Posted by: thescoundrel | June 8, 2016

Newspapers Nearing Extinction?

I’ve posited similar questions behind this post numerous times over the years; but has the time of the daily Newspaper reached its concluding  death throes? A recent news story from television station WQAD listed local newspaper the Quad City Times’ parent company, Lee Enterprises,  as one of the businesses that could fail and disappear, as soon as 2017.  A 2015 story from Pew Research Center suggested that a decline in subscribers and revenue has deeply cut into the value of daily newspapers. The articles I have read suggest that media sources are concentrating on reinforcing their radio, television and Internet broadcasting ventures while investing less into the daily newspaper. Of those I tend to use the Internet more than the others in searching for news. On another personal level I quit subscribing to the local Dispatch/Argus over a year ago. My family had been subscribing to the Dispatch since I was young boy and I carried on the practice as an adult.  And it has been even longer since I actually used it for advertisement.

My preference for news has always been the daily newspaper. It always offered me more information than the wham, bam, thank-you Mam, quickie news blurt you get from radio and television. But like the wandering bards and town criers the daily newspaper as a source of information seems headed towards extinction. Sure,  newspapers are scrambling to get their product switched to Internet form. But so  far it is at best clumsy to navigate and all but the most Dominate stories are lost to Internet Hell obscurity. Nor does their attempts at product merchandising for their advertisers seem to scream use my media source to improve your business revenue. And I am not even sure the media companies trying to make the switch even understand their product enough to make the switch to the Internet. When the local newspapers first started making the switch to the Internet – they both had a strong community following that included  vociferous exchanges of the articles they presented. Neither paper seemed to understand how to manage the gold mine that lay before them. Instead of nourishing and gardening the discussions they watched over the sites like a bar-room thumper. Like the newspapers that hosted them,  as a whole those extensions and the interest they generated have dissipated.

Maybe it is for the best that the daily newspaper is dying the slow death of extinction. Individuals that actually like to look past the shallow outer extremities  of daily news are an aging breed. They are  slowly being replaced by narcissistic selfie-taking zombies that follow in-vogue fads like lemmings. Television and Radio news bites fit their transient all-about-me lifestyle.

I have always been a Watcher.  I like to watch. I get fascinated by shadows that make up all the nooks and crannies of life. The way they push and shove against the constant tides of life, creates the shorelines that help define the boundaries of existence.  That is why I have always liked reading Newspapers. The daily newspaper was one of those nooks and crannies that helped to create foundations that the shoreline of existence could used to hold its form. And though their are replacements available, their products are much like trying to eat at  a Haute Cuisine restaurant that serves you a food plate that looks like a da Vinci but has all the sustenance necessary to create enough energy for an individual to scratch their ass.



Posted by: thescoundrel | April 21, 2016

Target Unclear of Gender Distinctions

In the News today, retailer Target has announced it’s Management is unclear of distinctions between human genders. So someone had to come up with a new unisex bathroom strategy that will also give them more store space inside their buildings, by moving the bathrooms to the parking lot. The homeless and druggie factions are split on the idea as though it will offer them easier access for personal relief; it also has the disadvantage of no privacy for the times they need to speed.


Posted by: thescoundrel | March 23, 2016

Ding, Dong the Wicked Prick is Dead

Can’t believe I forgot the happy celebration last November. I must be getting older and forgetful.

Samaritans Scalawags Scoundrels Fleecing the Sheep

Longtime Congressman from the IL. 17th District, Lane Evans, has died. His fictional tome is being scribed on the local Quad City media by his pablum spewing acolytes. That is how life works. You are born, you live, you die, people make phony speeches about what a great a person you were. No such spin here. Still I’ll give the Evans his due by posting a video representative of my deep set feelings for the man. It’s not political, It’s personal!!!

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Caution the following post may not be suitable for minors or PC Disciples. It may contain objectionable and dangerous wording, ideas and/or links. You are warned.

It has been long while since my last post. Contrary to all the vicious rumors I have been spreading about myself – I have neither died or fallen off of the planet Earth. Still I couldn’t resist the latest piece of PC culture reporting from would be PC Police.

