Using my unerring powers of deduction, I arrived at the conclusion that more people would be able to hear more of my Cancel Culture speeches if I delivered them from height. So, I put a scissor jack under my Cancel Culture Soap Box. The good news is it worked.
The bad news is I’d set the jack on a 45-degree incline, neglected to set the brake, hit a top speed of roughly 80 miles an hour on the way down the incline (given the mass of the jack and yours truly, along with the remarkable lack of friction due to the incredibly lubricated casters on the jack), and ended up breaking more bones than Evel Knievel did at Caesar’s Palace.
So, while I’m healing — and since I have to dictate even this to an ICU nurse by wiggling my ears — I’m going to leave you this week with just three things:
- “If now and then we encounter pages that explode, pages that wound and sear, that wring groans and tears and curses, know that they come from a man with his back up, a man whose only defenses left are his words and his words are always stronger than the lying, crushing weight of the world, stronger than all the racks and wheels which the cowardly invent to crush out the miracle of personality.” (Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer)
- “To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.” (Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death)