Rollin' Like Sisyphus

The Story So Far

One of the underpinning assumptions of human behavior is that each action is the manifestation of a desire; everything we as individuals do comes coupled with the understanding that we’re doing that thing with a purpose.
If nothing else, this blog is dedicated to the subversion of that premise.
As has already been said, this blog started in 2003 as a way to kill time and express opinions that weren’t expressed elsewhere. The proprietor of the blog is, unfortunately, in possession of more useless academic degrees than you can shake a stick at, in both hard science and the humanities.
Sometimes he lapses into writing that way, and for that he truly apologizes.
There may be things to pique the interest of conservatives, of liberals, of Democrats, of Republicans, and maybe even a Whig or two, but mostly this blog is not interested in that.
For a decade it has served chiefly as a chronicle of decline, simply illustrating a few of the ways that such a decline could have been mitigated or avoided, had common sense and a measure of decency ruled the day.
That our social, political and cultural apparati sell us out at every available opportunity is not news to this blog.
What is news is that people still exhibit shock and surprise when they’re betrayed in the same ways they always have and always will be betrayed.
Despite 75% of the education of this blog’s proprietor resting in the fields of math and physics, the appearances of math and/or physics are exceedingly rare. This is his gift to you.
The blog possess few rules and even fewer protocols for the enforcement of those rules.
The layout may change suddenly and without notice, many multiple times.
Do not complain.
The blog proprietor may, from time to time, attempt to employ new “features” and “gimmicks” in an attempt to light a fire with the creative equivalent of wet grass and a nearly shaved down graphite striker. Most if not all of these features and gimmicks will fail.
The blog proprietor is aware of this, so there is no need to mention it.
Posts and updates come in fits and starts. There will be times when the blog and/or headlines feed is updated multiple times each day. There will be times when nothing is updated for months at a time.
The blog proprietor has attempted to stick to a loose schedule, illustrated here:
Headlines in Sidebar – Most days as they happen
Posts – Tuesdays and Thursdays, or as they occur
Column – Friday or Saturday
Cringe of the Week – Friday
His success over time has been sub-optimal, to be sure, but one day, maybe, it’ll all fall into place.
The Blog Name: Rollin’ Like Sisyphus.
If the blog proprietor has to parse this out for you, Rollin’ Like Sisyphus may not be your kind of blog.

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  1. El Borak said, on July 15, 2010 at 12:45

    In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.

  2. El Borak said, on July 20, 2010 at 09:14

    Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort

  3. hk2 said, on July 21, 2010 at 10:28

    Soon to be a major motion picture.


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