Happy 3000th Post! I know just how you feel. Like it’s 30,000 posts. Still, I am glad you are here. But I have to ask: why are you here?
If you have to question the sanity of somebody who has read all 3,000 gems, most rough, some polished, and you do have to question it, imagine the queries we must put to the author of these precious stones.
What were you thinking?
I can’t remember.
What is your major malfunction?
“For that which I work, I understand not. For I do not that good which I will; but the evil which I hate, that I do. If then I do that which I will not, I consent to the law, that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will, is present with me; but to accomplish that which is good, I find not. For the good which I will, I do not; but the evil which I will not, that I do. Now if I do that which I will not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.”
Also, the inability to keep my mouth shut.
What are some of the stranger things people have searched for such that search engines directed these people to your site?
“your cousin is seeing fashionable shoe from overseas.he has requested you to advertise these shoes write out the advertisement” (Buy these shoes, please), “boneless pork rectums” (this one is my fault), “does laverne cox still have male parts” (yes, he will always be a man), “how many geniuses are born each year” (almost none), “why aren’t marbles popular” (because people are addicted to devices), “objections to realism” (the world cannot be what you want it to be), “how does the brain tell the difference between good and bad music” (the former enhances the soul, the latter corrupts it), “calibrate porn” (every carpenter likes tight-fitting joints? or was this some sort of inveterate frequentist?), “can an untucked shirt be worn with corporate shoe without sock” (only at sea).
How do you write?
By binge. Many posts all at once, and then long fallow periods where I stare at the ceiling saying, “I should be writing something more lasting.”
But aren’t you working on other books?
Leave me alone. Oh, did you mean reading or writing other books?
Leave me alone.
Well, what about the podcasts? Didn’t I hear you were getting a camera to do real videos?
I can’t control what you hear.
If you don’t want to talk about what you should be doing, what do you want to talk about?
We could always fall back to the weather. Except even that has been politicized. Insanity. It is as if solar neutrinos suddenly became politically important, and you had nitwits running about moral signalling, saying idiotic things like “Tau neutrinos are more important than electron neutrinos.” Yet if you asked these morally upright folks just what a proton-proton chain reaction is they couldn’t answer. Substitute ‘global warming’ or ‘sustainability’ for neutrinos and you get the same thing.
That’s a strong opinion. I already know not to get you going on gender ideology.
Feel free to ask. Hey, there really is such as thing as gender! Nouns, for instance, can be masculine, feminine and neuter, animate or inanimate. But people can only be male or female.
What’s your opinion about the burgeoning government bureaucracy?
It causes more misery than it does good. It will choke civilization to death. And nobody can stop it. Short of a military coup. Or perhaps a giant rock from space. Or our Lord’s parousia.
Let’s not be too gloomy. This is an anniversary, a time of celebration. What do recommend readers imbibe?
Torpedo ale from Sierra Nevada brewing. Delicious.
Speaking of beer, what can you tell me of the term session ale?
When cleaning a fish, should you scale or gut it first?
Gut it first. That way you can grab the now-empty space by the head for extra purchase. If you cut off the head, cut off the pectoral fins, too, where it’s difficult to remove scales. And then hold up the guts to terrorize the squeamish.
Which animal you have hunted that tastes unexpectedly delicious?
I understand you are fully independent. Do you accept donations?
Thank you. I look forward to another 3,000 posts.
Yeah, but who’s going to write them?