Instagram Lures Child Labor

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ET 14

Editorial Thunder presents…

Instagram Lures Child Labor

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by Andrew Roller

A few months ago, I got kicked out of Mark Suckerberg’s Facebook. That taught me a lesson. The lesson is this: Facebook is a nest of lies.

You would think that’s as bad as a company can get. Not when Mark Suckerberg is involved.

Mark Suckerberg owns Instagram, as well as Facebook. It turns out that Instagram is hoping to enlist children, around the world, to engage in child labor, to boost its advertising revenue.

Mark Suckerberg is a billionaire, many times over. Nonetheless, he hopes to exploit children, to make himself even richer.

Read my letter to my acquaintance, Avon, to find out everything I know about this sick story.

Dear Avon,

You’re on Instagram. Instagram is removing “likes”. Instagram says they’re removing “likes” to reduce “cyber bullying”.

This is a lie. Today’s Apple News reports a different story.

Source: Apple News, December 6, 2019. 6:01 a.m.

Apple News should be in “Mail”, on your iPhone.

If you would like to read the article in Apple News about Instagram, do the following:

1. Tap “Apple News” in “Mail”.

2. Tap on the actual “Apple News” document.

3. Scroll down on the left side of the “Apple News” document.

4. Tap on “Technology”, on the left side of the “Apple News” document.

5. If you don’t see “Technology”, type “Technology” into the Search field, at the top of the page.

6. On the “Technology” page, look for this story: “CNBC: Instagram Testing Theory…”

( CNBC is the originator of this news story. CNBC is an American cable T.V. channel, about the stock market. )

CNBC’s story can be summarized as follows:

1. Instagram hopes that by hiding likes, users will post more original content. If you post more original content, you’re spending more time on Instagram.

2. If users, like yourself, post more original content, Instagram can sell more ads.

Conclusion: Instagram isn’t trying to protect you from “cyber bullying”. Instagram is trying to get you to spend more time on Instagram, and post more content, so they can sell more ads. ( You are, essentially, being induced to become child labor for Instagram. )

Below are relevant quotes from the CNBC story:

“Inside Facebook’s growth and data science teams, there is a hypothesis that getting rid of ‘likes’ may be an effective tactic for getting users to post more original content on Instagram, three former employees told CNBC.

“The theory goes that by hiding like counts, users may feel less self-conscious when they post photos or videos that don’t receive many likes. This in turn may serve as a catalyst for getting users to post more often. …

“More posts means users spend more time on Instagram, and therefore grows the company’s ability to show more ads. Instagram is a critical part of Facebook’s future. It is the most popular social app among teens. …

“In recent years, as Instagram content became more polished and saturated with content from professional influencers … the platform began to see more users delete or archive their original posts – especially posts that did not receive many likes, one of the former employees said.

“Facebook’s growth and data science teams developed a hypothesis that getting rid of likes would make users feel less self-conscious when their posts don’t receive much engagement, spurring them to post more. …

“Under the changes, users will no longer be able to compare their posts’ like counts to their peers, but they’ll still receive a notification for each individual like. Those notifications could serve as an additional catalyst to get users to post more often.

“In addition, people on Instagram tend to mimic the behaviors of their close friends and family, so getting a few users to start posting original content more frequently could create a viral effect, the former employees told CNBC.

“[Head of Instagram Adam] Mosseri once briefly acknowledged removing likes could increase engagement, tweeting “It’ll likely effect [sic] how much some people engage on Instagram, probably liking a bit less and posting a bit more…”

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. ET, Editorial Thunder, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

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and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

I am on You Tube as “Andrew Roller”. On You Tube, tap my sun icon to see songs and films that I like. You can listen to and view this material there.

This is ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 14

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Table of Contents

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Table of Contents for

Andrew Roller

Stories and Essays

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This is a blog post web site. My posts are “stacked” on top of one another. They go from the first super-exciting post, at the bottom, to the most recent, at the top.

A rewritten post may wind up above one that was written later in time.

Posts above this Table of Contents may not be included in it.

Please check my “Addendum” post for updates to the articles listed below.

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35. Instagram Lures Child Labor. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 14.

Mark Suckerberg exploits children, globally.

34. The Worst Days of the Year. SS, Super Songs, issue number 6.

I prove to Dana Taranova that I’m the real Grinch.

33. F.B.I. Warning!

The Federal Bikini Inspectors put you on notice.

32. Music, apes, and bathroom noises. SS, Super Songs, issue number 5.

Dana Taranova’s misfortune is to again be my muse.

31. Winter’s Eve. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 3.

To quote Alice Cooper: “Welcome to my nightmare.”

30. Bewitched by Danatar! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 2.

Dana Taranova, and her abuse by You Tube.

29. American Social Media: Sell now! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 11.

American social media companies claim they’re improving. They’re actually digging their graves.

28. Nashamasha Hits One Million! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 13.

Nashamasha triumphs, despite You Tube’s censorship.

27. Be Hip! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 12.

Hate is an essential part of being “hip”.

26. Rock songs, and Dana Taranova! SS, Super Songs, issue number 4.

Dana Taranova enhances this rock music playlist.

25. Up Yours, You Tube! SS, Super Songs, issue number 3.

My_ Home’s ( near ) destruction gets some justice here.

24. Confessions of a Stud.

I bare my soul to Dana Taranova, and you.

23. You Tube Lies. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 10.

Are you jerking off while You Tube abuses girls?

22. Blocked by You Tube. SS, Super Songs, issue number 2.

You Tube’s prudes force-feed a post to my blog.

21. You Tube Censors My_ Home. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 9.

Find out why You Tube is, in my opinion, the new Nazis.

20. Danatar Victimized by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 8.

Google’s You Tube violated COPPA for over two decades. To make up for this, it now abuses young creators.

19. Slop Sells. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 7.

Post “slop” and live forever.

18. Screwed by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 6.

To “better protect the family”, You Tube screws young creators.

17. Back from the Dead. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 5.

You Tube fails to kill my comments.

