The Lion Wanders Into The Dark

Grumpy Lion blog is going dark for a while. No, not going into deeper cynicism. Dark, as in theaters going dark on Broadway. That dark.

The Lion’s been dark for a while. He’s decided to make it official instead of fretting himself about it every frigging day.

There are serious reasons for shutting down for a while.

The Lion needs to work on his Doom 3 maneuvers. He’s getting crushed by demons at the new level.

The Lion needs to put in some time towards understanding the writing of sentences.

The Boston Globe has raised its price to one dollar for the daily paper. One dollar. Used to be a damned nickel and you got a better quality of news reporting.

The Lion has come to prefer the world inside his skull to the crapped-up mess outside his skull. He cannot take any more of Chris Matthews, and even Olbermann is wearing thin. And that an ignorant, stupid, blind and vicious ideologue like Sarah Palin could become President at the twitch of a McCain heart fiber is beyond disgusting and demonstrates a contempt for America that mutters beyond reason and runs screaming into the houses of madness.

So, for the time being, fuck it, fuck them, and to hell with it all.

And one more thing. The Lion is reversing his position, expressed earlier, and will vote for Obama and Biden. To do otherwise would be to exhibit a state of dementedness deserving of execution in the dark cellars of the CIA and the FBI under American fascism.

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10 Responses

  1. “Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage,rage against the dying of the light.”

    Getting attacked by Doom3 demons is par for the course.

    Noone will ever understand the writing of sentences. That’s why it takes so many monkeys with typewriters to come up with the complete works of Shakespeare.

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  2. Suddenly everyone is getting overwhelmed by the real world. Many of us have been writing less lately. Well I hope you dispatch the demons soon and return. Doom 3 was rough from what I remember.

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  3. Take a night light with you.

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  4. If reality is depressing you, angering you, enraging you, you could always take solace in the mindless escapism of religion. Surrender your mind, let a 1,700 to 2,500 year old set of myths guide every waking moment (don’t worry, you only have to obey the parts a preacher tells you to obey) and embrace Palin as the saviour of our country.

    Seriously, Ric, enjoy reality, but also enjoy your escapes.

    When does Doom 4 come out?

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  5. I think I have to join the Lion. I’ve had about enough for now, too. Stay in touch, Ric. You have my email.

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  6. I’m not in the slightest bit religious, Billy, but wouldn’t you agree that in order for a book to be passed on by millions of people that there must be something useful about it? I mean, religion aside a moment, would it be your position that we continue to transfer Shakespeare’s works to future generations simply because a professor says so, or do his readers recognize in their private hours that his observations, his advice, is still applicable? I don’t bow towards Mecca or starve myself at scheduled times of the year, but I’m a little reluctant to smugly dismiss the findings of the laboratory of history. Anyhow, just a thought.

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  7. All I have to say is, thank God (yes God!) that you are going to vote for Obama!! Another one for our side.

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  8. I’m not sure how to take this. Are you simply on hiatus, like the Grateful Dead between Oct of 1974 and June of 1976? Or like the Beatles from 1970 to, well, 1980 when John Lennon was killed? Personally, I think you should take a break like Bob Dylan did, a little R&R, and then when you come back, simply stay on the Neverending Tour until you drop. Or become senile.

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  9. Don’t stay too long

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  10. I definitely empathize. Good luck with the demons, Ric, and don’t worry, the world will continue going to hell while you’re gone – there’ll be plenty to growl and tear at after you’ve taken your hiatus.

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