Author Archives

Usually bemused by the current nuttiness of the modern world and attempting to maintain my wits by writing about it all

  • Manufacturing Opinion

    “We found that thousands of people were suffering from acute Moscowitis—a state which permits the belief of any absurdity and the shoving away of any facts. Eventually, of course, we found that the Russians are suffering from Washingtonitis, the same… Read More ›

  • From Borscht to Stroganoff

    Ah yes, leave it to to those beacons of truth, purveyors of factual reporting, stalwarts of unbiased reporting, CNN and YAHOO!, to continue to provide the latest breathless scoop of Trump and associates getting down with anything Russian from Borscht to… Read More ›

  • Life Support

    It’s been a while since we heard from Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum, Ms. Ukusi Menya, former counter espionage agent with TASS News Agency/Moscow, runner-up in Ms. Moscow Pageant, and part-time ballet instructor at Minsky’s Ballet Club. Let’s… Read More ›

  • Tchaikovsky – Canons, Church Bells, Ormandy and the “1812”

    Guest post:  by Bogdan Baranovsky  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a name at the top the of lists of many Classical music fans as the single, greatest, Russian composer of all time. From his Symphonies and Piano Concertos, to the legendary… Read More ›

  • Let’s Be Machines!

      The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully… Read More ›

  • Executive Nut-Jobs

    From, comes the following: Crazy at the wheel: psychopathic CEOs are rife in Silicon Valley, experts say We here at the Asylum, having many years experience working at various corporations, would venture to say it’s not just CEO’s in… Read More ›

  • Promises…Promises

    “To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.” ― Aristophanes, The Knights If you know someone who isn’t adept at keeping their promises, you might want to suggest that they consider a run at President of… Read More ›

  • Weekend Bossa Nova

    From Wikipedia…. “Samba de Uma Nota Só” (“One-Note Samba”) is a bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Newton Mendonça. The English lyrics were written by Jobim. It was first recorded by João Gilberto in… Read More ›

  • Nap Time

    From, comes the following: Southern Illinois University will soon host a month-long series of “nap-ins” to help guide students on their “internal journey to diversity.” There will be four two-hour nap sessions offered, after which students will be able… Read More ›

  • The Kings of Comedy

    Use to be that one had to go to a comedy nightclub for top-notch comedic entertainment.  Or if one wants to take a chance at “free” comedy, one always has TV and Cable sit-coms to sit back and waste a… Read More ›