Posts Tagged ‘Gorilla Meek’

Why I Stopped And Why I Started

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Gorilla stopped blogging on the night before Election Day 2012.

He was mostly fed up with everything.

A country in which grinding, desperate long-term unemployment had become acceptable.

A city called Washington in which one political party had become completely demented and the other political party had mostly turned its back on whatever it used to stand for.

A world in which being mired in the backwardness of religion was again an excuse for the refusal to face reality, let alone do anything about it.

And his own personal failings: too great a reliance on alcohol and too little a desire to engage in making a difference, however small.

But today, he decided to resume blogging.

No one reads his words, but that’s ok, because the production of words is what matters.

Gorilla has become a grandfather, and he thinks there are things to be said to the next generation.

So, yes, it’s an egotistical exercise, and its form and substance may change as time goes by, and it’s necessary.

Gorilla says: “Ready to begin, ready to end!”


Gorilla Goes Abroad

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Two weeks ahead in Scotland for Gorilla, light posting shall be the order of the day!

Gorilla says: “I can hear Paul Robeson calling me!”


Blogging Blues

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Gorilla loves to write, loves his blog, but also gets weary going over the same old issues that never get resolved.

For example, who cares who wins the Know Nothing party nomination? Absent a total economic breakdown in the next 6 months, President Obama should cruise to reelection.

Who cares about the US budget deficit? Actually, no one in power cares, but they’re stuck in a doom loop narrative of their own creation.

Cruise ships? Can’t be bothered.

Various Middle Eastern civil wars and other conflicts? Honestly, it’s great to see a somewhat fitful march towards democracy, but there’s no US national security interest involved in the region that doesn’t begin and end with oil.

So, Gorilla’s not been as frequently topical thus far in 2012.

Gorilla says: “Hoping the world obliges with more interesting news this Chinese New Year!”


Back Blogging Intermittently

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Gorilla’s still abroad for another 3 weeks, but he’ll be in touch occasionally, gotta keep the spammers occupied!!!


On The Road

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Gorilla’s on the road, won’t be blogging much before next week!


Blog On Vacation

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Few if any posts this week as Gorilla is on hiatus.


Blog Off Today

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Gorilla’s taking a break to enjoy the sunshine!


The 2010 Score: A Bozo Ottava Rima New Year’s Eve Song

Friday, December 31st, 2010

We’re stuck with the ‘stans and we see them as us
We read up on banns but our preachers too late
See unemployed millions thrown under the bus
A crack up in Cairo, a smack up of fate
As teachers are laid off, the era of wuss
Is dying upon no repairs that we slate.
Empowered again, here come clowns in disguise
Whose biros assume the poor never arise.


Holiday Blogging

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Gorilla will be blogging a bit less over the next few days.

Happy holidays to all!!!


Off Day

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The blog’s not seeing much worth discussing today.

Gorilla says: “Calming down, still angry, calming down!”