Category: Poor Vago

Is Human Nature Anti-Nature?

Originally published December 18, 2008 Humans are as much a part of nature as any other species on the planet and while it is permissible to talk about the impact that human populations and culture have had on the planet, the idea that human nature is inherently anti-nature does...

A Brief History of the Mass Media

The history of mass media stretches back beyond the dawns of recorded history to the people that figured out that they could reach a larger audience through painting a picture on a cave wall than just by telling the story to whatever group happened to be present. While these...

Welcome to Poor Vago’s Almanack

Changes are never really easy, and the change in servers, layout, format, and name has been a process I thought would be just a few hours but that ended up being almost a week. Finally, I think things have stabilized and now we can get back to the business...

This Blog is Going to Self Destruct

Just realized that since this blog is hosted and paid for through my paypal account and since my accounts are all overdrawn, this blog is going to self destruct sometime soon. In addition, since I have no money to renew flickr, my pro account will also disappear on May...

Anyone have friends in Dublin I might stay with May 18-19?

I’ve been trying to line up a couch in Dublin without too much luck. If anyone has friends or family in Dublin, Ireland that I might be able to stay with on May 18-19, I would really appreciate the hook-up. Thanks! Vago p.s. Here are a few news stories...

A moment's reprieve from the Scary Arab Clowns

The Scary Arab Clowns have agreed to give me a moment to address my friends and family via here and facebook due to the increased activity on both sites and the interest this has caused. First of all, let me say thank you for all the congratulations, warm wishes,...

Evil Arab clowns still holding Vago

Mwah ha ha! We the evil arab clowns are still holding Vago as our hostage. We took him to the town of Beni Mellal for two days since there is a carnival there in perpetuity and we love to ride the ferris wheel and scare innocent Muslim children. Here...

On the Road Again…odd but true.

I know this may seem odd, but I am on the road again. Don’t worry though, I haven’t abandoned new found love. Instead, this is a practicality. Admittedly, I have wanderlust and Hanane understands this, so while she arranges her passport and completes some English teacher trainings, I am...

Agent 808 Alternate Reality

Agent 808 first made a stop in Portland to get some top secret new gadgets from Billionaire Paul Allen before heading to Sacramento to meet with the Governator about his new assignment. The airlines are no longer considered a viable alternative to travel since the 911 disasters and there...

The Auto Industry Bailout, The Media, Obama, and Racism

(Note: This is a paper I wrote back in November, it may provide an interesting context to the bailout of the U.S. Auto Industry. Incidentally, if I ever buy another American vehicle, it will be a Ford. This is mainly because of their polite decline of the bailout.) When...