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Podcast Review: The Great God of Depression

Podcast Review: The Great God of Depression

The Radiotopia Showcase series presents The Great God of Depression, a five episode podcast. In his 2017 Netflix special 3 Mics, comedian Neal Brennan details his lifelong struggle with depression. I recently outed myself as having battled clinical depression for decades. Last week, in The Hollywood Reporter, media executive Paul Greenberg shared his success story with ECT in treating his Continue reading Podcast Review: The Great God of Depression

Seven on Sunday

Seven on Sunday

Here are some things that I’ve been reading, watching and listening to over here at the Higgons estate. BOOK I’m currently reading Submission by Michael Houellebecq. This is a novel that takes place in France in 2022 after an election cycle (a bad one). Considering that I know bupkiss about French politics and literature, I’m Continue reading Seven on Sunday

My Own Struggle

My Own Struggle

The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain got me thinking about my decades long struggle with clinical depression. I’m a very private person and have only disclosed my depression on an as need to know basis. It doesn’t define me or dominate my life, but if you are going to be part of my Continue reading My Own Struggle

Imbecile

Imbecile

im·be·cile ˈimbəsəl/ noun informal noun: imbecile; plural noun: imbeciles 1. a stupid person. adjective adjective: imbecile 1. stupid; idiotic. “try not to make imbecile remarks” Arbitrary use in sentence: Rudy Giuliani has moved into pole position as chief imbecile of those that surround Donald Trump; which is a herculean accomplishment considering Trump has a virtual Continue reading Imbecile

Subterfuge

Subterfuge

This word should be used with more frequency: sub·ter·fuge ˈsəbtərˌfyo͞oj/ noun noun: subterfuge; plural noun: subterfuges deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal. Arbitrary use in a sentence: FOX News uses an endless supply of subterfuge to help perpetuate the agenda of the current administration.

Skullduggery

Skullduggery

We need to bring this word back into the daily vernacular: skul·dug·ger·y skəlˈdəɡ(ə)rē/ noun noun: skullduggery underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery. Arbitrary use in a sentence: The level of skullduggery this administration is willing to commit knows no limit.

It’s Not Class Warfare, It’s Class Genocide

It’s Not Class Warfare, It’s Class Genocide

Well, the Senate passed the tax overhaul bill. So what, right? This is good for ‘merica, right? No. It’s absolutely not. In short, we’ve been flimflammed. Now if we define Class Conflict as “the tension or antagonism which exists in society due to competing socioeconomic interests and desires between people of different classes” and define Continue reading It’s Not Class Warfare, It’s Class Genocide

You Can Read it In the Want Ad’s

You Can Read it In the Want Ad’s

JOB OPENING: MORNING SHOW HOST/NBC/NYC: Co-host needed for very popular early morning program. Duties will include pandering to celebrities, politicians and successful business executives. Work with seasoned professionals and be willing to indulge their idiocy. Ideal candidate has universal and non-threatening appeal. Candidate should be someone with no pending litigation and not currently under investigation. Experience Continue reading You Can Read it In the Want Ad’s

Men Are _____.

Men Are _____.

So, basically all men are awful. (sigh) It seems like every day there is some new revelation about some jackass who has defiled, or attempted to defile, another person. Just NOW, an alert from the UK Daily Mail came through that four more women are accusing Bill Clinton of sexual assault. I am honestly ashamed Continue reading Men Are _____.

Ignoreland

Ignoreland

If Marshall McLuhan’s “the media is the message” is to believed then, at least when it comes to technology driven interpersonal communication, we have reached a state of non-messaging. Lately, I’ve been sending emails into the ether. Literally. It’s become so easy to ignore an email. You’d think it would be so simple to bang Continue reading Ignoreland