Doug WilliamsWriter/Memoirist, TV Director/Writer/Producer, TV Host/Narrator
Category Archives: COURSE CORRECTIONS – Cranky Cultural Comments
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
COURSE CORRECTION: At least there’s cosmic justice: when you die, your warts will die with you.
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