16. Victorian Style Erotica: Meeting Frosty. ER, Erotic Romances, issue number 1.

Bedtime reading.

15. Apple Erases My Videos. You Tube Deletes A Channel, and Many Videos. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 4.

Malfeasance by Apple and You Tube nearly overwhelm this article. It’s about the most beautiful girl in the world, Icy Tenshilcy.

14. Can Search Engines Find You? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 4.

Why Microsoft does not have the best search engine. (Bing can’t find me).

13. Sneaky Apple. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 3.

Be (at least) a sub-moron. Don’t implement Apple’s Touch ID, or Face ID.

12. Sex (stories), and Making Web Archive Documents. AI, Apple Info, issue number 3.

How to obtain stories from the website asstr.org. How to enjoy internet stories and photos offline.

11. The End Point of All Human Achievement? BO, Book Observations, issue number 1.

Book Reviewed: On the Beach. The main purpose of a nuclear armed submarine. Why earth won’t end in a nuclear war, but you will.

10. Apple Screws Kindle. AI, Apple Info, issue number 2.

Free literature from Gutenberg.org. iPAD OS 13 can no longer obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Kindle. How to obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Apple’s “Books” App.

9. Apple’s iPad OS 13.1.2 FILM Downloads, PDFs, Hymens, and more! AI, Apple Info, issue number 1.

iPAD OS 13 can finally download biblical films from the internet (and naked girl films from Pornhub). How to PDF in OS 13 (at Teen Vogue). Tips on Apple’s “Pages” app, in OS 13. (And a complaint.)

8. BANNED by Facebook. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 2.

What happens if Facebook kicks you out of their web site? It happened to me. I expose Facebook’s lies.

7. Porn film Reviewed: Sloan. VD, Video Delights, issue number 1.

Where to get the best version of the film “Sloan”. How to put a film into the app “iMovie”. How to find “Sloan aka Ivey aka Lilly Anne” photos on the internet, at free and pay-for-it web sites. How to identify an incoming virus attack. How to (hopefully) stop an incoming virus attack. How to PDF in iPAD OS 12. The star of “Sloan” in magazines. Why “Sloan” is the greatest porn film ever.

6. Why Facebook will Die. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 1.

My unbiased opinion on why Facebook is a bad stock market investment. Why Facebook is a horrible choice for a writer.

5. Porn film Reviewed: The Nightmare From the Headmaster’s Study. VD, Video Delights, issue number 2.

A list of the top free internet porn sites. Also, (alleged) “me-too” babes get theirs.

4. Andrew Roller’s Rock Music Playlist. (Mick Jagger’s was unavailable.) SS, Super Songs, issue number 1.

Some of my favorite songs, from “White Rabbit” to “Cherry Bomb”. (In versions you might not have heard.) Why the band “The Byrds” corrupts children’s morals.

3. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 3.

Ten-year-old Maya Burns is introduced by Grace Slick, and sings “White Rabbit”. Twelve-year-old Maya’s superb “Someone to Love” video.

2. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 2.

The Disney XD channel’s Rachel Gage. (This is the fabulous blonde you’ve seen in commercials!)

1. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 1.

Dana Taranova, Mari Kruchkova, Nashamasha, and Lilliana Ketchman revealed! Blame these beauties if you don’t like my web site. I couldn’t resist posting about them!

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Addendum

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“Addendum” sounds boring, huh? However, that’s where I put breaking news, relating to my previous posts. If you want my latest news on lovely young girls, as well as other previously reported topics, check here.

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Addendum for

Andrew Roller

Stories and Essays

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This is a blog post web site. My posts are “stacked” on top of one another. They go from the first super-exciting post, at the bottom, to the most recent, at the top.

A rewritten post may wind up above one that was written later in time.

Posts above this Addendum may not be included in it.

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A sage once wrote, “You can’t step in the same river twice”. This saying confused me for some time. Of course, you can step in a particular river more than once. However, that river is never exactly the same as it was, when you first stepped in it. The river’s water flows ever on. Fish in the river eat, are eaten, and go to the bathroom.

The internet is always changing. This addendum page updates my previously posted articles. The word “NOTE” will indicate such a change.

35. Instagram Lures Child Labor. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 14.

Mark Suckerberg exploits children, globally.

34. The Worst Days of the Year. SS, Super Songs, issue number 6.

I prove to Dana Taranova that I’m the real Grinch.

33. F.B.I. Warning!

The Federal Bikini Inspectors put you on notice.

32. Music, apes, and bathroom noises. SS, Super Songs, issue number 5.

Dana Taranova’s misfortune is to again be my muse.

31. Winter’s Eve. CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 3.

To quote Alice Cooper: “Welcome to my nightmare.”

30. Bewitched by Danatar! CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 2.

Dana Taranova, and her abuse by You Tube.

29. American Social Media: Sell now! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 11.

American social media companies claim they’re improving. They’re actually digging their graves.

28. Nashamasha Hits One Million! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 13.

Nashamasha triumphs, despite You Tube’s censorship.

27. Be Hip! ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 12.

Hate is an essential part of being “hip”.

26. Rock songs, and Dana Taranova! SS, Super Songs, issue number 4.

Dana Taranova enhances this rock music playlist.

25. Up Yours, You Tube! SS, Super Songs, issue number 3.

My_ Home’s ( near ) destruction gets some justice here.

24. Confessions of a Stud.

I bare my soul to Dana Taranova, and you.

NOTE: On You Tube, you can tap on this icon: “My_ Home View channel”. You will now find one ( new ) video there. All previous videos were erased by You Tube.

Subscribing to My_ Home is not sufficient. You won’t find any My_ Home videos if you merely subscribe. You must tap on the icon, “My_ Home view channel”. ( After you’ve subscribed to My_ Home. )

If you use You Tube’s “search” function ( the magnifying glass ), you will be told that My_ Home has two videos. This is incorrect. Only one video is available at My_ Home.

