My good deed for November



& links

Nov. 11, 2022

A few blocks from my destination, the southbound #99 bus was idling in front of a grocery store, waiting for a green light. Right outside the window was a tallish utility box, with a sheet was draped over it, covered with weird slogans and sentences I could make little sense of. A hundred lines of felt-pen or painted text in every direction.

Only two lines approximated human thought. One sentence said, "If it looks green it's brown," and while I struggled with that concept, another sentence jumped out at me: "Jew cops did 9/11."

Ah, sweet Jewish Jesus.

"Hey, driver, can I get off here please?" I asked. He's supposed to say no, because you can only get on or off the bus at bus stops, but we were in the curb lane so the driver didn't even say anything, just opened the door, and I darted off.

Nobody was around or maybe I wouldn't have had the balls to do it. Grabbed the sheet, and pulled up some duct tape that had attached it to the utility box, rip rip rip. Then I wadded it all up and tried to stuff it into the trash can at the corner, but the can was mostly full and it wouldn't fit.

Instead I carried it half a block further — I was headed that way anyway — and tossed it over a chain-link fence, into the parking lot of an out-of-business business.

And that's my good deed for November.

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Two 20-something white dudes, overheard on my bus ride home, same day:

"I bet you're someone who beats off a lot."

"Well, it depends on how you define 'a lot'."

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And now, the news you need,
whether you know it or not

Joe Biden indicates he’ll run in 2024 

Joe is a nice old man who has no idea how to solve the nation's problems. There are thirty Democrats who'd do the job better, and be better Presidents. Unless he's running against Donald Trump again, or someone even dumber, he can't win. 

Toledo, Ohio will pay medical debt for thousands of residents 

Nevada passes sweeping version of Equal Rights Amendment 

Mysterious company with government ties plays key internet role 

Trump's election-denying Secretary of State candidates all lost 

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants us to "ignore" Web3 

KFC apologizes after urging German customers to commemorate Nazi pogrom with cheesy chicken 

Walmart must pay $420,000 to fired employee with Down syndrome after failing to get new trial 

Tumblr will sell you two useless blue check marks for $8 

Still no real doubt: COVID emerged via the wildlife trade 

South-east beaches 'hit by unprecedented sewage dumps' 

And it never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops...

Houston PD drops cases tainted by corrupt narcotics officers, but decides it can still keep seized cash  

And it never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops...

MAGA Republican Joe Kent spreads election conspiracy theories during ballot count 

And it never stops, never stops, never stops, never stops... 

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Links I liked

Where do homeless people go once they're 'swept'? Sweeping without a dustpan isn't a plan. 

Is it true that every vote used to be counted on election night? 

Do you need grocery delivery in ten minutes or less? 

Older even than me 

Napoleon's penis 

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♫♬  Mix tape of my mind  ♫

• "Make 'em Laugh" by Donald O'Connor

• "Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John with ELO

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The End

Anna Gaël 


Samuel Katz 

Daniel Smith 

Jonathan Stedall 

Gerald Stern


Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited.
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