Drollery Archive

Compared to Eating a 2000-year-old Man

Posted July 10, 2015 By John C Wright

Since my last column was one of vexation, I thought I must say a word of admiration as well. I thought this was the cutest thing I have come across in quite a while, and surprisingly profound. This is from the pen of one Laura McAlister, who described herself as a Catholic, writer, tea-drinker, evangelist, […]

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A Note on the Last Entry

Posted July 8, 2015 By John C Wright

Those of you who are wondering why anyone makes anime music videos about cutie-pie schoolgirls in afterschool tank battles simply do not understand the intricacies of Japanese pop culture, or American fanboyism of Japanese pop culture, known as Yankyotaku. Rather than explain, allow me to post more embedded links:

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The Future Did Not Arrive

Posted July 8, 2015 By John C Wright

“The future did not arrive” is the opening line of COUNT TO A TRILLION, a story that starts in a post-atomic-war Texas where there is no electricity and no running water, and the Space Age is a dream of the past. My protagonist, Menelaus Montrose, happens across an interactive cartoon called ‘Asymptote’ which is old […]

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Larry Correia and his Twit Service!

Posted July 3, 2015 By John C Wright

The world reeled in flabberghastizement to read this generous announcement from the International Lord of Good Sense, Larry Correia: So the author of 50 Shades of Grey did a Twitter Q&A, and in a series of events that came as a shock to exactly nobody on the internet except for the author and her publicist, […]

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Left, Right, Texan

Posted June 23, 2015 By John C Wright

As my latest six-book trilogy stars a futuristic Texan, I thought I had to pass along this observation. https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/the-difference-between-liberals-conservatives-and-texans/.

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Laudato Si

Posted June 23, 2015 By John C Wright

Someone asked me my opinion of the Pope’s recent encyclical letter, Laudato Si which the Leftstream Press reported as being in support of the theory of Man-caused Global Flooding/Drought and Warming/Cooling. I have not had the opportunity to read the encyclical, but friends of mine brought quotes from it to my attention. Hence this column […]

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Petty Puppy-Kickers on the March

Posted May 22, 2015 By John C Wright

From the blog of Theodore Beale, the Most Hated Man in the Solar System: Glenn Hauman issued a second call for anti-Puppy Amazon reviews, this time on File 770: Glenn Hauman on April 15, 2015 You can game Amazon ratings as well. Here’s a list of all of Mr. Beale’s nominees, complete with handy links […]

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The Uncorrectors are Never Right

Posted May 21, 2015 By John C Wright

The groundlings over at 770 — I am too lazy to provide links —  seem to be baffled that I make the following simpleminded yet goodnatured jest: “I actually have rather plebeian tastes. Albeit I suppose a real plebeian would not know the word “plebeian”. He would use the phrase “the hoi polloi” instead.” Joining […]

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The Customer is Always Right

Posted May 21, 2015 By John C Wright

It would be untoward for me to comment on the mental processes of any readers disappointed in my humble work. If I fail to please, the fault is mine, not theirs. Nonetheless, from time to time the causes for discontent are worthy of note. For example, in the novella ‘One Bright Star to Guide Them’ […]

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A Dream about the Worst Vikings Ever

Posted May 19, 2015 By John C Wright

Normally I do not talk about where I get my ideas, but let me make an exception. I get them in my sleep, which is why whenever the wife finds me snoring on the couch, I tell her I am hard at work. I had an odd dream this morning, but the idea is one […]

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