Drollery Archive


Posted June 4, 2016 By John C Wright

In case you need to know an evil acronym of an evil spy organization, here are a few: SP.E.C.T.R.E. = Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion T.H.R.U.S.H. = Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity H.I.V.E. =Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination A.I.M.= Advanced Idea Mechanics C.O.B.R.A. = Criminal […]

Be the first to comment

Wow! Didn’t see that coming.

6 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

And Put Harriet Tubman on the Metro Card

Posted April 25, 2016 By John C Wright
26 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

A Modest Proposal

Posted March 24, 2016 By John C Wright

The Rabid Puppies, led by Theodore Beale aka Vox Day, has offered for your consideration certain items for Best Related Work. These are of a trenchant and disturbing nature: Moira Greyland’s account of her childhood abuse at the hands of her mother, the award-winning science fiction writer Marion Zimmer Bradley “Safe Space as Rape Room”, […]

65 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Fewer Bishoppesses, please. More Crusaders.

Posted March 8, 2016 By John C Wright

  Sweden’s first she-bishop wants to remove crosses because they might offend Mohammedans. Article in German: http://de.sputniknews.com/panorama/20151007/304768617/schwedische-bischoefin-kreuze-kirchen-muslime.html Church of Sweden, by the bye. And the Reformers thought that national churches, controlled by the secular power of kings and parliaments, would prove wiser and more Christian, a better shepherd,  than an international, universal, ecumenical one. Saint […]

49 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

The Swift Test

Posted January 29, 2016 By John C Wright

I propose a new psychological test based on which race of satirical characters from GULLIVER’S TRAVELS one might be: Lilliputian — petty and vicious Brobdingnagian — magnanimous but contemptuous of mankind Laputan — clumsy, dazed and impractical intellectual, fearful of comets and other unreal problems, often cuckolded Balnibarbi — even more impractical intellectuals, wasteful, fussy, […]

6 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

If I have my own Meme, Am I famous?

Posted October 27, 2015 By John C Wright

Someone brought this to my wife’s attention on Facebook. It is embarrassing that I was reading this quote, and was struck by how august and wise it was, until I looked down and saw who wrote it. 

7 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

My Invasions Plans

Posted October 21, 2015 By John C Wright

This column originally appeared at Meme Therapy, a site long since defunct. I re-post it here in case some reader had not seen it and wanted to. The question in bold was asked of several authors: my answer (with illustrations!) is below: We apologize for the inconvenience, but the planet Earth is scheduled for alien invasion. […]

19 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Reply from the Chinese Sage

Posted October 19, 2015 By John C Wright

Guest Post from Nostreculsus. Alas, I lost the answers for question 6 through 10. The words below are his: My apologies if this post is a bit long, but after reading the comments of the patrician Roman and of the Christian, I ventured to ask a Chinese sage about Mr Lombardi’s code of life. How does […]

8 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Wright Alien Megastructure Hypothesis

Posted October 15, 2015 By John C Wright

Another discovery, equally astonishing as the discovery of the God-destroying magnetic brain wave mentioned in an earlier column in his space: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/15/the-strange-star-that-has-serious-scientists-talking-about-an-alien-megastructure/ KIC 8462852 is a distant star 1,481 light-years away from Earth with … a very unusual flickering habit. Something was making the star dim drastically every few years, and she [Yale University astronomer Tabetha […]

32 Comments so far. Join the Conversation