A Hard Truth


Now that an authority figure, a world leader, an elected head of state has bit the bullet and bravely told us a frightening truth, that really sort of puts that whole “fiscal Cliffpocalypsemageddonacaust” thing in perspective. Now, you may know a little of what Prime Minister spoke of, but I needed to investigate further. My research indicates that “Triple J” is apparently an Australian radio station aimed at teenagers and young adults and “K-pop” is vapid dance music from Korea, of which Gangnam Style is the most notorious. So now you have a fairly complete picture of what the fish she’s talking about.

The Mayan calendar runs out on December 21, only three days from now, and I guess that’s pretty much going to be it. Probably not much need to put your affairs in order between now and then. Make your peace with your maker. My suggestion is to blow off work on Friday because, really, what’s your boss going to do, fire you? No, this is the reason you got all those credit cards.

So, anyway, it’s been a good run, hasn’t it? Sorry we’ll never get to Monday Trivia No. 100 or know who wins the fantasy football league after an all-upset first round of playoffs. Everything is irrelevant now. Thanks for reading, y’all, and I was wrong about that whole atheism thing, I hope I’ll catch you on the flip side.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. “Let them all drown in lakes of blood.”

    BTW, happy b-day.

    And I get Friday off anyway. 🙂

  2. Triple J is an awesome radio station. Every year they put out a compilation album called the “Hottest 100,” featuring selections from a list of the top 100 songs of the year as voted on by listeners. Good stuff, that.

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