The following is written pretentiously in the third person for no good reason.

The author has been writing and “publishing” stuff since his early teens, starting with silly newsletters in Jr. High, zines in High School, and the inevitable political rags in college.  He grew up in Arizona and has been living in Seattle since 2000.  In 2014 he married his partner of 10 years, and they have a dog named Mondo.  He (not the dog) loves absurd and clever comedy, enjoys weird books and ridiculous music, plays the occasional videogame to distract from the American hellscape we all live in now, and grows mushrooms as a hobby.

Regarding the author’s often hostile and expletive-filled kvetching about certain beliefs and political ideologies, he would like to reassure the reader that he’s rather mellow and goofy in person, and that writing this stuff is just a fun way to vent.  The author recommends that anyone offended by his assholery might be better off hoping over to superfundisneyhappythoughts.com.

The site

The site’s first incarnation was in 1994 as a crappy HTML homepage called Total Obscurity — referring to how, at the time, your website could barely be found online unless you were lucky enough to appear on Lycos or Webcrawler.  It was self-hosted until 2006 when it jumped to Typepad under the name Quantum Moronics, bounced back to self-hosted WordPress in 2010, and finally landed here at wordpress.com…hopefully for good.

The topics

WordPress insists on calling them Categories, but whatever.

🔸 Atheism & Humanism – Thoughts and articles about god, lack of gods, and that fun gray area in between.

🔸 Drugz – I haven’t posted a ton of stuff about drugs, but now and then something comes up that’s worth mentioning.

🔸 General Blatherings – Just what it sounds like!  This topic has the most posts, apparently.

🔸 Idiots & Assholes  (Politics) – Posts about batshit crazy conservatives and ultra-right-wing pricks who are doing their best to spread as much hate and misery around the country as possible.

🔸 Patriotic Peepeecaca – I’m fascinated (and terrified) by America’s fairweather patriotism since 9/11.  In the Trump era it’s devolved into outright xenophobia and jingoism, which is vastly worse.

🔸 Bullshit Detector – America produces some of the most exquisite bullshit the world has ever seen.  It’s primo Grade-A stuff.

🔸 Fun Stuff – Just some things that make me smile.  I can’t say they’ll always do the same for you, though. 🙂

🔸 Heterosexually Challenged – Posts about gay stuff and the people who still seem to have trouble admitting that homosexuals are, in fact, just regular people.  Humans, even!

🔸 Marketing Bullshit – I’ve always been in awe of the ways that marketing people try to mislead or otherwise stick it to the consumer.

🔸 The Vault  (2000-2004) – These posts aren’t categorized, they’re a wide mixture of things that came from before I had a blog format for the site.  I go back and read them sometimes, because there’s a lot of stuff I’ve completely forgotten about!  Some of it is pretty cringeworthy, too.

🔸 Cultural Wasteland – These are items that cause me to seriously doubt the survival of our species.

🔸 Geek Streak – Posts about technology and gadgets and electronic things and OMG it’s so shiny…

🔸 Holy Shit!  (Religion) – People saying and doing stupid things in the name of their misguided religious beliefs. If you’re one of those Christians who loves to think you’re “persecuted” for your beliefs, I’d advise skipping these.

🔸 Movies/Books/Shows – The occasional review or commentary about “entertainment media” stuff.

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