To See a Thing Clearly, You Have to Close Your Eyes

“Hey Shawn, why don’t you ever get political or express any of your opinions? Where do you stand on things?”

(Said no one in particular)

Well, Billy, here’s the thing: if I am ever emboldened enough to say my peace, I have to be prepared to defend my position, because someone’s going to bodycheck me just for the sport of it. And you know this. Honestly, I haven’t the will to turn energy away from my many other struggles to deflect unwanted blows. See?

Also, I wasted the best years of my youth carrying the flag of countless bigger-than-me causes which couldn’t give a damn enough to even learn my name in exchange for the favor of my free labors. I shouted and fought for masters who only used me to boost their numbers. Disposable soldier. Useful idiot.

I just don’t care anymore.

So, if you want to know a thing, ask me direct, but don’t expect a struggle. Push the issue, and you’ll find a stone wall painted with the words, “Yeah. You’re right.”

Perseverance

Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. Failed.

Did you think this was a story about the value of perseverance?

Marketplace

It’s been said that the Internet is a marketplace of ideas. I’ve always thought that made for great ad copy. But I think I understand now.

It is a place where everybody is trying to sell their ideas…but nobody’s buying.

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Notice Clotice

I’m not saying I’m a professional thinker or anything, but shouldn’t this notice be somewhere on the outside of the door?

IMPORTANT: In case of power interruption please allow 2 minutes before trying to open door.

If the washer’s running, that door’s locked. If the power’s out, you won’t see the notice under the locked door telling you to wait.

Industrial design is hard.