Some things can’t be adjusted.

The adjuster is an insurance adjuster. You have insured yourself, which means you’re safe, and the adjuster makes sure you’re safe. If your house burns down, he will make sure you get your life back. And this guy is the best in the business. He will do anything for you. And yeah, that includes sexy time.

But what is a life, anyway? Biologists study life, but what is a life? We have to know what something is to restore it. And this adjuster doesn’t know either. His attempts at restoration ultimately seem rather desperate. Maybe that’s why he can’t have…


Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen

This movie is like a book of poems. It is divided into sections, each with its own tone, look, and feeling. For me, that was the most remarkable thing about it. It’s like a song that changes tempo several times. But it holds together because it’s telling one story.

There are other reasons why it’s like poems. Sissy Spacek narrates the whole movie, so she is like the intrusive first person we see in so much poetry. The two main characters are emotionally distant, observing their own lives and their own emotions. …


Washington, DC - Defying years of precedent and established knowledge, President Trump claims that Carly Simon’s classic song “You’re So Vain” is actually about him and not Warren Beatty, as was previously believed.

Biden and both Warrens dispute this new claim. Sanders, Buttigieg, and Simon have no comment.

Trump watches himself Gavotte

Press Release from Heidegger’s Hologram, Assistant to the White House Press Secretary, Department of Liberal Outreach


by Heidegger’s Hologram, Assistant White House Press Secretary

In 1974, a 14-year-old South London girl died at a David Cassidy concert. Think about that. She died for David Cassidy, who at 24 was already old for a teen idol, already done with the Partridge Family, already unpopular in the United States, and even at his peak fame had no idea who he was or wanted to be. He thought he should be a rock star. Imagine that.

But this girl put her life on the line. She was a true believer, a Cassidy voter. She was going to Make Puberty…


These are just some of the presidents willing to make someone else’s ultimate sacrifice.

Knowing that Trump’s troop increase in Afghanistan would be a tough sell to intellectuals, Heidegger’s Hologram was tasked with shaping Trump into a modern day Henry V by dropping some blank verse.

We are glad the Dauphin is so pleasant with us;
His present and your pains we thank you for:
When we have march’d our rackets to these balls,
We will, in France, by God’s grace, play a set
Shall strike his father’s crown into the hazard.

He looked into the Sun; you laughed at him.
But he has seen the true eclipse, has glimpsed
the crownéd darkness falling, sets…


Examples of Ends Justifying Means

The following is a transcript of a press briefing given on August 14, 2017 by the Hologram of Martin Heidegger, product of the Disney Corporation and employee of the Trump Administration.

I know for some of you, the events of the past weekend have been difficult.

This may have been the first time you’ve seen Fascists and Communists roaming the streets of America with automatic weapons.

Believe me, this is not my preference, nor is it the preference of Our Leader.

We wanted more time to get you ready. We were still preparing you. We knew that you had certain…


This is not about all Trump voters and supporters. Millions of people are in their bubbles, succumbing to Cult of Personality, honestly believing there is a Culture War that needs to be won (even though most couldn’t hold a ten minute conversation with me about any topic of white European culture… I love the stuff! Let’s talk Shakespeare! Let’s talk poetry!).

No, this is about Conservative commentators, “experts”??, intellectuals, etc. People who must know better, who have access to enough information to know the character of Trump, and choose to deny it or cover it up.

I’m not saying that…


Trump’s quest for Truth

In January of this year, the Trump administration hired Walt Disney Corporation’s hologram of Martin Heidegger as Assistant White House Press Secretary. I’ve used my Medium account to share many of his press briefings and/or poems with you. I hadn’t heard from him in a while, but it seems recent Tweets have brought him back to the podium. Here is his briefing from July 2nd, 2017. No cameras were allowed.

For some of us, the struggle is real and it never ends.

For some of us, no matter how strong we become, we never stop fighting.

You might worry about…


The Enemy of My Enemy

Press release, Washington, DC. Hello. I am a hologram of Martin Heidegger, created by Walt Disney Corporation for your entertainment. I have been hired by the Trump Administration as the Assistant White House Press Secretary. This press release is intended to counter the superficial facts being reported by Fake News organizations. It is inspired by true events, and is intended to inspire compassion. We must always remember that Nazis are Americans, too, and we need to band together as Americans if we are to keep the House and the Senate next year. Because of Florida’s laws, it is highly likely…


Lady Doesn’t Get It

The following briefing was delivered by Martin Heidegger’s Hologram before Donald Trump’s commencement address to Liberty University on May 13, 2017. The Hologram is the Assistant White House Press Secretary (not to be confused with the Deputy White House Press Secretary). I did some fact checking and all his quotes check out.

Some people might be confused by a locked-down, strictly conservative, Christian school being called “Liberty,” so I’d like to say a few words to those people. You probably assume that liberty means freedom to do whatever you want, say whatever you want, and think whatever you want. But…

Don Zirilli

the editor of Now Culture for 10 years, a member of the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow’s Gang of Five, a published poet, a cartoonist, a programmer and a manager

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