Morning, everyone. I got an insanely late start this morning, so I’m going to leave this touching tribute as a comment cleaner and come back later to actually create something new.
Slope of Hope Blog Posts
Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
See, this is why I don’t get into the whole New Year’s thing. On the whole, human life tends to suck, and when a given year is over (even ones before 2020), humanity celebrates that the Bad Stuff is behind us, and Won’t Next Year Be Great. It was certainly that way with 2020. PHEW, glad that’s over! And yet the first few days of 2021 have proved that………this year sucks, too.
But there’s still hope. I present to you the newest addition to Danish Children’s Television, provided with captions:(more…)
As many problems as the U.S. has, it still has freedom of speech, which I cherish. Just look at the countries below. People think we’re in one world, but we’re not. The concept of “Western Society” is still very real, as the concentration of oppressive, intrusive, horrific governments is all clustered in a very specific part of the planet.
There it was on my driveway, just like every month: the latest issue of Gentry magazine, which, as I described it in a prior post, “is a free magazine they distribute around here, packed with a combination of real estate ads, for the tech zillionaires, and plastic surgery ads, for their vain spouses”.
Well, the cover of the January 2021 issue got my attention, so I thought I’d share it, which I’ve thoughtfully scanned:(more…)
I find the diagram below to be fascinating. It shows the various news stories as they progressed through the year. I remember like it was yesterday – – although it feels like twenty years ago – – being on an airport bus after dropping off my rental car, hearing about the killing of General Qasem Soleimani. Boy, did that news get old fast! What I find especially interesting is to take note as to how some stories persist (“absentee ballot”) whereas others burst on the scene and disappear just as quickly (“murder hornet”).