23. You Tube Lies. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 10.

Are you jerking off while You Tube abuses girls?

22. Blocked by You Tube. SS, Super Songs, issue number 2.

You Tube’s prudes force-feed a post to my blog.

21. You Tube Censors My_ Home. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 9.

Find out why You Tube is, in my opinion, the new Nazis.

20. Danatar Victimized by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 8.

Google’s You Tube violated COPPA for over two decades. To make up for this, it now abuses young creators.

1. NOTE: As of this writing, Danatar and Mari Kruchkova are again able to accept comments to their videos.

2. NOTE: Comments are turned off for Dana Taranova’s latest videos. However, comments are turned on for Mari Kruchkova’s latest video.

3. WANTED: MEN. (Even if you’re in your mom’s basement.) For now, like the Wicked Witch of the West, You Tube has won. It is functionally impossible to post any comments to the You Tube channels, “Danatar”, and “Mari Kruchkova”.

19. Slop Sells. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 7.

Post “slop” and live forever.

18. Screwed by You Tube. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 6.

To “better protect the family”, You Tube screws young creators.

17. Back from the Dead. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 5.

You Tube fails to kill my comments.

NOTE: Mari Kruchkova’s video, “Back to school. Try on haul” has been reposted. The title is now solely in Cyrillic. Rendered in english, it reads, “CKOPO B WKONY”. The cover image of this video no longer features Mari in a bikini. (The video itself is unaltered).

16. Victorian Style Erotica: Meeting Frosty. ER, Erotic Romances, issue number 1.

Bedtime reading.

15. Apple Erases My Videos. You Tube Deletes A Channel, and Many Videos. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 4.

Malfeasance by Apple and You Tube nearly overwhelm this article. It’s about the most beautiful girl in the world, Icy Tenshilcy.

1. NOTE: I have found my missing “screen recordings”. They are at Photos > Albums > Videos. My apologies to Apple.

2. NOTE: Kill Apple! In iPAD OS 13.1.3 “screen recordings” no longer records a video’s sound.

14. Can Search Engines Find You? ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 4.

Why Microsoft does not have the best search engine. (Bing can’t find me).

13. Sneaky Apple. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 3.

Be (at least) a sub-moron. Don’t implement Apple’s Touch ID, or Face ID.

12. Sex (stories), and Making Web Archive Documents. AI, Apple Info, issue number 3.

How to obtain stories from the website asstr.org. How to enjoy internet stories and photos offline.

11. The End Point of All Human Achievement? BO, Book Observations, issue number 1.

Book Reviewed: On the Beach. The main purpose of a nuclear armed submarine. Why earth won’t end in a nuclear war, but you will.

10. Apple Screws Kindle. AI, Apple Info, issue number 2.

Free literature from Gutenberg.org. iPAD OS 13 can no longer obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Kindle. How to obtain books from Gutenberg, and put them into Apple’s “Books” App.

9. Apple’s iPad OS 13.1.2 FILM Downloads, PDFs, Hymens, and more! AI, Apple Info, issue number 1.

iPAD OS 13 can finally download biblical films from the internet (and naked girl films from Pornhub). How to PDF in OS 13 (at Teen Vogue).

NOTE: Making a web archive document is now better than PDFing.

Tips on Apple’s “Pages” app, in OS 13. (And a complaint.)

NOTE: Apple has fixed its “Downloads” folder. It now appears when one attempts to move files.

8. BANNED by Facebook. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 2.

What happens if Facebook kicks you out of their web site? It happened to me. I expose Facebook’s lies.

7. Porn film Reviewed: Sloan. VD, Video Delights, issue number 1.

Where to get the best version of the film “Sloan”. How to put a film into the app “iMovie”, in OS 12.

1. NOTE: In OS 13, it is not possible to put a downloaded internet film into iMovie.

2. NOTE: In OS 13, I have now managed to put one downloaded internet film into iMovie.

3. NOTE: In OS 13.1.3, I am able to put any downloaded internet film into iMovie.

How to find “Sloan aka Ivey aka Lilly Anne” photos on the internet, at free and pay-for-it web sites. How to identify an incoming virus attack. How to (hopefully) stop an incoming virus attack. How to PDF in iPAD OS 12. The star of “Sloan” in magazines. Why “Sloan” is the greatest porn film ever.

6. Why Facebook will Die. ET, Editorial Thunder, issue number 1.

My unbiased opinion on why Facebook is a bad stock market investment. Why Facebook is a horrible choice for a writer.

5. Porn film Reviewed: The Nightmare From the Headmaster’s Study. VD, Video Delights, issue number 2.

A list of the top free internet porn sites. Also, (alleged) “me-too” babes get theirs.

4. Andrew Roller’s Rock Music Playlist. (Mick Jagger’s was unavailable.) SS, Super Songs, issue number 1.

Some of my favorite songs, from “White Rabbit” to “Cherry Bomb”. (In versions you might not have heard.) Why the band “The Byrds” corrupts children’s morals.

3. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 3.

Ten-year-old Maya Burns is introduced by Grace Slick, and sings “White Rabbit”. Twelve-year-old Maya’s superb “Someone to Love” video.

2. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 2.

The Disney XD channel’s Rachel Gage. (This is the fabulous blonde you’ve seen in commercials!)

1. The HOTTEST Girls on You Tube. BS, the Basement Stud news service, issue number 1.

Dana Taranova, Mari Kruchkova, Nashamasha, and Lilliana Ketchman revealed! Blame these beauties if you don’t like my web site. I couldn’t resist posting about them!

1. NOTE: The channel, “supper Gymnastics Angles”, has been “terminated” by You Tube.

2. NOTE: The notice, “Video was removed”, now plagues my You Tube library of downloaded videos by Dana Taranova, and Mari Kruchkova. My best guess is that this is blue-nosed bullying on the part of You Tube’s staff. No You Tube video that I’ve ever seen, by anyone, was legally objectionable in any way.

