Author Archives: Jeff Miller

tout – attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.

tout – verb attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.   February 14, 2018 – Baltimore, MD – Mayor touts low crime numbers… Read more »

“Knowledge of Sensational Literature: Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.”

Knowledge of Sensational Literature: Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century. Plays the violin well. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman…. Read more »

Doublethink is the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.

  Doublethink – Wikipedia Doublethink is the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.   December 27, 2017 – Crime rates are… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including both Organic and Genetically-Modified foods.

  “Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with… Read more »

In 2017, Nokia rereleased the dumbphone it first put out in the year 2000. It sold out in a week.

    “Good is always getting better and bad is always getting worse: the possibilities of even apparent neutrality are always diminishing.”  From “That Hideous Strength“, by C.S. Lewis, 1945… Read more »

“But the educated public, the people who read the highbrow weeklies, don’t need reconditioning. They’re all right already. They’ll believe anything.”

    “But the educated public, the people who read the highbrow weeklies, don’t need reconditioning. They’re all right already. They’ll believe anything.” From “That Hideous Strength”, by C.S. Lewis,… Read more »

“Now verily I tell you we will not budge until this place is ours. We will carry it by storm. Sound the charge!”

  Now arrived Dunois from the city, and plunged through the battle on his foam-flecked horse and galloped up to Joan, saluting, and uttering handsome compliments as he came. He… Read more »

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.

    “Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes… Read more »

From 2017 to 2018, the volume of cloves exported from Tanzania increased 121%, while seaweed exports increased 39%.

“Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.” ― George Orwell, from “Animal Farm”, 1945           It’s April, 2018, and… Read more »