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The Golden Age of NASCAR

3 Jun 2022 7 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Lots of drivers can drive fast, but very few drivers can race."  Richard Petty   When I was a kid, my brother, my dad, and I went to all the NASCAR races.  It was in the days when the only track that wasn't in the South was in Michigan.  Maybe that...

Cool Smoking Guy

8 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

While traveling in Latin America, it can become necessary to paint on the wall of a cracked-out taqueria to communicate effectively.  If you're not fluent in the local language, whether it be Spanish or loathing, it is often expedient to scrawl your...

A Redundancy of Crows

30 Apr 2022 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

When Se7en was released in 1995, I went to see it with some friends.  We all went to The Red Lion Pub in Chicago afterward and "discussed the movie" over pints of Guinness, because that's what we went to movies to do:  Learn and/or discover something...

The Drunkard's Puke of Bitterness

4 Apr 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I've been aware of it for awhile, but writing this post over the last hour or so, and then deleting everything I wrote, it has become obvious why my focus is slowly veering away from art and music, and towards Christianity and salvation issues.  Not...

Saying Goodbye To The Carefree World Of Content Sluttery

19 Mar 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I have recently been made aware of the phenomenon of "monitoring spirits," a kind of spiritual surveillance by entities who don't have your best interests at heart.  This awareness has caused me to hesitate in posting new videos on YouTube.  Lately,...

Maintaining Your Curiosity in a Monoculture

2 Feb 2022 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I always loved the smell of used bookstores.  There is something undeniably relaxing about walking between stacks of aged, dying paper, upon which is written the wisdom and stupidity of the ages.  You'd wander past the gardening and how-to books, tow...

Life is a Fabulous Dream

21 Jan 2022 8 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I call them "sister albums."  Albums which are opposite sides of the same coin, usually made in tandem with each other, like twins.  Vampire Cats and Blinded By Faggots are sister albums.  So are Your Arms Inside Me and Is It For Real?  There are oth...

ASMRLO

30 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I have decided that Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the president of Mexico commonly known as AMLO, is also the president of ASMR.  The dude is seriously relaxed. Beyond merely speaking slowly, he adds a lot of space in between his slow words.  Add to...

Surviving A Dark Christmas

24 Dec 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there." Psalm 139:8 I heard a Christmas song for the first time this year today, at Walmart of all places.  I don't remember which song it was, but it was a good...

Call Me "El Cajero"

8 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

For the first time, I understand white guilt.  Not from personal experience, but as an embarrassing, optional social phenomenon engaged in by surprisingly large numbers of white people.  This is the meme that finally made me get it: I now know why t...