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The Worst Days of the Year

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SS 6

Super Songs presents…

The Worst Days of the Year

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“Danatar”, otherwise known as Dana Taranova, is my muse for this music playlist. She is “Danatar” on You Tube. Dana is also on Mark Suckerberg’s Instagram, and she’s easily found on Google. ( Unlike me. )

“The question isn’t, ‘How do you get on Roller’s mailing list?’

“The question is, ‘How do you get off?’”

– Rick Howe, circa 1990.

The Worst Days of the Year

by Andrew Roller

“Ain’t no hangman going to

He ain’t gonna put a rope around me.”

– Jimi Hendrix.

“Don’t say ain’t.”

– My father.

Dear Dana,

I don’t recall the exact decade in which this incident occurred. As is my habit, I woke up at noon. I found that I had something in common with the tall, muscular, manly Odysseus. I was hungry.

Like any respectable young person, I proceeded to McDonald’s. Whoa, on this weekday, there were lots of open spaces in McDonald’s parking lot. In fact, I seemed to be the sole customer. I was pleased – no waiting in line today, to eat!

I parked my car. ( Okay, maybe it was my dad’s car. Having once gotten hold of his car keys, I went to a store with them. I had a duplicate set of keys made, for my dad’s car. I don’t think my dad found out about this. )

I walked to McDonald’s front door.

I found out I was too early to eat at McDonald’s, on this day. A sign on the door read: “McDonald’s is closed today, so that our employees can share Thanksgiving with their family and friends.”

You can imagine my response, as I stood there. What family? What friends? ( In later years, when I was young, my parents had a habit of absenting themselves. This left me in my usual condition in life – alone. )

I was not pleased to find that McDonald’s was closed. I had yet to master the art of buying groceries. Likely, on that day, the grocery was closed too.

Thankfully, you are spared Thanksgiving. It is an American holiday. The only holidays worse than Thanksgiving are Christmas, and New Year’s. Everything closes. A guy like me finds himself standing at a place like McDonald’s, or the post office, or the bank, with nobody there.

Also, if one follows the news, such as on T.V., there is little real news during the holidays.

The most one can hope for is to watch a movie, but not at a theatre. The theatre is closed, “so that our employees can share Thanksgiving with their family and friends.”

Perhaps you would like to know more about Thanksgiving. I’ll spare you a saccharine version of the holiday. Try the film, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” This 1987 comedy stars Steve Martin and John Candy.

I can hear it now: “Andrew, are the people in this film dead?” Okay, John Candy is dead. Steve Martin is alive, but he no longer considers himself to be a movie star. ( His best movie is his first important one: The Jerk. Many later films by Steve Martin are nearly worthless. )

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is a realistic portrayal of Thanksgiving, as it is experienced today. ( And in the 1980’s. ) The movie was a huge hit in America. Crucially, given that I’m the one writing this, I liked “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” Like “Planet of the Apes” ( in the Nixon era ), the film has the A. Roller seal of approval. ( That’s A. Roller; not, as some would say, A. Holer. )

As an aside, I can propound further on the Nixon era “Ape” films. Five films were made during this time.

1. The first film was based on a novel, “Planet of the Apes”, by Pierre Boulle. ( Yes, he is now dead. ) I have not seen the modern “Ape” films. However, none of the Nixon era films present the huge shock that awaits one who reads the “Ape” novel. As I recall, the “Ape” novel was rather boring. However, if you’re willing to wade through it, you will be rewarded at the novel’s last page.

2. “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” is the fourth in the series. Despite the snazzy name, I found it the least interesting of the films.

3. The final film, “Battle for the Planet of the Apes”, is probably underrated. It has the feel of a Saturday matinee movie. However, what audiences longed for throughout the “Ape” films is finally delivered. ( If you’re thinking of lots of gunfire, you’re “hot”, as one would say, in a guessing game. ) Do you ride in a school bus? There is a ghastly scene involving a school bus in this movie. ( Yeah! It’s the 1970’s! Nothing was sacred then. God help the modern moviegoer, who thinks a superhero film qualifies as a cinematic experience. )

By this winding path, we now come to Andrew Roller’s rock music playlist. Every song is currently available, for free, on You Tube’s Music app.

1. Song: Hey Joe.

Artist: Jimi Hendrix.

Album: Experience Hendrix: http://www.jimihendrix.com [ This is a song that includes a video. This is how the song / video is presented on the You Tube Music app. Ed. ]

[ I have discovered the song lyric website “genius.com”. As needed, I’ll supplement You Tube’s information with that at genius.com. Hence:

Album ( genius.com ): The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced [ US Version ]. [ Check out that way – cool 1960’s record album cover! Ed. ]

One who is uninitiated to American culture may think this song is about a man who “gave” his “old lady … the gun”. This legendary song, by America’s most famous African-American musician, touches on several other themes:

a. The easy availability of firearms in America.

b. The past tradition, in America, of enforcing white supremacy by “lynching” ( hanging ) black men. ( There is always a “threat” to “moral society” in America. The “perpetrator” designation changes, but the violence goes on. )

c. The racism that persisted in America, in the 1960’s.

( Some will argue that guns remain too available in America, and that racism remains. )

2. Song: Cry Little Sister.

Artist: Marilyn Manson.

Album ( genius.com ): The New Mutants.

To me, this song evokes a perverted religious hymn. Having endured too many ordinary hymns, in church services, I couldn’t resist recommending this.

3. Song: Video Killed The Radio Star.

Artist: The Buggles.

Album: The Age Of Plastic.

This 1979 song foreshadowed the dawn of music videos. Such videos came of age in 1981, when MTV ( Music Television ) began broadcasting. MTV was a huge success in the 1980’s. Simply listening to a song, without watching its video, became passe.

In MTV’s early years, if you got on MTV, as a singer or band, you became a star. In my opinion, a lot of crap won acclaim as “music”, thanks to endless play on MTV. This happened to such a degree that I have trouble damning such music. I, too, wound up being exposed to such songs, so often, that I came to accept them as “music”.

