I never thought this day would come.

Well, actually I did. Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity said it would happen. Also Judge “Not a judge” Jeanine Pirro. And Lou Dobbs. They all said it would come.

And Marjorie Taylor Green. And Lauren Boebert. And Joni Ernst, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and…well, lots of others. They all said to expect the Socialists to come, and not to just do socialist things like get pissy about the US Capital Building being attacked by a mob. Oh no. They’re coming to cancel you and me. AOC and the other Socialists and Big Tech…

Interesting Times Harold Editorial Page Exclusive

I would like to get something off my chest, and not just the bruise from the FBI agent who crashed through my door last night and threw me into jail for exercising my First Amendment right to kick in a window at the Capitol Building. I understand that, from a certain point of view, the Save America Rally last week may have appeared to have gotten out of hand, what with the death and destruction and the defilement of the cradle of American democracy. …

Answer: you do

Buddy, you’ve got work to do.

Facebook has this one really annoying feature.

What? You knew this already?

Okay, so there are a few annoying features, but one in particular has been making my social media experience a bit less pleasant lately. Maybe you’ve experienced it as well: you’re scrolling through your updates and suddenly see an article or post from a source you don’t follow or regularly read. …

A personal look at some Kentucky soldiers that fought for the Union

This unidentified soldier wears a uniform similar to one worn by another soldier of the 10th Kentucky Cavalry. [Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with stocked Colt pistol, Remington, and cavalry saber]. United States, None. [Between 1862 and 1863] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011648543/. (Accessed September 13, 2017.

In the summer of 1862, Captain Milton Graham began to recruit men to form a new volunteer cavalry regiment to defend the Commonwealth of Kentucky from rebellion. He set up camp at Harrodsburg, Kentucky shortly before 11 July 1862. Company A was one of the first four companies of the 11th Kentucky Cavalry (along with D, C, and F).

(This is the last of a three part history of popular culture vampires. It is not a good history, but it’s free. Feel free to read Part One here, and Part Two here).

At first, the change isn’t bad at all.

In 1976, Anne Rice published Interview with the Vampire. This book was breathtaking. Rice

is such a powerful writer that she manages to create vampires that can be both empathized with and reviled at the same time. Louis is a tragic figure, and Lestat his murderous, black-hearted mentor/tormentor. We had no problems at all with this book.

In 1985…

If you read part one of this series, you may be asking “which sauce goes best with tortellini?” The answer, of course, is “you read the wrong article.” This is about vampires, not pasta.*

Now, once you’ve read the correct article, Einstein, you’ll see that we’ve scientifically proven that today’s vampires are boring. You’re welcome. But you may now be asking, “Okay, smart guys, how did this all happen? What are the best and/or worst vampire stories? And have you ever kissed a girl, because I’m betting you haven’t?”

Well, Mister or Miss Sarcastic, we present to you now a…

Vampire hangovers are the worst.

I was once a big fan of vampires. As a child growing up in the 1970s and 80s, I often begged my parents to let me watch anything on TV that had a vampire in it. This included the well-known vampire movies, like those starring Christopher Lee (who would later be promoted to Sith Lord and be an ally of Sauron), and — of course — ‘Salem’s Lot. But this also included the odd and oft-times campy appearances of vampires. …

How fare thee, ye latte-swilling travelers? Have ye done well since last we met? I wish I could say my fortunes were high, but of late I fear that the thoughts of sovereignty are weighing upon my crowned head, as lately I’ve been more gigantic melancholy than mirth. What is the meaning of it all? Are we just dust in the wind? Are we just dragon dung to be trodden beneath some scaly feet?

Give Lando his own series

The Empire Strikes Ba…ah, you know that. Image Credit: Disney

Last week a rumor spread across the internet that Disney Plus was working on a new Star Wars series starring Donald Glover, who may once again play Lando Calrissian, by far the smoothest, most entrepreneurial scoundrel in the galaxy. And if this is true and Lando is back, we should all (cautiously) rejoice.

I’ve been a member of Facebook for years. Years I tell you. I’ve seen everything from your grandma’s birthday pictures to the birth of your children. Almost a little too graphically at that. But I digress. I thought I had seen everything, until now.

Your posts regarding this pandemic, at the outset, enraged me.We all know I was diametrically opposed to your position about masks.There were the arguments: it’s there to protect you, it’s there to protect me, it’s there to protect the elderly. I was as steadfast as a person can be. But then your meme with the big…

W.E. Linde

Business analyst, former military intelligence officer, amateur historian, blogger/writer at DamperThree.com, satirist at times as a Duffel Blog contributor.

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