Month: January 2020

Tuesday

Like Camus’ hero Sisyphus, Salinger’s two novels look at nihilistic man, the man who has given up the possibility of finding a meaning—a response—from the universe’s wall of indifference. …

Monday

SHOW NOTES First Segment I’m working my way through Lawrence Cahoone’s 700-page anthology of postmodernism. He starts the book out by excerpting key passages from writers who helped frame …

Friday

That scene was shot at Neir’s Tavern in Queens. It might be the oldest bar in New York City. It almost shut down, but thanks to some help from …

Thursday

Gay Thursday I discovered this evening that my backyard might be responsible for the stunning victories of the LGBT movement over the past 10 years. The Stryker Corporation out …

Wednesday

A few semi-noteworthy tweets from my surfing last night. The sad thing is, I found only three such semis in 20 minutes of scrolling through Twitter. Learn something new …

Tuesday

At the end of The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus meditates on the “absurd hero” Sisyphus, a character from Greek mythology. Sisyphus was a crafty man who repeatedly betrayed and …

Friday

BYCU Mid-January. Winter storm warnings afoot. What else is there to do but drink? Apparently, Anheuser-Busch agrees. For every inch of snow that falls, it’s offering $1 off select …

Thursday

When the full truth and weight of the absurd hits a person, the result can be dramatic. A person might stand against the wall and wail, like H.G. Wells’ …

Wednesday

Rambling Whew. The new-year blitz is over. Three closings in 12 days. For the non-lawyers out there: Closings are when a business or piece of real estate changes hands. …

Tuesday

“There is only one really serious philosophical problem, that of suicide. To judge that life is or is not worth the trouble of being lived, this is to reply …