Category Archives: COURSE CORRECTIONS – Cranky Cultural Comments

COURSE CORRECTIONS are designed to help people navigate the tsunami of ideas which engulfs us every day. They are a response to what may be perceived as reactionary propaganda embedded in contemporary consumer culture. New COURSE CORRECTIONS will appear from time to time on this blog. I welcome reader comments and contributions.

Mental Health Update

My doctor prescribed a drug to help reduce my obsessive multi-tasking: it’s called Procrastin. Took it once but I keep putting off taking it again. Can’t tell if it’s working.

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No Apology

COURSE CORRECTION: Don’t accept the apologies of the powerful. Absent from post-Sandy devastation, the head of the Red Cross apologized and said he really wished they could respond faster. Apparently, they’re just not used to dealing with emergencies! Don’t donate.

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Hot Yoga

  COURSE CORRECTION: Don’t do Hot Yoga. Its Americanized, militaristic description as “kick-ass yoga” should be sufficient inducement to stay away. Embraced by competitive, obnoxious personalities who regard their bodies as adversaries to be subdued, its dangerous levels of heat … Continue reading

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Dope

COURSE CORRECTION: Stop believing that marijuana legalization will be some kind of “win” for progressive forces. A society drenched in consumerism, oppressive jobs, booze, hypocrisy, propaganda, social media and antidepressants has no need of another drug. Drugs have long been … Continue reading

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Beach Boys

COURSE CORRECTION: Stop revering the Beach Boys. Try absorbing the lyrics of Wish They All Could Be California Girls – they’re so moronic, it defies description. In the midst of the Sixties cultural revolution, Beach Boys sang songs about muscle … Continue reading

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TGIF

COURSE CORRECTION: Stop saying Thank God it’s Friday! or Oh God it’s Monday! and pretending they’re daring or witty statements. These clichés are the ejaculations of pipsqueaks. Stop being a slave, get a union, tell your boss to shove it, … Continue reading

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Yes-No

COURSE CORRECTION: Today on CBC, an excited interviewer blurted the ubiquitous “yes-no,” “no-yes” and “yeah-no” a dozen times. It’s an unconscious ploy against risking offense by being caught having an opinion. Go ahead, say what you think, and don’t apologize … Continue reading

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Cosmic Justice

COURSE CORRECTION: At least there’s cosmic justice: when you die, your warts will die with you.

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Remembrance Day

COURSE CORRECTION: Remembrance Day: On November 11th, had I raised an anti-war banner, I’d have been sneered at, perhaps assaulted and driven away. What’s the real purpose of an event where nationalism and religion drown out the cries of the … Continue reading

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Hope

COURSE CORRECTION: Stop having hope and wishing it for others. Hope is offered by Royals and politicians who have no intention of exercising their wealth and power in your favour. They prefer “Hope” because it’s much cheaper than giving people … Continue reading

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