Author Archives: Ron Geraci

On Cooking

I’ve become a fair to middling cook in the last year, due to repetition. Chopping, mincing, sautéing, grilling. Watching how heat changes and destroys something. Learning to control the destruction. That’s what cooking is. Controlled destruction. It’s tactile. If you mainly work with words and other brain figments, attempting to distill air into digital bits that […]

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Seven Humble Pleas to the General Contractors of Earth

If I’m trying to get a project bid from you, I’d appreciate it if you would… Get a fucking website. It’s not 1975 anymore. I’m going to look you up after someone gives me your name or I find you on HomeAdvisor or Thumbtack or any of the other referral services. You have no website? Game […]

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When Common Sense Kills

Pope Francis arrives at the Tacloban Airport in the Philippines on January 17, 2015. Image: Wikimedia Commons I like Pope Francis. It’s hard not to like him. He’s folksy. He goes crowd wading while his security staffers piss themselves. He’s got a smile that’s both kind and a little devilish. I’d like to have a […]

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Let’s Quit the Fake Spartacus Statements

The early backlash to the “je suis Charlie” phrase began hardly a day after the eight Charlie Hebdo editors and illustrators (plus four additional people) were murdered by terrorists in Paris on January 7. Several contrarians painted it as a hypocritical, beer-muscled line mostly being parroted by people who would never display the reckless courage of the Charlie Hebdo […]

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Chart: Probability of Insanity vs. Comment Posting Frequency

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Cecil the Cursing Cat, 1/7/15

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Cecil the Cursing Cat, 12/12/14

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Cecil the Cursing Cat, 11/18/14

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The Martian Invasion of 1938

Image: Wikimedia Commons How old were you when the Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast was aired? “I was little. If it was on Halloween in 1938, then I was four years old. I was little but I have some vivid memories from that night. We were in my grandparents’ farmhouse in Ferrell, New […]

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1905 Reporter, 10/25/14

Your Horo-Scope Fortune AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 You’ll encounter another unusual request. Such as being asked to jot fortune-telling lines akin to those on cards dispensed by a scale in Piggly Wiggly. PISCES February 19 – March 20 Try bathing but once every three days to perhaps stop stenching of perfumed agents that […]

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