Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions, an uncommonplace-book from the Armpit of Diogenes, binge-thinker jottings since 2008 .

Friday 25 January 2019


A winter dog-walk
The little bag of his turds
briefly warms my hand

Thursday 24 January 2019

Many men who chase women are actually misogynists.

And many men who chase men
don't like them at all, or only a little bit,
or are scared of them.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

From the otherworld of statistics.

“92% of sex workers would stop if they had enough money.”

"99% of retail workers would leave if they had enough money."

"Y’all think janitors and service staff are showing up for a fun way to pass the time ?
I can guarantee at least 92% of workers in any industry would kick their own boss out of a fucking window and leave - given the chance. "

Ah, chance, the dance of chance...

- thanks to eduardo-.tumblr.com/ - a great blog with lots of fish.

It gets harder and harder to be poor in the rich countries.


Saturday 19 January 2019

Most poetry is dire.

But if you find some utterances
that are not dire or dreary or facile or banal for you
(amongst the tens of thousands),
you could feel enhanced, or even improved
by them.
But it might not be worth the effort.

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Those legendary Last Words.

“A nurse from the hospice told me 
that the last words of the dying tended to be the same: 
almost everyone calls for (or out to) their mother* with their last breath.”

- Hajo Schumacher in Der Spiegel.

*As a greeting ?

Sunday 13 January 2019

Posting (or posing ?) as a Parasite and Welfare-scrounger, Dependent of the Nanny State:

(Yes, I know I said that I would stop blogging, but Old Habits Die Hard
(as the Reverend Mother said to the KKK man), and A.K. posted this on her voluminous Facebook "Timeline"... so I couldn't resist 're-blogging'.

Tuesday 8 January 2019

"L'enfer, c'est les autres." "Hell is where we consign others." - J-P Sartre.

" Mais « l'enfer c'est les autres » a été toujours mal compris. On a cru que je voulais dire par là que nos rapports avec les autres étaient toujours empoisonnés, que c'était toujours des rapports infernaux. Or, c'est tout autre chose que je veux dire. Je veux dire que si les rapports avec autrui sont tordus, viciés, alors l'autre ne peut être que l'enfer." - J-P Sartre.

Narbonne (Aude), église Saint-Paul.

Thursday 3 January 2019

"We never fall twice into the same abyss.

 But we always fall the same way, in a mixture of ridicule and dread."

                       - Éric Vuillard, The Order of the Day.

Hell: Santa Maria d'Assunta, Fornovo di Taro (Parma), Italy.

Wednesday 2 January 2019


"Right and wrong can be like bloody snakes:

so tangled up that you can't tell which is which until
you've shot 'em both,
and then it's too late"

              - M.L. Stedman, The Light between Oceans.

Leominster, Shropshire: West Door, detail.