The Digable Digital Postman Delivers

Trickster notes for the common man, the uncommon woman, and everyone in between
Here in the blog, I explore and expand on themes from Disruptive Play and Tricking Power. Dive on in as we connect the dots between the old-as-humanity Trickster archetype and the news of the day. ‘Cause hey. Hey. I’m a monkee. And I’ve got something to say.

It’s OK To Talk About Utopia, It’s OK!

November 19, 2022

Utopia, Metopia, All God’s Children Gottopia Progress is the realization of Utopias. —Oscar Wilde Tales of the Trickster are the oldest stories known to humanity. As a timeless archetype, they show up throughout histories past, present, and even future. They compulsively mock the powerful and are therefore relevant to any discussion of a future that…

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Do Instructional Videos Work?

November 14, 2022

The result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is . . . that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world…is being destroyed. Hanna Arendt, On Lying and Politics I’ve been fantasizing about an instructional video designed for an Audience of One, the Esteemed and Steamed…

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‘Kirkus Reviews’ Reviews “Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love”

November 10, 2022

Now ain’t that a treat. I’m pleased (happy dance emoji)! You can check it out just by clicking here.

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Giggle Along with My 4:40 of Fame on Chicago’s WGN-TV

November 10, 2022

…which means I’ve still got another ten minutes and twenty seconds in me. Mr Warhol, I’m ready for my close-up! It’s Daytime Chicago, and I am grateful for the opportunity they gave me to get my message out. Just click the pic!

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Happy Birthday to the Creator of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

October 25, 2022

Happy Birthday, Chuck Berry! Shed 96 Tears for 96 years. That’s how old Chuck Berry would be on October 18, 2022, and we owe him big. When speaking of the great American artist Louis Armstrong, a musician friend reminds me, …“No Satch, No Jazz.” So may I say, “No Chuck Berry, No Rock and Roll.”…

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor. Trickster, Taika, Loki Thor.2

September 12, 2022

 [Part 2] The Trickster tongue speaks comedy, and Marvel movies increase the dose every year, where comedy ranks second only to the CGI action. Consider Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man quips; Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, the recent Spider-Man films, and most certainly Deadpool movies. Putting the laughs first has made these some of the…

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor. Trickster, Taika, Loki, Thor.1

September 12, 2022

Have a good time. And don’t take anything too seriously… — Jerry Garcia [Part 1] I have a longstanding debate with a close friend over the question Can ANYTHING be made fun of? Is it possible to take NOTHING seriously? Trickster thinks so. And the universe has sent us filmmaker and actor Taika Waititi to…

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