Could we come up with a more boring title?

This weekend, it’s time for another Podish-Sortacast, and this one is called “Organizations”.

OK, I’m falling asleep already. It’s all a ruse, though, to lure everyone into a false sense of security: the plan is to talk about all those organizations that have failed us, discussing things like the Andrew Torrez case.

Uh-oh, I just realized…Freethoughtblogs is an organization, of sorts. A very loose organization, with me as the nominal head. This could take an ominous turn, becoming a revolution and a coup, all in real time during the broadcast. Maybe it’ll be painfully exciting after all!


  1. StevoR says

    Could we come up witha more boring title – is that a challenge? ;-)

    Not that it actually matters & I know I’m the last person to talk when it comes to spelling since my own stinks so much but isn’t organisation’s spelt with an ‘s’ not a ‘z’ in the middle or is that a British (& Aussie?) versus US of A thing?

    More importantly, I’m wondering what time its going to be happening in my timezone?

  2. robro says

    StevoR – “Organisation” is the Brit spelling. We spell it correctly in the US, of course, as “organization”.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Robro @ 2
    Yes, but you spell “aluminium” wrong! And I won’t get started on how you write “lorry” or “pavement”.
    Holy Benedict Arnold, Batman. Another humoristic podcast review of an awful conspiracy-theory film!
    “GAM390 Lockdown 2025”

  4. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    Yes, but you spell “aluminium” wrong

    I’ve heard there was a secret foil / that didn’t leak the cooking oil
    But you don’t really care for freshness, William
    It goes like this, you fold and fold / and your leftovers won’t get old
    It’s the cold and the protective aluminium… aluminium… alu-miiiiiii-iiiiiiinnnn-iuummmm…

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    This could take an ominous turn, becoming a revolution and a coup…

    A wild time!

    Uh, just where is the commentariat supposed to gather and rally before storming the barricades and security officers? And who’s paying for our buses?

  6. moonslicer says

    A more boring title? Yeah, I knew a lad who had a little creative writing magazine going. It had been around for a while, and he decided it was time for a new name. So he decided to re-baptize it, “Creative Writing”. Yeah.

    I gently suggested that maybe he’d want to try to think of something a bit more inspiring. But no, he was happy with that title. Says he, “It’s time to move up to the next level.” Oh. OK.

    Why worry? This was a publication that I don’t think more than 6 people a month saw. I saw it. I’d give him a little piece on occasion, so he’d send me a copy of the magazine by mail. Which I had to pay for.

    I don’t think his magazine ever won any awards. None of my pieces did.

  7. Hj Hornbeck says

    Organizations: A Lengthy Meditation on the Nature of how Humanity Organizes Itself on a Grand Level; with Reference to Specific Recent Controversies within a Community of People; and Recommendations on How to Move Forward.

  8. vereverum says

    Read: Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchial Tendencies of Modern Democracy, by Michels.
    It’s old but still good.

  9. StevoR says

    @ ^ John Morales : Nah, bores can be exciting depending how deep they go and what sort of water – & other things they produce! We use bore water at work FWIW albiet had some issues there lately. Can vouch for it being under pressure and quite dramatic when lines are hit..

    It could also be the name or biography of a pig too obviously named and mispelled. (Picturing an, as far as I know hypothetical book cover and potentially sub-title “Bore – one porker of a curly tail! right now. )

    Also I vaguely reading reading about an SF author who had a very popular crashing bore as a character in a short story (?) as an alien that could literally jump up and then crash down and bore or drill through stuff..

    To answer my own question seems that for South Oz this will be :

    Live in 2 days
    February 12 at 8:30 AM

    Might be a bit early for a Sunday morning for me depending howmuch sleep I get but I’ll see.