In Other Words — Upside Down and Backwards

EAFE9919-CEF8-4687-8586-85899927811EEverything is upside down and backwards.

Lies are truth, facts are fake, and down is up.

Wrong is right, guilty is innocent, and bad is good.

Friends are enemies and enemies are friends.

Reality is surreal; topsy-turvy.


In other wordsWritten for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “topsy-turvy.” Photo credit: Garak01 from Pixabay.

MLMM Photo Challenge — The Dark Side Of The Moon

img_1557“Oh my God,” Justin said, pointing toward the moon. “Do you see that?”

“See what, dude?” Aaron asked.

“The moon!”

“Yeah,” Aaron said. “What about it?”

“Don’t you see it? Look carefully at the top of the moon.”

“I am,” Aaron said. “What are you talking about?”

“Are you blind?” Justin asked. “The top of the moon is an upside down and backwards image of the tree line.”

“You’re trippin’, dude,” Aaron said.

“No, seriously. Look at the cloudy area where the birds are and look above them,” Justin insisted.

“I see that the top of the moon is darker than usual and the rest of it is hidddn by the fog,” Aaron said. “So, yeah, it’s a bit unusual and kind of eerie, but what’s that upside down and backwards nonsense you’re talking about?”

“The top of the moon, man,” Justin said. “The trees are upside down!”

“There are no trees on the moon, dude,” Aaron said. “I think you’ve been listening to too much Pink Floyd and dropping too much acid. Now pass me the bong, will ya’?”


Written for today’s Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.

Unsolicited Advice

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I know you didn’t ask for it, but I’m going to give you some advice nonetheless. But because my advice is unsolicited, you may feel free to completely ignore it.

Everyone has his or her own preferred way of organizing things. I pretty much follow the haphazard methodology. But I must point out that there is a right way and a wrong way to organize comments on your posts.

Okay, I know this is a real nit, but comments on your posts should appear in chronological order, with the oldest comments at the top and the newer ones below them. Otherwise, how can you expect anyone to follow the logical sequence of the comment threads when the latest comment appears first?

It simply doesn’t make sense to have the newest comments appear at the top of your comments section. That’s like making a kid take a calculus class in school before learning basic arithmetic. It’s like starting with the last chapter of a book and working your way back until you get to the first. It’s like…well, you get it, right?

It’s just nonsensical. It’s bass-ackwards.

But the good news is that you can rectify this matter quite simply in WordPress. Go to Settings, then to Discussion, and then set the comments order to “display older comments at the top of each page,” as shown in the image below. Easy peasy.

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Don’t be upside down and backwards. Do it now!

Or not. It’s your blog.