Say goodbye to writer’s block and say hello to drug-induced fury writing.

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Not like this… Not like this at all. Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Novels from the Song of Ice and Fire’s book series ranged from about 300,000 words to 400,000 words per book. (Imagine writing one in 10 days!)

In 1987, Stephen King wrote three full-length novels. (Imagine getting out four!)

A typical movie-length script is only 22,000 words. (Imagine making a Godfather every day!)

So how do writers like Stephen King or George RR Martin produce at such a prolific rate?

Not like this.

Those 1,000 to 2,000 word-a-day, part-timers pale in comparison to the prolific writer that you can…


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I’d like to extend our sincerest apologies to the economy.

You’ve probably heard a lot about us Millennials. Something about being born between 1981 and 1996, just really messed us up. And every day, between avocado toast at lunch and our mid-afternoon nap, we engage in the wholesale slaughter of economic norms with little regard for who it hurts.

At least, that’s what we’re told.

I understand that generational gaps cause friction and a quickly changing world can lead certain misunderstandings. …


As a census taker, I have noticed quite a few people are confused about what I am doing. And some of those people are heavily armed.

And so, to help in what is already a multi-million-dollar campaign to inform the public about the 2020 census, I thought I would address the most common questions and concerns I have seen in real life.

Hopefully, this will alleviate any worries respondents might have, and finally, finally, just let me count you.

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FAQ:

Who the f*** are you?

I am census taker, also known as an enumerator. I am a temporary employee hired by the U.S. …


The Hamilton musical implies that Washington sent Hamilton home over the John Laurens — Charles Lee duel, but the real incident was far, far more ridiculous.

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Washington and Hamilton had their troubles — Public Domain

On February 15th, 1781, Washington and his men were hunkered down in a farmhouse in New Windsor. His group of aide-de-camps were busy, working until midnight on papers and letters for a meeting with the French.

Then Washington met Hamilton on the way up the stairs and asked the young Lt. Colonel to see him.

Hamilton assumed that the general would wait in his office, and so he proceeded downstairs, delivered a letter to…


I have been viciously and unfairly meme-ed, and I don’t know if I’ll ever fully recover.

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No, this isn’t me. I’d put up my picture, but I know you’d all just meme it again. Photo by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash

I didn’t know the police were racist.

No, I’m not talking about the Floyd Georgie thing or whatever. I’m talking about how the police refuse to arrest the meme-ers who made my name into a prejudiced slur against well-meaning white women who happen to be very similar to me.

I thought I lived in a free country. I didn’t know that asking to see the manager was “entitled.”

I’m sorry, but when I order a caramel apple spice latte at Starbucks, I demand a…


Senator Tim Scott described ending “qualified immunity” for police officers as a poison pill. It’s the first sign that a bipartisan police reform bill will be more about placating protests than holding racist cops accountable.

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Tim Scott, the Republican Senator from South Carolina, went on CBS’s Face the Nation, to lay out the Republican Senate police reform bill, which has three planks:

  • Data: Forcing local governments to report to the DOJ on incidents of bodily harm and death (currently only 40 percent of departments do this according to Scott).
  • Training: Teaching more de-escalation tactics.
  • “Drill into Police Misconduct”: Which currently…


Democrats are in a lot more trouble than they realize.

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On New Year’s Eve, Biden was ahead of Trump by 6 points. Then:

  • A pandemic shut down the economy leading to tens of millions of employed people.
  • Over 100,000 Americans have died.
  • A police officer was caught on camera killing an unarmed black man, horrifying the nation and inspiring protests coast-to-coast.

Now, Biden is ahead by 7 points…

If you live deep enough in the blue silo of information, it might come as a surprise that widespread death and unrest did not do more to help Biden’s poll numbers.

Truth…


Things that seemed impossible just two weeks ago are now inevitable.

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Black Lives Matters in L.A. scheduled a townhall on May 19th to organize against the city budget. Los Angeles expected to take a big hit to their budget because of COVID-19 and there were cuts across the board — except with the LAPD, which was going to get a raise.

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That’s nothing new. The police are politically powerful, so powerful that mayors and city councils who fight police interests risk career suicide. Few people pay attention to local elections.


If your foot-long sandwich is not actually 12-inches long, you can sue. On the other hand, if you’re tortured by public officials, you’ll be hard-pressed to find real legal recourse. That might end soon.

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Nothing is more American than suing people. Our frivolous lawsuits are the stuff of legend, so why can police officers abuse citizens without facing both criminal and civil consequences?

It’s a legal doctrine called qualified immunity, and it has protected public officials from consequences even in cases of severe civil rights violations.

It’s time for the doctrine to end, and thanks to hundreds of protests over…


You may have seen some articles detailing the habits of successful people. Those articles don’t just write themselves.

People have been stalking the rich and successful for centuries, just to make lists of their habits. Those people are dedicated, resourceful and obsessive, and you can be just like them.

I know, because I’ve been obsessively monitoring the habits of people obsessed with the habits of successful people, and I’ve got a few nuggets of advice.

That’s assuming you want to be a creepy sycophant who lives in a bush outside Jeff Bezos’ house.

I mean, who wouldn’t, right?

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Stalkers of…

Justin Streight

I spend too much time in my own head and try to drag others there with me. Email: recklessspeculations@gmail.com Youtube: https://bit.ly/2WjKodY

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