While interviewing a guest; MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry became uncomfortable with her guests use of the term “hard-worker”. Sorry everyone,  evidently the PC Police Force continues to decide they must preapprove the proper good or evil semantic usage of all words and phrases. So honoring their worry about the descriptive usage of “hard-worker”, and not wishing to offend their delicate sense of PC propriety,   I have made a suggestive list of laborers that  literally fit the term “Hard-Workers“. If your name is not on this list I suggest you will have to submit, in triplicate, applications to Ms. Harris-Perry and the PC Police seeking to be included or in an effort to propose your own list of hardworking men or other personages.

theScoundrels list of literally correct hard-working men.

  • Mandingo
  • Lexington Steele
  • Ron Jeremy
  • Rocco Siffredi
  • Evan Stone
  • Peter Stone
  • Mr. Marcus
  • Mr. Pete
  • Mick Blue
  • James Deen
Posted by: thescoundrel | November 9, 2014

Fort Lauderdale Stupid is as Stupid Does

Fort Lauderdale Florida,  just another example of Stupid is as Stupid Does.


Posted by: thescoundrel | November 6, 2014

Ding, Dong the Wicked Prick is Dead

Longtime Congressman from the IL. 17th District, Lane Evans, has died. His fictional tome is being scribed on the local Quad City media by his pablum spewing acolytes. That is how life works. You are born, you live, you die, people make phony speeches about what a great a person you were. No such spin here. Still I’ll give the Evans his due by posting a video representative of my deep set feelings for the man. It’s not political, It’s personal!!!


Posted by: thescoundrel | October 26, 2014


Saw this image on Facebook.  It’s statement paints an accurate image of much of today’s progressive society.


Next up, 2015!





Posted by: thescoundrel | October 20, 2014

Welcome Newbies, to the New and Improved Duck and Cover Reality

George W. Bush didn’t get it. Barack Obama doesn’t get it. In fact other than Ronald Reagan I don’t think any US POTUS has understood the Russian situation since John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.  There are mad dog leaders out there whom like to wave their dick-egos, like a swinging wrecking ball threatening your home. And worse, some of those leaders aren’t just paper tigers. Some like Vlad “the Slayer” Putin have doomsday weapon capability to back up their egotistical insanity. And you can bet that among his advisers, and possibly within his own egocentricity, there will be those whom think modern weaponry capabilities make a winnable nuclear war possible. And no doubt there are even some war hawks among nuclear nations, whose hatred for the opposition is so intense, they don’t care if a nuclear war is winnable. Of course in a nuclear weapons race another thing to worry about besides the Putin-Whack-Jobs is the possibility of human error. To all those Non-Boomer generations welcome to the New and Improved  Duck and Cover realities. Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock!



Posted by: thescoundrel | September 30, 2014

A Brute in Human Form

As with many other information centers in the World of Cyberspace – I have a love/hate relationship with the services offered by the Internet giant Yahoo!  In a totally unrelated search I stumbled across the word etymology of “Yahoo” that rightfully defines the essence of Yahoo!. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, Yahoo is originally defined as :


yahoo (n.)  “a brute in human form,” 1726, from the race of brutish human creatures in Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels.” “A made name, prob. meant to suggest disgust” [Century Dictionary]. “Freq. in mod. use, a person lacking cultivation or sensibility, a philistine; a lout; a hooligan” [OED]


Well I don’t know that I am ready to grant Yahoo! the title of personhood but…. There is no doubt in this person’s mind how an actual human could readily attribute Yahoo! as a human creation where content and comment  often leads to brutish, loutish, even Hooligan-like behaviors, while, at times creating disgust due to its lack of cultivation and sensibility. If that was  the aura Yahoo! creators were seeking to create around their product, then they have succeeded beyond all possible dreams of ambition. Well chosen name!

Posted by: thescoundrel | September 20, 2014

Obama Evaluating Evil of the World

Evil in the World
Some cartoonists capture the existence of life under Obama.

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