To Paraphrase Ex Governor McGreevey, My fellow Americans, my reality is that I am soon to become a Codger American. Yes, I'm about to turn Sixty years old. Soon I will be eligible for senior citizen discounts. I already have "over fifty checking" which seems to be designed for people with small wallets and diminished memories. Perfect for me. So I must ask the question that all aging male boomers ask in our hearts. What the devil happened to the Age of Aquarius? What happened to all that free sex and mellowing hanging out? How was this paradise invaded by the Age of Hillary. I remember people smoking pot in public movie theaters. Now I can't smoke a cigar in a bar. What happened to all those funky Hippy chicks? They can't all have turned into corporate dragon ladies. Perhaps they all got law degrees and fell in love with each other, which would explain the Age of Hillary.
I never took the whole hokum of The Sixties seriously while it was going on. But insulated from all the bullshit I did have a ball on the fringes. it always seemed to me that the Hippies I knew were just poor stand-ins for Beatniks. The rock music we listened to was a poor substitute for jazz and the literature of The Sixties was as disposable as bathroom tissue. But so much enthusiasm was intoxicating. The Seventies were a horrible exercise of consequences making themselves felt. I know I suffered personally and can never look at Jimmy Carter without disdain.
Takimag seems to have undergone a putsch. According to the kids that run it in Taki's name, Neo-Nazi's were posting comments in a concerted attempt to subvert their site. So they stopped comments. Now they have comments, but it seems that I am blocked along with the latter-day Arian supermen. Do they think I"M a Nazi? Well OK, I don't actually care what they think. It was fun posting comments to their site. I once e-mailed them about an unrelated matter an got no reply. So I suspect that they just aren't very professional. This is sad as real Paleoconservatives would uphold certain antique practices, like ANSWERING THEIR FUCKING MAIL!
Ah, that felt good.
I will get my fishing license Saturday and it occurs to me that there is no point in getting a trout stamp. Why get a stamp to keep fish I always throw back anyway? Under normal circumstances, they are just too pretty to eat. Bass, perch and walleye are not immune however, as they are ravenous brutes like myself and taste great to boot.