Last I checked, MTV has mostly abandoned music videos. They don’t appear at all on MTV’s main channel. They may have been dumped by MTV’s alternate channel too. If you do find videos on an MTV channel, there are a lot of ads. This is annoying, since a music video is itself an advertisement, for the singer or band in it. )

You Tube’s most popular fare is music videos. What does that say about You Tube? If your most popular item is something that most people ( including MTV viewers ) ignore, you can’t have much of a future.

My source for the above comment is on You Tube. It is this video: Top 10 Most Viewed Videos on YouTube. Channel: Top Trending.

Here’s an interesting fact. You Tube is conventionally spelled “YouTube”. However, when You Tube sends me a ( garden variety ) legal document, the company calls itself “You Tube”.

4. Song: Chatterbox – Live

Artist: Sid Vicious.

Album: Sid Vicious Selected Favorites.

Here, my advice is the opposite of that given in a previous playlist. On this album, I recommend the song, “Chatterbox – Live”, NOT “Chatterbox – Alternate Live”.

Who can get through the day without some unbridled punk rock? Annoyed by your neighbors? Spare them Joe’s gun. Sid Vicious will have your neighbors begging for mercy.

You might wonder what 1960’s dancing was like. I didn’t get to partake of the activity. However, I have seen it, in documentaries and movies. Like much that was then consigned to “the past”, 1960’s dancing spurned choreographed dance moves. To dance, you simply wiggled your hips around, and swung your arms some. Want more? Say, “Groovy, baby!” and, “Let’s go back to my pad.” I’ll admit it: for myself, I still scorn “dance moves”. Maybe that’s why I never find myself dancing. In my view, “break dancing”, and its offspring, are blasphemy. ( However, I love watching you dance. )

5. Song: Cherry Bomb.

Artist: The Runaways.

Album: The Runaways: Featuring Joan Jett, Sandy West, Jackie Fox, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford. [ I have always known this album as “The Best of the Runaways”. Ed. ]

“Cherry Bomb” is the best song by The Runaways. It was on their first album. Here’s a truth about many bands: their first album is often their best. If you want to make a quick assessment of a band, listen to their first, or first commercially successful, album.

6. Song: I Turned Out A Punk ( lp ).

Artist: Big Audio Dynamite.

Album: Big Audio Dynamite.

I tend to have friends who I never actually meet, face to face. This was true in the 1980’s, and 1990’s. I sold xeroxed pamphlets through the mail. So did others. Perhaps due to my involvement, the “small press movement” was soon engulfed in endless warfare. This consisted of writing, drawing, and publishing. Specifically, writing, drawing, and publishing in a way that certain others might find obnoxious.

Even with someone I know ( whom I’ve never met ) I can be a pain. Such a person loved “BAD”, or Big Audio Dynamite. I promptly named his favorite band “Big A—hole’s Diarrhea.” He was not pleased.

However, I’ve loved “I Turned Out A Punk” from the first moment I heard it. ( As a “low rotation” video, on MTV’s show, “120 Minutes”. )

This song does not have a lot of musical variety in it. But, God! I feel like heaven has arrived, when it begins to play. I ( literally ) turn up the volume on this song.

7. Song: Dream Police.

Artist: Cheap Trick.

Album: Cheap Trick | Dream Police.

In college, I volunteered at a student radio station. I never got to be a disc jockey ( DJ ) there. One person who was a DJ was a fat, middle-aged woman. ( Heaven knows, she might have only been 30-years-old, but I was younger, so she was “middle-aged”. )

In fact, age can be defined thus:

Age 0-25 equals youth.

Age 26-50 equals middle age.

Age 51-75 equals old age.

Google lists the average human lifespan at 79 years. Hence, one can add a year or two in regard to what I’ve listed, above, but the result is the same: age 55 is not “middle-aged”. It is old age. ( For humans, not vampires. )

As for the “middle-aged” woman, she had a nightly broadcast. This was on the college’s ( very low-wattage ) student radio station. Every night, when starting her show, this woman played the same song. It was by Cheap Trick. The song may have been the one I’ve recommended, above. Having little experience with American culture, this was my first exposure to Cheap Trick.

8. Song: Bad Reputation.

Artist: Joan Jett.

Album: Joan Jett: Bad Reputation.

Joan Jett is my favorite singer. I love her as a member of The Runaways, and on her own. ( She was also known as, “Joan Jett and The Blackhearts”. As such, Joan Jett was the sole star, of many fine songs. “The Blackhearts” amounted to nothing more than backup singers. )

“Bad Reputation” is Jett’s best song, as a post-Runaways singer. It is on her first album.

As time went by, Jett relied increasingly on “covers”. She re-recorded songs that had been released, previously, by others. I was not pleased by many of Jett’s “covers”. “Everyday People” is a classic example of a crap “cover” by Jett. I am speaking of the version on her album, “Album”.

Try annoying your neighbors with “Everyday People”. You can’t. ( Perhaps if the volume is turned up high enough, someone will complain, but solely for that reason. )

Disappointed by Jett, I quit buying her albums. Like the Ramones, in their day, Jett never had much commercial success.

9. Song: Somebody To Love. ( Mono Single Version ).

Artist: Jefferson Airplane.

Album: Surrealistic Pillow.

Jefferson Airplane was a top band in the 1960’s. They continued, with some success, as “Jefferson Starship” in later decades. “Somebody To Love” is their second most famous song, after “White Rabbit”.

10. Song: Legend Of A Mind.

Artist: The Moody Blues.

Album: The Moody Blues: In Search Of The Lost Chord.

When I first saw this band, some decades had passed, since their formation. They were old men. Singing “Legend Of A Mind,” they became visibly exhausted. I watched this as a program on Public Television ( PBS ).

Timothy Leary is the star of this song. A psychologist, he advocated using the drug LSD in pursuit of mental enlightenment. This was made illegal in America. As Leary continued his work, U.S. President Richard Millstone Nixon called Leary, “the most dangerous man in America”.

