Monthly Archives: May 2016

Alan Turing and the Thinking Machine — Part I

Alan Turing and the Thinking Machine — Part I     Alan Mathison Turing was one of the most brilliant and least appreciated minds of the 20th Century.  He was born June 23rd, 1912, and if you were going to be a … Continue reading

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Transphobia Goes to the Toilet

Transphobia Goes to the Toilet      The far right is always looking for something to get hysterical about, whether it’s gun legislation, abortion, or gay people.  The latest thing that’s got their knickers in a wad is transgender people who wish … Continue reading

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This is What Fascism Looks Like

This is What Fascism Looks Like     The word fascism gets tossed around a lot these days, and for good reason.  If we look at its origin during the Mussolini regime, it means the merger of business and government, in which … Continue reading

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American Vernacular Spectacular 2016

American Vernacular Spectacular 2016 by the Village Idiom     It’s been two years since our last update on the American lexicon.  New words and usages are appearing almost daily, because languages evolve like any other living thing.  I’ve tried the best … Continue reading

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The Powell Memorandum

The Powell Memorandum     Maybe, like me, you find yourself wondering what the hell happened to this country. And maybe you’re old enough to remember what it was like before Ronald Reagan got his filthy talons into it. Back then a … Continue reading

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