl, or are you wanting to know if they are actually hot?

A: And in which order?

And what’s with that “1234” bit? Does that actually mean something?

A: Yes. It means there were likely at least 1,233 "HotChick" user names prior to creation of the "HotChick1234" account.

It would seem that there are a lot of hot chicks running around out there.

^Wax – No. 30003 (B)^

On The Internet, why do you care if someone is male or female? Are you trying to get laid? Trying to be popular? Trying to say all the right things, to the right people, under the correct conditions? We aren’t that far from “RL” as you might think.

RL
RL (Complexity)
RP (Complexity)
Real Life
Second Life

In fact, there is little to no difference between “life on The Web” and “IRL”. It, The Web/The Internet, is part of life.

Do you tolerate someone calling you on the telephone and breathing heavily into the phone? Then why would you expect someone tolerating you querying them on The Internet as to whether they are female or male? Many websites and/or web services have profiles where a user can choose to make the distinction if they so choose.

But again, we are relying on automation...aren't we. 

We want something static and concrete. You want to know. You want anything and everything to flow within your particular life, according to your own needs and wants. That doesn’t leave much room for much else. So…where do we fit in?

Who is outcast, and why? 

Did that question just get quasi-answered? If so, now all we gotta do, is figure out what to do about it.

^c-rock – funky dope track (original)^


Someone takes a beating.

Justice is served.

Game over.

Right?

Terrill: Lots of work to do down in Texas.

Fletcher: We get Josey Wales and it ends.

Terrill: Doin’ right ain’t got no end.

Movie = The Outlaw Josey Wales

^Imagine Dragons – Thunder^


Not fair…eh? Someone who takes a beating, is supposed to be beaten, and remain beaten…right?

Or had you calculated that far? 

They aren’t supposed to get back up and keep going, because they are just going to keep doing the same old shit, and will require another beating.

Are they supposed to die?

Fall off the planet?

Go live in a cave?

Maybe if you weren’t out looking for people to beat on, you’d stop finding people to beat on. The laws of averages say that you are going to get it wrong eventually…right? Suddenly…you are the one that needs a beating. But it’s OK, a beating/beatings make everything OK…so it’s OK. Nothing to worry about. Nothing to see here.

Move along citizen(s).
^Simian Mobile Disco – Pareidolia^

We’ve identified all problems.

Q: Now what?

A: ???¿???

Lemme guess…those who forget the lessons of history, are doomed to repeat them?

Yep. 

But before you set out designing that ‘bigger and better’, you may want to think about some variables you may, in fact, be missing. To make it easier, lets take a peek at the more obvious stuff that is missing.

Battle of Hastings

That’s been in the news this week, so we’ll start there…

Recent historians have suggested figures of between 5,000 and 13,000 for Harold’s army at Hastings, and most modern historians argue for a figure of 7,000–8,000 English troops. These men would have been a mix of the fyrd and housecarls. Few individual Englishmen are known to have been at Hastings; about 20 named individuals can reasonably be assumed to have fought with Harold at Hastings, including Harold’s brothers Gyrth and Leofwine and two other relatives.

OK…so…no one is sure how many soldiers there were, let alone, if there are accurate figures as to how many died.

Are bodies of 10,000 lost warriors from Battle of Hastings buried in this field?

That said, there sure weren’t very many names in that list of soldiers. I wonder if these poor schlubs even had names? Does it matter? Or are they just…aggregate.

Acceptable losses.

Bigger picture(s).

Greater good(s).

Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier (Arlington)

I think there are a few identifications yet to be made.
^Romanthony – Too Long (Nice7 Remix)^


I gots no answers. But I’m indeed trying to figure shit out as much as anyone. I’ve got three kids…they’ve got questions…I’ve been assigned the responsibility of providing answers, when and where I can. It’s daunting, but I can do it. If I can’t, I’ve faith in them that they can find the answers they need elsewhere. I mean…you’ll be there for them if they need you…right? We’re all in this together? All for one…one for all?

Or am I putting too much faith in you? 

Meh…I’m prolly just being lazy.

^Iron Maiden – Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Lyrics^


There are a lot of people out there who have taken a lot of beatings. There are a lot of people out there who have never taken a beating.

Is one less than the other?

Is one more than the other?
Says who? You? 

Welp…ain’t that applicable to you, and you alone? Your opinion? I mean, you do want your own opinion…right? So, it’s safe to assume that you want others to be able to have theirs.

Abortion is prolly buzzing around in a few heads, murder is prolly buzzing around in a few others. Do I need to start listing off a fuckton of other “heinous” crimes? Heinous offenses? Or have we already gotten a good enough bead on what “heinous” is, and we can now move on.

Who are we omitting? Or are we playing proxy for them? Best I can figure, if you want something to not occur, don’t do it. Then again, if you want to be told what to do, for anything and everything, forever and ever…Knock yourself out. Plenty of people will likely line up to volunteer to tell you what to do. But until you are in a moment yourself, you might wanna go easy on that judge’s gavel.

/me shrugs
^Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes (Official Video)^


It’s a long walk to somewhere.

Lotta time will pass in getting there.

Do you know where you are going?

Me too.
^Halsey – Bad At Love^


cYa

cade

F

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N

apollyon

^SOFI TUKKER – Best Friend feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno (Official Video) [Ultra Music]^

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*Clicky! Come here please… /taps foot…*

gif-skater-circuitos

*/sigh… Oh for goodness sake… /rolls eyes… Okay, you go tell Cade I’m ready to publish… /holds up finger… Wait for a link and then come straight back… /rubs brow… I’ll post a Song…*

Dear Reader, we hope you have enjoyed this missive experiment. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and… Have a Song ❤

 

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