Classic front page story from The Onion, from the Jonnie Era. Christine Wenc found the whole batch of microfilm at the Wisconsin Historical Archive.
I’m finally living in the cyberpunk future I’ve dreamed of living in since I was a kid. In my younger mind, the cyberpunk future was a cultural mélange raising a new age Tower of Babel over an aging infrastructure. Looming above the honeycomb of wearable computers, iconoclast retro-tech, autonomous taxicabs, bespoke electric bicycles, shining arcologies, […]
It’s all happening at Zip! Bang! Wow! these days. Please have a look-see. There’s a whole heap of blog there.
Trans-sexual and trans-gender warriors marching under a battle standard defined with muted pastel colors around a milky white center do not inspire. Is it because my people spend so much of our lives trying not to stand out, but to fit in, to over-accommodate and become assimilated. Some even accuse us of attempting to mimic […]
Amazon should be most famous for getting credit for other people’s achievements. Instead, the ubiquitous internet company that couldn’t even come up with its own name has been getting a lot of grief for poor treatment of its workers: something else it didn’t invent but is working extra hard to make sure it’s on the forefront of […]
I ran into a friend today on my walk. He was running down the Blaine Street steps just as I approached to walk up them. We walked up together. He was carrying with him five small stones, pebbles really. Each one represented a trip down and then back up again. When we got to the […]
“War isn’t Hell. War is war, and Hell is Hell. And of the two, war is a lot worse.” — Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce How do I do what’s right when I’m given every encouragement to do what feels wrong? That’s how I felt growing up, that the world was set up to benefit those who followed a […]
There are bodies buried beneath the cherry trees. #sakura A post shared by Jonnie (Johanna) Wilder (@badselfiesinseattle) on Apr 8, 2017 at 1:19pm PDT This winter was the most difficult. There was the sickness, then the other sickness, then the injury, then more sickness, the neverending sickness. I blamed all that illness on the fact […]
I joined Facebook because I’m weak. Also because I’m trying to learn the lay of the social media land, which I once believed was hardscrabble badlands territory populated only by bandits and coyotes. I still believe that, but I’ve recently come to hold the opinion it’s the only way people talk with each other anymore. There […]