Chronicle of Our Life Foretold

Every era needs its Eeyore.Title: “Grumpy Cat 2015 Wall Calendar”

Author: Grumpy Cat

Rank: 61

Blurb: “Bonus page includes Sep-Dec 2014 overview.”

Review: “Looking forward to seeing Grumpy every day starting next year.”

Customers Also Bought: “Grumpy Cat Earbuds

Footnote: Any time you think things can’t get any worse, just check the date.

Grumpy Cat 2015 Wall Calendar [Amazon]

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Go Away, Or We Shall Taunt You a Second Time

The Fountainheadache.Title: “The Motivation Manifesto”

Author: Brendon Burchard

Rank: 82

Blurb: “The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice — time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.”

Review: “It’s a deep look at our inner psychology — what holds us back and how can we rewire our brains to break through our fears to live daily in a fully charged and inspired state.”

Customers Also Bought: “The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse”

Footnote: If your only external enemy is social oppression by the mediocre masses, and not actual oppression by the armed and uniformed masses, what are you complaining about?

The Motivation Manifesto [Amazon]

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Barely Breathing

This sums it up. For fuck’s sake.

I can't breathe.


[NY Daily News]

Fast Food

The GF thought I had to see this:

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Revenge of the Dust Bunnies.Title: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”

Author: Marie Kondo

Rank: 68

Blurb: “With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house ‘spark joy’ (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home — and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.”

Review: “My one quibble with her instructions has to do with folding. I’ve always disliked rolls of items.”

Customers Also Bought: “The Meaning of Human Existence” by Edward O. Wilson

Footnote: Or, as our Dad taught us, throw everything into a giant box and shove it into the garage.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up [Amazon]

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Star Wars VII Trailer, Out Today

I knew I trusted JJ Abrams ….

Speaking of Relatives Long Gone …

portneyThis is my Great Uncle Jack. He’s in that very thin book: Great Jewish Athletes. “He fought 165 fights and won 150…. Four times, he fought guys who had been world champs. He was never knocked out, and never even knocked down.” And boy did he love me.