FOWC with Fandango — Machine


It’s May 26, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “machine.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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60 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Machine

  1. donmatthewspoetry May 26, 2022 / 4:18 am


    I am a machine
    Clunk clunk clunk
    I’m falling apart
    Losing my funk

    America seems to be losing it’s funk also Fan……

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  2. The Autistic Composter May 26, 2022 / 12:30 pm

    “Whatever do you mean Dr Irene?
    … when you say it’s a vibrating machine?
    That is best used when not in tight jeans,
    In case it jiggles loose one’s spleen?
    What kind of machine,
    Does that as l am keen…
    … to know if you know what l mean?
    Being naïve or green,
    To such wonders of has nots and has been?
    Can’t help but be curious about a machine,
    …. That can create such a bloodied removal scene!
    That’s got to be bad for hygiene,
    And bordering on the almost obscene!”
    Shouted Frankenstein!

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  3. Marleen May 26, 2022 / 1:01 pm

    Can we step in, here in our country, and block the machinery of fascism? A couple of my sons, and their dad, were planning, in the spring, to go see a Formula One race. At first, they considered Hungary; was their first choice. However, I noted our historical moment. There is even a city, in Hungary, with an eponymous treaty/agreement name that is being transgressed. They redirected, such that I picked them up from the airport a couple days ago after their trip to Barcelona.

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    • Marleen May 31, 2022 / 10:29 am

      This Home-buying Software Will Turn
      the Housing Crisis Into a New Normal

      Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen May 31, 2022 / 12:31 pm

      As to the Barcelona trip: I think it matters to share some experiences had there; we can (mistakenly) make assumptions about our own country (and first-person accounts are helpful). My family members who went on this journey stayed in a property rental (rather than a hotel). This involved (unbeknownst to them ahead of time when they booked the private property) their going to a separated area of town for their respite and sleep. When they traveled there by Uber (cab but that’s the way to get a cab there) at night, there was a highly-armed contingent at a certain checkpoint; my family members theorized a curfew (for certain people). Around their quarters, there were Pakistani and Indian restaurants. As it turns out, these were the most enjoyable places to eat (just walking in off the streets in at least the Barcelona area of Spain) if you weren’t clued in by Michelin ratings or recommendations from friends (and they did go to a few a those places scheduled ahead of time as destinations). Long guns were, in fact, drawn. The cab driver (brown) thought he was going to die. The three American passports saved him.


      • Marleen June 1, 2022 / 9:44 am

        And yet…

        Yemeni Man Maimed in U.S. Drone Strike Raises
        Funds Online … as Pentagon Refuses to Help

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    • Marleen May 31, 2022 / 3:31 pm

      I think the call to a sense of refuge in owning a gun or arsenal is a distraction from the ruination of the overwhelming majority of the population. (See also, ie, under Fandango’s one-word prompt Machine. People of color are the canaries we should notice. Or, the temptation is, do your best not to be (or appear to be) in that shunted-aside underclass [choose morals, or survival of self first (which some people don’t seem to be able to discern as different)].)

      Professor/former Labor Secretary Testimony Regarding
      Corporate Profits and Inflation to Senate Budget Committee


      • Marleen June 1, 2022 / 9:59 am

        Heather Cox Richardson: U.S. Politics
        “A Tyranny of the Minority”

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      • Marleen June 10, 2022 / 5:15 pm

        Biden said some decent things, today. For instance, “Exxon made more money than god this year.” (Not sure if he said this year or last quarter or whatever. It’s more like all the time.) He also said it has never been the case that if the middle class is doing well the rich are hurt. I think he might be getting onto the same page as Dr. Reisch, here, or gathering more clarity.

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        • Marleen June 12, 2022 / 7:01 am

          Biden, on late night show, Sucks Up to McConnell and
          Republicans with Democrats Facing Impending Doom

          Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen June 11, 2022 / 9:36 am

        This is from early May; I hadn’t seen/heard the professor until now.