Leary also experimented with marijuana. This, too, was made illegal under American law. ( Today, recreational marijuana use is increasingly legal, on a state by state basis, in America. )

“Turn on, tune in, drop out”, became a prime slogan of “the dope decade”, as the drug-loving 1960’s are now called. Leary was eventually sent to prison for possessing marijuana.

Sadly, LSD does not expand one’s mental abilities. LSD turns off parts of one’s mind. This results in the “colors” people reportedly experience, while on LSD. Users of the drug complain, in later years, of “acid flashbacks”, which they dislike. Hence, my advice: skip LSD’s pretty colors. Watch the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” instead. It’s a great film, with lots of pretty colors, near the end. ( The film was released in 1968. )

As for marijuana, one has only to watch the film, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. Actor Keanu Reeves plays a heavy marijuana user in this 1989 film. Reeves’ character is a fun guy, but nobody would mistake him for a genius. In real life, such a person winds up, at best, as an assistant manager at a chain store. Nothing truly matters to a “pothead”, except the next “joint”.

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.” This is the classic opening line of the top novel of “the dope decade”. The novel is “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, by Hunter S. Thompson. I highly recommend this book, and the movie, of the same name. The movie stars Johnny Depp. He is best known as Captain Jack Sparrow, in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

I am still entranced by your Christmas shopping video: “HOBOrOAHNN (etc.)” Today, much of what one once had to pay for, such as records, are free, or nearly so, on the internet. As are videos of beautiful girls, like you!

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Music, apes, and bathroom noises.

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SS 5

Super Songs presents…

Music, apes, and bathroom noises.

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by Andrew Roller

Dana Taranova is my muse for the music playlist that follows. Dana Taranova can be found on Google, on Google’s You Tube service as “Danatar”, and on Mark Suckerberg’s Instagram.

“And the people bowed and prayed

To the neon god they made.”

– Simon and Garfunkel.

Dear Dana,

Once, I mentioned to you that I had been in the United States Air Force. You might wonder what my job was. My job was to kill your parents.

I realize I sound like someone who’s seen the film, “The Terminator” ( #1 ) too many times. However, in the 1980’s, Russia encompassed more land than it does today. My job was, if ordered, to shoot off nuclear missiles. As the U.S. and U.S.S.R. ( Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ) were locked in a nuclear – armed “Cold War”, it is not difficult to surmise where my missiles were aimed. ( My actual targets were classified. )

I could not do such a job today. As you, and Mari Kruchkova, are my favorite girls in the world, I wouldn’t want to blow you up. I much prefer you and Mari to my fellow Americans. ( I wouldn’t mind sending a nuclear missile in the direction of Google, which owns You Tube. )

If you wish to view a horrific use of a nuclear missile, watch a “Nixon era” Planet of the Apes film. ( Richard Millstone Nixon was the President of the United States when these particular “ape” films were made. ) The film I recommend is the second in the series, “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”. Should you wish to not have a gigantic spoiler plopped in your lap, do yourself a favor. Begin your film odyssey by watching the first “ape” film, “Planet of the Apes”. A total of five “ape” films were made in the 1970’s.

I think you and I like different music. Don’t worry! Disinterest, on the part of my intended audience, doesn’t impede me. I will say this: I love your music when you are singing or dancing to it. Otherwise, I’ll stick with rock music, such as Ozzie Osbourne’s song, “Thank God for the Bomb”. Album: The Ultimate Sin.

I actually know more about you than I do about any American girl. However, I do know, from observation, a song that American girls love to dance to. ( Or, anyway, I know this as of the year 1999, when I last saw American girls dancing live. ) ( Yes, life in “the land of the free” is very fun. It’s so fun I wonder if I’d be happier six feet underground. )

American girls love to dance to a gay song. It is, “Y.M.C.A. ( Single Version )”, by the Village People. Album: 20th Century masters, The Best Of Village People: The Millennium Collection. “Y.M.C.A.” stands for the Young Men’s Christian Association. Traditionally, the Y.M.C.A. provided short term lodging for men, in an uplifting moral atmosphere. Being a homosexual, or “gay”, at the Y.M.C.A. was not an approved mode of behavior.

Hence, like much in 1970’s America, “Y.M.C.A.” was a taboo-breaking song. Check out these lyrics, which do not refer to a traditionally Christian view of male behavior:

“It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. …

You can hang out with all the boys!”

A reason girls like to dance to “Y.M.C.A.” is because of the letters: Y M C A. The girls like to form each letter, as they dance, with their arms. ( Exactly how this is done is beyond me. I’m too old to pay attention to what beautiful young girls are doing. )

In a video game, what I’ve written above, about the song “Y.M.C.A.”, is called “an Easter egg”. It’s something you get, that you didn’t expect. I haven’t included the song “Y.M.C.A.” in this music playlist. However, you might enjoy listening to it, if you get tired of, say, listening to Ozzy Osbourne’s song, “Straight to Hell”. Album: Straight to Hell.

Now let’s proceed with:

Andrew Roller’s rock music playlist. Every song is currently available, for free, in You Tube’s Music app.

1. Your music choices influenced my pick for the first song in my playlist. That song is,

Song: The Safety Dance ( Extended Dance Version ).

Artist: Men Without Hats.

Album: Rhythm of Youth.

I was in missile school when this song became popular in the U.S. There was not much worthwhile music to listen to in that era, but I did like this song, and bought the album.

2. Song: 867-5309 / Jenny.

Artist: Tommy Tutone.

Album: Radio Hits Of The 80s.

The internet became popular in America in the mid-1990’s. Some in the public were shocked that one could write “blue” material on the internet. As a figure in a cartoon said, “I used to have to walk through the snow, to write that on bathroom walls.” Now, one could do so in comfort, in one’s pajamas, for all the world to read.

