The Art of Failure – self-help for the morbidly inclined. Pt 18


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The Art of Failure – self-help for the morbidly inclined. Pt 17


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The Art of Failure – self-help for the morbidly inclined. Pt 17


The Art of Failure – self-help for the morbidly inclined. Pt 17

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The Art of Failure – self-help for the morbidly inclined. Pt 15

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Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. It is very early. He makes his way to the mva again with all of his documents but when he gets there he has no bill of sale so he cannot prove that he has bought the car and the old owner is now in Guatemala so that is a problem because his car is going to be towed if he does not move it but he can’t move it because the battery is dead and later on in the evening he will discover when he changes the batter for another battery that it was not the battery that was the problem but some other unknown issue with the old $900 car but for now all is can do is worry that he wasted a two hour bus journey to the mva and he will have to do the same journey tomorrow but he did eat some wonderful fresh tacos from the taco truck that is just next to the mva and he bought two and it only cost $4 and they were lovely and he left a tip of $1 which was probably enough. Then later on at work he makes some pictures and he finds a shop where he might be able to buy a battery for his car and finds a shop near to his house which is lucky as he imagines these batteries are pretty heavy. Then President Rouhani is everyone’s new best friend and the Western media don’t really know what to do with this information but this will probably be a passing phase and he will become a slavering demon in no time. He drinks some carrot juice and plots secret plots. He remembers conversations that he overheard on public transport and he is glad that he wrote them all down in his notebook for use at some later date. He buys the battery. It is very heavy. He staggers with it to the bus. He gets home. He eats breakfast for supper. He has a conversation about white privilege. He changes the battery in the dark. It takes a long time but finally he manages. Then he starts the car. It does not start. He turns the key again. Nothing happens except for a breathless whisper of a car not starting. The car has bigger problems. He does not know what they are. He leaves it for tomorrow as there is nothing more he can do. He watches the television. He reads about modern day slavery. He goes to sleep.

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Although the undercurrent of the piece seems to be that it’s a problem now because white people are suffering which, it seems, is an awful indictment on manner in which the reporting of poverty happens.

Normal if it’s African-Americans and Hispanics who are suffering – that’s just their normal state of being but if it’s whites suffering – OH MY GOD – now let’s do something about it.

Unsurprising that this is the manner in which the problem is approached but no less hideous for all that.

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Exclusive: Signs of declining economic security


Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

FOUR OUT OF FIVE!

Although the undercurrent of the piece seems to be that it’s a problem now because white people are suffering which, it seems, is an awful indictment on manner in which the reporting of poverty happens.

Normal if it’s African-Americans and Hispanics who are suffering – that’s just their normal state of being but if it’s whites suffering – OH MY GOD – now let’s do something about it.

Unsurprising that this is the manner in which the problem is approached but no less hideous for all that.

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