        Professor of Modern Jewish History on “‘the canary in the coal mine”
        and right wing parties, plus the roundly condemned Lavrov response

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        • Marleen June 11, 2022 / 4:31 pm

          The professors, in this, show up shortly before ten minutes in.

          A Dangerous Precedent: Law Professors Explain
          Jarkesy v. SEC [to Jon Stewart (podcast)]

          Liked by 1 person

          • Marleen June 12, 2022 / 10:57 am

            This is their religion (while you’re all distracted).

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            • Marleen June 13, 2022 / 8:20 am

              The Legal Marijuana Industry is Rigged

              {In the post just below, at 8:58 pm yesterday, “Eric” should have a k instead of a c. Also: while a variation on rigged — the word “rigging” — was in that, it wasn’t in anticipation of sharing (nor due to having, as I hadn’t, heard) this third comedian [on the specific subject].}

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      • Marleen June 12, 2022 / 8:58 pm

        ^ That comment section is where I meant to put the post sitting up there in this comment section at 3:31 pm from May 31, 2022. But it fits here, too. It’s not that the topic of guns today is a distraction, regulation being necessary and truly long overdo, but that the sense of discontent and detection of impending loss and corruption is misdirected to channel many people to think of things as solutions that are not solutions. Like nuking a hurricane, shooting out won’t keep them from cheating you or rigging the precariousness.

        I think the call to a sense of refuge in owning a gun or arsenal is a distraction from the ruination of the overwhelming majority of the population. (See also, ie, under Fandango’s one-word prompt Machine. …)

        Added thought, now: maybe the ideas for individuals counting on artillery is not only for the distraction of it but, as well, all about making sure the likes of Eric Prince can own their parallel military (actual military and hired and outfitted cops) legally (or with the appearance of legality or plausible compliance in the difficulty of proving otherwise) and in the milieu of suppressed scruples and humanity.

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    • Marleen June 21, 2022 / 11:01 am

      Columbia Elects 1st Leftist President
      and 1st Black VP. Can they deliver?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen May 26, 2022 / 5:35 pm

      Cenk Leaves MSNBC — the inside story

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen May 26, 2022 / 5:47 pm

        Rather than “act like an insider” —
        Cenk [ as guest ] on Democracy Now!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Marleen May 26, 2022 / 2:46 pm

    No Balls: Abbott backed down on red-flag ideas ~
    Beto O’roarke Calls out Greg Abbott [and fascism ensues]

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen June 1, 2022 / 10:09 am


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      • Marleen June 1, 2022 / 10:28 am

        Let’s Finance it The Way it’s Supposed To Be


  5. Marleen May 26, 2022 / 3:02 pm

    Lying [BLASPHEMER] Ted [ Raphael ] Cruz

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen May 26, 2022 / 3:36 pm

      “God love you.”

      Ted Cruz Runs Away …

      Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen June 21, 2022 / 11:19 am

      Trump Lunatics Accost Dan Crenshaw [and
      confront Ted Cruz at] Texas Convention

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Marleen May 26, 2022 / 4:00 pm

    … questions facing Uvalde police as the
    timeline for their response remains unclear.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Marleen May 26, 2022 / 4:52 pm

    Supreme Court Strips Legal Challenge Rights …

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Marleen May 26, 2022 / 5:22 pm

    This guest says Biden may have made a mistake by referencing
    the NRA as in control, although they still exist (disgraced).

    NRA to Hold “Republican Pep Rally” in Texas …

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen May 31, 2022 / 12:07 pm

      Joe Biden’s Bullsh*t Texas Speech


      • Marleen May 31, 2022 / 12:57 pm

        The Pentagon Is Funding the Same Gun
        Makers Democrats Want to Regulate

        Source: In These Times


  9. Marleen May 26, 2022 / 9:58 pm

    The machine or enforced narrative has to change.

    Republicans Don’t Want YOU to Know the Truth About TX School Massacre

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