Author Archives: Dr. Guy Standard

ONCE THERE WAS A MAN NAMED MURRAY CHOTINER

ONCE THERE WAS A MAN NAMED MURRAY CHOTINER¬† and he taught a young chincapin-eyed Candidate how to get elected all over a place and he told unto this guy with a dog for support here’s going to be the Rules, … Continue reading

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ODE: JANUARY, 2004 (polemical)

I. There is a national rhythm for each nation Which abused gives rise to great fatigue; Rhythm which like the national flag must be Used sparingly. All else is emptiness Filling non-existence with non-existence, A country’s broken melody, silently Keeping … Continue reading

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S CASE

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S CASE consists of a series of adverbs: if he didn’t know, he is, wonderfully, dense; if he did know, he is, surprisingly, criminal; at all events he is astonishingly stupid.

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A DOLLAR PER SECOND

11.5, 32, 32,000, … if the Kochs decided to spend a dollar a second, they would be dead before reaching a billion dollars. They don’t have that long to live, no matter how sweet a health plan they buy, and … Continue reading

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NUMBERS YET AGAIN

NUMBERS YET AGAIN: For a million seconds to pass takes 11.5 days; for a billion 32 years; for a trillion 32,000 years. Let us express that in dollars, but call it $10.00 a second. Now it would take 3,200 years … Continue reading

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A GROUP OF ALTRUISTS

A GROUP OF ALTRUISTS will beat a society of selfish individualists every time, it is said. Start with the flat fact that the latter are suicidal. Altruists, on the contrary, have, precisely y nature, a reverence for life in all … Continue reading

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IAGO

IAGO, the Shakespearean critics pretty much agree, “lacks motive.” Why does Iago hate the Moor so much? Asked another way, how was it that Shakespeare’s own audience seems simply to have accepted the situation as it was offered, as indeed … Continue reading

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ALEC

AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL (ALEC), being parasitical, either knows quite explicitly it is suicidal, or is in various degrees unconscious of the fact. If ALEC knows it is suicidal, then it harbors a death wish of the sort nursed and … Continue reading

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This Florida

THINK FOR A MOMENT about this Florida of our time: an armed man in a vehicle stalks a teen-aged boy who is taking home a package of Skittles. The man is in communication with a police dispatcher who instructs him … Continue reading

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Numbers, Once More

ONCE MORE A SUMMARY of numbers whose perspective is called for: it takes 11.5 days for a million seconds to go by; it takes 32 years for a billion seconds to pass, and 32,000 years for a trillion seconds to … Continue reading

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