- Los Angeles, California, USA
- December 12
- Myth Maker
- A foul-mouthed commentator on life, society, politics, pop culture, and economics. I spend a lot of time in bars.
I wrote a manuscript about the perils of online dating and its ultimate cost to society. It's not published. Meh.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Do I Really Want to be a
September 20, 2010 11:38PM
- Florida Church Considers
"Koran Book Burning"
September 07, 2010 01:35PM
- Wait, You're in the NFL Now?
September 03, 2010 03:21AM
- Los Angeles: I Quit
August 31, 2010 12:32AM
- I'm drafting a semi-fictional
August 29, 2010 03:24PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “@al loomis:
is the I would have to take
out $100k+ in loans, no
September 21, 2010 02:13AM
Great name, by the
Last night I was
forced to watch Fox News
September 08, 2010 09:22PM
- “@Nick Carraway:
feel that nobody needs or is
entitled to sell any
September 07, 2010 02:34PM
Everyone has the
right to exist in their own
September 07, 2010 02:33PM
- “@old new lefty:
always love your comments. And
that one is spot on.
September 07, 2010 02:32PM
Asta Charles's Links
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At the moment, I'm going through the doldrums of what I'll classify as career PMS. I'm perpetually unhappy with a variety of things about my work, though my notion of unhappiness could change with the way the fucking ocean happens to bring in algae (or not) that day. I'm… Read full post »
Dear Dove World Outreach Center,
First, your name is a fucking abomination.
Secondly, I'd like to be the first to congratulate you on your future cultural Darwin Award, as well as your commitment to creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. It's just lovely and we all can't wait to find out who dies… Read full post »
Something I've always truly, deeply treasured - like the love of my freakin' parents - is giving credit where credit is due. This can be a pat on the back, a "hey good going buddy", or even a 3rd grade style gold star.
Anything. Just a little properly attributed… Read full post »
And it is with a heavy heart that I must turn in my resignation from my post as miserable resident of Los Angeles.
SFX: Record scratch.
No, that's not right. I haven't a heavy heart at all, it's quite light in fact. Light like whipped cream on an… Read full post »
As those of you who still read my blog will attest to, I haven't been writing as much as I used to. I need more fuel for my fire, dammit. So I am going to give myself a challenge and work on something I have not been previously successful with: a… Read full post »
AP has published much hate all up in the grill of the "Double Dippers" lately. This isn't a germophobic piece about those who party hard, dip a chip in some flavored lard, take a bite, then go back for more lard-love. No sir. AP is talking about economists and analysts, like… Read full post »
Hear ye, hear ye, all twenty-something year-old men who refuse to believe that they are jerks, but have actually been jerking around women for the majority of their adolescent and adult existence: you aren't half the man Scott Pilgrim is.
I surely wish girls weren't wandering around fantasizi… Read full post »
Bill and Melinda Gates have made the most of their relative retirement by launching the Gates Foundation. Their mission is to help the neediest of needy with what most shapes their world: health and education. They've also famously allocated a mere $10 million per head inheritance to each of… Read full post »
Country music has morphed with time. It has been shape shifted and molded by industry leaders, demographic demand, political influence, and to some extent - artists themselves (though given the experiennce of other genres, the latter is unlikely). Gone are the days of progressive country music… Read full post »
Working in an office has its obvious upside: it's generally the case it leads to health insurance, a higher wage, and a stable wage. Oh and there's air conditioning. Most of us sit on our asses in college for four years (often more) to get to such a luxurious strap-down.… Read full post »
Consider this my open-to-all-statement:
I haven't been able to comment all week, but I greatly appreciate those who have come by my blog to pay their respects to my crass rants.
Though I haven't spent too much time on the interwebs trying to figure out exactly what this oopsy-daisy is all… Read full post »
In 2008, Paul Thomas (also known by the kid in H-Wood as PT Anderson) was nominated for three Oscars for There Will Be Blood. This post isn't about this movie, but I could easily drown myself (and consequently your eyeballs) in my love and adoration for this film. This film… Read full post »
The gay man has been unfortunately been assigned a poster child. The man in flourescent pink short shorts walking down Santa Monica Boulevard, swinging his hips like he's samba-ing by his lonesome? Yeah, that's him. And the movie Bruno was one big joke about how he doesn't really exist, but… Read full post »
Like the constant hum of vuvuzelas, which sound like bees without the fear of a sting, our weekly world and US news has become so consistent with the same flavor of strife that it's been, well - boring as all hell.
It's almost as bad as it can be and,… Read full post »
On Wednesday the stock market unloaded its bowels at the fact that in May, new home sales dropped 33% from April.To be fair, April had a huge uptick due to expiration of the home buyer tax credit. So if we throw out that outlier, this decline is probably more like… Read full post »
I realize the intense obscurity and irony of this statement. Glenn Beck, as most of us in this liberal blogosphere would believe, is an over-hyped entertainer crusading as a conservative political and economic evalgenist. He know his audience will believe anything he says. Because like Rush L… Read full post »
On Friday, I had a economic advancement conversation with dear old dad which ended the same way many of our conversations do. With me professing my liberalism and him professing his love for Ronald Reagan (sort of).
"Eh well, the economy's gonna tank next year, so we're gonna put all… Read full post »
One might meekly and obviously think that a prayer to birth control pills should be something like:
"May you always keep me infertile in a time of financial despair."
"May you always integrate my upward mobility with my desire to not have children."
Both are perfectly worthy prayers… Read full post »
I don't mean you. You reading this as this exact moment, no siree. You probably don't apply.
I mean the you, you lot of women out there who at some point in your adult lives proclaimed, "I want to be treated like a princess." Or "I am… Read full post »
"Get Him to the Greek" is funny. It's thoughtful. It's like "The Hangover" with more drugs, more money, more furry walls, and zero police (that's what happens when you're rich, the police lose interest in you). It's lead character, Aldous Snow (he who must be gotten to the Greek), is… Read full post »
As if this isn't the most Glenn Beck-ish, egotistical post ever - I won't lie to myself, it totally is. *Guffaw* I'm allowing myself to do this because corporations are allowed to spend unlimited funds telling you how to vote, I should be socially sanctioned to do the exact same thing… Read full post »
Since the sordid soap opera love triangle of banks, the government, and bailouts began in late 2008, we haven't seen much horrifying activity from the stock market. Horrifying activity from the job market, yes, and that shall continue to stay that way. I wouldn't expect God to shit out a… Read full post »
Arizona just signed a law into effect that will made "illegal status" a crime. Arizona won't just be wasting money placing non-violent drug offenders behind bars, they may be incentivizing police offers to seek out illegal immigrants. They are creating a punishment that… Read full post »
Whoa, OMG, WTF...the Tea Party made me think a thought beyond, "how do I stop these people from being relevant?" But it's still in that vein.
It made me wonder: am I an elitist?
And why do I give a a rat's ass? Because if I am guilty of… Read full post »
Asta Charles's Favorites
- Bernadine Spitzsnogel
- big fat trauma queen
- Sheldon The Wonderhorse
- Del Stone