Thoughts from the 42nd Parallel

Tom Shattuck
Life, politics and tripe
Created 13 Nov 2020
  • Nobody Knows Anything
    02 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 7 2
    (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) The virus either has your number or it does not. With a glut of vaccines and treatments and more on the way, there is no reason to shelter in place any longer. In fact, I would...
  • The Racial Reckoning Scam Continues
    27 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Let’s begin right here: the killing of George Floyd was not a racist event. It was not a race-based murder nor was it the result of racist “systems.” It is also absurd to contend that until the last f...
  • The Contaminated Covid Corps
    19 Dec 2021 2 2
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  • Tom Shattuck's Simple But Useful Hotel Tips
    11 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    First, it should be known that I’m a petty thief and hotels are where most of my pilfering takes place. It’s not personal. I feel that if I can find my way into the housekeeping closet and avail mysel...
  • So Much for this St. Pauli Girl
    05 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 8 3
    This fall I started picking up some weekend shifts at a restaurant kitchen. The kind of restaurant with the taps flowing and a lot of fun being had, whether it was staff parties, or big family events,...
  • Can An Italian-American Win The Presidency?
    03 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    A couple of days ago I spoke to a guy named Paul, in Simsbury, Connecticut. He called my radio show on WTIC while we were discussing the allegations against Andrew Cuomo. I don’t remember how we got t...
  • The Beatles: Get Back
    28 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 4
    In “Get Back,” the new documentary about the Beatles, there are a few instant takeaways. The band is super resentful of Paul McCartney and it is easy to see why. The entire Let It Be project was a Pau...
  • Life is Good for Spoiled Dirtbags
    19 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Progressivism is most harmful to women and girls. Today’s example is Christopher Belter, a rich kid, who sexually abused girls for fun. As the Buffalo News reported: Belter's victims included a 16-yea...
  • You Paid for This Nuclear-Level Wokeness
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    That’s right. The geniuses over at public radio in Boston got over their woke skis when covering Boston’s new mayor by kvetching that she wasn’t the intersectional figure they were hoping for. Michell...
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