persona non sequitur

a review of media by a slightly jaded baby boomer.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


The 5 top  reasons I do not like lists

1.  They are not too deep.

2.  They reflect personal bias.

3.  They are rarely informative.

4. They are forgettable.

5.  Writers of blogs with deadlines to fill love them because they require no research.

Monday, August 19, 2013


I managed to get my radiator fixed. For the need of a ten cent part, I paid $35.00. To have it replaced was $45. Runs well, so far.   What was wrong with it? The radiator's overflow bottle was missing the cap. The replacement had a cap. but it wouldn't fit the one already installed.

Saturday, August 03, 2013


I had some bad cars. One used to shake and shimmy after the ignition kay was turned off. A few shudders, smoke  emitted from the exhaust and a loud pop were the results.

Another car had the headlights fail randomly while driving,. In order to get them back on, you had to slam on the brakes.

One car drove very well during the day, but would stall curing the night.  This was because the amperage was low and the battery was dying. 

One car was towed to a shop, and I was told it would never run again. I got a new car (sort of new) after that. Months later, I keep seeing that "dead" car on the road. It easy enough to identify.

I have gone to to a mall, misplaced the vehicle,  and found my car, not so much by visuals, but from the bad smell it was emitting. 

I could tell you in sign language how much I hated these cars.


Smurfs are back. And still lame. As far and and far as intellect and memes go, they seem to be the  equivalent of herpes to sex.

They are bothersome because they are so vacant.  The previous round of Smurf entry to the psyche was a generation ago, and a joke made the rounds. It went: "what color does a Smurf turn when you choke it?"

I've made up a new entry: "Why do you do if you have a Smurf in your hand?"

Pretend it's bubble wrap.