The song 867-5309 hearkens back to the days when a bathroom wall was a prime transmittal method for “blue” material. In this instance, an earnest young man, viewing a phone number on a wall, feels he’s met the girl of his dreams. He is eager to connect with her. I divine a sly joke in the song. In my opinion, the girl of this fellow’s dreams is probably a man, who likes to pose as a woman. ( Not, as the T.V. show Seinfeld would hasten to add, that there’s anything wrong with that. )

867-5309 is one of the most fun songs in the American musical oeuvre.

3. Song: Paint It, Black.

The Rolling Stones.

Album: the rolling stones singles collection * the london years.

Doubtless, there are many experts on American music. Perhaps they’re sending you music playlists. If not, you’re stuck with me, and my opinions.

I’ll give you my erudite judgement on The Rolling Stones. As best I can tell, they remain fine performers, on stage. However, every song The Rolling Stones have put out since the 1960’s is crap.

I’m not providing you with crap here. “Paint It, Black” is from the days when The Rolling Stones were at the top of the music world, in terms of their songwriting ability.

4. Song: Tales Of Brave Ulysses.

Artist: Cream.

Album: Disraeli Gears.

I’ll confess: this song came and went before my time. I was alive. However, my parents were doing their utmost to “channel, raise, and rear” me – beyond the bounds of contemporary American culture. As far as my father is concerned, America must always remain, culturally, in the 1930’s. ( Specifically, in The Great Depression. No kidding. )

As far as my mother is concerned, America is to always remain, culturally, in the 1940’s. ( With World War Two rationing. No kidding. )

This has sparked a maxim by me:

“The parent channels, raises, and rears.

The child renders the verdict.”

You Tube might keep that in mind, as it seeks to “protect” its young creators, by fiercely censoring them.

Which makes the next song in this playlist most apt:

5. Song: The Sound of Silence ( Electric Version ).

Artist: Simon and Garfunkel.

Album: Sounds Of Silence.

In my early years, I was stuck with listening to church music. ( My father is a pastor. Should you ever be in need of a two hour sermon, call him. After two hours, he’ll ask: “And how are you doing?” ) ( Now you know why, if left unleashed, I can probably fill up your You Tube channel with comments. )

When I was in the sixth grade, my teacher brought a record album to school. To my delight, it was not a record album consisting of church music. ( My father didn’t actually play record albums in those days, of any sort. However, we were, as a family, in church on a frequent basis. That’s why I’m so holy today. )

My teacher’s record album consisted of music by Simon and Garfunkel. Perhaps the album was the very one I’ve mentioned above. Simon and Garfunkel was a highly successful musical duo in the 1960’s. Their fame continued into the early 1970’s.

6. Song: Pictures of Matchstick Men ( Mono Version ).

Artist: Status Quo.

Album: Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo.

I can hear it now: I love this guy. He sends me music that’s over half a century old, and expects me to listen to it.

My response: In America, the 1960’s was about the best decade ever. Consider: a U.S. president was assassinated. His assassin was assassinated. A prominent U.S. presidential candidate was assassinated. A civil rights leader was assassinated. America put its all into the Vietnam War, only to realize that victory was likely impossible. America put a man on the moon. Who can top that?

As one weighs history, a decade isn’t confined to a set number of years. In America, the 1960’s began in 1963, with the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The 1960’s ended in 1974, with the resignation of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. From such a perspective, the “1960’s” includes the U.S. “Watergate” scandal, and an Arab oil embargo. The oil embargo caused America, “the land of plenty”, to ( literally ) run out of gasoline.

Not all my time in church buildings was spent in religious services. I have memories of children ( mostly girls, as I recall ) banging out the song, “Pictures of Matchstick Men” on a piano. The entire song wasn’t played, as these girls were likely eight-years-old. Instead, the opening notes to “Matchstick Men” were favored. Another favorite song, or part thereof, was the theme song of the T.V. show, “Batman”.

What do I like best about the song, “Pictures of Matchstick Men”? The singers’ British voices. They remind me of the accents of the men who composed the band, and children’s television series, “The Monkees”. The Monkees are an American band. Nonetheless, I find a similarity in their voices to that of British singers. ( Yes, senility looms, in my life. Pretty soon, I’ll think a young You Tube star can be my girlfriend. )

7. Song: Incense And Peppermints.

Artist: Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Album: The Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Whoa! Look at the cover on this record album. Dana, these guys are cool. No, I’m not joking. First, they have long hair. This is a total outrage to “the older generation”, in 1960’s America. Second, these guys are barefoot. This is a total outrage to “the older generation”, in 1960’s America. Third, these guys are wearing Bell Bottom trousers. This is a total outrage to “the older generation”, in 1960’s America. ( Hi, dad! )

I was too young to get away with long hair, bare feet, and Bell Bottoms. ( For which I am eternally grateful, as I am for a quarter century of non-stop religious services. )

Notice the big wicker chair, on the album’s cover. Such a chair was hugely popular, in the early 1970’s. So, once again, Strawberry Alarm Clock is the essence of cool, since they had their big wicker chair in 1967.

8. Song: Hurdy Gurdy Man.

Artist: Donovan.

Album: the hurdy gurdy man.

I love the full, rich sound of this song, and the cacophony of background noises.

9. Song: Spirit In The Sky.

Artist: Norman Greenbaum.

Album: spirit in the sky.

To quote U.S. President Bill Clinton, “I feel your pain”. You don’t want to hear any more songs from the 1960’s. Okay, okay. Your wish is my command. Hence, “Spirit In The Sky” is from “late 1969”, according to Google. I probably didn’t hear it until 1970. Good enough?

By the early 1970’s, America’s hippie culture was wearing thin, among some young people. They wanted more than the proverbial “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” that hippiedom offered. ( Some folks are never satisfied. )

A number of hippie dissidents became “Jesus freaks”. Still sure of their moral superiority, as they had been when hippies, they now claimed to have God on their side. The movie “Godspell” catered to the “Jesus freak” culture.

I recommend listening to the album Godspell. Various versions exist on You Tube. If you see hippies dancing atop a roof, you’ve found the right version. The person who posted this version to You Tube is apparently “liddlmausi”.

