In the nineteen fifties, disaffected, sociopathic, hormonally precocious teenagers in the United States often expressed their rebellion against the adult world by engaging in games involving various kinds of reckless driving. One such practice, favored by particularly suicidal types of what were called, at the time, “juvenile delinquents,” was known as “Chicken,” so named because… Continue reading TikTok’s Time of Tribulation
Last night I stopped by the Round Robin Bar before meeting Cerise to take in a performance at the Woolly Mammoth Theater. There I saw Cabot, who is with the United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives. Now, USAID is associated with the State Department, and everybody knows how those folks can… Continue reading Welcome to Zunzuneo, Brought to You by USAID
Earlier this afternoon, Cerise and I were lying in bed at my home in Great Falls, Virginia with all the windows open enjoying the marvelous brisk spring air and sunny weather, combined with the afterglow of a black truffle omelette, Dom Pérignon champagne blood orange mimosa and Beluga caviar brunch, with its natural consequents, when… Continue reading North Korea’s Fearless Leaders’ Chicken Nephew
Around one forty-five on Thursday afternoon, while concluding a consultation with a Slovakian economic analyst, I heard my desktop computer chime softly announcing an IM from Gretchen. It said that a “Mr. Kim” wished to speak with me immediately. Seeing that, I turned to my guest and made a polite excuse concerning a request for… Continue reading Kim Jong Un’s Secret North Korean Surprise
Yesterday morning, I had yet another appointment with Austin Houston Crockett Bowie Bonham III, a sixth-generation Texas rancher and conservative political operative who, it seems, pays me a visit nearly every time he travels to Washington. Most of our consultation concerned election strategies for Mitt Romney, on whose campaign Mr. Bonham now proudly serves. Toward… Continue reading Texas to United Nations – Don’t Mess with Lubbock!