Author Archives: Greg Swann

Willie Humanseed: Cultivating greatness one choo-choo train ride at a time.

“All aboard!”A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story Monday, April 24, 2017 “Oh, I do love to see a man in a collared shirt!” I said that to The GoBot as the brood of youngsters and their grandma was still approaching me … Continue reading

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#MyKindOfBenedy: Notes on a reconciliation with satire.

Just when you thought nothing could be more enduringly funny than the shopping mall choo-choo train itself…1. As always, comedy is a misleading term, since you can make fun of people either as farce or as satire. 2. That comes … Continue reading

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Discovering #MyKindOfBenedy: Who do you have to kill to find a good villain around here?

Everyone knows how to motivate a villain. You have him rub his hands together with an evil relish and snarl, “Nyar har har har!”Kaptain Kobold / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) I wrote this on … Continue reading

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Five years of Man Alive summarized in four words: Look where you’re going!

Moral philosophy in one algorithm.Church yesterday: Man Alive, my survival manual for the human mind, is five years old – and it is every day a better map to reality:

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Cinema-of-the-mind: Sheesh! A romantic benedy in three acts.

Love conquers all? Surely there are limits…For my friend Brian Brady, a movie that won’t be made, a flavor of satire informed by pathos: Sheesh! A romantic benedy in three acts. Gordon Gecko Goldblum – so named by his parents, … Continue reading

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Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie in one lesson: Thugs all the way down…

“No,” said Morczyk. “This will fix him better. Make him stay in the game. But take away his gun.”Photo by: Justin BaederA Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story January 8, 1997 When I walked in, Murcheson from 4-B was holding a gun … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with @realDonaldTrump’s domestic agenda? It’s the #Marxism, stupid!

Donald Trump and the Seven Genocidal Evils of Marxism in 3.5 minutes flat:

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