I don’t have a spirit animal, but I have a spirit okie and his name is Chad Love. He may not be a catfish noodlin’ walmarter, but JFC he makes good points about silly things and great points about serious things on his Information Super Highway Portal “The Mallard of Discontent“
Do your eyes and brains a favor and rep this set.. f’n good stuff.
Here’s an excerpt that should get the fists clenching. Keep chipping away brother, lest we forget how to use our hammers.
“I have watched, incredulously, as one of my life’s abiding passions, indeed, my life’s anchor – one that once tethered me and kept me from floating out to doom on the same riptide that has taken so many other fatherless latchkey kids – grows increasingly vile, cheap and desensitized to anything resembling respect, reflection, or restraint, instead becoming ever more corrupted, rotted, ugly, commoditized, fetishized, falsified, mythologized, branded, packaged, sold, traded, digitized, distributed and wholly co-opted by those for whom the act of hunting and killing is always something to be made easier, quicker, cooler, more efficient, more spectacular, more entertaining, and above all, more profitable. Could I point to these people and say (or write) “You, sir, are a peckerwood of the highest order, and what you represent is a disgrace to the sport you profess to love.” No, because to do so would take speaking with a discordant voice, and in that industry, media included, unvarnished opinion – or at least unvarnished opinion of the wrong sort- is an undesirable thing.”