Month: July 2020

Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #26: The Right Kind of Happiness

Our Correspondent discusses why inclusive happiness that doesn’t flinch from the reality of the world is the best way to survive a pandemic, while also offering asides on the lessons that can be learned from Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky and con artist grifters like Nicholson Baker, whose recent volume, Baseless, is a load of conspiracy theory Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #25: The Dark Plunge Forward

Our Correspondent rails against the obscene devaluation of labor (and even job applicants) in our present economic disaster and why businesses and corporations who exploit the desperation of people must be thoroughly denounced and stopped. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #24: Portland and the American Living Room Problem

Our Correspondent mulls over the recent news of DHS agents dragging innocent people into rented vans, the approaching economic devastation, and learns by accident that a crude “living room problem” has befallen America. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #23: The Lost Art of Understanding

Our Correspondent discusses his idiocy and the idiocy of another in relation to recent efforts to connect in an age in which understanding has become a lost art. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #22: Cancel Culture and the Absence of Rehabilitation

Cancel culture is in the zeitgeist again — open letters, campaigns against abusive people caught on video, the works. But one of the most significant aspects of social justice — rehabilitation and the ability for people to carry on with their lives after suffering the consequences — has been lost. And you can’t have any Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #21: Ships Passing

Our Correspondent ponders a woman he was involved with two years ago, the beauty of what every new lover offers you, the bad timing bestowed by the universe, and, aligning himself with Ariana Grande, why one should be grateful about the trajectory of numerous relationships over a lifetime. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #20: High-End Catfishing

Your Correspondent reports on how high-end catfishers are taking advantage of our loneliness and emotional vulnerability and details how he was briefly fooled before quickly wising up to the scam, which is now far more specific and targeted. Be careful out there, people! Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #19: The Grim Reaper of Technology

Our Correspondent ponders his new superpower, recently acquired in July 2020, of being able to destroy technology with a single touch. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #18: Municipal Internet

Our Correspondent examines the needlessly fragile nature of New York City Internet service, pointing to the rampant evil that Optimum and Spectrum has been allowed to get away with, and calling for a MUD-style municipal Internet to provide for the people. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #17: The Hideous Abuse of the Literary World

Our Correspondent talks about his former days as a literary journalist, what women told him, how the publishing world goes after people who know information, and the recent allegations against Warren Ellis and others. Read More

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