I’m sure he, or she, obtained copyright permission to post Godspell. Just like I’m sure I’m Tom Cruise.

That’s meant as a criticism of You Tube, not the person who posted Godspell. You Tube never saw a copyright violation it disapproved of, but it is always finding an original video, by a young creator, that must be destroyed.

Google, You Tube’s owner, once sought to obtain all the world’s content. It is now a major destroyer of content.

10. Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Artist: Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison, & Prince.

Album: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum.

The word “museum”, in this album’s title, greatly annoys me. It’s as if these idiots think the 1960’s are over. Does my rock music playlist sound like the 60’s are dead?

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was originally a Beatles song ( from the year 1968 ). Rather than belabor you with that version, I’ve belabored you with this one. It’s at least a decade or two younger than the other version. Yes, a number of the singers in this version are now dead.

11. Song: Panic Switch.

Artist: Silversun Pickups.

Album: The Singles Collection.

Wow! This song is from 2009. Dana, you were alive when this song came out! See? I can be a modern guy, sometimes.

I heard “Panic Switch” while I was working out at the gym. As my gym’s music was generally awful, this song was a breath of fresh air. ( Okay, I was on the toilet when I first heard “Panic Switch”, but I needed some fresh air in the bathroom. )

When I worked out in a gym, in the 1960’s – I mean, recently – I stayed all night. In the morning, I hadn’t eaten in many hours. I was not in great need of a bathroom.

That wasn’t the case for others. I called those folks “the normal people”, since they worked out at a respectable hour. ( Five o’clock in the morning, for a gym. )

The normal people charged into the gym, and began exercising. Soon, they needed to use the bathroom. All of them needed to use the bathroom, and all at once. It was their first major bathroom visit since the night before.

My God! I don’t know what the ladies’ lavatory was like, but the men’s room was a factory of odious smells and noises. The sounds were so spectacularly awful, that I fantasized about recording them.

I’ve always wanted to be someone who speaks on the radio, as a “call-in” show host. I’d wait for, say, someone to phone in, and claim that You Tube’s censorship is a good thing. Then, bam! I’d play those bathroom noises. So long, buddy. Call again with your stupid opinion. I’ll have more noises ready for you.

On such an edified note, my rock music playlist concludes.

P.S. I have a photo of you, from Google. In it, you’re wearing a string headband. A diamond-shaped pendant hangs over your forehead. Though you’re not wearing flowers, you resemble, to me, a 1960’s “flower child”. I love that photo.

( Yes, my collection of photos of you begins with my favorite shots from your video, “Dana Taranova fun beach”. Like the 1960’s, “Dana Taranova fun beach” will never die. )

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. SS, Super Songs, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

I am https://andrewroller.wordpress.com

Earlier posts by me are at https://asstr.org/files/Authors/Roller/

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and https://www.abebooks.co.uk > AbeBooks > Roller, Andrew

I have no financial involvement in these resale items.

This is SS, Super Songs, issue number 5.

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Winter’s Eve

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CS 3

Confessions of a Stud

Winter’s Eve

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This is a missive that I belabored somebody with. I have altered the recipient’s name, to protect the guilty ( me ). I don’t know how to post my photo on WordPress. If you want to see me, just check the F.B.I.’s “Most Wanted” list. I’m told that if I’m not there yet, I will surely be there soon.

Dear Avon,

I figured that I owed you at least one photo of myself. The trouble was, I didn’t know how to use my iPhone’s camera. I just taught myself how to use the camera today.

I was worried. Since I say things like, “some decades ago,” I feared you’d think I was a creaky old man. I’m not, yet.

I have, however, been alive a long time. Those of us who are “creatures of the night” tend to be that way. You should have seen me, when I woke up in this century. I was moldy. Somehow, spiders had made cobwebs inside my coffin. Then, being as I was asleep in my coffin, some idiot went and buried me. Digging my way up through six feet of earth was no easy job. Then I had to go bite some folks, to get my strength back. After that, I needed directions to my castle. The person who gave me directions was surprised when I turned into a bat. What did she expect, that I’d walk all the way to my castle?

You’ll be pleased to know that all is well here, at my castle. At least, it is as it was, in 1969, when I decided to take a nap.

I have lots of ghouls to feed from, in my castle, when I get hungry.

Frankenstein is up and walking about. He seems to resent the fact that I’ve brought him to life. I tell him,

“Frank. Appreciate what you’ve got. If you only knew how many body parts I had to sew together, to make you!” He says he wants his own body parts, not those of other people. The trouble was, some of him had rotted away. Frank says I forgot parts of him. I tell him to make do with what he has.

Mr. Skeleton is, as usual, complaining that he is naked. I tell him,

“You’re a skeleton. You’re not supposed to have any flesh.” He’s another ingrate.

Mr. Ghost is unhappy. He loves Halloween. Now, however, Christmas is coming. Everything in the nearby town is gaily alight at night. People are too happy to be scared by something that looks like a bedsheet. Mr. Ghost moans in my cellar, waiting for fall to return. ( He hates summer. )

Sometimes, I leave my castle. ( Not in an unwanted hearse. ) I mingle with my future victims, otherwise known as “the public”. I pretend I’m not a vampire, but an ordinary mortal. A guy who likes hamburgers, instead of blood. ( I just can’t get into salads, no matter how hard I try. )

In conversation with my ( future ) victims, people sometimes ask,

“Is there a Mrs. Vampire?” They don’t put it that way, of course. They think I’m a schmuck like them.

There is no Mrs. Vampire. I am waiting to meet a very, very beautiful woman. Preferably, someone with long, dark tresses. For whatever reason, I’m partial to females in pink bunny pajamas. If you know anyone like that, please pass along their vitals to me. ( Sorry. That’s vampire talk. I mean, curriculum vitae. )

Count on me to send you a new e-mail in the next century, if not sooner.

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Copyright 2019 by Andrew L. Roller. CS, Confessions of a Stud, is a trademark of Andrew L. Roller.

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This is CS, Confessions of a Stud, issue number 3.

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